Sydney Retro Speedfest: The New Classic Racing Festival

Sydney Retro Speedfest

The Historic Sports and Racing Car Association (HSRCA), in conjunction with the Australian racing Drivers’ Club (ARDC), is proud to present a brand new classic racing event for 2014 – the Sydney Retro Speedfest.

To be held at Sydney Motorsport Park on the weekend of 3-4 May 2014, the Sydney Retro Speedfest is set to showcase the best of classic racing cars with a fun, festival atmosphere that all can enjoy.

The Sydney Retro Speedfest will provide a unique opportunity to view the precious metal that contributed to Australia’s ‘golden era’ of motorsport. The long list of exquisite cars will include sports cars from the ’60s and ’70s including Porsches, Corvettes, Alfa Romeos, Austin Healeys and MGs, classic sports racing cars from Matich, Elfin, McLaren and Lola, and the super-quick open-wheelers from Ferrari, Brabham, Lotus, Elfin, Ralt and Chevron.

The Speedfest will also celebrate the ever-popular sedans, from touring cars of the ’60s and ’70s, such as Mustangs, Camaros, Toranas and Minis, to the Heritage Touring Cars which wowed the crowds at Bathurst from the ’70s through to the early ’90s. Fans can expect to see the legendary cars of this era including Commodores, Falcons, Skylines, Sierras, BMWs, Corollas and more.

And not to be forgotten will be the highly competitive Formula Fords and menacing Formula Vees, always guaranteed to provide thrilling slipstreaming and plenty of passing.

“This event will allow enthusiasts to enjoy first-hand the spectacle and excitement of the pinnacle of classic racing, and there will be entertainment for all family members,” said Peter Schell of the HSRCA.

ARDC CEO Glenn Matthews agreed: “The ARDC celebrated 60 years in 2012. We have come from classic grass roots racing, and what better way to celebrate it than a festival of this nature.”

The paddock area will be open and free to all ticket holders, allowing a close and personal experience of the cars, the crews and the atmosphere that makes classic racing such a fantastic spectator sport.

In a ‘festival of speed’, the racing cars are the stars, but the Sydney Retro Speedfest will also feature a static display of rare gems from many of the country’s finest car clubs, an opportunity to experience a race simulator, and a chance to win a track ride in a race car.

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