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Photo Gallery: Enjoying a Historic Summer with the HSRCA

Submitted by on December 3, 2015

HSRCA Historic Racing

Images by Seth Reinhardt

We spent the past weekend in a most enjoyable fashion – sharing a Historic Summer with the HSRCA and documenting the adventures to share with all of you!

The 28th and 29th of November saw the club wrap up their 2015 historic racing calendar at Sydney Motorsport Park in great style by bringing together a magnificent collection of historic sports and racing cars and putting on a packed weekend of historic motorsport. Hit the link and enjoy the photos.

HSRCA Historic Racing

Formula Vee cars took on the role of ‘feature’ grid over the weekend to celebrate their 50th anniversary. They enjoyed several feature races and brought packed grids and exciting motorsport to all of them. The cars may well be little, but they’re all driven with passion and leave little on the table, which is awesome to see!

Several legends of the category were also present and joined in parade laps over lunch that served as a pleasant breather in the packed schedule.

HSRCA Historic Racing

Similarly awesome were the Group S & T races over the weekend, which sported maximum capacity grids and some fiercely competitive racing.

They enjoyed a 20-lap endurance race on Sunday morning, complete with driver change to mix proceedings up. It’s great to see the drivers get into the spirit of these races, and checking out the driver change action in pit lane is a lot of fun.

HSRCA Historic Racing

Moving over to wings-and-slicks race cars and a strong Formula 5000 contingent was present for the weekend, joining in Q & R racing. This category sports some of the fastest cars that you’ll find at historic events, and the thunderous raw when they open the taps is worth the trip on its own!

Also unafraid to open the taps and put on some great racing are the drivers in J, K and L, who returned to Sydney’s classic circuit after a short hiatus. Their older cars are beautiful, beautifully prepared and driven with a beautiful, respectful, disregard of their advancing years. Wonderful!

HSRCA Historic Racing

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! The full field over the weekend was strong through all of the categories and there was great racing to be enjoyed in all of them all weekend long.

If you make it to a historic event with the HSRCA, make sure to spend some time exploring the pits and paddock. The people are friendly and open, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to get up close to these magic old machines and learn more about them.

HSRCA Historic Racing

For more photos, and to keep up to date with the HSRCA’s historic motorsport adventures head to www.hsrca.com, and follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hsrca.

They’ll be back in action in February next year at Wakefield Park, and will follow that up with the massive Sydney Retro Speedfest over the 11th & 12th of June, 2016, which is set to be one of the biggest Australian historic racing events of the year.

Thanks to Seth Reinhardt for the photos.

MORE: Photo Gallery: The Return of the Retro Speedfest

HSRCA Historic Racing

HSRCA Historic Racing

HSRCA Historic Racing

HSRCA Historic Racing

HSRCA Historic Racing

HSRCA Historic Racing

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