A selection of cars that have never been on Australian shores will make their first appearance at the famed Phillip Island circuit this weekend.
As part of the VHRR’s Phillip Island Classic ‘Festival of Motor Sport’, high performance sports cars with Le Mans and CAN-AM history will join a strong field of domestic machinery.
Amongst the group of high performance sports cars will be three Dutton Motorsport entries; the Porsche 962, McLaren M8F and the Le Mans Lola T296.
Two Ferrari and Cosworth powered Pro-sport 3000’s Group C cars will also make their Australian debut, which have just recently been imported from the UK by Robin Swift.
UK driver Andy Newall will also compete alongside local Australian racers aboard a McLaren M6B. Newall will face strong competition alongside the likes of Jamie Larner in a Ralt RT2 and Laurie Bennett aboard a McLaren M1C, who recently returned from a successful racing stint in Europe.
Making its way from the USA, the De Tomaso Mangusta of Perry Spiridis and Lola T70 of Ray Narkiewicz will also hit the track.
Heralded as Australia’s largest and recognised internationally in the world’s top ten historic motor race events, the 2018 Phillip Island Classic is shaping up once again to be an exciting spectacle of historic motor sport.
The action gets underway on Friday 9 March and runs through Sunday 11 March for this Victorian Labour Day long weekend.
Published: 7 March, 2018