From the halcyon days of Australian Motorsport come the legends of Group N: a category that began 35 years ago as an entry-level tin-top race category, and has evolved into a popular retro racing showcase of might versus lightness and handling against horsepower.
Set to star at Sydney Motorsport Park this Queen’s Birthday long weekend in the inaugural SYDNEY CLASSIC SPEED FESTIVAL, these Historic Touring Cars have always drawn a crowd, both for their close racing, and for the memories they inspire for enthusiasts and competitors alike.
Made all the more famous by racing legends such as Brock, Moffat, Johnson, Beechey, Geoghegan and Bond, nothing ensnares the senses like the cars once tacked to the walls of teenage bedrooms – and still hang from the garage and pool room walls today!
Makes and marques such as the Ford Falcon GT, Galaxie and Mustang, Chrysler Valiant, Holden Torana and EH, Chevrolet Camaro and Nova mix it up with the smaller but more nimble Mini Cooper S, Ford Cortina, Escort and Capri, Mazda RX2, Datsun 1600, and even the Jaguar Mk2 and BMW 2002, producing those ‘mini vs might’ battles that both spectators and drivers love.
The Group N Historic Touring Cars will be one of eight race categories featured through the weekend’s racing on June 11 – 12, amid a prestigious line-up of Formula 5000s, Heritage Touring Cars, Group S Production Sports Cars, Historic Sports Racing Cars, Holden HQs, Modern Regularity (-1992), and Formula Ford celebrating its 50th Anniversary.
There will be new and exciting race formats including scratch, handicap and also split-grid starts; and Car Club displays, and Sydney’s newest Concourse event, which should attract hundreds of the best display vehicles Sydney has ever seen!
For more information or to buy tickets in advance and save, head to speedfestival.com.au or call the ARDC on (02) 9672 1000.