FORMULA 5000 (F5000)
CATEGORY PARTNER – MEMBERS OF THE ARDC
HERITAGE TOURING CARS – “THE LEGENDS OF BATHURST”
CATEGORY PARTNER – SHANNONS INSURANCE
HISTORIC RACING & SPORTS CARS (1970-1987)
GROUPS Q & R: This covers sports racing cars from the early 1970’s up to mid-1980s as well as a variety of others built to particular formulae. Slick tyres and aerodynamic aids became common.
Famous marques should include McLaren, Porsche, Elfin, Galloway Clubman, Matich, Lotus, March, BMW as well as the popular S2000 class.
CATEGORY PARTNER – ARDC CLASSIC INC
With the values of true Historic race cars escalating through the roof, this class provides a safer environment for those wishing to stretch the legs a bit as well as providing a class for replica cars that cost a lot less. The aim of Regularity is to run consistent lap times with penalties incurred for deviations from their nominated times.
The SYDNEY CLASSIC SPEED FESTIVAL has extended the normal cut-off date for Regularity from 1986 to 1992 which still sees all competing cars 20 years old or more. Expect top marques such as Porsche, BMW, Shelby Mustangs, Jaguar, Plymouth, Lotus and much more…
CATEGORY PARTNER – BRESCIA FURNITURE
HISTORIC TOURING CARS – PRE 1965
GROUP N: This touring car category covering the period before the Heritage Cars and is often identified with the formative years of the Bathurst race.
Expect to see examples of Mini Cooper, Cortina, Ford Falcon, Holden Torana, Ford Mustang and others. These are cars that don’t necessarily have a racing history but are created from old cars in the spirit of the era they represent.
CATEGORY PARTNER – FASTRACK RACING
HISTORIC PRODUCTION SPORTS CARS
CATEGORY PARTNER – EXCLUSIVE BODY WERKS
FORMULA FORD – “50TH ANNIVERSARY “
E30 Racing was established in 2000 by a group of BMW enthusiasts. The aim was to devise a race series for BMWs that would be affordable, enjoyable and competitive.The Series is a one-make racing series for the classic BMW E30 3-series coupe or sedan from the 1980’s. Predominantly based on the 325i model specifications, only limited modifications are permitted in order to provide an enjoyable, affordable entry-level touring car category. The aim is to provide close competition and to emphasise driver ability rather than driver expenditure. An 80’s icon of motoring, the BMW’s catch-phrase for the E30 3-series was the “Ultimate Driving Machine”.