HRCC will be displaying 4 cars and have club members on the ground talking up the benefits of joining the only Queensland Car Club specifically catering for the Historic Racing Car community.The expo has been organised by CAMS Queensland and is specifically aimed at providing an opportunity for car clubs to collectively promote their respective clubs activities with the aim of attracting new members.There will be 23 other car clubs represented at the expo.
HRCC at 2018 QLD MOTOR SPORT EXPO
HRCC will be at the 2018 QUEENSLAND MOTOR SPORT EXPO to be held at the Performance Driving Centre, Norwell on 25th Feb 2018.
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.
Awards Presentation and Christmas DinnerA large group of HRCC members and friends celebrated the 2017 year end with award presentations and a Christmas dinner at the Moreton Bay Sports Club on the 9th Dec. Club president, Alan Steel, welcomed everyone to the special night and MC, Graeme Wakefield, kept the night moving along with his sharp wit. Awards were presented to winners of all the historic categories as well as 3 significant trophies. •The Ivan Tighe Trophy was presented to Antionette Redhead for Sports Cars, Hill Climbs and Sprints.•The inaugural Don Thallon Trophy for Group N Touring Cars was won by Ian Mewitt •The Club Champion for 2017 was a surprised Alan Don.List of all award winners here……..Following presentation of trophies was guest speaker Mark Trenoweth who gave an enjoyable rundown of his 50 year involvement in motorsport and many of the cars he has driven. Tales of his passion for racing, lack of funds and securing sponsorship was very entertaining. Of great interest was his involvement with John McCormack in developing his XJS Jaguar Sports Sedan and also the acquisition and restoration of the ex McCormack Repco Charger Sports Sedan.The next event that the club will participate in is the 2018 Queensland Motor Sport Expo to be held at the Performance Driving Centre, Norwell on 25th Feb.
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New Licence Regulations 1st Jan 2018
Changes for 2018 -In addition to applicants currently holding a National Circuit (NC) Licence, a HPL Endorsement will now be required for the following high performance 5th Category Historic vehicles -•FIA Formula One and Indy Cars (all) •F5000 (all)Additionally, a National Circuit licence will be the minimum requirement for the following 5th Category Historic vehicle Groups - •Groups Q and R FIA 2L Formula Two (2000cc) •Group R Formula 3000/Formula Holden (all) •Groups Q and R Sports over 2 Litre engine capacity •FIA prototypes Group C1 and C2 Sports (all) NOTE: International C/CH licence holders still require the endorsement to compete nationally.For more detail please follow these links -