Engine Sealing Compulsory for all Group N and S cars as of 1st January 2018   Are you aware that all competitors in Group N and Group S events held after 1st January 2018 will be required to have your engine sealed by a CAMS Approved engine sealer? Sealing involves measuring the bore and stroke to confirm your engine capacity is within the class rules, then applying a wire and seal through a pair of sump bolts or engine block /sump flanges. This should be done when the engine is pulled down during its next rebuild. An engine can also be sealed prior to a refresh or rebuild on the proviso that at the next rebuild the seal is removed by a CAMS Historic Eligibility Officer (HEO) who will then measure the bore and stroke. The official guide is now on CAMS website: . FIND OUT MORE FIND OUT MORE Phase out of Leaded Fuel   The Australian Government has been reviewing the use of lead in racing fuels in Australia, given increasing concerns about the impact of lead on both the environment and on public health and safety.  In response to a 2015 National Health and Medical Research Council report on the effects of lead on human health and advice from the Fuel Standards Consultative Committee, the Ministry for the Environment subsequently consulted with racing fuel suppliers and racing associations on a phase-out timeframe for lead in racing fuels and how industry might need to adjust its practices.   As such the Government proposes to phase out lead in racing fuels and the use of aviation gasoline (avgas) for racing, over a two-year period from 1 July 2017, with a proposed prohibition on lead from 1 July 2019.  Given the impact this phase out will have on Historic Motor Sport,  CAMS is currently developing a strategy to manage the phase out and the development of changes to ensure that affected vehicles can be modified to ensure they can continue to be used in the sport. Further to this, CAMS is seeking dispensation to allow the use of a leaded fuel to make sure that some of our most popular and renowned events can be participated in by a unique range of vehicles from both Australia and abroad. CAMS will be issuing an update in due course with further details on how it plans to facilitate a steady transition for Historic Racing in Australia during this phase out period.  All current holders of section 13 racing fuel approvals (leaded and unleaded) have been granted an extension until 30 June 2017. This extension will not require an application, and is at no cost to the supplier. Before the extension ends, information will be provided to racing fuel suppliers and racing associations on the outcome of the Ministry for the Environments’ consideration of the use of lead in racing fuel.  List of approvals for holders of Section 13 racing fuels available For further information please direct all queries to Grass-roots motor sport the winner from CAMS' strong financial position.   The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) has reported another strong financial result for the year 2016, enabling the Australian motor sport authority to continue investment back into grass-roots motor sport.   The CAMS group recorded record high revenue of $21.3 million in 2016, up 6.5 per cent from the 2015 result of $20 million; this revenue translated into a net surplus of $457,500 (2015: $406,659). CAMS net assets have grown to $8.59 million, with cash reserves of $5.7 million.   CAMS Chief Executive Officer Eugene Arocca said these positive results were driven by continued growth in the core business revenues of licensing, permits and event promotions.      CAMS Annual Report 2016 HSRCA Working on Development of Regularity Regularity is one of the most inclusive, welcoming and fun categories in historic racing. As the times change, however, so must we, and we’re working to improve the category to make it more inclusive while improving the safety, enjoyment and smooth running of its events. Regularity is open to a large range of production, sports, touring and racing cars as well as replicas and cars with a degree of modification. The rules defining which cars may run are not as strict as other categories, and the committee is able to approve invitation of compatible cars. Drivers in the category do not compete for track position or ultimate lap time – they compete to be the most consistent. This significantly reduces the on-track pressure and competition, making Regularity a safe and welcoming form of motorsport…….. FIND OUT MORE Read the full article Click to view video
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Classic machinery showcasing the history of sports car racing will join the support category program for the 2018 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour in February.   Three support categories have been confirmed for the event, including Radical Australia Cup, Combined Sedans and the Group S Sports Cars, who will be making their debut at the 12 Hour.   The Group S Sports Cars field is likely to include everything from Austin Healets and MGAs from the 1950s and 60s, through to later machinery like the Datsun 240Z, DeTomaso Pantera, Ford Mustangs and the classic Porsche 911s.   "Being able to showcase what Group S is to an international audience is very exciting and we are keen to put on a great show, both on and off the track," Group S Racing Associaition's President Alex Webster said.   "The categories and classes determined by year and engine capacity provide exciting racing action throughout the entire field, meaning it is not only the outright race that is hotly contested.  "We had an incredible response to being on the Bathurst 12 Hour program and will have 60 cars at Bathurst, filling the maximum 55-car grid density."  The support program of the Bathurst 12 Hour takes place on both the Friday and Saturday of the event on 2-3 February, 2018. Group S for Bathurst 12 Hour
HRCC at 2018 QLD MOTOR SPORT EXPO
HRCC will take part in the 2018 QUEENSLAND MOTOR SPORT EXPO to be held at the Performance Driving Centre, Norwell in Feb 2018. It is planned to have a display of 6 historic race cars as well as club representatives to talk about the club and it’s activities. Watch this space for how you can get involved.
HSRCA - Spring Historics Race meeting
The Historic Sports and Racing Car Association of NSW held their Spring race meeting on September 2nd and 3rd and many HRCC members took the opportunity to compete at the Wakefield Park race circuit. The weekend was friendly and relaxed, setting the stage for some great races. It kicked off on Friday, with Wakefield Park hosting private practice. This allowed competitors to get settled in for the weekend and spend some time dialling in their cars before Saturday turned up the wick for qualifying and races launched on Saturday afternoon, continuing through Sunday. Race groups covered were -     Groups L & M and Formulas Junior & Vee     Groups O, Q & R     Regularity     Formula Ford     Group N Under 3000cc     Group N Over 3000cc     Group S     Super Sprint
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Baskerville Historics - Tasmania puts on a great historic event
The Hobart Sporting Car Club in conjunction with the MG Car Club of Tasmania held its annual Baskerville Historics meeting at the superb Baskerville race track just outside of Hobart on 22nd to 24th September.  A strong entry of around 200 cars and 60 bikes included many from the mainland. The extended weekend had 60 events scheduled for the recently refurbished track that included the track being completely resurfaced as well as building upgrades.  On hand also were many past race stars including Allan Moffat and John Harvey with the famous Spa 24hr winning Commodore.  A number of HRCC members travelled across Bass Straight to be part of the big weekend.  This event enjoys great success and has got bigger each year.  Plans are already in place to make the 2018 Baskerville Historics bigger and better.
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HRCC to hold general and Annual General Meeting on 20th Nov 2017
NOTICE of a GENERAL and an ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (2017) Notice is given that a General and an Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 20th November 2017 at the Moreton Bay Sports Club rooms at 175 Boundary Street, TINGALPA, Qld, commencing at 7.30 pm.
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