This year the club was invited to put on a display of chevs to celebrate to 60th year of the small block Chev. Tim Perrin organised the weekend and on Saturday we met up at the Sandown Hotel with the Chev Club of Victoria. There were three club Chevs and Tim in a Monaro. We left there and proceeded to gate 2 where Tim entered but the rest of us were sent to gate 1.
We were parked on the grass just inside the main gate in full view of the public as they entered the track. Tim meanwhile was strategically parked right in front of the grandstand in his beautifully restored Bathurst Monaro.
Saturday was rather quiet as the morning and early afternoon were taken up with qualifying and only one race per category. There was a wide range of cars from a very early T Model Ford right through to thundering F5000’s.
Sunday morning we again met at the Sandown Hotel, but this time there was a large representation of club cars. We went through the same process of entering the track and
were soon inside enjoying what was to be a great day of racing. There was around 370 cars entered for racing and the displays around the grandstand were outstanding.
Classes ranged from Regularity racing, through to Group N, Group C touring cars, Formula Fords, Formula 3, Formula 5000, Historic British cars and several others.
For anyone who has not ever attended Historic racing, it is quite unique in that the whole time the pits and marshalling areas are fully open to the public and drivers and cars are open to all for photos and interaction with spectators.
At the end of the day Tim received a great surprise when he was awarded ‘Most Excellent Display Car, Grand Stand Area’. Well done Tim and thanks for organising a great