2022 Historic Leyburn Sprints
August 20 - August 21
HISTORIC LEYBURN SPRINTS
- 20-21 August 2022
- Macintyre St, Leyburn, Qld 4365
- Starts 8am Saturday-Sunday
- Tickets, adult $25 daily, $35 weekend; children under 14 free
- (On-line or at the gate)
More than 300 historic, classic and performance cars from the 1920s to modern-day will turn out for the 26th Historic Leyburn Sprints. One of Australia’s most popular motorsport heritage events, the community-run Sprints celebrate the running of the 1949 Australian Grand Prix near this former gold rush village on the Southern Darling Downs. Main attractions include round-the-houses time trials starting outside the 1863-licensed Royal Hotel, a vintage caravan display, a big Shannons Show ‘n’ Shine display, market stalls and plenty of country hospitality. There’s also a welcome barbecue on Friday open to all, charity auction, a fun-run around the track, chances to win racing car rides and a super-screen showing all the action via video streaming. Leyburn is on the Toowoomba–Karara Road, approx. 68kms south of Toowoomba and approx. 75kms north-west of Warwick.
The Queensland Government’s Queensland Destination Events Program and the Southern Downs Regional Council provide financial assistance to help promote the Sprints and attract visitors to the Southern Downs region. The Historic Leyburn Sprints was named 2017 Queensland Motor Sport Event of the Year.