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Wakefield Park: A Stroll Through the Pits & Paddock at our Summer Historics

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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:

HSRCA All Historic Summer Wakefield Park 2014: Michelle McCue

Photography by, and thanks to, Michelle McCue. Check out more of her work on Flickr here.

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JKL Newsletter for February 2014

Pre-1930s, ’30s, ’40s and ’50s historic racing and sports cars at Wakefield Park

I trust everyone had a great festive season.  Our first meeting of the year has been “run and won” at Wakefield Park, and Phillip Island is just around the corner.

Who says that the weather at Wakefield Park is always atrocious? Either freezing cold or boiling hot. Last weekend was a perfect late summer meeting with the weather deemed “ideal air cooled driving conditions” by the 3 peddlers of such devises.

There was plenty of track time over the course of the weekend with practice and 2 scratch races on Saturday and a handicap in the morning and a scratch race in the arvo on Sunday. One feature of the programme was that the last race on Sunday finished at 2.30pm, which is a good thing to allow everyone to get on the road early and not miss a late afternoon event.

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Check Out the Historic Racing Action at Wakefield Park

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

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:

HSRCA All Historic Summer Wakefield Park 2014: Peter Schell

HSRCA All Historic Summer Wakefield Park 2014: Richard Taylor

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.

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

Image: Richard Taylor


2014 Wakefield Park Summer Historics Wrap-Up and Photo Gallery

Wakefield Park Historic Racing

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.

Wakefield Park Historic Racing

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!

Wakefield Park Historic Racing

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!

Wakefield Park Historic Racing

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.

HSRCA All Historic Summer Wakefield Park 2014: Michelle McCue

HSRCA All Historic Summer Wakefield Park 2014: Seth Reinhardt

HSRCA All Historic Summer Wakefield Park 2014: Peter Schell

HSRCA All Historic Summer Wakefield Park 2014: Richard Taylor

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 seth@hsrca.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.

Wakefield Park Historic Racing


Previously, at Wakefield Park

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

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.

Historic Racing 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:

2013 Wakefield Park Spring Historics Wrap-Up and Photo Gallery

HSRCA All Historic Spring 2013: Richard Taylor

HSRCA All Historic Spring 2013: Seth Reinhardt

HSRCA All Historic Spring 2013: Peter Schell


Wakefield Park Summer Historics Provisional Entry List, Programme of Events & Fuel

Wakefield Park Historics

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:

Wakefield Park February 2014 Provisional Entry List [PDF]

Wakefield Park February 2014 Further Regs [PDF]

Wakefield Park February 2014 Programme of Events [PDF]

See you at the track!


Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.24

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Image: Peter Schell

The spring issue of Ed Holly’s magnificent M & O newsletter has gone out to members, and is now available for download on the club website.

This issue kicks off with a look at historic motorsport around the country and overseas, including our recent Wakefield Park event, August’s Winton Long Circuit, the Goodwood Revival and a historic look at Catalina Park, Katoomba c.1950. From there we head over to Europe once again to hear from our friends adventuring through Europe, catch up on all the news in the world of ’60s historic racing cars and the people who race them, and a whole lot more.

It’s another great edition, well worth a read, and you can download it by clicking the handy link below, or right clicking and selecting ‘Save As’, and enjoy!

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.24 [PDF]

Previous 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newletters:

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.23

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.22

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.21

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.20

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.19


JKL Newsletter for October 2013

JKL October

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.

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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.

JKL October

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.

Click through to continue on with ‘It’s the Pits Wakefield Park’


Photos of the Historic Racing Action at Wakefield Park Spring 2013

Wakefield Park Historics

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.

Wakefield Park Historics

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.


2013 Wakefield Park Spring Historics Wrap-Up and Photo Gallery

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

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.

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

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!

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

Everyone we spoke to had a ball in their historic sports and racing cars, whether they were chatting with their mates..

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

Tinkering with their cars in the pits and paddock..

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

Or full-tilt on the track.

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

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!

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

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!

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

We have two galleries online already, and you can check ‘em out by clicking the links below:

HSRCA Spring Historics 2013 by Seth Reinhardt

HSRCA Spring Historics 2013 by Richard Taylor

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.


Previously, at Wakefield Park..

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

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.

Historic Racing

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!

Summer Historics Wrap Up and Photo Gallery

Summer Historics Photo Gallery: Peter Schell

Summer Historics Photo Gallery: Richard Taylor

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.

Spectator Pricing:
Adults: $20
Concession: $10

Download the entry pack, provisional entry list and programme of events below by right-clicking and selecting ‘Save As’:

WP September 2013 Supplementary Regulations [PDF]

WP September 2013 Entry Form [DOC]

WP September 2013 Entry Letter [PDF]

WP Sept 13 Further Supp Regs [PDF]

WP Sept 13 Programme of Events [PDF]

WP Sept 13 Provisional Entry List [PDF]

Why not go back even further, and check out our previous edition of Previously, at Wakefield Park.


Wakefield Park Spring Historics Provisional Entry List & Programme of Events

Wakefield Park Historic Racing

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.

WP Sept 13 Further Supp Regs [PDF]

WP Sept 13 Programme of Events [PDF]

WP Sept 13 Provisional Entry List [PDF]


JKL Newsletter for August 2013

JKL Newsletter

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:

JKL December 2012

JKL October 2012

JKL August 2012

JKL July 2012

JKL June 2012

 


Family Day at Wakefield Park August the 25th, 2013

Wakefield Park Family Day

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 steve@expost.biz 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:

Wakefield Park Family Day Information Sheet [PDF]

Complete this entry form and return it by the 20th of August:

Wakefield Park Family Day Entry Form [DOC]


Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.22

M & O Drivers at Wakefield Park

The first of Ed Holly’s magnificent M & O newsletters for 2013 has gone out to members, and is now up for download on the club website!

Ed kicks this edition off with a bang, pondering what makes M & O machines so compelling, before recapping our recent Wakefield Park Summer Historics, the Phillip Island Classic and New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing, and catching up with all the pit gossip and more in the world of 1960s racing cars.

Download it by clicking the handy link below, or right clicking and selecting ‘Save As’, and enjoy!

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.22 [PDF]

Photo by Ed Holly.

Previous 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newletters:

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.21

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.20

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.19

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.18

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.17


Summer Historics Photo Gallery: Peter Schell

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park by Peter Schell

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.


Summer Historics Photo Gallery: Richard Taylor

Historic Racing Richard Taylor

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.


Summer Historics Wrap Up and Photo Gallery

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

We’re back from another magic weekend of motorsport with our mates, and that means it’s time to sit back, check out some of the photos and reminisce.

Goulburn being Goulburn, our Summer Historics got off to a decidedly unsummery start, with the chilly circuit blanketed in a fine layer of horizontal drizzle throughout Saturday. Thankfully it was also adorned with a magnificent collection of historic sports and racing cars and a happy group of people tinkering, socialising and racing, so nobody paid the weather too much attention.

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

The soggy circuit kept things interesting for our drivers, who took to the track with vigor and shook off the cobwebs of the Summer break with glee. Everyone did an impressive job of keeping things pointed forwards, or at least travelling in a generally-forwards direction with a healthy dose of opposite lock and a generously-applied right boot.

And when the weather improved for Sunday’s races, everyone put the dry circuit to good use and sent the times tumbling.

Thanks to all of our entrants for preparing their cars so beautifully, and putting on an exciting and safe weekend’s racing! It was, as always, a joy to see you and your cars out and about putting on a spot of historic motorsport.

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

As it was to take a slow wander through the pits and paddock, which were as action-packed as the track and buzzing with gossip, banter and a welcoming, social and happy atmosphere all weekend long.

We, and I’m sure everyone involved in the event, would like to extend a huge and heartfelt ‘THANK YOU!’ to all of the organisers, entrants, spectators and especially the volunteers who dedicate such energy and passion to making these events possible. We are extremely grateful for your tireless and selfless support of historic racing and the HSRCA.

As fun and exciting as the racing is, and as lovely as the pits, paddock and cars are to explore, it’s our mates that bring us back to these events time and time again, so a special ‘THANK YOU!‘ to everyone for coming along, getting involved and putting on a brilliant weekend!

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

Make sure to check out our first photo gallery from the event, which is 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.

HSRCA All Historic Summer Wakefield Park 2013: Seth Reinhardt

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 seth@hsrca.com, or drop by the club Facebook page and say hi.

Up next? All Historic Winter at Sydney Motorsport Park on the 29th and 30th of June. Stay tuned to the site for more information as the event develops.


Provisional Entry List & Programme of Events for Wakefield Park Summer Historics

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

The provisional entry list and programme of events for next weekend’s historic racing at Wakefield Park are up to date and available for download from our ‘Events & Entry Forms‘ page, or the handy links below.

We’ve also added further regs and a blank scrutineering form to the ‘Events & Entry Forms‘ page, also available for download below!

Click the links or right-click and select ‘Save As’ to download them to your computer:

Provisional Entry List for Wakefield Park Summer Historics [PDF]

Programme of Events for Wakefield Park Summer Historics [PDF]

Further Regs for Wakefield Park Summer Historics [PDF]

Blank Scrutineering Form for Wakefield Park Summer Historics [DOC]


Previously, at Wakefield Park..

Historic Motorsport at Wakefield Park

In just over a week it’s time to pack up our families, mates and historic sports and racing cars (along with all the paraphernalia that comes along with them) and make our biannual road trip to Wakefield Park for our first historic race meet of 2013.

So let’s get warmed up with a good old fashioned reminisce about our previous visit to Wakefield Park!

Our previous visit was back in September for our All Historic Spring meeting. We were greeted with a little preview of summer, as Goulburn put on an excellent show for the weekend and proved the perfect backdrop for a packed weekend of racing for all groups of historic sports and racing cars, headlined by our J, K and L feature event.

Check out our full wrap up and photo galleries from the event by hitting the links below and head to the ‘Events & Entry Forms‘ page for everything you’ll need for next weekend’s event.

Spring Historics Wrap Up and Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery: Spring Historics at Wakefield Park by Peter Schell

 

 


Entry Pack for Wakefield Park All Historic Summer February 2013

Entry packs for our upcoming Wakefield Park All Historic Summer race weekend, coming this February 22-25, were sent out early this year. Additionally, 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.motorevententry.org or type it into your browser
  • If you are new to the system, click ‘Create an Account’ and follow the prompts – wait for a confirmation email in your normal email, then go back to the MotorEventEntry website,
    • Go to ‘Toolkit’ and fill in your details, cars and team,
  • Log on to the system using your MotorEventEntry ID and password,
  • Click ‘Upcoming Events’, view the HSRCA Wakefield Park 2013 Summer meeting and then click ‘Enter Event’.  You can pay by direct debit, cheque or credit card.  If you pay on-line by credit card (via Paypal) the usual 3% fee will be waived.

You will also find the entry pack available for download by clicking the handy links below, or right-clicking and selecting save as, or by heading to our Entry Forms page here.

Wakefield Park February 2013 Entry Form [DOC]

Wakefield Park February 2013 Supplementary Regulations [PDF]

Wakefield Park February 2013 Entry Letter [PDF]


Photo Gallery: Spring Historics at Wakefield Park by Peter Schell

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

With our recent Wakefield Park Spring Historics meeting just two weeks behind us, and the 2012 Tasman Revival less than two months away, we’re in a joyful and action-packed period of historic motorsport.

So let’s pack it with a little more historic sports and racing car action! This photo gallery comes from Peter Schell, and heads out to the track for a look at the historic racing at September’s Spring Historics. Enjoy!

Hit this link to head straight to our gallery page for his full gallery.

Thanks to Peter Schell for his continued support and excellent photography.


JKL Newsletter for October 2012

Pre-1930s, ’30s, ’40s and ’50s historic racing and sports cars

Dick Willis’ excellent JKL newsletter has gone out to members for the month of October, and you can download it right here from the club website!

This month’s newsletter kicks off with a recap of our recent trip to Wakefield Park before continuing on to the recent FOSC meeting on the new South circuit of Sydney Motorsport Park and checking out some JKL cars for sale.

It’s always a great read and well worth downloading and enjoying. You can download it from the links below and save it to your computer by right-clicking them and selecting ‘Save As’.

JKL October 2012 [PDF]

JKL October 2012 [DOC]

View previous JKL Newsletters:

JKL August 2012

JKL July 2012

JKL June 2012

JKL April 2012

JKL March 2012


Spring Historics Wrap Up and Photo Gallery

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

We’re back from an awesome historic racing event, and that means it’s time to kick back and reminisce about a sunny weekend spent with good friends and a marvelous collection of historic sports and racing cars.

Wakefield Park greeted us with open arms on Saturday and produced a wonderfully warm and sunny weekend; an extremely pleasant backdrop for a weekend’s racing, tinkering and socialising.

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

And we took full advantage of it, filling the track with historic racing action that didn’t let up until drivers had had their fill late on Sunday afternoon. The racing was smooth and exciting, and everyone did an excellent job of enjoying their cars and some spirited competition without straying too far beyond the raggedy edge.

As always, it’s a joy to see these lovely old machines out there on the track doing what they do best, so thanks to all of our drivers for their efforts in preparing and racing them so beautifully!

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

Wakefield Park tends to inspire the most magnificent collections of pre-1930s, ’30s, ’40s and ’50s historic racing and sports cars, and we’ve often held JKL feature events there to great success. This weekend’s event was no exception and our JKL feature was extremely well attended, with some marvelous, rare and famous cars adorning the pits, paddock and track and being put to good use by their drivers in a busy and exciting weekend’s racing.

One of the most excellent aspects of historic racing is the unparalleled access it provides to the pits, paddock, cars and drivers, and this weekend was a stunning example of that. The atmosphere was fun, relaxed and friendly, and it was a joy to explore and chat your way around the grounds of Wakefield Park.

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

Most importantly, we, and I’m sure everyone involved in the event, would like to extend a huge and heartfelt ‘THANK YOU!’ to all of the organisers, entrants, spectators and especially the volunteers who dedicate such energy and passion to making these events possible. We are extremely grateful for your tireless and selfless support of historic racing and the HSRCA.

As much as we love the cars and racing, it’s good mates, good people and camaraderie that make these events such great fun and so rewarding. So thanks to everyone for coming along, getting involved and putting on an excellent event!

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

The first of our photo galleries from the event are online on our ‘Gallery‘ page, and you can hit the following link to go straight to them:

HSRCA All Historic Spring Wakefield Park 2012: Seth Reinhardt

HSRCA All Historic Spring Wakefield Park 2012: Richard Taylor

Photo Gallery: Spring Historics at Wakefield Park by Peter Schell

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 seth@hsrca.com, or drop by the club Facebook page and say hi.

And up next? The 2012 Tasman Revival! The Tasman Revival is one of Australia’s premier historic motorsport events, and it’s shaping up to be an absolutely massive weekend. We can’t wait!

You’ll be able to find all of the information that you’ll need to get involved right here on the club website, or you can head to the dedicated Tasman Revival website as well. Head to www.tasmanrevival.com and check back often as it’ll be full of great content and useful information for the event.

Thanks to Richard Taylor for his photography. Hit this link to head to his website for many more photos, and to organise prints.