Wilkins to drive in historic race

WARWICK’S SJ Wilkins will drive his 1974 red Formula Vee Venon at the Historic Lakeside Race meeting at Queensland Raceway’s Lakeside Park this weekend.

Lakeside Park, north of Brisbane, is set for a literal blast from the past when a fleet of 100 historic racing cars take to the famous track for the 2010 Historic Lakeside Race Meeting.

Run in conjunction with the Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland, the Historic Lakeside Race Meeting is the first in a planned succession of annual events.

The field of 100 from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria is dominated this year by historic open wheelers, from Formula Vees, Formula Juniors and Formula Threes.

Many of these classics are genuine collector’s items, with some being prised away from under lock and key specifically for the Historic Lakeside Race Meeting.

The oldest car on track over the weekend will be a 1928 LMA Francis Monoposto, owned by Warren Webb from Gilston on the Gold Coast.

Adding to the excitement of the massive grid of open wheelers are several groups of historic tin tops, including touring cars and production sports cars.

The Queensland touring cars group always put on a fierce battle wherever they race, and Lakeside is a sentimental favourite for these drivers.

Patrons can expect to see a strong showing of Toranas, Escorts, Falcons and Mustangs with a smattering of Jags, Datsuns, Mazdas and classic Holdens.



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