Let’s hop into a few historic racing cars for a new perspective on September’s All Historic Spring event at Wakefield Park.
These on-board videos get you in the hot seat of a 1969 Brabham BT28 for a few laps of a Group M and O race, as well as a 1984 Tiga SC84 for a little Q & R action. It was more than a little nippy and slippery that weekend, so well done to everyone for putting on some quick and clean racing in tricky conditions!
Thanks to Jeff and Joel brown for letting me film their adventures!
Let’s celebrate this summery Sydney weather with some historic racing action as we look forward to the HSRCA’s All Historic Summer at Eastern Creek.
Peter Schell and Richard Taylor have been kind enough to send some of their work our way and I have two galleries of their photos below. Enjoy this snippet of historic racing from Wakefield Park and be sure to head to their websites for more.
Fresh from a massive weekend of historic motorsport at Wakefield Park, JKL’s racing registrar, Dick Willis, has sent out his latest newsletter to members in their chosen formats. It is now available for download on the website here, along with the JKL For Sale list here.
The JKL drivers and their pre-1930s to 1960 era vintage, post-vintage, and historic sports and racing cars had a massive weekend at Wakefield Park, with many taking part in the very successful Aussie Specials feature along with their normal events. This month’s edition of the JKL Newsletter takes a thorough, entertaining and very knowledgeable look at the weekend, and is well worth a read. Download it below, and enjoy!
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JKL October 2011 [DOC]
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We’ve taken in the atmosphere and wandered the pits and paddock of our Wakefield Park All Historic Spring event, and now it’s time to take to the track and check out some of the historic racing!
This gallery of photographs comes from Phillip Clark, who has been kind enough to share some of his images from the weekend. He has a gallery online here, and many more shots available through his website.
We will be bringing you more photos and video from Wakefield Park very soon, so keep an eye on this space!
Thanks to Phillip Clark for the photographs.
A tremendous collection of historic sports and racing cars, their fearless drivers and fans of historic cars and motorsport had Wakefield Park buzzing from dawn until dusk for three entire days of typical Goulburn spring weather.
The racing was clean, quick and exciting, and drivers did a fantastic job of keeping everything pointed in the right direction in some pretty tricky conditions. The pits and paddock were, as usual, full of beautiful cars and good friends, and an excellent place to spend a few hours wandering, chatting and taking it all in.
The Australian Specials Feature was a great success, expanding the already stunning group of historic sports and racing cars that attend historic events, and including some beautiful, storied, rarely seen and truly unique cars. Thanks to Dick Willis for putting the feature together, and to everyone involved. We look forward to seeing you again at our future events!
Huge thanks to all of the organisers, entrants, spectators and especially the volunteers, who braved the elements to keep the racing safe, civil, and well-organized. We would also like to send a special thanks to our interstate friends from around the country for making the journey and taking part in the event. Your efforts to support historic motorsport and the HSRCA are very much appreciated and we and look forward to seeing you again! It’s the people, friendships and camaraderie that make these events such fun and we appreciate everyone’s involvement immensely.
The first gallery of photographs from the weekend is already online on our gallery page here, and we will be bringing you more content over the coming days and weeks, from the many talented photographers that attend our events.
Additionally, we have gripping, seat-of-your pants on-board video coming your way that will provide a driver’s eye perspective of historic racing from the thick of the action. Stay tuned to www.hsrca.com.
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. We appreciate your contributions!
Thanks again to everyone involved, and we look forward to seeing you at Eastern Creek in November!
Avgas will now be available on Friday the 23rd of September during our Wakefield Park Spring Historics event.
At this stage we are intending to do a run to the airport at midday Friday and 10AM Saturday. We may do a run on Saturday afternoon if required.
Price is $3.50/litre and only cash payment will be accepted.
Les Wright will be the point of contact at the circuit.
For further coverage of our Wakefield Park Historic Spring event, head to the following links:
This time next week a stunning field of historic sports and racing cars will be undergoing their last little pre-race checks and preparations before hitting the road to Wakefield Park for our Wakefield Park Historic Spring event. They will, of course, be joined by a brilliant group of drivers, supporters and organisers, who will no doubt make the event something very special. We’re looking forward to seeing you all and having some fun at the track!
Before we go, let’s have a look at some of the action that took place the last time we were let loose on Wakefield Park.
Our previous trip to the circuit was back in February, when we hit the track for our first historic racing event of 2011 in the form of the Wakefield Park Historic Summer. We were treated to a glorious summer’s weekend, and made the most of it over the course of three days and 243 laps of classic cars and historic motorsport.
Then this one for a gallery of photographs taken during the event
And finally hit this one for the wrap-up and photos of our 2010 Wakefield Park Historic Spring event, to catch up on last year’s event
For me it all started in September 1954. For several years I had been reading every motoring mag I could get hold of and admiring the exploits of those ingenious Aussie Specials. While on school holidays in Sydney I persuaded my long suffering mother to take me to Mt. Druitt, and I was hooked.
The underlying impression was the smell of Castrol R and the noise from those stub exhausts. I had to find out more, so more motorsport mags were read. This led to regular visits to Bathurst, Warwick Farm, and Lakeside, but by then those great Aussie specials were being superseded by those mechanical mice; the Coopers. Such is evolution.
Stage two was being introduced to Historic Racing by Racing Roger Wells who was racing an Aussie Special – the MacHealey. So to Oran Park we went in 1978 and there they all were, those Aussie Specials I had read so much about as a kid. MG and Holden Specials, the Wylie Javelin, the noisy Zephyr Special, Monoskate, the PRAD, the Gladiator, the Sulman Singer, the Cooper MG, the Notas, and the Citroen Special to name a few. It only needed the Maybach to make it complete.
Those great pillars of Aussie resourcefulness. I had to do this too, so I found an Aussie Special which I went on to race for several years in the early 1980’s. The Sharp Holden, now a thing of beauty, but then a home built special; the culmination of a working man’s dreams to race his own creation built with his own hands in his own backyard.
At Wakefield Park on September 24/25 you will be able to see many of the above Aussie Specials, plus many more which you may have never heard of, but which nevertheless represent the fulfilment of the dreams of people who just wanted to go racing, before the days of sponsors and mega money put racing outside the means of the average enthusiast.
Dick Willis, HSRCA Group JKL Registrar.
Like motorsport’s greatest drivers, Dick Willis’ monthly newsletter is incredibly consistent and smooth. It is back for August and has gone out to members in their chosen formats. You can also download it directly from this very website.
The JKL guys are going to be busy in the coming weeks as we prepare for the upcoming Australian Specials feature event at Wakefield Park in September. Check out the newsletter to see what they’ve been up to over the last month, and look forward to more action from the pre-1930s to 1960 era vintage, post-vintage, and historic sports and racing cars and their drivers!
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We have made a special arrangement with CAMS for our upcoming Wakefield Park Historic Autumn event, and can offer a racing licence for this meeting only at a cost of $80 including GST. The conditions are that you have held a CAMS licence within the last 5 years and that you supply a note from your doctor that you are fit to participate.
Should you wish to renew your CAMS licence within six months of this meeting, the $80 fee will be discounted from the cost of your licence.
Alternatively, should you wish to run in Regularity but don’t have a current licence, a Level Two licence for this meeting only is available for $57 including GST.
Should you wish to take up either of these offers you will need to note this on your entry and include the relevant fee, together with your doctor’s note in the case of a racing licence. We will contact CAMS and your licence will be available at Wakefield Park. HOWEVER, please don’t leave your entry until the last minute, or we won’t have time to make the necessary arrangements.
Here’s a bit of on-board fun to get you warmed up for our upcoming bout of historic motorsport at Wakefield Park.
This video features a three-way dice that is contested throughout the entirety of Group N Race One at 2010′s Spring Wakefield Park Historics. Handling and power duke it out with good clean driving on display from all. Brilliant racing.
Thanks to Spencer Rice for the video!
It may not feel like it if you’re submerged in Sydney’s current weather, but we’re on a steady march to Spring, and with it, our All Historic Spring historic race meeting at Wakefield Park.
Held over the weekend of the 24th and 25th of September, our Spring meeting is going to be something special. We are bringing back the Australian Specials feature and celebrating pre-war and post war-genuine Australian racing specials up to 1961, along with events for our usual selection of beautiful historic sports and racing cars. Entries are on their way out via email, and should be hitting your inboxes shortly.
Itʼs on again! By popular request we are repeating the Australian Specials feature that we so successfully held in 2001. The event will take place at Wakefield Park, Goulburn, on September 23/24/25 and will include:
- Feature races for pre-war and post war-genuine Australian racing specials up to 1961
- Exclusive Regularities for the above groups for cars without C of Ds
- Lunchtime parades for all eligible cars
- Display area for non-competing cars
- Racing for all normal Historic categories including JKL
Please spread the word, as there are many eligible cars and drivers out there that we may not know about, and who would enjoy this special event.
Put the date in your diary now! Entry forms will be available later in the year through the usual channels.
- Group Registrar: Dick Willis, PO Box 280, Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450. Phone: 02-6652 2099, mobile: 0427 400 158. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- HSRCA: Contact Us
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The sweet sounds of classic and historic sports and racing cars engaged in historic motorsport filled the air around Wakefield Park this weekend, while we got down to the business of putting on 39 historic races held over 243 laps.
The racing was fast, packed with variety, and never short of a little action, and the pits and stands were full of beautiful machines and friendly people. What could be better?
As usual, the event was attended by many talented photographers, so be sure to head back to the site soon for more!
Thank you to all of the entrants, spectators and members who attended the weekend and made it such a great time, and a special thank you to all of the volunteers and organisers who made it happen, made it fun, and kept everything running smoothly and safely.
The lights are about to turn green for the HSRCA’s first race of the year, and what better place to start than Wakefield Park? A true driver’s circuit; it is challenging, fast and fun. It is also a great track for new drivers who are looking at getting into historic motorsport.
Note: due to the cut-off for printing the programme, late entries are not included.
Remember to head back here in two weeks’ time for our full coverage of the event, including photos and video from the weekend. In the meantime, stop by our Facebook page for an easy way to keep up to date with the HSRCA, while getting to know a few of our friends.
In just over two weeks’ time we’ll be off to Wakefield Park for our first track event of the year – the HSRCA’s Historic Summer at Wakefield Park. So let’s have a look back at what happened the last time the HSRCA and friends visited Wakefield Park!
Last time out we ran an MG, Austin Seven and air-cooled racing car special event that kept drivers of such machines foot to the floor all weekend and provided some great fun for spectators and other classes alike. The collection of MGs, Austin Sevens and air-cooled racing cars was wonderful to see, as was the contingent of glorious racing machinery from all makes, marques and classes that consistently makes our events so unique.
This time out we have no marque specific theme – it’s just a chance for good friends to catch up and hit the track for some summer fun with cars from the golden age of motorsport.
Event information for the HSRCA’s Historic Summer, including the entry forms and regulations that you will need to enter the event, can be found here, and general Wakefield Park information, such as accommodation and travel guides can be found here on our Circuits page. Click this link for information on becoming a member of the HSRCA.
See you there!
Now that Sydney has finally cooled down it’s time to update you all with the HSRCA’s hottest lap times at our two regular tracks – Wakefield Park and Eastern Creek International Raceway. Our lap records for both Eastern Creek and Wakefield Park have been updated with a slight revision to provide a separate category for Formula Junior under the Group M Racing banner.
Head to the Circuits page to have a look at the fastest times and tidiest steerers for both tracks, as at our previous Wakefield Park event in September 2010 and the 2010 Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival at Eastern Creek International Raceway, or just click the links below.
HSRCA Eastern Creek International Raceway Lap Records as at November 2010
HSRCA Wakefield Park Lap Records as at September 2010
Looking forward to seeing you out on the track at Wakefield Park on the 26th and 27th of February! As usual, we will be updating the site with all the action from the weekend, so remember to head back here for even more historic motorsport.
The Wakefield Park Historic Summer entry forms should be in your hands, and in just over a month’s time we’ll be heading out to the track for another weekend of classic cars, good friends and historic motorsport.
While we’re gearing up for another fantastic event at Wakefield Park, why not head to our gallery and check out these photographs from our last event – the 2010 Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival – by Riccardo Benvenuti. Head to his website for more motorsport magic.
2011 is off and running and that means another year in which to revel in the joys of historic racing. We have some fantastic events planned, so there will be plenty of opportunities for burning rubber and enjoying good friends with the HSRCA. We look forward to seeing you all and wish you a happy and successful year!
Up first is our Historic Summer meet at Wakefield Park on the 26th and 27th of February. Entry packs can be downloaded below in DOC format.
It’s time to break out your diaries, or Google Calendars, because we have just updated our events calendar with all of the HSRCA’s meetings, all historic race meetings, and other relevant events for 2011. These dates may change over the course of the year, so remember to check back here for more information.
2011 is shaping up to be another fantastic year for fans of historic sports and racing cars, with plenty to keep you busy throughout the year, all over Australia.
Or click this link to go straight to 2011 in our live calendar page
The biggest event of them all, the Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival 2010, is just one week away now and I can already feel the raucous rumble of those F5000s. Head to the official site for everything you need to know about the event, we look forward to seeing you there!
After months of hard work, and several gallons of the interwebs, we are pleased to announce that the HSRCA’s new website is live and fully operational. Please have an explore, enjoy the content and let us know if you run into any problems.
The new site is going to be a much more active, interactive and interesting place to visit, with weekly (or sooner) updates and a growing community of friends getting together on our Facebook page.
And I would love for you to be a part of it! The age of Web 2.0 is all about online platforms for sharing, creating and collaborating, and that is what we are building here. So if you like to write, photograph or film, or just have an interesting story to tell, send me an email at email@example.com, head to our Facebook page, or click this link to our contact page and let us know. I will do my best to facilitate your contributions. This is your website!
The site itself will work a little differently to the old site. The homepage, www.hsrca.com or www.hsrca.org.au, will be your main port of call. It will update frequently and will be the primary source of new content, including news items to let you know that content has been added and updated in other parts of the site. In short, it is the place to be.
But it is not the only place to be! We have added a new and greatly expanded photo gallery, which can be found here, a more powerful calendar, this handy results page and all sorts of other useful and entertaining content for you to explore at your leisure.
Some of which will even take you beyond the boundaries of this very website. That’s right, we have staked out our plots in the social hubs of the internet.
Head to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HSRCA to receive updates from the website and our other social hubs and, most importantly, mingle with the very friendly and interesting friends of the HSRCA!
If tweeting is your thing, follow our Twitter account at www.twitter.com/HSRCA
Thank you for visiting! We hope you enjoy the new site and look forward to seeing everyone at the Tasman Revival! This site has been bubbling away quietly in the background for a few weeks now, so here are some helpful links to get you up to date:
Here for a gallery of photos taken over the Wakefield Park Historics weekend
Check out this wonderfully shot video of our own Wes Dayton taking his Triumph TR3A around Wakefield Park during the Wakefield Historics this past September. There’s some nice racing to be enjoyed as he drives to the raggedy edge, and beyond!
If you have video footage of your own historic sports and racing car adventures that you would like to share, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will help you get it online!