New era begins for Muscle Car Masters

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New era begins for Muscle Car Masters

The Australian Muscle Car Masters has a new slot on the motor racing calendar for 2016: the last weekend in October.

The nation’s most successful retro motorsport event had been run at Sydney Motorsport Park (Eastern Creek) on the Father’s Day weekend in September for the past 10 years. In an announcement today from the joint-venture partners, the Australian Racing Drivers’ Club Ltd and nextmedia Pty Ltd (publishers of Australian Muscle Car magazine), the 2016 event will be run on the weekend of October 29-30.

By popular demand, this date change will successfully separate the Australian Muscle Car Masters from the venue’s round of the 2016 V8 Supercars championship. Both meetings have been run in close proximity for the last three years, including twice on consecutive weekends.

The move to late October will be welcomed by competitors, officials and motorsport enthusiasts and is expected to boost crowd attendance at both events.

The date change will be especially popular with those previously unable to attend ‘the Masters’ due to Father’s Day family commitments.

The full line-up of race categories and new on-and-off-track activities will be announced early in 2016.

The ultra-popular Pit Straight Car Club Corral and Featured Muscle Marques display and parade will have twin focuses in 2016. Ford’s contribution to Australia’s performance heritage will be celebrated in the month the company winds up manufacturing in this country. Meanwhile, Brock Commodore owners will be encouraged to attend to mark the 10th anniversary of Peter Brock’s passing and 30 years since the launch of the VL Group A.

 

2016-03-04T12:21:39+00:00 November 6th, 2015|ARDC News, Major Events, SMSP News|4 Comments

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  1. Bob February 3, 2016 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    Still should be on the Fathers Day weekend, why can’t the V8 Super Cars get another weekend?
    look at the crowds the Muscle Car Masters get then look how many the V8 Super Cars don’t get,
    bring the Muscle Car Masters back to our normal weekend thanks

  2. David August 9, 2016 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    My understanding is that the MCM was originally held on the Fathers’ Day weekend because, for its first year, that was the only date that was available/free from other events. The initial success meant that it continued to be held on the same weekend. I guess that it has simply been re-evaluated/reassessed, and the decision has been made to move the date.

  3. Darren August 16, 2016 at 11:50 am - Reply

    The Muscle Car Masters is certainly what the fans want to see, back in the time where it was race what you bring, loose and sideways. The V8 Supercars have lost the edge by having all the cars the same, the fans want to see exciting driving, not procession and a win by a pit stop strategy. Bring back the racing.

  4. Marc Ducquet September 2, 2016 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Dads can only escape the family commitment for so long. An excellent change.

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