Queensland July Historics preview

Queensland July Historics preview

27-28 July Historic Race Meeting- Queensland Raceway. After the outstanding success of the May Historic meeting, Queensland motorsport fans are counting the days until the 25th Annual Historic Racing Car Club Race Meeting. Once again the...

27-28 July Historic Race Meeting- Queensland Raceway.

After the outstanding success of the May Historic meeting, Queensland motorsport fans are counting the days until the 25th Annual Historic Racing Car Club Race Meeting.

Once again the event will be supported kindly supported by classic car insurer, Shannons Insurance, while Queensland Raceway has also been chosen as the venue for the event, for the third time in four years, with its friendly atmosphere, and a layout which is kind to equipment and great for fans.

One of the highlights of the meeting will be the return to Queensland soil of the crowd-pleasing Group C touring cars.

From 1973 to 1984, these were the cars that formed the backbone of the Australian tin-top scene, with the class creating many Australian motor-sporting legends.

A large field of cars is expected to take to the track, with around a dozen cars coming from Queensland garages, and more to make the trek from south of the border.

One driver to keep an eye on will be former Bathurst winner Bo Seton, who has made a comeback to motorsport in his immaculate Ford Capri.

In 2001, the Group N Historic Touring Cars provided a massive entry, which was split into two groups for racing.

Also a highlight last year, an all-Mini race is to be repeated again this year, with more interstate visitors planning on making the trip to take on Queensland's best competitors.

The Racing Car class last year provided some of the fastest, closest, and hardest competition ever seen at Queensland Raceway.

The winged wonders will once have the crowd on their feet, as will the best Historic and Modern Sports Cars, after a great warm up in early May.

Another event of interest on the program will be the Leo Geoghegan Trophy for Formula Juniors.

Shannons will once again be running their ever-popular Show and Shine, which attracted around 150 participants last year, with many local car clubs expected to use the event as one of their most popular outings for the year.

Entry forms for the meeting can be obtained at www.hrcc.org.au with all historic classes invited, as well as group 2A, 2B, 2C, and 2G Sports Cars.

Queensland Raceway is at the end of Champions Way, Willowbank, adjacent to the Willowbank Drag Strip, and just off the Cunningham Highway (near the Amberley RAAF Base).

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