Sydney Retro Racefest is coming up this Queen’s Birthday long weekend, over the 11th and 12th of June, and is set to be the event’s biggest outing yet.
New South Wales’ premiere historic race meeting will bring together a stunning collection of historic racing machinery for a packed weekend of racing. It will be headlined by the Group C and A historic touring cars of the Heritage Touring Cars series, but we’re planning to make our own mark on the event with some extremely lovely Lotuses.
Chief amongst them will be what’s sure to be the biggest gathering of Lotus Elevens that we’ve seen in Australia. Through a great deal of hard work and persistence, and no shortage of charisma, Club President Ashton Roskill has inspired an impressive percentage of Antipodean Eleven owners to get involved and take part in the event.
The Elevens will be featured in a display and several will be taking part in Regularity events throughout the weekend.
In Formula Ford Dan Bando will be ringing the neck of his beautiful Lotus alongside John Tarren aboard his Lotus 61. Robert Bryden will be enjoying his first outing in his Lotus Elan in Regularity and, with his Elise not quite qualifying for historic competition just yet, Syd Reinhardt will be running a GSM Dart in Group S competition.
The event will run over the 11th and 12th of June and feature sports and racing cars from half a century of motorsport history. Everything from the aforementioned Heritage Touring Cars series to earth shattering Formula 5000s, a few Formula 1 gems, Formula Fords and Vees, Q & R sports race cars and the classic sports cars of Group S and muscle of Group N will hit the track and race like it’s somewhere between 1950 and 1999.
And the best part is, thanks to historic racing’s good nature, it’ll feature a chilled out atmosphere and offer great access to the cars and the women and men who look after and race them.
If you have a historic sports or racing car and are interested in entering, entry is open through MEECAMS.
And if you’d like to come along to check out the action, spectator passes are available through the Sydney Motorsport Park website, and will also be available at the track on both days. Entry for kids under 12 is free.
Put the 11th and 12th of June in your diary, and head out to Sydney Motorsport Park to join in the fun!