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Photo Gallery: Winton Festival of Speed 2011

Submitted by on August 17, 2011

Winton Festival of Speed 2011

The second annual Festival of Speed hit Winton Motor Raceway over the weekend, giving a huge field of historic racers the chance to stretch their legs out on the track.

The 2011 event featured a re-enactment of a 1978 Formula 5000 event originally won by James Hunt, the Rose City 10,000, and the locally built Elfin MR8 B-C Formula 5000 that Hunt used to win the race served as an excellent example of the sheer spectacle produced by these earth-shaking machines.

Touring car fans were delighted by a 20-lap ‘Rose City Touring Car Trophy’ race, complete with pit stop, that had the fearless Group N historic touring car drivers banging doors for nearly an hour after a classic top-10 shoot out set the grid honours.

This year’s event even managed to sneak in a little Le Mans, with Porsche bringing along a few choice pieces from its museum. ‘Moby Dick’, the low-drag, whale-tailed beauty from 1978, and a 962C from 1987 graced the paddock. They will now be getting ready to hit the track in anger for the ‘Master Blast’ sessions held at Sydney’s Australian Muscle Car Masters event in September.

Ace motorsport photographer Martin Creely was out at the event, and was kind enough to provide us with a sample of his excellent work. Enjoy this gallery of his photographs from the 2011 Winton Festival of Speed, and head to Martin’s website for more.

Photography provided by Martin Creely.

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