In the club’s first outing since the magnificent 2022 Sydney Classic, the HSRCA will return to Sydney Motorsport Park over December 2 – 4 to complete the 2022 historic motor sport season with a magic summer event. Spectator passes are available online now.
The 2022 Summer Festival will feature the mighty Formula 5000s as well as a bumper field of Historic Sports Sedans. The summer event’s traditional Group S endurance race is set to be a highlight, as is the historic Dawson-Damer trophy for the iconic race cars of the 1960s. With events planned for all historic categories as well as speed events for Regularity and Super Sprint, Sydney Motorsport Park will be kept abuzz with the sound of historic motorsport from practice on Friday all the way through to Sunday afternoon.
Following the well-received 2022 HSRCA Sydney Classic, entries to the meeting have been tremendous, with more than 230 historic sports and racing cars set to take to the circuit.
Historic Sports Sedans have organised their strongest entry yet and we’re excited to see them out in force again. Look forward to the beautifully presented and famous Chevy Monza of Carey McMahon, which was raced successfully by Graeme Whincup between 1985 and 1998, the Mercedes 450SLC of Simon Pfitzer and the five-litre V8 Escort of Aarron Hodges to name just a few.
Formula 5000 sees Lola represented well, with the Lola T330 of Geoffrey Walters, Paul Zazryn’s T332 and Rodney Carroll’s T140 all out to compete. Tom Tweedie will pilot the mighty Chevron B24/228.
They’ll be joined by strong fields in Q & R Sports and Racing, including famous Formula 1 designer and engineer Malcolm Oastler in his Ralt RT1. And not to forget the less powerful but perhaps more closely raced Formula Vees and Formula Fords.
Groups S and N have organised monster fields to go along with their spirited racing. The Minis will be out in force in Group N at the Summer Festival, running up against Ford Mustangs and Falcons, Holden Toranas, a Valiant Charger RT and joined by no less than three Ford Lotus Cortinas, amongst others.
Group S will see a huge variety of vehicles compete in their team endurance events, everything from three Shelby American GT350s to a collection of very fast MG Midgets, class leading Porsche 911s and more.
Our first international entry since the pandemic, Ernie Nagamatsu from the USA will be bringing the storied Old Yeller, a unique and much-travelled race car. We love Ernie’s passion for competing with Old Yeller and he has visited us many times.
Super Sprint and Regularity have done a lot to open up historic motor sport to more car types and introduce drivers to the sport. They feature some of the most varied fields, including everything from a Ford Shelby de Mexico Mustang, Jaguar Series 3 E-Type and XJS-R to more modern cars like the Lotus Elise.
As always, we are honoured to be supported by all fifth category historic cars, and we will be putting on a full schedule of events and quality track time for all groups. Make sure to spend some time at the various viewpoints around the track to catch the action.
Historic motor sport is all about the cars and the community, and so the HSRCA welcomes spectators to get up close to the cars, meet their drivers and custodians and get involved. Make sure to take a stroll through the pits and paddock to enjoy the activity and have a chat with the people who run and support these wonderful machines.
For those interested in Australia’s rich motoring history, the Australian Motor Heritage Foundation will be welcoming visitors for tours of their premises during lunch on both Saturday and Sunday. Visit the former ARDC building next to the main grandstand via the tunnel and opposite the pits.
The 2022 HSRCA Summer Festival will be held at Sydney Motorsport Park December 3-4, 2022. Spectator tickets are available online in the lead-up to the event, as well as at the gate.