Greg Dalliston in his EH Holden breathes down the neck of Ken Nelson's Mini.
Greg Dalliston in his EH Holden breathes down the neck of Ken Nelson's Mini. Ian Welsh / Shifting Focus

Vintage cars sprint to finish at Morgan Park Raceway

A 1956 D type Jaguar will be on Morgan Park Raceway for the first time in an Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland event this weekend.

The car will be one of 130 in town for a TTT day (Test, Try and Train) on Saturday which will be followed by a day of sprint racing on Sunday from 8.30am-3pm.

Club member John Tupicoff said D type Jaguars won three times at Le Mans, a world famous motor race in France.

The Jaguar is owned by Kenmore driver Bob McKay who bought it from South Australia six months ago.

"Bob will test the car on Saturday but hasn't nominated for Sunday. There is no doubt he will race the Jaguar in future meetings at Morgan Park, including our April 27-28 and July 13-14 meetings."

There will be 250 historic race cars in Warwick for the national meeting on July.

Tupicoff said 40 newcomers, including nine women and four juniors new to motor sport, would have a trial on the track and be trained in track craft.

"Drivers who will compete on Sunday will test their cars on the track on Saturday," Tupicott said.

"Any drivers who have done work on their cars over the Christmas break will be keen to trial on Saturday."

Some of the drivers to watch on Sunday will be Chermside's Stephen Jeffs in a 1953 Holden FX, Gold Coast driver David Guymer in a 1954 Ford Zephyr and Brisbane's Nadine Eggington in a 1971 Valiant Charger.

And Yatala motor racing announcer Brian Ferrabee will take his turn on the track in a 1970 Triumph GT 6.



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