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Get Ready for Big Bad Sandown this November

Submitted by on October 24, 2012

Big Bad Sandown

This coming November the 9th to 11th the Victorian Historic Racing Register will let loose four hundred classic racing, sports and touring cars on Sandown International Raceway for three days of action-packed historic motorsport.

Big Bad Sandown

The event celebrates 50 years of Sandown, as well as the 21st birthday of the VHRR. It will feature special events for a bumper field of Group C and A touring cars, including a pit stop, as well as races for the raucous Formula 5000s and events for the full range of historic sports and racing cars.

It’s on at Sandown this November over the weekend of the 9th to the 11th, with free entry on Friday. Read on for the full details and ticket prices below, and head to the VHRR’s official website here for more.

Via the VHRR

Images via the VHRR

Big Bad Sandown


Sandown International Raceway opened for action in 1962 with a spectacular international meeting featuring the top line Formula One drivers of the era including Brabham, Hill, Surtees, Stewart, Clark, Amon, and all the leading locals such as Davison, Geoghegan, Matich, Stillwell, Patterson and others. What an amazing meeting!

Fifty years later, on November 9-11, the Victorian Historic Racing Register presents 400 racing, sports and touring cars from yesteryear in an action packed three-day carnival of motor sport.

It’s also celebration time for the VHRR as it comes of age after promoting Historic racing for the past 21 years. And this leading club has some special surprises in store. Feature race on the program is a 15-lap event for the very popular Groups C and A touring cars (generally referred to as ‘the Bathurst cars’.) A bumper field has been assembled, and the race will also involve a compulsory pit stop to add extra spice to the event. It’s a new, exciting innovation.

Also making the ground shake will be the thundering Formula 5000s. These are the 5-litre open wheelers that ran as Australia’s top national formula during the 1970s and featured in those epic battles known as the Tasman Series.

Almost 40 races and regularity runs will be conducted over the weekend of November 9-11, catering for a wide cross-section of Historic racing, sports and touring cars from the 1920s to the ‘nineties.

Adding to the spectacle will be displays of one-make club cars involving more than 300 desirable vehicles. Their proud owners will have them on show at the concourse alongside the main grandstand and at Red Hill on the Dandenong Road end of the circuit for the public to enjoy.

Trade stands, food outlets and off-track displays are added bonuses, and unlike modern day motor sport, mixing with the cars and drivers makes Historic racing a truly memorable experience.

Gates open at 8am, and admission is free on Friday, 9 November. Costs are $30 for adults on Saturday 10, and $40 on Sunday 11. A weekend pass costs just $60, and a $5 concession will apply for pensioners. Children under 15 and accompanied by an adult will be admitted free.

Great value for three days of high octane action at “Big Bad Sandown”.

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