15/12/2017: Sydney Motorsport Park’s long-running and ever-popular muscle car festival, the Australian Muscle Car Masters (MCM), will take place on the June long weekend in 2018, before returning to its traditional home on Father’s Day from 2019 onwards.
Changes to the national motorsport calendar have necessitated the move in 2018, with the event temporarily replacing the Sydney Classic Speed Festival on June 9/10 before retaking its traditional Father’s Day slot on August 31/September 1, 2019.
“Our racing categories are so important to the DNA of Muscle Car Masters, and we’ve worked hard with the category managers to ensure a fantastic race schedule for the 2018 event on the June long weekend,” said Glenn Matthews, CEO of the Australian Racing Drivers’ Club, which runs both the event and Sydney Motorsport Park.
“In a move endorsed by our competitors, spectators and ARDC Members, we will return to our traditional date of Father’s Day in 2019 and beyond.”
The Muscle Car Masters, which is now in its 13th year, celebrates our country’s Muscle Car heritage and the drivers who raced them – and continue to race them!
Categories for the 2018 event include Heritage Touring Cars (Group C & A), Historic Touring Cars (Nb/Nc), National Sports Sedans, Kumho V8 Touring Cars, Historic Sports Cars (Group S), the Trans Am series in conjunction with Trans Am 2 (TA2), and a speed event which will be confirmed in the new year.
Off track, the paddock will again be full of colour and action, with feature displays and tributes, nods to the big muscle car anniversaries of 2018, a meet-and-greet session with legend race drivers, the huge annual show n’ shine, and merchandise alley.
Spectators are admitted free of charge to the competitor’s paddock and undercover grandstand, and kids 15 and under are also free. Early-bird tickets are now on sale – CLICK HERE.