In a little over two months’ time, the HSRCA will be heading back to Eastern Creek International Raceway to burn off the winter blues with some hot historics.
Last time we were there was for the 2010 Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival, and a ball was had by all. We recently received some photographs taken by Roderick Mackenzie during the event, so it is time to share! Thanks to Rod for sharing his work!
Photography by Roderick Mackenzie
He has been kind enough to share his work with us, so please head over to his site at http://www.deejay51.com/tasman_revival_2010.htm for his full coverage. He has everything from Vintage and PVT racing, Touring Cars and Regularity to the Formula 5000s, Tasman Revival feature race and Tasman Legends parade covered, and it’s looking great.
Photography by Derek ‘DeeJay51’
The Wakefield Park Historic Summer entry forms should be in your hands, and in just over a month’s time the HSRCA and friends will be heading out to the track for another weekend of classic cars, good friends and historic motorsport.
While we’re gearing up for another fantastic event at Wakefield Park, why not head to our gallery and check out these photographs from our last event – the 2010 Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival – by Riccardo Benvenuti. Head to his website for more motorsport magic.
The holiday season is upon us, and that, hopefully, means an elevated level of feasting. Take a minute to relax and digest, and check out these fun videos of Wes Dayton and his Triumph TR3A blatting around Eastern Creek at the 2010 Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival. Don’t forget to turn them up to HD if you have the bandwidth!
Missing the sights and sounds of historic racing? This excellent gallery of photographs from the 2010 Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival, by Jeremy Dale, should help tide you over until the HSRCA’s next event in February.
Thanks to Jeremy for sharing his fantastic work!
Photography by Jeremy Dale.
Good times were had with great friends. Beautiful historic racing machinery danced, and sometimes pirouetted, with brave and talented drivers in the rain. Lap records were broken. Here are the results for Sunday’s feature races at the 2010 Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival.
Thank you to Peter Schell for his fantastic photography. Please hit this link to view the full gallery of his photography from the 2010 Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival, including photos of the feature event winners.
Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival – Sunday 28th November 2010, Feature Races
Event 34 – Regularity – Peter Finlay and Ian Forsyth Trophies
Heidi Jackel – 1970 Valiant VG Pacer
Jake Williams – 1974 Holden HQ
Event 35 – Frank Gardner Trophy for Group L Sports
Peter Giddings – 1953 Masserati 250F
Event 35 – Alec Mildren Trophy for Group L Racing
Dick Willis – 1959 Mildren Cooper T51
Event 35 – RACA Trophy for Sa Sports Cars
Peter Jackson – 1959 Austin Healey 3000
Event 35 – Jack Myers Trophy for Na Touring Cars
Allan Bryson – 1952 Austin A30
Event 35 – The VSCCA Trophy for Group K
Peter Greenfield – 1935 Alfa Romeo 8C-36
Event 36 – The Ron Tauranac Trophy for Group Q Racing
John Gale – 1972 Surtees TS9 F1
Event 36 – Trophy Race for Group R Racing
Guido Belgiorno-Nettis – 1985 Ferrari 156/85 Turbo
Event 37 – RACA Trophy Race for Group Sb Sports Cars
Tony Dains – 1970 Triumph TR6
Event 37 – Trophy Race for Group Sc Sports Cars
Stephen Borness – 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera
Event 37 – Trophy Race for Group T Sports Cars
Jason Lea – 1968 Datsun 2000
Event 38 – John Leffler Shield for Formula Ford
Fa – John Tarran – 1970 Lotus 61M
Fb – Geoff Walters – 1981 Elwyn 003
Event 41 – The Jack Brabham Trophy for Group M Racing Cars
Ed Holly – 1963 Brabham BT6
Event 41 – Leo Geoghegan Trophy for Group O Racing cars
John Smith 1968 Lotus 49/R8
Event 42 – The Repco Matich Trohpy for Group M Sports Cars
Stewart Mahony – 1965 Bolwell MK 4
Event 42 – The Spencer Martin Trophy for Group O Sports
Murray Sinclair – 1969 Chevron B16
Event 42 – The Bib Stillwell Trophy for Group Q Sports Cars
Scott Whittaker – 1972 Milano GT 2
Event 42 Trophy Race for Group R Sports Cars
Jamie Larner – 1979 Ralt RT2
Event 43 – The Kevin Bartlett Trophy for F 5000
Stan Redmond – 1976 Lola T332C
Event 44 Trophy Race for Formula Junior
David Methley – 1960 Lotus 18 FJ
Event 44 – Trophy Race for Formula 3
Tom Tweedie – 1965 Lola T60 F2
Event 45 – Trophy Race for Formula Vee
David Cutts – 1984 Spectre FVee
Event 46 – The Ian Geoghegan Trophy for Nb Touring Cars
Victor Waterhouse – 1964 Jaguar 3.8 MK. 2
Event 46 – The Brian Foley Trophy for Nc Touring Cars
Vince Macri – 1972 Holden Torana GTR X
Legends, good friends, thrilling racing, deft drivers and beautiful cars– the 2010 Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival had it all and then some. Hit this link for a full gallery of photographs taken over the course of an action-packed, sometimes soggy and always fun weekend at Eastern Creek International Raceway.
Many talented photographers were present at the event, and this is just one perspective on what was a massive weekend, so be sure to check back here soon for even more photos from the 2010 Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival!
We are preparing some on-board video footage from the races and will have it online on our YouTube channel soon.
If you have footage, photos or writing from the Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival that you would like featured on the club’s website, YouTube channel, and social networking sites, send me an email or drop by our Facebook page to let us know. We would love to promote your work, and your talents show the world all the fun, challenges and friendships to be found in historic racing!
Please see the following links for photos from the 2010 Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival:
MotorsportRetro.com has full photo galleries from the Pit and Paddock
Click here for photos from Sunday
Click here for full results
On- track photos to follow.
All historics, all racing, all day. Saturday at the 2010 Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival was a scorcher, and it had nothing to do with the weather. Each class hit the track twice today, and after two days of practice and qualifying, they are going faster and harder than ever.
Sunday is what we’ve been building up to; look forward to some tooth-and-nail historic racing from every class, a paddock full of timeless historic racing machinery and a friendly group of people to share it all with.
MotorsportRetro.com has full photo galleries from the Pit and Paddock
Click here for photos from Friday
Click here for photos from Saturday
Wednesday access to track: Please note that another organisation has booked Eastern Creek for Wednesday, Nov 24. For that reason we do not have unrestricted access, but have arranged for the following two concessions:
- You may park your car and trailer off outside of the tunnel (grassed area where trailers are parked) any time on Wednesday. Security will be provided.
- From 5:00pm to 9:00pm you may unload and set-up.
Special arrangements for the overseas cars are being organised.
The EBS Porsche Spyder was built in 1972 as a one-off by the engineers at the Porsche Weissach works for the Interserie-European Can Am series (Under 3 litre small block division). Several engineers were asked to build an off-budget, “skunk-works” car using “spare” items from the works and is not recognised as an official Porsche model. Eberhard Braun designed and built the car which has a remarkable resemblance to the 917/10 series, just on a smaller scale. There is speculation that the car was completed or rebuilt in 1976 by prominent sports car makers URD who built it as a Group 6 Prototype sports car and gave it the serial number URD 676 #005. It is built on a tube frame chassis, has a fibreglass body, weighs around 700kg and is powered by a genuine factory 2.8RSR engine coupled to a Hewland FG400 5 speed gearbox.
The car was raced by prominent European racer Max Moritz and driven by Hubert Schmidt at the famous Nurburgring in 1976 as well as Zolder, Salzburgring and Hockenheim. It was then sold in 1980 and went to the US where it raced in Historic Can Am races, SCCA, SVRA and HSR meetings. It was owned by a few other Americans until an Australian, Warwick Miller purchased it and bought it back to Australia where he began a partial restoration.
In 2008 it was purchased by Terry Lawlor who has since completed a more extensive restoration and rebuild. It is anticipated that its first event in Australia will be the Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival at Eastern Creek, November 26-28, 2010.
Terry won the HSRCA Group Sc Championship in 2008 and was runner up in 2007 and 2009 in a Porsche 911. Terry will campaign the EBS Porsche Spyder in HSRCA Group Q in 2011.
Images: Terry Lawlor and John Shingleton
The HSRCA was out in force at Sydney’s Concours d’Elegance Australia this weekend, and took a few examples from the Tasman Revival’s stellar line-up, as well as a beautiful example of the Lotus Elise we are giving away, along for the ride.
The cars looked stunning as they basked in the sunshine at Manly, and did a great job getting people excited for the Lotus Sydney 2010 Tasman Revival. I’m really looking forward to seeing and hearing them out on the track! Bring on the roar of engines, the smell of petrol and hardworking brakes, clutches and tyres and the excitement of historic cars racing on the raggedy edge.
Only 588 tickets to win a Lotus Elise are left and they are going fast, click here to buy one today!
A mammoth International contingent is again what the Tasman Revival has that no other Historic event in Australia can match. As at the time of writing there are 45 overseas entries confirmed including a swag of cars from our 1960s era. Once again Graham Adelman will be bringing both his Ferrari 246T and the most gorgeous sounding car ever, the BRM P126.
Thinking forward, the 3rd running of the Tasman Revival will see some great competition at the front of the field. From the entries so far it looks like the winner may be any of four makes of car, Lotus, Brabham, Ferrari, or BRM, and maybe there is a dark horse in there as well.
Firstly we will have the 2006 winner, John Smith in the Dawson-Damer family’s Lotus 49. Then the 2008 winner, Rob Hall in Graham Adelman’s Ferrari 246T Dino. Add to that equation the car Sir Jack Brabham drove to many victories in 1967 to come 2nd behind team- mate Denny Hulme, the Brabham BT24 of Brian Wilson. (more…)
The draw for our Win a Lotus Elise competition has been moved back one day and will now take place on Sunday the 28th of November at 4PM to allow for greater crowd participation.
Information about the Pit Straight Car Club Picnic Day and the associated registration and booking form is now online as well, just head to our corporate hospitality page here, or grab the documents below.
PIT STRAIGHT CAR CLUB PICNIC DAY
Club cars with a PIT STRAIGHT CAR CLUB sticker on windscreen will be permitted to park track side on the spectator mound on pit straight in their exclusive club area. Please note BBQs are not permitted at Eastern Creek Raceway.
All orders must be placed by the 5th of November 2010
Sir Jack Brabham has accepted the HSRCA’s invitation to be the Patron of our biggest and most important race meeting. Sir Jack was invited some time ago but his health has not been good and he asked for time to consider our request. We are delighted that he can make it and appreciate the personal effort that his visit will require.
Sir Jack and Lady Brabham will arrive in Sydney early on the morning of Sunday 28th November and spend the day at Eastern Creek.
Everything that can be written about Sir Jack Brabham has appeared in print many times, but in the context of the Tasman era it is worth reiterating that he won three F1 World Drivers’ Championships (1959, 1960 and 1966) and is the only man to have won the World Championship in a car bearing his name. That is a record likely stand for all time.
In 1959 he became the first man to win the World Championship in a rear-engined car and no one has ever won in a front-engined car since. The only drivers to have won more World Championships than Jack are Fangio, Prost and Schumacher. (There have 31 Champions over 50 years – Sir Jack is the oldest surviving World Champion). He also introduced European-style formula cars to Indianapolis and this, more than anything, spelled the end of the outdated Indy roadster. He paved the way for future Indy winners including Jim Clark and Graham Hill in similar cars.
There is no way one can compare drivers from different eras as the sport/business has changed so much. However, one clear difference is that F1 drivers in the 1960s drove just about anything with four wheels and Jack was successful in Formula 2, sports cars and sedans. At his unforgettable 70th birthday party put on by the HSRCA at the (then ANA Hotel in Sydney) when asked how cars had changed, Jack said, “In my day we had to steer, accelerate, brake AND change gears!’
One of the most popular features of the Tasman Revival is the attendance of the men we call the Legends – the drivers from the period we celebrate. What a wonderful opportunity to see them all together again, this time with our World Champion amongst them. Don’t miss it!
Odyssey Travel are offering fabulous packages to the Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival 2010.
- Return transfers from Sydney airport to Eastern Creek.
- 3 night’s hotel accommodation in en-suite share twin rooms.
- Breakfast daily.
- 3 day pass to the Tasman Revival meeting.
- Travel to and from Sydney.
- Please contact your Educational Travel Adviser for assistance.
- Meals other than breakfast.
- Items of personal nature i.e. laundry, telephone calls
The Chifley Eastern Creek is set on 1.1 hectares at Eastern Creek Raceway and is ideally located just 2km to the junction of the M4 and M7 motorways allowing for easy access to Homebush, Sydney Olympic Park and all areas of Sydney.
The 4½ self rated hotel offers 104 stylishly appointed trackside and courtyard guest rooms and suites. Chifley Eastern Creek also boasts three conference and function rooms catering for up to 200 delegates.
Coldwater Creek tavern is now open and provides the perfect venue for a casual or business lunch or dinner, or to relax with colleagues and friends for pre or post dinner drinks. The hotel also offers complimentary onsite parking, business centre, indoor lap pool and gymnasium.
If you enjoy car racing, this hotel is ideally located only minutes from one of the country’s premier motor sport facilities.
Call Odyssey Travel on 1300 888 225
For more information or to request a booking click here
Show cars with CAR CLUB sticker on windscreen will be permitted to park track side on the spectator mound on pit straight in their exclusive club area. Driver and passengers pay at gate as per spectator fee.
Adults – $20 (includes admission to competitor paddock & grandstand)
Children 12 & under FOC
Download your entry and information forms here
Peter Mahony, a regular HSRCA competitor in his Group M Sports Bolwell, was the lucky holder of ticket number 2482 drawn on the 6th July.
Peter has won a trip for two to England to see the famous Goodwood Revival meeting on 17-19 September 2010.
His prize includes
2 Premium economy return tickets to London (ex Sydney)
2 premium grandstand entry passes (3 days)
7 nights accommodation for two (including Breakfast)
7 days car rental
The prize is valued at a whopping $17,000.
Start packing your bags Peter!
Graham Adelman from Virginia USA has also confirmed his intent to make a return visit with both his Ferrari 246T and BRM P126 cars which he brought to the 2008 Tasman Revival meeting. Both cars will be shipped from the UK where they are cared for by Hall and Hall at Bourne.
The Ferrari was driven by Chris Amon to finish second in the 1968 Tasman Series with wins at Levin and in the NZGP at Pukekohe and a very close second to Jim Clark in the AGP at Sandown. After a 40 year absence from Australia it was driven by Rob Hall to win the 2008 Tasman Revival race at Eastern Creek and should be a front runner again this year. The V12 BRM which Graham drove himself in 2008 was driven by both Bruce McLaren and Richard Attwood in 1968 and scored a win at Teretonga in McLaren’s hands.
Via: Ed Holly’s M and O Racing newsletter.
Images: Trent Wallis and Peter Schell
The entry forms for the 2010 Tasman Revival Meeting are now online.
The 2010 event is set to be the biggest and best yet, so get your entries in now.
Entry Forms for both National and International entrants can be found by clicking here.