Weekend for historic cars
FOR a rubber-burning history lesson this weekend, head to Morgan Park for the Autumn Historic Race Meeting and view some of the most impressive historic cars in the country.
There will be a 30-event program run over the next two days, with a 15-event program being run today and followed by a 21-event program tomorrow.
The weekend is run by the Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland and event organiser Barry Nickson-Smith said it would feature some of Australia's prime vehicles.
Included in the line-up are brands including Lotus, Cooper and Elphin as well as touring cars like Torana and Ford, with more than 120 competitors travelling from all over Queensland and New South Wales to compete.
“These cars are literally the best of the best,” he said.
The event draws competitors from as far as Rockhampton and throughout New South Wales and down to Coffs Harbour.
Nickson-Smith said he has been organising events at Morgan Park practically before circuit racing began there.
He said Morgan Park was a highly anticipated destination for competitors and it had grown to be quite a revered location within the racing community.
“Morgan Park is one of the more interesting circuits in the country these days,” Nickson-Smith said.
Nickson-Smith said the weekend was a highly anticipated weekend for historic enthusiasts but said it was an event that could be enjoyed by anyone.
“People can come out and get up close with the cars and the drivers,” he said.
“And if they don't know anything about the cars it is a great way to find out – how else will they learn?”
The Autumn Historic Race Meeting kicks at 8.30am today and events will continue until 4pm tomorrow.
Entry is $10 today and $15 tomorrow.