Shelby American at Queensland Australia in July

The largest ever gathering of Shelby American cars in Australia is set to take place at the Historic Racing Car Club promoted Shannons Historic Racing and Classic Car Festival at Queensland Raceway on July 26 and 27. 15 of the rarest and most ...

The largest ever gathering of Shelby American cars in Australia is set to take place at the Historic Racing Car Club promoted Shannons Historic Racing and Classic Car Festival at Queensland Raceway on July 26 and 27.

15 of the rarest and most desirable American muscle cars of all time will be on display, and on Sunday the 27th of July will lead the Historic Touring Car field around to start of the Jack Lacey Memorial feature race.

The Shannons Show and Shine will feature the Mustangs and Cobras from the famed workshop of Caroll Shelby, which will be joined by 50 cars from the Mustang Owners Club of Australia, and many other rare and classic cars.

Shannons representative Phil Ross is thrilled to be involved in the 26th annual Historic Racing and Classic Car Festival.

“Shannons is very excited, not only about the show and shine in the pit area on Sunday, but also two days of on track racing, with competitors coming from far and wide for the meeting.

“We expect over 200 racing entries, but also nearly 250 cars in the show and shine and grand parade, so there will really be an event within an event.

The line up of Shelby American cars will have fans salivating, with cars ranging from AC Mark I Cobras, to big block 1969 GT500 Mustangs.

One car certain to gain the attention of race fans will be Pete Geoghegan's 1965 Mustang, which won an incredible 68 times from 74 race starts.

Geoghegan won the 1966 Australian Touring Car Championship in the car, and set the lap record at every circuit he competed at.

Another remarkable car scheduled to attend is a 1966 Group Two Shelby Mustang, which won the New Zealand Touring Car Championship three times in the late sixties.

21 of these cars were built, of which it is believed that only seven are still in existence.

For three of the Shelby owners, the weekend at Queensland Raceway won't simply be a relaxing time in the sun, with them taking to the track in the Shannons Regularity Trials and the Group S Sports Car Races.

Massive interstate interest will ensure that this year's event is the biggest and best ever.

Not only will the off track displays keep fans entertained, but non-stop racing on the track will ensure something to please everybody.

Europe and North America's best racing and sports cars will take to the track, as well as a huge contingent of Aussie bred Historic Touring Cars.

The 'big banger' Group C Touring cars will make their second appearance at Queensland Raceway since their classification as an historic racing class, and are sure to provide a quality field of cars from yesteryear.

Fast Facts
Where- Queensland Raceway
When- July 26-27 2003

-www.hrcc.org.au

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