Calendar

For 2017 the Heritage Touring Cars Championship will consist of five rounds across three states and include one non-championship round at the Bathurst Motor Festival over Easter. A competitor’s five best rounds will count towards the Championship for the Peter Brock trophy.

Dates and venues are as follows.

Round 1 – VHRR Phillip Island Classic at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Victoria. March 17 – 19

Non-Championship Round – Bathurst Motor Festival at Mount Panorama Circuit, New South Wales. April 14 – 16

Round 2 – ARDC Sydney Classic at Sydney Motorsport Park, New South Wales. June 10 – 11

Round 3 – QHTCA Lakeside Classic at Lakeside International Raceway, Queensland. August 12 – 13

Round 4 – Sandown 500 at Sandown Raceway, Victoria. September 15 – 17

Round 5 – ARDC Muscle Car Masters at Sydney Motorsport Park, New South Wales. October 28 – 29

QRO Lakeside Classic, Lakeside Park, QLD

The Event

The Lakeside Touring Car classic is a mecca for tin top racing fans. The Heritage Touring Cars series’ Group C and Group A classic Australian racing cars are joined by the Queensland Touring Car Championship, Trams Ams, Classic Sports Sedans and Group N Historic Touring Cars to duke it out around the classic Lakeside Park circuit.

The Circuit

Lakeside Park, formerly known as Lakeside International Raceway, is a classic Australian circuit set along the shores of Lake Kurwongbah, 30 kilometers north of Brisbane in Queensland. Since 1966 it’s been hosting Australian touring cars, GT races, the Australian Superbike Championship and much more, and has been the setting for many historic moments in Australian motorsport.

Historic Warwick, Morgan Park, QLD

The Event

The National Historic event is hosted by the Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland (HRCC), and provides a great range of historic motor racing categories for fans to enjoy. With local driving events dating back to the 1950s, motorsport has featured for over 60 years at Warwick, so it is a fitting location for a friendly, country style historic racing event.

The Circuit

Situated just outside the town of Warwick, the Morgan Park circuit is tight and challenging, with a spectacular high speed sweeper at the back of the circuit which demands full attention and commitment to achieve a solid lap time. The left hand turn under the bridge is a great spot for spectators to watch the action, with many touring cars lifting a wheel as they negotiate the fast, blind curve.


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The Phillip Island Classic, Phillip Island, VIC

The Event

The Phillip Island Classic is the largest historic motorsport event in Australia, and is recognised as one of the best events of its type in the world. With over 500 entries each year, the event showcases an impressive range of vehicles and eras, with the racing being loud, raw and exciting.

The Circuit

The Phillip Island circuit is situated in a spectacular coastal location approximately 130km south of Melbourne.  Made famous in the 1960s as the precursor of the annual Bathurst touring car race, the circuit contains a challenging mix of fast flowing curves, long straights and tight sections over undulating countryside.

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Historic Sandown, Sandown Raceway, VIC

The Event

Historic Sandown is another great event organised by the Victorian Historic Racing Register (VHRR), held each November at the famous Sandown Raceway, just outside the centre of Melbourne. Being so close to the heart of the city, it is a very accessible event for fans and their families.

The Circuit

Like Lakeside, Sandown is another circuit that featured Heritage Touring Cars in their original period. With the two long straights connected by a series of challenging bends, Sandown is not for the feint hearted, with armco and concrete barriers only inches away from the track. The cars skate and scrabble for grip as they come through the final turns leading onto the main straight, where they truly open up in front of the impressive grandstand, prior to braking hard and late for the sharp left hander that is turn 1.


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Muscle Car Masters, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW

The Event

Muscle Car Masters is the mecca for fans of Australian historic and heritage touring car racing. The on track activity is supported by impressive car club displays, and merchandising areas where fans have the opportunity to come to face with motorsport heroes of the past.

The Circuit

Recently upgraded, the Sydney Motorsport Park is a fast and exciting circuit, originally designed for motorbike racing. There are several spots for spectators to enjoy the action, with views from the pit facility roof providing a great vista of the circuit.


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Sydney Classic Speed Festival

Sydney Classic Speed Festival, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW

The Event

Sydney Classic Speed Festival will provide a fresh approach to a historic race meeting, featuring new race formats, new categories including alter model cars, a pro-am race featuring current V8 Supercar or other high profile drivers and entertainment including retro and club displays and Sydney’s newest concours event.

All categories will enjoy more than 60 minutes of track time (3 races) plus qualifying and an option of private practice on Friday.

The Circuit

Recently upgraded, the Sydney Motorsport Park is a fast and exciting circuit, originally designed for motorbike racing. There are several spots for spectators to enjoy the action, with views from the pit facility roof providing a great vista of the circuit.


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HSRCA Historic Summer, Wakefield Park, NSW

The Event

Held in February each year, the HSRCA’s Historic Summer is a brilliant way to kick off the year’s historic motorsport. The relaxed, friendly and open atmosphere makes this a social opportunity to give both cars and drivers a shake-down after the holiday break, and get stuck into the series in earnest, and its location at Wakefield Park attracts a diverse and exciting collection of machinery each year.

The Circuit

Set in the gentle hills just outside of Goulburn, Wakefield Park is a classic circuit that mixes interesting corners with challenging elevation changes to produce uniformly-excellent racing.

It’s not the fastest track on the Heritage Touring Cars circuit, but it’s definitely one of the most exciting, offering plenty of opportunity to overtake and a challenging mix of turns. The start/finish straight entertains by producing a great opportunity for our Group C and A Australian racing cars to open up and roar past the pits before a thrilling high-speed kink sets up another lap of exciting dicing as we wind our way through the hills.

Bathurst Motor Festival, NSW

The Event

Held every year over the Easter weekend, the Bathurst Motor Festival is a celebration of motorsport featuring cars from the classic era to modern machinery. It’s been going from strength to strength each year with another record entry confirmed for the 2015 event. And with many of the cars of the Heritage Touring Cars made famous thanks to their deeds on The Mountain, we’re thrilled to be along for the ride and sure to put on a great show.

It’s motorsport on The Mountain! Need we say more?

The Circuit

Located in Bathurst, New South Wales, Mount Panorama is home to some of Australia’s biggest events, such as the Bathurst 1000 and Bathurst 12-Hour. It’s been the setting many of motorsport’s most memorable moments, and the cars of the Heritage Touring Car series played a huge role in its legend.

One of the world’s great race tracks, Mount Panorama’s reputation and role in the history of Australian motorsport speaks for itself. The 6.213 kilometer circuit is set around the mountain, funnily enough, and its 23 corners wind through a 174 metre elevation change. It’s this elevation change, and the classic corners that curve through it, that earn the track its place in the pantheon of great race circuits around the world.

When it’s not being used as a race track it’s a public road, so you can drive it! Just remember to obey the 60 kilometer an hour speed limit, and be safe.

2015 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix, VIC

Penrite Oils Heritage Touring Cars

The Event

Penrite Oils Heritage Touring Cars is thrilled to a part of the 2015 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix to be held at Albert Park in Melbourne, over March 12 – 15.

What can we say, it’s the Australian Grand Prix – the pinnacle of Australian motorsport! Australia is honoured to be the location for the red lights to go out on the Formula 1 season each year, and the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix is a smörgåsbord of motoring goodness – a celebration in the truest sense of the word. If you have an opportunity to go, do it.

We will join the support cast for the event as the Penrite Oils Heritage Touring Cars, joining the V8 Supercars and Porsche Carrera Cup. We will be fielding a capacity 40-car grid in an invitational, non-championship round designed to celebrate the historically-significant cars that make up the series.

The Circuit

Albert Park, the Melbourne Grand Prix circuit, is a street circuit located around Albert Park Lake just outside of the Melbourne CBD.

A classic street circuit, Albert Park is purpose-built each year for the Grand Prix. So for nine months of the year, when not a Formula 1® Grand Prix circuit or in mid-construction, Albert Park can be driven as a series of public roads.

The 5.303-kilometer circuit features 16 corners, and the lap record is held by Michael Schumacher, who set it in his Ferrari F2004 in 2004, on the way to the first of what would become thirteen Grand Prix victories and a supremely-dominant Drivers’ Championship win.