2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the first race meeting at Amaroo Park for classic cars and bikes. Since then, the sport of historic racing has grown to great strengths, and its events are highlights of the Australian motorsport calendar around the country.
So, over the 17th and 18th of September, 2016, the Vintage Sports Car Club of Australia will hold a special 40th Anniversary of All-Historic Racing race meet at Wakefield Park.
The event will be open to pre-1960 cars and bikes and held under an AASA permit to promote a simpler experience, and good strong fields of glorious old cars and bikes.
What is this 40th race meeting I am hearing about?
Forty years ago a batch of odd fellows put together a race meeting at Amaroo Park (Annangrove NSW) for older cars and bikes. It was a spectacular success and forged a lot of great friendships made that still exist today.
It began all of our involvement in ‘old cars’, often running around on the smell of an oily rag.
It was the birth of Historic Motor Sport today and we want to recreate this magic meeting JUST this once. We won’t be doing it again! So, look at your diary right now please!!
17th and 18th September 2016
Now is the time to get that old car or bike out of the garage, cleaned up, checked over and bring it to Wakefield to run, in a brisk Regularity event. Or maybe even race if it is up to speed to race competitively.
The Meeting will be under AASA permit which makes things a lot simpler. We want to see grand old fields of all those great cars that created that first meeting – yes bikes and cars – as was the first meeting.
Do you know where one of the cars or bikes from that meeting or later are ‘sleeping’ in a garage somewhere – maybe we can’t relive the old days of them drifting up the Amaroo Park hill, but we can definitely run them in a sprightly Regularity on a great circuit where you can see every corner, passing manoeuvre and braking duel.
Do you have a car or bike from that meeting? Do you have one from that era? Or do you know of one of those cars?
Dream of a 40 strong field of all those old cars and bikes, and about the fun and stories in the paddock afterwards?
Regularity was dreamed up to get cars and bikes out on track that didn’t want to compete hard, but wanted to briskly, and energetically relive the excitement of days gone by but at a gentler pace – with minimal officialdom.
Could you do with a dose of good old fashioned non-political motor sport?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, your car and event if you think you might like to come.
Also, please let me know of any car that might be ‘sleeping’ in a garage, so I can chase it up.
or ring Rob Rowe on (02) 49481771 (bikes); or Rees Mackay on (02) 94194251 (cars)