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Introducing September’s Wakefield Park Spring Historics

Historic Racing Wakefield Park

The Historic Sports and Racing Car Association of NSW is holding the Wakefield Park Spring Historic Meeting at Wakefield Park over the weekend of the 24th and 25th of September, 2016, and we would be delighted to have you join us!

The event promises plenty of quality track time and the relaxed, social atmosphere which makes historic racing so enjoyable. A quiet room will be available for family and partners.

Entries will be available soon through the usual channels and should be available from early August.

This meeting will run the weekend following the 40th Anniversary Celebration of All-Historic Racing at Wakefield Park, which is restricted to pre-1962 cars and motorcycles. We will of course, cater for JKL and Sa drivers who wish to compete with us and will offer a discounted entry fee to competitors who compete at both events. In addition, Wakefield Park Management has offered free storage of cars for those wishing to compete at both meetings.

Subject to sufficient grid sizes the meeting should comprise:

  • Races for 5th category groups from JKL up to and including Group QR cars that are suitable to run with Group MO
  • Usual grids for JKL
  • Championship or series rounds for several 5th category groups
  • Team enduro for a regularity grid
  • Give someone else a go, helped by discounting second driver entry in same car
  • Possibly a handicap race for drivers over 65 years of age that draws on cars from several CAMS compatible categories
  • Commentator’s award for best driving performance (not necessarily the fastest) in each category over the weekend
  • Observed licence testing on Friday if sufficient people are interested
  • We may invite a compatible non-5th category group if entry numbers necessitate

The HSRCA has engaged Mark Stockwell as race secretary. He will be known to people who competed at the last HRCC meeting at Morgan Park.

Wakefield Park is working to obtain permission for camping at the site from the relevant government authority. They do not expect approval by our meeting date but we will advise you if that becomes available. If you have motorised accommodation with self-contained ablution please contact us.

We’re looking forward to going racing with you! Stay tuned to the site as entry documentation and further information will be made available in the very near future.


2016 Wakefield Park Summer Historics Wrap-Up and Gallery

Wakefield Park Summer Historics

Welcome home, and thanks to everyone who joined us at Wakefield Park to kick off 2016’s historic racing season!

We’re freshly returned from the opening round of 2016’s motorsport, and that means it’s time to procrastinate work for a while by reminiscing about the weekend and checking out some photos!

Wakefield Park Summer Historics

Our 2016 Wakefield Park Summer Historics race meeting was held at Wakefield Park over the 27th & 28th of February. It was a relaxed return to motorsport with no ‘feature’ events held – simply an opportunity to catch up with mates, give the cars a run and get back into the historic motorsport groove after the summer break.

Goulburn treated us with pure summer Goulburn. After a hot Friday practice we settled into a cool and rainy (and very slick) Saturday, before the sun came out and delivered an absolutely perfect race day on Sunday.

Wakefield Park Summer Historics

Speaking of delivering absolute perfection, we were joined by a stunning field of historic racing and sports cars from all periods of the sport’s history. Each was beautifully prepared and both skilfully and respectfully driven. It’s wonderful to watch them at full tilt out on the track, and even better to see them driven in that spirited fashion safely.

And it was just as wonderful to encounter them in the pits and paddock, which had the added bonus of being full of great people! They were, as usual, full of friendly buzz and automotive tinkering.

We often mention the joys of chatting your way through the pits and paddock, and it bears repeating. If you do come along to an event, make sure to take some time strolling through the pits, getting up close to the cars and chatting with the wonderful people who have taken on their custodianship or contribute to their continued racing.

We’d like to send our thanks to everyone who came along and got involved, either as a driver, pit crew member or spectator. You’re responsible for the friendly atmosphere and great racing at our events, and we’re exceptionally grateful for your support!

Wakefield Park Summer Historics

Our most important and heartfelt thanks is reserved for the skilled and dedicated volunteers who make our events possible. The amount of work, time and talent that you invest into this sport is immense, and the success of every event is down to you.

We could not spend these weekends playing cars with our mates without you, and we, and everyone involved, would like to send our most heartfelt and enduring thanks to all of you. THANK YOU!

Wakefield Park Summer Historics

Now that you’ve endured my words, it’s time to move on to the pictures! Grab a vessel of your favourite beverage and maybe a biscuit or two, and spend a few minutes relaxing and reminiscing with the first of our photo galleries from our 2016 Wakefield Park Summer Historics.

Click through the handy links below, and enjoy!

2016 Wakefield Park Summer Historics: Jeremy Dale

2016 Wakefield Park Summer Historics: Seth Reinhardt

2016 Wakefield Park Summer Historics: Rod Mackenzie

2016 Wakefield Park Summer Historics: Mark Richards

Images thanks to Jeremy Dale, Rod MackenzieSeth Reinhardt and Mark Richards.


Previously, at Wakefield Park..

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

In just a few sleeps we’ll be packing up our family and friends, a magnificent collection of historic sports and racing cars and all of the paraphernalia that comes with them and heading to Wakefield Park for our first historic racing weekend of 2016. Come along, check out the racing and cars and say ‘Hi!’

We’ll be putting on a packed schedule of historic racing, socialising and fun as we get our engines, tyres and brakes warmed up after the holiday break. There’s no specific theme for this weekend’s racing other than to get out on the track and enjoy our cars amongst some good company.

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

A huge ‘THANK YOU!’ to all competitors supporting the event! We will endeavour to make it a glorious return to racing in 2016 and look forward to sharing it with you.

To check out the programme, entry list and more, head to the ‘Events’ & Entry Forms page here.

To help crank the engines over before we head off, let’s take a look back at what went down the last time we put rubber to race track at Wakefield Park.

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

Our previous Wakefield Park historics were held in September back in 2016, when we celebrated some of the older cars in our ranks with feature events for J, K, L and invited M cars. We also enjoyed the diverse and wonderful machines of Regularity and the similarly-diverse and wonderful women and men who drive them, with Regularity and combined J, K, L and Regularity feature events.

Catch up on all the historic racing action in the wrap-up, photo galleries and links below. We can’t wait to do it all again this weekend!

2015 Wakefield Park Spring Historics Wrap-Up and Gallery

2015 Wakefield Park Spring Historics: Rod Mackenzie

2015 Wakefield Park Spring Historics: Seth Reinhardt

2015 Wakefield Park Spring Historics: Bob Ross

2015 Wakefield Park Spring Historics: Peter Schell

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park


Your Entry to the HSRCA’s 2016 Wakefield Park Summer Historics is On The Way!

Wakefield Park Summer Historics

Competitors in next weekend’s Wakefield Park Summer historic racing meeting – your entry has been accepted and your entry package was posted on Wednesday the 17th of February. However, we have since learnt that Australia Post is on a “go-slow” with standard-priced mail and it could take up to 5 days for your entry package to be delivered.

Full entry details are on the ‘Events & Entry Forms’ page.

If you have not received your package prior to leaving for the meeting, just come and see either Robyn or myself in the tower and we will give you another one.

See you there,
Noel


2016 Wakefield Park Summer Historics Entry List, Programme & Further Regs

Wakefield Park Historic Racing

This time next week we’ll be making the final preparations to our historic sports and racing cars as we get ready to head to Wakefield Park and kick off 2016’s historic racing season. To help in those preparations, the provisional entry list, programme and further supplementary regulations are now available for download.

Hit the following links, or head to our ‘Events & Entry Forms‘ page to grab them:

2016 Wakefield Park Summer Historics Entry List [PDF]

2016 Wakefield Park Summer Historics Programme of Events [PDF]

2016 Wakefield Park Summer Historics Further Supplementary Regulations [PDF]

Private practice will be available on the Friday at a cost of $130.

Spectator entry will be available at the gate over the weekend at a cost of $20 per person per day. The circuit offers a concession entry for $10, and kids get in for free.


Your 2016 Wakefield Park Summer Race Meeting Entry Pack

Wakefield Park Historic Racing

Join Us at Wakefield Park this February 27th & 28th and Kick Off 2016’s Historic Racing Season With Our Historic Summer Meeting

A very happy festive season to you and your family from the HSRCA! I thought it best to send this invitation before Santa arrives this year, just in case there is something you need for the car so that you can drop that subtle hint.

You are cordially invited to participate in our forthcoming historic race meeting at Wakefield Park on the 27th and 28th of February.

Entry to our February 2016 All Historic Summer race meeting at Wakefield Park is preferred through Motor Event Entry. Please hit this link to head to the event and enter.

The theme for this meeting is Group N, particularly the over 3 Litre cars since they are not being invited to Phillip Island this year and will be needing a run to prepare their cars for the season. We are working with their category manager to provide something different in the programme for this group.

We will also have the usual programme for all 5th category historic cars and you can also look forward to the drinks and nibbles session at the close 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.

So, if you want to be assured of having enough cars in your group to form your own grid (20), then get onto your mates and encourage them to enter!

Speaking of which, there are three ways to do just that:

  1. Go to Motor Event Entry (meecamsau.com) and enter online;
  2. Go to the HSRCA website hsrca.com and download the entry form; or
  3. Give Robyn or myself a call and an old fashioned snail mail package will eventually arrive in your letterbox.

If you have any queries, please call Noel or Robyn Bryen on (02) 9913 3662 and we will do our best to assist.

So, please come along and enjoy a wonderful weekend of historic motor sport with us.

Yours sincerely,

Noel Bryen
Competition Secretary
HSRCA

Your entry pack can be downloaded from the following links:

Entry to our February 2016 All Historic Summer race meeting at Wakefield Park is preferred through Motor Event Entry. Please hit this link to head to the event and enter.

2016 Wakefield Park Summer Historics Supplementary Regulations [PDF]

For those requiring a traditional entry form, please right-click and ‘Save-As’ to download it from here:

2016 Wakefield Park Summer Historics Entry Form [DOC]

Wakefield Park Historic Racing

JKL Newsletter September 2015

JKL Racing Wakefield Park

Mal Reid’s latest JKL newsletter has gone out to fans of pre-1930s, ’30s, ’40s and ’50s historic racing and sports cars, and is now available for you to peruse on the Club website. Just grab it from the link below, and enjoy!

This month Mal recaps the plentiful JKL action at Wakefield Park, looks forward to JKL returning to Sydney Motorsport Park this November, and catches up on all the news in the world of pre-1930s, ’30s, ’40s and ’50s historic racing and sports cars.

It’s a brilliant effort, and well worth spending some time with! Download it here:

It’s the Pits #9, September 2015 [PDF]


2015 Wakefield Park Spring Historics Wrap-Up and Gallery

Historic Racing Photos Wakefield Park

Welcome home!

We’ve settled in to the working week after a wonderful weekend of historic racing at Wakefield Park, which means it’s about time to start thinking about something a little more fun! So let’s have a chat about the weekend and check out the photos.

Historic Racing Photos Wakefield Park

Our 2015 Wakefield Park Spring Historics race meet was held at Wakefield Park over the 19th and 20th of September. For this event we chose to celebrate the older cars in our ranks with feature events for J, K, L and invited M cars, as well as the diverse and wonderful machines of Regularity and the similarly-diverse and wonderful women and men who drive them, with Regularity and combined J, K, L and Regularity feature events.

Both groups responded wonderfully with full-to-bursting fields of historic sports and racing cars. It truly was a delight to see all of you out on the track having fun and putting in some impressive performances.

Historic Racing Photos Wakefield Park

As it was to see the full field of historic sports and racing cars of all types over the weekend! Each and every car was immaculately presented and beautifully driven, and we’d like to send a huge ‘THANK YOU!’ to everyone who got stuck in to racing over the weekend. Your support is greatly appreciated and your presence makes all of the hard work that goes into organising these events very worthwhile and rewarding.

We’d also like to congratulate everyone for a weekend well raced. There were very few incidents throughout the weekend and your quick, smooth and respectful driving contributed immensely to the smooth running of the event. Not to mention some extremely entertaining racing!

Historic Racing Photos Wakefield Park

Off the track and into the pits and paddock and the atmosphere was no less enjoyable. The happy buzz of socialising around lovely old cars made the grounds of Wakefield Park a wonderful place to explore and it was great to catch up with friends old and new over the weekend. It was also particularly nice to see so many people looking after each other, putting on delicious banquet group lunches and very much getting into the spirit of things. Thank you!

As we always say, this relaxed and friendly atmosphere is one of historic motorsport’s greatest and most rewarding strengths. If you get a chance to come along to an event, make sure to spend some time wandering the pits and paddock, getting up close and personal with the cars and having a chat with their owners and drivers as well as fellow historic racing fans. You’re sure to learn an incredible amount, as well as make a few new friends.

Historic Racing Photos Wakefield Park

Our most important and heartfelt thanks of all goes, as always, to the selfless, talented and generous people who volunteer their time and talents to organising, running and packing up these events while keeping us all safe and exceptionally well looked after. None of this would be possible without you, and we’re endlessly grateful for the enriching and exciting experiences that you give us through your hard work.

From everyone involved in the event, and the sport as a whole – THANK YOU!

Historic Racing Photos Wakefield Park

With that said it’s time to grab a mug, glass or pint of your favourite beverage and settle in to enjoy the photos! Click through the following links.

2015 Wakefield Park Spring Historics: Rod Mackenzie

2015 Wakefield Park Spring Historics: Seth Reinhardt

2015 Wakefield Park Spring Historics: Bob Ross

2015 Wakefield Park Spring Historics: Peter Schell

Thanks to Rod Mackenzie and Seth Reinhardt for the photographs. To get in contact with Seth send him an email at seth@hsrca.com and for Rod Mackenzie email him here.

Next up we’re heading to Sydney Motorsport Park on the weekend of the 28th and 29th of November, 2015. It’s going to be a big one, and you’ll be able to find all of the information you need right here at www.hsrca.com.

Historic Racing Photos Wakefield Park


HSRCA Historic Spring 2015 Programme & Entry List

HSRCA Historic Spring

We’re warmed up and on the formation lap for this weekend’s Historic Spring race meet, which will be held over the 19th and 20th of September, 2015, so it’s time to check in with who’s going to be doing what, when and in which lovely historic sport or race car!

The programme, entry list and further supplementary regulations are available for download from the website. Just hit the links below, or right-click and ‘Save-As’.

2015 Wakefield Park Spring Historics Further Supplementary Regulations [PDF]

2015 Wakefield Park Spring Historics Programme of Events [PDF]

2015 Wakefield Park Spring Historics Provisional Entry List [PDF]

Enjoy the details, stay tuned to hsrca.com for more coverage of the event and head down to glorious Goulburn on the weekend to check out the action! See you there!


Previously, at Wakefield Park…

HSRCA Historic Spring

In just a few days we’ll be making our bi-annual road-trip to Wakefield Park in Goulburn to enjoy some springtime historic racing with our friends. And we’d love for you to join us!

The weekend will see a stunning field of historic sports and racing cars take to the classic track for two packed days of racing and all of the socialising and fun that goes along with that. Our 2015 event will offer special events for two featured groups, along with the usual full weekend of racing for 5th category historic cars.

HSRCA Historic Spring

The first theme for this meeting is JKL, and we have organised feature events for both Race and Regularity over the course of the weekend. We’re thrilled with the support of the JKL racers, who have put together a field 37-strong along with even more drivers in Regularity.

Speaking of which, our second theme for the weekend is Regularity, who have been similarly-wonderful in supporting the event. The MG & JKL Regularity field will see 21 drivers compete, and they will be joined by a further 17 in the Regularity field.

And they, of course, will be joined by close to 200 of their closest friends and race cars! Thanks to all competitors for supporting the event – we will endeavour to make it a magnificent one! To check out the programme, entry list and more, head to the ‘Events’ & Entry Forms page here.

HSRCA Historic Spring

To help crank the engines over before we head off, let’s take a look back at what went down the last time we put rubber to race track at Wakefield Park.

We previously raced at Wakefield Park back in February of this year, when we opened 2015’s accounts with a relaxed, social and action-packed weekend’s historic motorsport. Catch up on all the historic racing action in the wrap-up, photo galleries and links below. We can’t wait to do it all again this weekend!

2015 Wakefield Park Summer Historics Wrap-Up and Gallery

2015 Wakefield Park Historic Summer: Jeremy Dale

2015 Wakefield Park Historic Summer: Bill Forsyth

2015 Wakefield Park Historic Summer: Steve Koen

2015 Wakefield Park Historic Summer: Brent Murray

2015 Wakefield Park Historic Summer: Graham Olde

2015 Wakefield Park Historic Summer: Seth Reinhardt

2015 Wakefield Park Historic Summer: Peter Schell

2015 Wakefield Park Historic Summer: Richard Taylor

2015 Wakefield Park Historic Summer: Pete Trapnell

HSRCA Historic Spring


JKL Newsletter July 2015

Wakefield Park Historics

Mal Reid’s latest JKL newsletter has gone out to fans of pre-1930s, ’30s, ’40s and ’50s historic racing and sports cars, and is now available for you to peruse on the Club website. Just hit the link below, and enjoy!

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Join Us This September 19 & 20 for the Wakefield Park Historic Spring Meeting!

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

Our next historic racing outing will be held over the 19th & 20th of September, 2015, at Wakefield Park. Entries are now open and have gone out to members!

As usual, entry to our September 2015 All Historic Spring Wakefield Park meeting is preferred through Motor Event Entry. Please hit this link to head directly to the event and enter.

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2015 Wakefield Park Historic Summer by Mark Richards

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

Photography by Mark Richards

We’ve had a little break since our opening meeting of 2015, the Historic Summer at Wakefield Park, so let’s dive back in with a brand new photo gallery covering the weekend’s motorsport thanks to Mark Richards.

The gallery covers historic racing action from all categories and features some brilliant shots. Click the following link, and enjoy!

2015 Wakefield Park Historic Summer: Mark Richards

Then make sure to head to Mark’s website here for a whole lot more. You can also drop him a quick email if you’re interested in any of the photos or are looking for something not yet online.

Thanks to Mark Richards for the images.

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park


2015 Wakefield Park Summer Historics Wrap-Up and Gallery

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

Welcome home!

We’re freshly-returned from our first historic racing weekend of 2015, and with a few days’ recovery under our belts it’s time to take a look back at the action and check out some photos.

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

Our 2015 Wakefield Park Summer Historics race meeting was held at Wakefield Park over the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of February. With no set theme for the event, it was held as a relaxed opportunity to get back into historic motorsport, catch up with mates and give the cars their first run for the year.

All these things, it did with aplomb!

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

Goulburn treated us with weather that, while hardly the full brunt of summer, was absolutely perfect for a weekend’s racing. Cool and gentle, only the last few races on Saturday afternoon were affected by some light rain. Well done to the drivers who braved the track at that point as the rain made for some very slippery conditions!

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

And in a fair trade, we treated Goulburn with a full field of around 160 historic racing and sports cars representing the full depth and variety of the sport. We kept that field busy, with races held back-to-back all weekend long.

Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, some very thorough organisation, wonderful management and clean racing, these events ran exceptionally smoothly with nary a blip to be heard in the song of historic race motors throughout the weekend. We’d like to thank everyone involved for helping us to put on one of the smoothest and most efficient events we’ve experienced yet.

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

As mentioned no specific theme was set for this event, which made for a relaxed atmosphere, plenty of great racing throughout the varied field and lots of happy socialising through the pits and paddock.

A few minutes’ stroll through the pits and paddock inevitably became many minutes thanks to the friendliness and openness of everyone present. This atmosphere is something which we’re thrilled graces our events and we’re thankful for everyone’s role in nurturing it.

If you haven’t come along to enjoy a historic race meeting before, make sure to stroll through the pits and paddock when you do – you’re sure to leave a few friends richer!

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

Speaking of a few friends richer, were joined this weekend by the Heritage Touring Cars series, who unleashed the mighty Group C and A Australian Touring Cars upon Wakefield Park. These more modern machines were spectacular to watch and we’re looking forward to hosting another round of their championship at Sydney Retro Speedfest in June!

Every single historic sport and racing car to be found at the event was, as always, immaculately prepared and presented. They were also beautifully driven, with the women and men who support these events putting on clean and exciting historic racing all weekend long and creating a wonderful friendly buzz throughout the pits and paddock. You are all a credit to the sport and we’re very grateful for your support and your respectful and friendly approach to it!

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

We are also most grateful for the support of the many wonderful, talented and dedicated volunteers who make all of this possible at all. A huge amount of time and talent is invested behind the scenes of all of our events and their success is down to you.

We, and everyone involved in our events, would like to send a heartfelt, immense and everlasting thanks to all of you. As always, you have gone above and beyond to keep us all safe and bring happiness to others. THANK YOU!

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

With that, grab a cup of tea, put your feet up and spend a few minutes relaxing and reminiscing with these photo galleries from the historic racing at Wakefield Park. Click through the handy links below, and enjoy!

2015 Wakefield Park Historic Summer: Jeremy Dale

2015 Wakefield Park Historic Summer: Bill Forsyth

2015 Wakefield Park Historic Summer: Steve Koen

2015 Wakefield Park Historic Summer: Brent Murray

2015 Wakefield Park Historic Summer: Graham Olde

2015 Wakefield Park Historic Summer: Seth Reinhardt

2015 Wakefield Park Historic Summer: Peter Schell

2015 Wakefield Park Historic Summer: Richard Taylor

2015 Wakefield Park Historic Summer: Pete Trapnell

Thanks to Jeremy Dale, Steve Koen, Brent Murray, Graham Olde, Peter Schell, Richard Taylor, Pete Trapnell and Seth Reinhardt for sharing their work!

Head to Brent’s Facebook page here for more

Trapnell Creations’ website can be found here and has a full set of images from Pete. Hit this link to join Trapnell Creations on Facebook as well

Head to Richard Taylor’s website here for his full set

And finally, email Seth here if you’re looking for anything from him, Graham, Peter Schell or Steve.

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 we head to Sydney Motorsport Park over the 6th & 7th of June for Sydney Retro Speedfest. We can’t wait to get out there and do it all again!

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park


2015 Wakefield Park Summer Historics Programme, Entrants List and Garages

Historic Racing Wakefield Park

The red lights are set to go out for the HSRCA’s 2015 historic motorsport season next weekend on Saturday the 21st of February, and you can now get up to speed on what’s happening when, and who’s going to be doing it!

The provisional entry list, programme of events and garage allocations are now available to download from the website.

Hit the following links, or head to our ‘Events & Entry Forms‘ page to grab them:

2015 Wakefield Park Summer Historics Programme of Events [PDF]

2015 Wakefield Park Summer Historics Provisional Entry List [PDF]

2015 Wakefield Park Summer Historics Further Supplementary Regulations [PDF]


Your Invitation to the HSRCA’s 2015 February Wakefield Park Historic Summer Meeting

Wakefield Park February 2015

Dear Competitors,

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.

Yours sincerely,
Noel Bryen
HSRCA


Join the HSRCA in 2015 for a Golden Year of Historic Sports and Racing Cars

Historic Racing 2015

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

Historic Racing 2015


Wakefield Park 20th Anniversary Spring Historics Meeting Wrap Up and Gallery

Historic Racing at Wakefield 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!

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

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!

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

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.

Wakefield Park Historic Racing

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!

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

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!

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

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!

Wakefield Park Historic Racing

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:

Wakefield Park 20th Anniversary Spring Historics Meeting: Graham Olde

Wakefield Park 20th Anniversary Spring Historics Meeting: Seth Reinhardt

Wakefield Park 20th Anniversary Spring Historics Meeting: Bob Ross

Wakefield Park 20th Anniversary Spring Historics Meeting: Peter Schell

Wakefield Park 20th Anniversary Spring Historics Meeting: Richard Taylor

Video: Hop On Board a Nota Major with Dick Willis

For more shots from Richard, please head to his website here. And if you’re looking for something from Seth drop him an email here.

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 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.

Wakefield Park Historic Racing


Wakefield Park 20th Anniversary Meeting Entry List & Programme

Wakefield Park Spring Historics

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.


Previously, at Wakefield Park..

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

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.

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

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!

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

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!

2014 Wakefield Park Summer Historics Wrap-Up and Photo Gallery

HSRCA All Historic Summer Wakefield Park 2014: Richard Taylor

HSRCA All Historic Summer Wakefield Park 2014: Peter Schell

HSRCA All Historic Summer Wakefield Park 2014: Seth Reinhardt

HSRCA All Historic Summer Wakefield Park 2014: Michelle McCue

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park


Your Entry Pack for Our 20th Anniversary Meeting at Wakefield Park

Historic Motorsport at Wakefield Park

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:

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.


This September, Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the First Race Meeting at Wakefield Park

20th Anniversary of Wakefield Park


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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