The HSRCA is one of Australia's leading car clubs catering specifically for historic racing, sports and touring cars.

Historic Racing: Where the cars are the stars

The cars you now see racing, in what is called “Historic Racing”, come from a past era.  From the 1920s you may see a Bugatti T35, or from 1992 it could be a Group A Touring car.  Historic Racing in a way has something for everyone.

One fabulous thing about Historic Racing is the ability of the spectators to be up close to the cars they see in action. Where else can you get close to a Formula One car, or a LeMans racer or a Group A Commodore and many other famous cars, all within the same pit area?

What makes Historic Motorsport so appealing for the competitors, is that the owner is invariably the driver of the car, and most often  also prepares the car for racing.  This leads to Historic competitors who are not only passionate about their car’s on-track activities, but also in keeping alive the spirit of the car with regards to its past life.

As you walk around the pits, many of the cars have a tremendous history.  All of the owners and drivers are very knowledgeable about their cars, and enjoy talking about them, so feel free to ask any questions of them whether it be what they are like to drive, the history of the car or even how fast will it go.

Another aspect of Historic Motorsport is that there is no paid sponsorship of the cars.  The cars are here because of  the enthusiasm of the owners and drivers.  Of all the Motorsport categories today, Historic racing is the only one that embraces this ethos.

For the motorsport enthusiast, then, Historic Racing is a smorgasbord of wonderful racing cars with the sounds, smells and activity not able to be enjoyed at modern race-meetings.  There is nothing like the smell of hot oil, hot coolant and scorched brakes to enhance the visual effect.

The cars depicted here are typical of their category.

The following categories will be competing at HSRCA events throughout the year:

GROUP J – Pre 1930

Vintage Cars with a competition history established prior to the end of 1930 together with ‘one-off’ specials constructed using major components from that period.

For more information contact Mal Reid

Group K – 1931-1940

Post Vintage Thoroughbred Cars with a competition history established between 1931-1940, and ‘one-off’ specials constructed using major components from that period.

For more information contact Mal Reid

Group L – 1941-1960

Group L
Historic Racing & Sports Cars with a competition history established between 1941-1960.

For more information contact Mal Reid

Group M – 1961-1965

Group M

Group M Sports

Historic Racing & Sports Cars with a competition history established between 1961-1965.

The Registrar for Group M Racing cars is Richard Carter.

Group O – 1966-1969

Group Q sports

Group O Racing

Historic Racing & Sports Cars with a competition history established between 1966-1969.

The Registrar for Group O Racing cars is Richard Carter.

Formula Ford

 formula ford
Formula Ford racing cars with competition histories 1969-1983

The Registrar for Formula Ford cars is John Pymble

NSW Historic Formula Ford Series Regulations [PDF Download]

Formula 5000

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Formula 5000 Racing Cars with a competition history established before 1978.

The category manager for this category is Robert Tweedie.

Group Q – 1970-1977

Group O Sports

Group Q

Historic Racing & Sports Cars with a competition history established between 1970-1977.

For more information on Q sports cars contact Wayne Newman. The Registrar for Q racing cars is Colin Haste.

Group R – Post 1977

Group R

Group R Sports

Historic Racing & Sports Cars with a competition history established after 1977.

For more information on R sports cars contact Wayne Newman. The Registrar for R racing cars is Colin Haste.

Group Na– Pre 1958

Group Na

Production Touring Cars commercially available in Australia prior to 1958.

For more information contact Steve Pitman

Group Nb – Pre 1965

Group Nb

Production Touring Cars of which at least 100 were produced prior to 1965.

For more information contact Steve Pitman

Group Nc –1965-1972

Group Nc

Production Touring Cars of a type which competed in Australia between 1965-1972.

For more information contact Steve Pitman

Group Sa – 1941-1960

Group Sa Wes Dayton

Production Sports Cars manufactured between 1941-1960.

For more information contact: Robert Berson

Group Sb – 1961-1969

Group Sb

Production Sports Cars manufactured between 1961-1969.

For more information contact: Robert Berson

Group Sc – 1970-1977

Group Sc
Production Sports Cars manufactured between 1970-1977.

For more information contact: Robert Berson

Regularity – Pre 1970

Regularity

Sports, GT & Invited Cars manufactured prior 1970.

Application for a Regularity Licence [DOC]

Regularity policy 2012 [PDF]

For more information contact Graham Henshaw or David Ellis.

Group C – 1973 – 1984, Group A – 1984-1992

Group C

Group A

Production Touring Cars with competition histories.

The Registrar for Group C cars is Terry Lawlor.

The Registrar for Group A cars is Terry Lawlor.

Group V – 1965-1985

Group V
Formula Vee single-seater racing cars with a competition history between 1965 & 1974  (Group Va) and 1975 & 1985 (Group Vb). Cars that are run-ons of cars built during these period with competition histories after relevant dates will also be considered.

For more information contact Daniel Bando or Nigel Jones