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Historic Touring Cars Set To Light Up Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motorsport.

Two huge fields of crowd-favourite Historic Touring Cars will set the track alight over ten hotly contested races at this years Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motorsport.

 

Seventy historic touring cars, from tiny 1300cc Minis to monster 6000cc Camaro's and Mustang's will battle wheel to wheel at this years Classic split into two fields. Under 2.0 Litres and Invited cars and Over 2.0 Litres with the fastest cars from the 60s and 70s that spawned today’s Supercars have come here from every state to compete.


 

Battles will be equally fierce in each grid, only the soundtrack changes. From the howling screams of the four-cylinder Datsun's, BMW's, Cortina's and Mini's to the V8 bellows of the 12 Mustangs, seven Camaro's and a lone Monaro, the wailing sixes of four Chargers and seven Torana's – and the unmistakable rasp of the rotaries, it’s an orchestra of motoring nostalgia. These are old school road cars from the pre 70s era, unmatched in engineering and styling diversity, familiar to all but the very young – and amazingly close on the racetrack.


 

The big bangers bring big thrills – 600 HP on narrow rims and marginal brakes means traction is at a premium, motoring gets more sideways as the weekend goes on.



Each year the crowds await the WA Camaro of Paul Stubber and Aldo de Paoli to finish with tyre-burning drifts on to the straight. But they will be challenged by some of Australia’s best, Sydney’s Brad and Jamie Tilley in Mustangs, and the similarly mounted Gold Coast pair of Craig Allan and Ian Mewett – and more.

 

This is the racing that brings crowds to the fence, you won’t to miss it!


The 2024 Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motorsport will take place on March 8-10th at the famed Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Tickets at the gate. Patrons under 17 years of age are free to enter if accompanied by an adult.


Visit the event page here.


Author: Chris Ralph

 

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