The VHRR’s Historic Sandown 2022
November 4 - November 6
THE EXCITEMENT RETURNS – HISTORIC SANDOWN 2022 – November 4-6
The gates will be flung open to welcome back competitors and spectators from around Australia to the 30th Historic Sandown. Whilst an intimate and restricted group of appreciative drivers competed in 2021, November 4th marks the first time in three years since most enthusiasts have been fortunate to return to the historic Sandown track, and we anticipate a joyous reunion! Competitors will be eager to snap up a grid position and passionate crowds are expected to reunite with their heroes – the cars from yesteryear!
The Historic Sandown meeting will feature some 400 racing, sports and touring cars from the 1920s through to the ‘90s. A cross section of cars ranging from pre-war racers and ‘specials’ through to the thundering Formula 5000s and packed grids of Touring cars will contest the packed two-day program. The increasingly popular Formula Fords are sure to delight with their nimble maneuvers encouraging some enthusiasts to make the move from spectator to driver.
While you’re at Sandown join in the festivities with the everpopular MGB set to celebrate 60 years and pack display areas on both Saturday and Sunday. Arguably one of the most recognised sports cars ever made, this small and affordable convertible, captured the public’s imagination from its launch in 1962 and quickly became the biggest selling sports car of its time. They will also be joined by Ford’s Capri GT V6’s and Fiat’s X1/9’s proudly continuing their 50 years commemorations.
On Sunday the exciting E-type Jaguars will be flaunting their sleek lines for young and old to drool over. The E- type’s combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing established the model as an icon of the motoring world at the time and sixty years later it continues to delight admirers around the world. The New York City Museum of Modern Art recognised the significance of Willian Heynes’ design by adding a blue roadster to its permanent design collection, one of only six automobiles to receive this prestige. Let’s not forget its performance on the track either, with Bob Jane winning the 1963 Australian GT Championship at the wheel of a ‘”lightweight” E-type.
As usual hundreds of cars will return to Red Hill where enthusiasts lovingly display their toys and follow the excitement from unique vantage points, so make time to wander over and be impressed. Why not join them?
Everything is conveniently located at Sandown Park, and there’s free access to the pits and the grandstand where excellent viewing of the trackside action can also be enjoyed. A fine array of trade stands are added features, so come and grab a bargain or a piece of motoring history as well as a beverage and bite to eat from a range of food outlets.
Unofficial practice will take place on Friday, November 4 and it’s free admission to the public for a taste of the action. Tickets $35 (Saturday), $45 (Sunday), $70 (weekend pass). Pensioner concession available.
Mark November 4-6 on your calendars now, and join the throngs as they cheer on the cars and savior historic racing at its best. Historic Sandown 2022. Don’t miss out!
Historic Sandown 2022 is promoted by the Victorian Historic Racing Register. For further enquiries – Noel Robson 0402 224 133.