Muscle Car Masters, Historic Sandown, Phillip Island Classic are all internationally recognised Australian Historic Motorsport Events.
WA has now 'Come of Age' with the establishment of our own 'All Historic Race & Regularity' event conducted over three days commencing October 24th through to October 26th.
The event was first conducted in 2012 and dubbed the 'Perth International Challenge' with an emphasis on Race Cars attracting entries from the UK & New Zealand. Jan McLaren, sister of the late Bruce McLaren (Noted race car driver and builder) was a guest at the meeting.
The 2013 event focused on 'Touring Cars' representing those makes and models that competed in not only Australian Touring Car Championships and Bathurst but internationally as well.
This year, 2014, it was planned that the Formula 5000's would attract top billing, but due to lack of funding if has been deferred. Therefore this year there is no emphasis on open or closed cars, although the open car group are again promoting the resurgence of the very iconic 'Formula Junior'. Entries for this class have been received from both the UK & NZ.
This meeting will be the second most popular (annually) held at the West Australian Sporting Car Clubs venue, Barbagallo Raceway, to the V8 Supercars. Practice will commence on Friday October 24th with action packed competition over the following 2 days.
Whilst Phillip Island attracts some 500 entrants we, expect about 200, not a small gathering considering the tyranny of distance and the population of our state.
As mentioned previously the Formula Junior's will be well worth viewing along with the Formula V's who traditionally hotly contest 'The Zamels Plate' and the Historic Touring Cars racing 'door handle to door handle' for the 'Trevor Roy Young Trophy'. Trevor was the founder of Biante cars and an avid Historic Touring Car enthusiast. Bev, Trevor's widow, will be a guest and presenting the trophy.
In addition to 'Racing' there will be regularity sessions for both open and closed cars. Regularity is for the enthusiast who wants to compete without the door to door / wheel to wheel proximity at speed
The Historic Touring cars will be the largest group fielding some 70 cars. This is the fastest growing class in WA, if not Australia with in excess of 80 cars log booked and eligible to compete
In addition to the on track activities there will be plenty of displays of cars from the era such as the 'Steel Bumper Club'
Want to know some more ? You can contact the WASCC www.wascc.com.au