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
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:
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.
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 Regularity Category is for Sports, GT & Invited Cars manufactured prior 1970.
Expect to see a smorgasbord of interesting vehicles including Mini’s, Cobra’s, Datsun’s, Alfa’s, Jaguar’s, Holden’s and Ford’s
Group N is a popular category that covers three types of production touring cars
1. Group NC – Production Touring Cars of a type which competed in Australia between 1965-1972
2. Group NB – Production Touring Cars of which at least 100 were produced prior to 1965.
3. Group NB – Production Touring Cars commercially available in Australia prior to 1958
Expect to see Ford Capris, Mustangs,, Cortinas and Falcons, Minis, Jaguars, Valiant Chargers, Holden EH’s and Monaros
A series of wonderful photos from Peter Schell. Tasman Revival Meeting 2006
Fabulous photo Gallery from the 2008 Tasman Revival Meeting.
Images: Trent Wallis
Over the years I’ve written quite a number of these race reports – you might think I’d be getting quite comfortable with the role by now.
But as I write this, my last report, it seems just as hard as the first time I wrote one while John Sexton was still editing this magazine. I think the fact that so much work, by so many people, went into the organisation of the Tasman Revival, I should really try to do it justice. Fact is, as so often happens, I didn’t get to see much. Luckily you will see that I’ve enlisted the help of some friends to add their comments. Nonetheless this will be less a race report and more just a series of observations. Maybe a future report?
And, as usual, you will find some details in some of the Group Gossip reports later in this magazine; in particular turn to Steve Wood’s coverage of the event where you’ll find some details of the racing amongst the cars that were the real feature of this event. (more…)