Hillclimb brake shoes unveiled at Rob Roy
PBR brake shoes that dawned the start line at the famous Templestowe
Hillclimb, in Melbourne's north-east have now been restored and constructed
at the equally famous, but still
operating Rob Roy Hillclimb.
130 competitors who took part in the 18th Historic & Classic meeting
on Sunday 29th November were the first to drive under the brake shoes
(pictured here) to compete in the event.
have uploaded some photos of interest in the photo gallery, and an
article will appear shortly.
FOSC Easter Bathurst meeting
Festival of Sporting Cars is staging its third Celebration of Motor
Sport meeting over the Easter weekend in 2010.
are two main additions to the event with the inclusion of Group C
& A Touring cars - will be great to see a huge grid of these cars
please find a press release received on 11th November 2009:
THE DREAM OF DRIVING MT PANORAMA
Pick your team for the 6-Hour Mountain Relay.
you’ve ever wanted to compete at the world famous Mt Panorama
circuit here’s the chance of a lifetime. The Festival of Sporting
Cars, who re-introduced club level motor sport to Bathurst at Easter
2008, invites you and your club to participate in the first ever 6-Hour
Mountain Relay on 5 & 6 April 2010.
You don’t need a Supercar or pots of money.
This CAMS sanctioned regularity event is open to everyone with a road
(or club) registered or log-booked car. So it’s ideal for drivers
who may have competed in supersprints or rallies and want to live
the dream of running at the Mountain in the company of their mates
and fellow club members. As a team event, not only the costs and driving
can be shared, but also the excitement and camaraderie. Teams may
comprise from 4 to 6 cars and drivers, and points will be awarded
for consistency in recorded lap times. Remember, this is not a race
and we don’t give out trophies – it’s all about
keeping a cool head while having fun.
The buzz without the pressure.
The event will commence with driver briefings, course familiarisation
and practice on Monday, with an hour’s lunch-break in the middle.
On Tuesday, there will be a 6-hour team relay, split into two 3-hour
stints. If your car is precious, or you’re daunted by the circuit,
there’s no need to be nervous, we put safety first. You’ll
receive training from The Masters – a team of well-known racing
drivers with over 100 Bathurst endurance races to their names –
who’ll help ensure that you don’t get out of your depth.
You should be able to drive your car there, compete in it and drive
Get in now to ensure a place.
Numbers will be restricted to ensure that everyone has optimum access
to resources like The Masters and there is no overcrowding on the
track, so places will fill up fast. Given the interest we’ve
already received, we urge you to get in early with an Expression of
Interest. You’ll find the online EOI form, plus entry details
and costs, at our website www.fosc.com.au or you can contact Event
Director Charles Jardine email@example.com or (02) 9907 0136. Clubs
are welcome to hire corporate suites for viewing and entertaining
members, families and guests. Also, we may be able to arrange a Concours,
displays or parade laps, if there is sufficient demand.
annual Historic Sandown meeting is on this weekend - 7 & 8 November
at the south-east Melbourne circuit. The spring racing carnival may
be in full swing, but for historic motor sport enthusiasts, you are
in for a treat - and it won't break the bank! (weekend pass is just
$50 per person)
entry list has exceeded 400 cars, which is a record entry field for
a motor race meeting at Sandown. The meeting's theme is Return of
the Thunder, and with 4 fields of touring cars spanning three era's
it is certainly proving to be so.
the highlights will also be the capacity fields of Formula Ford's
and 1960's-70s production sports cars.
look forward to seeing you there - just look out for Charles in the
#11 MG BGT in the regularity div.1 events.
- New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing
two weekends in January 2010 New Zealand is playing host
to the inaugural NZ Festival of Motor Racing, Celebrating Bruce McLaren.
than 400 entrants are lining up for the event, including some 90 or
so from Australia. Highlighting the event will be 45 Formula 5000's
from around the world, the almighty McLaren Can-Am cars and a myraid
of other cars Bruce McLaren raced, designed and built.
such car Bruce raced in the late fifties was the Cooper T51, now owned
and regularly raced wth continuing success by master coachbuilder
Rod Jolley from the UK.
is a recent press release circulated by the organisers, including
details on purchasing 'early-bird' tickets.
more details on the event, please visit the Official web site at http://www.nzfmr.co.nz.
To see more information on the two circuits the Festival will be competing
at please visit the Hampton
Downs Motorsport Park web site & the Pukehohe
Park Raceway web site.
birds will get pick of seats for classic racers festival
estimated NZ$50 million plus of some of the sport’s most iconic
racers will gather for meetings at the tracks – January 22nd-24th
at Hampton Downs and January 29th-31st at Pukekohe - with the first
theme a celebration of the life and achievements of racer and race
car builder Bruce McLaren and early bird tickets – with a discount
of around 15% - are now available directly from the Festival Web Site
is the first New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing and organisers are
hoping to make it an annual fixture. The Goodwood Festival of Speed
the Goodwood Revival have been running for more than a decade in the
UK, and the Festival of Speed is now UK’s single biggest motorsports
event with hundreds of thousands of spectators attending.
ten different race classes running at the New Zealand Festival, and
with some great cars running in each of those classes, it is difficult
to pick which class will appeal most – but there is certainly
something for everyone in the huge field of entries. The event has
captured the imagination of historic racing drivers and enthusiasts
all over the world, with many cars being shipped from places like
the UK and USA to take part in the historic event.
of the classes running on Sunday January 24th at Hampton Downs will
carry the title of Tasman Grand Prix – and the entry list of
cars in this class is simply outstanding. There will be no fewer than
six McLaren cars, including two F1 cars and the owners of three other
historic McLaren racers are working overtime to make sure they are
also on the starting grid. A large percentage of the cars have not
been seen on any New Zealand track previously, and a few are making
reappearance after many years elsewhere.
The team behind the New Zealand event – which includes historic
racer and former fighter pilot Jim Barclay - is confident their event
will have the same appeal and that it will capture the imagination
of families, racers and motoring enthusiasts alike.
will be amazing about this event is that the general public can look
around the paddock and get up close and personal with the cars as
well as meeting some of the country’s legendary drivers from
the past four or five decades. This is an amazing opportunity to be
part of an historic event.
are hoping the whole atmosphere will transport people back to how
motor racing used to be in the days of Bruce McLaren and we are encouraging
spectators to get into the spirit of the event and turn up in classic
cars and period clothing.
has never been an event in this country that brings together so many
valuable and iconic historic and classic race cars and the first event
has attracted entries from all over the world including Europe, the
United Kingdom, the USA, Asia, and Australia. We are expecting more
than 400 historic and classic racing cars and that should provide
the basis for an unmissable feast of motor sport heritage.
would urge people to get their tickets sorted nice and early. This
is a cult market and we believe there will be a very solid attendance
from New Zealanders who love racing cars or can remember the heyday
of these awesome machines.”
12 October 2009
Grand Carnival - 3-4 October
weekend will see the second running of the Lobethal Grand Carnival.
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of Alan Tomlinson's victory in the
1939 Australian Grand Prix at the Adelaide Hills street circuit the
event organisers have sourced an amazing entry list for all enthusiasts
of pre-war and early post-war racing.
2009 Lobethal Grand Carnival was a success in preserving our motor
sport history. Please visit our articles and photo gallery sections
of this site for full reviews and why not check out the ABC 7:30 reports
footage by clicking
5 October 2009
"Cummo" Cummins OAM
to Cummo for this well deserved recognition he received in the 2009
Queen's Birthday Honour list. The award read as follows:
service to motor racing, particularly historic cars."
Return to Bonneville
visit the overseas action page for
more details on this event.
of Speed on Tweed
my absence from this year's event information on what took place,
and hopefully some photos will be posted shortly.
Sprints on again
HISTORIC SPRINTS 2009 ENTRY APPLICATIONS INVITED
to compete are being accepted now and should be made on the Entry
Request form available on the website by clicking on the logo above.
HISTORIC LEYBURN - Posted 7 June 09
- Information on FC Race Car
recently received this email from Michael McCarthy regarding the pictured
FC Holden. Please read & I hope someone can help.
I have in my possession on loan an "FC" race car of 1959
vintage, I have been through CAMS and there seems to be NIL Racing
heritage, maybe only club events, this car was built in the 1970's
and finished in mid 1980's, this car is still set up as was last raced,
with only 377miles on the speedo. My question is with your vast knowledge
and photo's, is it possible to trace this car. The last owner died
recently and left this car in his will to his son who wishes to sell
of this vehicle. Michael can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Island Classic - A wash out
Over 500 entrants
dawned the Phillip Island Circuit from 13-15 March. The weekend was
marred, however, by inclement weather conditions, although some great
racing was seen.
Visit the articles
page for full details.
2 tickets to the 2009 Phillip Island Classic - 17 Mar 2009
has 2 three day passes to this year's Phillip Island Classic, to be
held at the Grand Prix circuit from 13-15 March.
first person to answer correctly to the following question will be
sent the tickets.
In what year in Phillip Island Classic did the 4 ERA's take to the
track, and which model numbers where here?
The 2004 Phillip Island Classic saw ERA R1A, ERA R4D, ERA 11B &
ERA 12C compete.
on Tweed to continue - 1 Mar 2009
Festival of Speed on Tweed is set to continue - due to popular demand!
The event will become a part of the World Rally Championship, which
is moving to the Northern Rivers region of NSW from 2010. More details
to follow shortly.