A very happy Christmas to you from the HSRCA!
You are cordially invited to participate in our forthcoming Historic Race Meeting at Wakefield Park on the 21st and 22nd of February. We have no particular theme for this meeting, other than to give you and your car a shakedown after the holiday season. It will also be an opportunity to test all of the changes you have made to your car during the break.
We will have the usual programme for all 5th Category Historic cars, subject to there being sufficient numbers to form a grid, and you can also look forward to the drinks and nibbles session at the end of play on Saturday evening where you have the chance to unwind and share a drink with the officials, who are untiring in their support of our sport.
As usual, entry is being handled by Motor Event Entry. Just click this link, which will take you straight to the event, and do your thing!
You’re also able to download the entry forms from the HSRCA website, or you can give us a call and we will send them to you via snail mail.
We are striving to make your motorsport more affordable, and I hope you will have noticed that we have maintained the entry fee as the same as our last meeting at Wakefield Park.
If you have any queries or need any assistance, please contact Noel or Robyn Bryen and we will do our best to assist.
So, please come along and enjoy some great historic motor sport.
Fresh from a brilliant Tasman Trophy weekend, the Historic Sports and Racing Car Association of New South Wales is pleased to provide a full four-event historic racing calendar for 2015.
Wakefield Park and Sydney Motorsport Park will again share hosting duties in 2015, with two events at each throughout the course of the year.
Wakefield Park is up first with the HSRCA’s Historic Summer event over the weekend of the 21st-22nd of February, with pre-practice held on Friday the 20th. Surely a brilliant opportunity to get back into historic motorsport and catch up with friends after the holiday period.
The Heritage Touring Cars series will join us over the weekend, kicking off their 2015 championship season at the event.
The Heritage Touring Cars series is a six round series featuring genuine Group C and A touring cars which did battle in Australian touring car racing between 1973 and 1992. These machines are an absolute marvel on the track and will be driven hard, and the HSRCA is thrilled to host a round of their championship once again.
Held in collaboration between the HSRCA and the Australian Racing Drivers’ Club, Sydney Retro Speedfest will take over Sydney Motorsport Park on 6th-7th June, the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.
The event’s inaugural running in 2014 proved hugely popular with drivers and spectators alike. Drivers in Groups C & A, Group N, Group S, Formula Ford, Formula Vee, M&O, Q&R and Regularity enjoyed unprecedented track time resulting in high-quality racing and a brilliant weekend for all involved. We are thrilled to make this opportunity available to everyone once again in 2015.
Sydney Retro Speedfest will play host to round three of the Heritage Touring Car 2015 championship season.
The second half of the year will see the Club heading back to Wakefield Park for our Historic Spring meeting. This meeting will include feature races for pre and post-WW2 historic sports and racing cars in Groups J, K and L, as well as an enduro event for Regularity.
Feature events for our early cars are well-supported and a favourite in the calendar, and it’s always a joy to see these beautifully-prepared cars driven in a spirited fashion, as well as to explore them up close in the pits and paddock, and meet and chat with the people who care for and drive them.
The Regularity enduro will see teams of three drivers nominate the number of laps that they will complete in a test of endurance and consistency.
Mark the 19th-20th September 2015 in your diaries and look forward to a wonderful weekend’s historic racing.
The HSRCA’s 2015 historic racing calendar will conclude with a premiere event at Sydney Motorsport Park over the 28th-29th of November.
In addition to these weekend-long competition events, HSRCA track days at Marulan will make their return in 2015. These non-competition events feature time trials and driver training for members, family and friends of the HSRCA and promise a lot of fun in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Stay tuned for more information as dates are confirmed.
The HSRCA will also provide a full programme of social events throughout 2015. These will range from the popular ‘Club Plate Runs’ through to Social Meetings with special guest speakers. Watch this space for more details!
The HSRCA is both pleased and proud to once again provide a full year of opportunity to enjoy historic sports and racing cars in good company and a safe, respectful environment. We are greatly appreciative of the support of this wonderful community, and look forward to sharing another brilliant year with you!
2015 Historic Sports and Racing Car Association of New South Wales Competition Calendar
21st & 22nd of February, 2015, HSRCA Historic Summer at Wakefield Park
6th & 7th of June, 2015, Sydney Retro Speedfest at Sydney Motorsport Park
19th & 20th of September, 2015, HSRCA Historic Spring at Wakefield Park
28th & 29th of November, 2015, HSRCA Historics at Sydney Motorsport Park
Welcome home, and thanks for a stunning weekend of racing at Wakefield Park for our 20th Anniversary Spring Historics!
We’re back after a full weekend of historic racing celebrating the 20th anniversary of our first meeting at the magnificent Wakefield Park. And that means it’s time to take a look back at all of the action!
Goulburn sure pulled out all the stops this weekend. The surrounding hills were green and rolling, yellow canola fields sat snugly at their feet and pristine blue skies soared above, occasionally spotting themselves with puffy white clouds to add a little whimsy to the backdrop. Add to that the finest weather we can imagine this occasionally-cantankerous part of the world mustering, and we had all the makings for a perfect weekend.
Oh, and we can’t forget the few hundred beautifully-prepared historic sports and racing cars, and the fine group of men and women who love them to share it all with!
Groups J, K and L were majestic as the feature category for the event, and were kept busy all weekend contesting events for both race and regularity groups, along with plenty of fun and games in the pits and paddock.
It’s always a joy to see these cars out at speed and in force and their area in the paddock is a very friendly, relaxed and fun place to enjoy a few moments.
Freedom to explore the pits and paddock, chat with fellow historic motorsport aficionados and enjoy the cars and buzz is one of the great aspects of historic motorsport. Our events are friendly and relaxed, because they’re mostly about good friends getting together to catch up and enjoy life around a shared common interest.
This weekend was no exception and we implore anyone who comes along to one of our events to take advantage of that freedom, enjoy the cars and make a few new friends!
Similarly-majestic were the owners, drivers and crews from the full entry of 5th category historic cars who joined us for the weekend’s historic motorsport. We enjoyed full fields of beautifully-prepared historic racing and sports cars from each group and it’s a joy to have such great support from the community.
The racing throughout the weekend was exciting, well-driven and great to watch. We give a great deal of credit for the smooth running of the weekend to the respectful and clean racing demonstrated by everyone involved. Well done, and thank you!
When it comes to the smooth running of our events, however, it is our gracious and selfless volunteers who deserve the most thanks. As always we wish to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who supports the Club and our community through their tireless efforts and expertise – you provide us with these unforgettable opportunities to enjoy our cars and our friends. THANK YOU!
The first of our galleries are online now, with more to join in soon. Prepare yourself your favourite beverage and spend a few moments catching up on all the action by clicking through the following links:
We love to promote the work of our many talented mates, so if you have photos, video, or stories from the weekend and would like to share them on the club website, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop by the club Facebook page and say hi.
Up next we’re heading to Sydney Motorsport Park for the Tasman Trophy race meeting over the 29th and 30th of November, 2014. Hit this link for more information.
Images thanks to Seth Reinhardt and Richard Taylor.
In just over a week we’ll be unpacking cars and pit crews and preparing for a stunning weekend’s historic racing at our 20th Anniversary Wakefield Park Spring Historics.
Which means it’s high time we share the provisional entry list and programme of events with you! Download them from the links below by right-clicking and selecting ‘Save-As’ or by giving them a good old-fashioned click and letting them load in your browser.
Wakefield Park September 2014 Provisional Entry List [PDF]
Wakefield Park September 2014 Programme of Events [PDF]
Wakefield Park September 2014 Further Regs [PDF]
Wakefield Park September 2014 Blank Scrutineering Form [DOC]
A Quick Note on Fuel
As usual, Avgas will be available from Goulburn Airport. The phone number and directions will be available at the tower throughout the course of the weekend – please support our suppliers by heading out together in groups.
It’s about time to start thinking about the road trip to Goulburn and Wakefield Park for our upcoming Spring Historics, so let’s take a moment to warm up by reminiscing about our previous trip there, which was back in February for our first event of the year.
But first – a note about what next weekend’s about! For our Spring Historics this year we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first race meeting at Wakefield Park. And since groups J, K and L have always had a special relationship with the track (and the fans), we’re putting on feature events for the groups – classic racing with classic cars.
Our J, K & L features have always been very successful and a lot of fun, and it’s brilliant to see the older cars out being driven in the spirit for which they were designed. Come along and enjoy the action!
Our previous visit to Wakefield Park was in February 2014, for our Summer Historics. There was no set theme or feature for the event, so we spent the weekend enjoying our cars and each other’s company, and getting back into the swing of things after the holiday break, packing it with good old-fashioned historic racing.
It was a smooth and relaxed event, with Goulburn doing its level best to provide a magnificent backdrop for a Historic Summer. Catch up on all the action in our wrap up, and the photo galleries below, and we’ll see you back at Wakefield Park very soon!
This event has now concluded, please head to our ‘Entry Forms‘ page for up-to-date information.
Entry packs for our upcoming 20th anniversary meeting at Wakefield Park , coming this September 26 – 28, 2014, are heading out to members and the entry form, supplementary regulations (read them), and entry letter are available for download right here on the club website.
To enter the HSRCA Wakefield Park Summer Meeting:
- Click this link: www.meecamsau.com or type it into your browser. Log in if you haven’t already.
- Click ‘Upcoming Events’, view the HSRCA Wakefield Park 2014 Spring Meeting and then click ‘Enter Event’. You can pay by direct debit, cheque or credit card.
If you are new to the system:
- Click ‘Create an Account’ and follow the prompts – wait for a confirmation email, then go back to the CAMSEventEntry website,
- Go to ‘Toolkit’ and fill in your details, cars and team,
- Log on to the system using your CAMSEventEntry ID and password and enter through ‘Upcoming Events’ as before.
You will also find the entry pack available for download by clicking the handy links below, by right-clicking and selecting save as, or by heading to our Entry Forms page here.
Images: Michelle McCue
Our latest gallery from Wakefield Park takes you for a stroll through the pits and paddock to soak in the atmosphere of a lovely weekend of historic racing, thanks to Michelle McCue.
The friendly, open and social nature of the pits and paddock is one of the great pleasures in historic racing, and Michelle demonstrates that magnificently in her gallery, which you can find in our ‘Gallery‘ page, or by clicking the link below:
Photography by, and thanks to, Michelle McCue. Check out more of her work on Flickr here.
Image: Peter Schell
It’s a rainy Friday morning here in Sydney, so it’s a good thing we have two fresh and exciting sets of photographs from our weekend at Wakefield Park to brighten up your day, and carry you through to the weekend on a high!
They come thanks to long time HSRCA photographer extraordinaires Peter Schell and Richard Taylor, and capture the action out on the track magnificently.
Head to our ‘Gallery’ page here to check them out, or just click these handy links:
Thanks to Peter Schell and Richard Taylor for sharing their work! Head to Richard’s website here for much more, and to order prints, and if you’d like to get in touch with Peter just send me an email.
Image: Richard Taylor
We’ve had a couple days to make the road trip home from Wakefield Park, catch up on some rest and settle back into everyday life after a full weekend of historic racing at our 2014 Wakefield Park Summer Historics, and I think that means we’re well due for a look back at the action!
We kicked off our year of historic motorsport with a gentle trip to Goulburn and a full set of races for all of our historic sports and racing car categories. With no set theme for this meeting, it was all about getting our cars out on the track, warming up after the holiday break and catching up with our mates.
And everyone involved did just that. The tireless efforts of our volunteers, clean racing from our competitors and top notch planning from our organisers kept things running smoothly and on time and had the racetrack singing throughout the weekend. After a few technical retirements over the course of the weekend we ended up mixing a handful of grids and running longer races on Sunday to make sure that our competitors had their fill of racing and keep the fields full and exciting.
The quality of driving and racing was uniformly excellent throughout the weekend, and each one of the wonderful collection of historic sports and racing cars present at the weekend was immaculately prepared. Thank you to our competitors for putting on a great weekend of racing and, most importantly, doing so in a safe and responsible manner!
The pits and paddock were, as always, a joy do explore; full of good friends enjoying each other’s company and spinning wild tales of racing adventure, historic race car repair, preparation, maintenance and tinkering, and the aforementioned collection of immaculately-prepared historic sports and racing cars.
I say this at the end of every race meeting, but it’s each and every one of you who make our events special and create the happy, social buzz that surrounds every weekend of historic racing we enjoy together. Thanks for making our weekends so easy and fun!
Most importantly we, and I’m sure everyone involved, would like to thank our selfless and tireless volunteers who lend their skills, energy and love to our events and make all of this possible. You are the lifeblood of historic motorsport, and we can’t thank you enough. THANK YOU!
Make sure to check out our first four photo galleries from the event, which are online on the ‘Gallery‘ page here, and keep an eye on the site over the coming weeks as we endeavour to bring you all the content that we can muster from the event.
We love to promote the work of our many talented mates, so if you have photos, video, or stories from the weekend and would like to share them on the club website, send an email to email@example.com, or drop by the club Facebook page and say hi.
Up next? Sydney Retro Speedfest at Sydney Motorsport Park on the 3rd and 4th of May. Check out this page for everything you need to know about the event, and stay tuned to the site for more information as the event develops.
It’s a rainy Wednesday afternoon, but we’re only two days from our first historic racing outing of the year, our Historic Summer at Wakefield Park, and that makes for a sunny disposition.
To keep you going for the next two days, and serve as some inspiration, we thought we’d take a look back at our previous adventure at Wakefield Park – the 2013 Historic Spring at Wakefield Park.
In contrast to the soggy start to our February 2013 event, Wakefield Park greeted us with springtime warmth, beautiful greenery and a backdrop of golden fields of canola. And we went and made it much more exciting by filling the track with two jam-packed days of historic racing for all categories of historic sports and racing car.
Check out the wrap up and photo galleries from the event below:
This time next week we’ll be well under way with practice for our first historic racing event of the year – our Historic Summer at Wakefield Park.
The provisional entry list, programme of events and further regs are now available for download, and you can grab them from the links below or our ‘Entry Forms‘ page:
See you at the track!
Well, the 2013 Spring Wakefield Park meeting has been run and won and despite our concerns about low entries our JKL group was well represented with 30 cars from all over the east coast.
Great to see our interstate mates make the trip. In all 9 from Victoria, Samantha Dymond, Brian Simpson, Shane Bowden, Dick O’Keefe, Peter McKnight, Terry White, Tony Osborne, John Anderson, and Peter Statton, plus Peter Yeomans from Queensland made the long drive to Goulburn and they, along with the regular NSW/ACT competitors all had a great weekend.
It was great to see Les Wright once again invited to join the group in the mighty Group M Dalro Jag and he kept all those at the pointy end of the grid on their toes for the weekend. Grant Craft is really coming to grips with the Sharp Holden with a fine 1st in the 10 lap feature race on Sunday and the Brian Simpson/Cooper Jap combination seem to find the tighter Wakefield layout to their liking with some great times and a 3rd outright (2nd in Lb).
Good dices right through the field as well with Shane Bowden’s Prad 5, Dick O’Keefe’s Photon Special, Warwick McBean’s Lolus and Dick Willis in the Nota Major locking horns all weekend with lap times all within a few 10ths in most races. Paul Armstrong’s Jewitt Holden was kept very honest by Peter McKnight in the Aarons Special.
There were as usual a few issues around the pits as cars fell by the wayside.
I have already enlisted those who competed at the meeting to give me a brief account of their weekend’s activity in the pits as it’s not always easy to catch up with all and find out what’s happening during the weekend’s activities. This was a great idea from Derry Greeneklee and I would like to make it a regular part of the newsletter, so after every meeting I will ask those competitors to give me a little feedback about how they fared over the meeting and hopefully this will bring a bit more to the news for all to share.
Having said that please feel free to keep me up to date anytime with any newsworthy items that may be of interest to the group. Give me a call and say hi or send an email.
So, when things go array and problems and failures happen to our precious machines it really is the pits, so I think the new segment should be fore with known as “It’s The Pits”. That’s the best I can do for now so here we go.
It’s time to check out some more of the historic racing action that took place at Wakefield Park over the 28th and 29th of September, thanks to an excellent gallery of shots from long-time HSRCA contributor Peter Schell.
The shots focus on the action out on the track and feature cars from the full spectrum of historic racing. Check ‘em out in his full gallery over on the gallery page here.
Thanks to Peter Schell for the photography.
It’s once again time to settle back in to every day life after a brilliant weekend’s historic motorsport. We’re back from our Spring Historics at Wakefield Park, which was awesome, and we have plenty of photos and stories to share with you.
Wakefield Park was resplendent; surrounded by greenery and the wonderful bright yellow of canola. And it was surprisingly mild as well, apart from an impressively blustery Saturday afternoon, setting the scene perfectly for a spot of historic motorsport.
And we were happy to take advantage of it! We put on 37 events throughout the weekend and the quality of racing throughout each and every one of them was excellent. Our commendations go out to the competitors for a very neat weekend!
Everyone we spoke to had a ball in their historic sports and racing cars, whether they were chatting with their mates..
Tinkering with their cars in the pits and paddock..
Or full-tilt on the track.
Most importantly, we couldn’t have done it without our professional and selfless volunteers, who give up their time and offer their skills and experience to make these events possible, and we’d like to extend our sincere gratitude to them for their efforts. THANK YOU!
We’d also like to thank each and every one of you who got involved and made the event such great fun! I say this every time we go out, but it’s the people who make the sport, and we’re very lucky to be surrounded by such a wonderful group!
We have two galleries online already, and you can check ‘em out by clicking the links below:
Finally, don’t forget to join us on Facebook, where we have a wonderful community of people chatting, sharing photos and enjoying the spirit of historic motorsport.
We’re heading out again in just two months for our Summer Historics at Sydney Motorsport Park. Entries will be going out very soon, and you’ll be able to find everything you need to know right here. Stay tuned!
Photos by Seth Reinhardt and Richard Taylor.
It may be Monday morning and time to settle in to the week of work, but that also means it’s only a few more sleeps until we pack up our families, friends and historic sports and racing cars, and all the bits, bobs and tools that come with them, and head out to Wakefield Park to greet Spring with some historic racing.
To get you through the week, and serve as some historic motorsport inspiration, let’s take a look back at our last trip to the track for February 2013’s Historic Summer at Wakefield Park.
We were there for our Summer Historics, but Goulburn’s summery disposition meant that our first day of competition was met with plenty of moisture and a decidedly soggy and challenging track. Our competitors did a magnificent job of solving this problem with plenty of opposite lock and right-foot steering, and put on a great day of racing.
And they kept it up on the Sunday, when conditions improved and racing got heated.
Check out the wrap up and photo galleries below, and head to our ‘Entry Forms’ page here for everything you’ll need to get ready for this weekend’s event.
See you at Wakefield Park!
Read on for all the info you’ll need for this weekend’s event:
Friday practice will be available to competitors at a cost of $120 per person.
Download the entry pack, provisional entry list and programme of events below by right-clicking and selecting ‘Save As’:
Why not go back even further, and check out our previous edition of Previously, at Wakefield Park.
This time next week we’ll be enjoying the opening practice runs of our September 2013 Winter Historics at Wakefield Park, which means it’s time to check out the provisional entry list and programme of events!
Download them from the links below by right-clicking and selecting ‘Save As’, or just letting them load in your browser.
Today marks the triumphant return of the JKL newsletter, in its first edition since the magnificent Dick Willis stepped down as JKL registrar, and Mal Reid took over the helm of our pre-1930s, ’30s, ’40s and ’50s historic racing and sports cars.
In this edition Mal introduces himself, and gets straight to business with a look at the recent historics at Morgan Park, the important issues affecting JKL cars, and all historic racers, and our upcoming Spring Historics at Wakefield Park, which will include feature events for pre-war and pre-1960 cars.
We’re thrilled to see the newsletter return, and extend our immense gratitude to both Dick Willis and Mal Reid for their efforts in supporting this wonderful category of history racers!
Download it by right clicking the following link and selecting ‘Save As’:
JKL August 2013 [PDF]
View previous JKL Newsletters:
We are continuing our one-day family and beginner friendly meetings this August the 25th and heading out to Wakefield Park, a spectacular learning circuit, for a day of racing for those wanting to come and try racing and sports racing cars.
The day is open to production cars both historic and modern. Beginners, experienced people and anyone in-between are all welcome and instructors will be available for those looking to learn.
We will run sessions for people new to circuit driving or new to the car they are driving as well as experienced people. Untimed events will be provided for experienced drivers and those who are new and display appropriate levels of competency and self-discipline. Four or five sessions on the track for each driver are intended. Entries are due by the 20th of August.
Update: We have available several Formula Vees for people to try. You will need to have had some circuit experience and be subject to acceptance by the owner. If you are interested please contact Steve Batty by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0412 958 527.
We’re also in need some more volunteers to help on the day, including day, grid and flag marshals.
For the full information about the family day, download this information form:
Complete this entry form and return it by the 20th of August:
Our third photo gallery from our recent Wakefield Park Summer Historics heads back out to the track for another look at the historic motorsport action, thanks to long time HSRCA photograher Peter Schell.
Check out more of his work on our ‘Gallery‘ page and in the Oily Rag.
Photography by Peter Schell.
We’ve taken a wander through the pits and paddock, now let’s head out to the track for a look at the historic racing action at Wakefield Park, thanks to Richard Taylor.
For more, or to order prints, please head to Richard’s website here.
Photography by Richard Taylor.