Entry is now open for the 2019 HSRCA Summer Festival at Sydney Motorsport Park, to be held over the 30th of November and the 1st of December, with private practice on Friday the 29th of November. You are most cordially invited!
The HSRCA Summer Festival will feature 60 years of Elfin, the BMC Challenge, the Group S enduro race and the Dawson-Damer Trophy as well as 100 years of Bentley.
After a quiet weekend out in the country, it’s time to return to Sydney to farewell 2019’s classic motorsport season with a mighty Summer Festival at Sydney Motorsport Park. Entry is now open and available via the CAMS Members’ Portal:
Supplementary regulations are available from the following link:
The meeting will offer races for all of our usual fifth category vehicles as well as speed events for vehicles manufactured up to and including the 1990s and invited cars deemed compatible with those groups. We look forward to seeing you!
Our feature events for this meeting include 60 years of Elfin race cars, for which we have planned a display, memorabilia and an all-Elfin sprint. We hope to show off the range of categories this prominent Australian manufacturer competed in.
The BMC Challenge will be a sprint event for sports and touring cars with BMC A-type engines under the hood. This should be a good event, pitting Morris Mini Coopers, MG Midgets, Austin Healey Sprites and the like against each other.
The Dawson-Damer Trophy for Group LMO racing cars and the Group S relay enduro race are two classic features of our summer meeting, and we’re looking forward to good outings this year.
Jack Brabham won his first Formula 1 World Championship 60 years ago in 1959, and we will recognise this achievement over the weekend. He won that championship in a Cooper Climax, which will be represented in the Dawson-Damer trophy race, as will many of the Elfins celebrating their 60 years.
2019 is Bentley’s centenary, and while we don’t see too many Bentleys competing with us, we will be celebrating the marque’s one hundredth birthday with a display and memorabilia. These are spectacular machines with an enviable record in motorsport. They’re highly evocative of the vintage era, and we’re looking forward to hosting them.
As the Summer Festival is the final event of the club’s 2019 season, many of our usual classes will present perpetual trophies at the meeting.
Entrants who are also competing at the 25th Anniversary meeting at Wakefield Park two weekends prior and are travelling long distances may be grateful for car storage at the circuit for the intervening time. Secure open storage may be available at Sydney Motor Sport Park and secure covered storage at Wakefield Park. Storage will be limited, but should be sufficient. Please contact Rod or Richard.
Bump in will be available on Thursday afternoon, before private practice on Friday, and garages should be available from 6pm.
As always, thank you for your continued support of the HSRCA and historic motorsport in Australia. If you have any questions about the meeting or have any feedback, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
See you at the HSRCA Summer Festival this November 30th and December 1st!
The HSRCA Race Committee