RELEASE: SYDNEY CLASSIC SPEED FESTIVAL – A BRAND NEW ERA OF RETRO RACING
Everything old is new again this June long weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park with the new Sydney Classic Speed Festival. The Golden Era of ‘60s and ‘70s racing, its fantastic cars and fabulous drivers, and the fierce competition they procured are back in a brand new racing weekend for motorsport fans young and young-at-heart will enjoy.
To be held at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek on Saturday June 10 – Sunday June 11 2017, The Sydney Classic Speed Festival will showcase the best of classic racing cars with a fun, 60’s/70’s themed festival atmosphere.
No less than eight race categories will feature through the weekend’s racing, with new and exciting race formats including scratch, handicap and also split-grid starts: fiercer competition on the track, and more exhilarating heart-in-your-mouth photo finishes.
Headlining the event are the phenomenal Formula 5000s – over 20 are expected to fill this grid. These thundering open-wheelers were faster than the F1 Cars in their day; many being able to go top 300kmh! Also featuring will be the Heritage Touring Cars which wowed the crowds at Bathurst from the 70’s through to the early 90’s. Fans can expect to see the legendary cars of this era including Commodores, Falcons, Skylines, Sierras and BMWs, plus the highly competitive Formula Fords who will also be celebrating their 50th Anniversary.
The ever-popular Sports and Touring Cars such as Porsches, Mustangs, Camaros, Toranas and Minis will be a favourite as well as a new category for later model cars (up to 1997) being modern regularity.
An amazing line up of Bathurst legends will line up for the Heritage Touring Cars first-ever Pro-Am race. Expect to see some big names from the era, as well as current Supercar drivers and legends.
There will also be themed entertainment, Retro and Car Club displays, and Sydney’s newest Concourse event, which should attract hundreds of the best display vehicles Sydney has ever seen!