Phillip Island Classic
5-8th March 2020
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One of the world’s largest historic car races is set for another successful event at Phillip Island
The Phillip Island Classic ‘Festival of Motorsport’ will once again have upwards of 500 entries featuring cars from every state in Australia plus entries from New Zealand, UK and America for exciting racing over three days 6 – 8 March.
With the strong support of leading automotive parts supplier Burson Auto Parts as naming rights sponsor, long term major sponsors Cooldrive, Penrite and Shannons plus a host of other national and international brands, the Phillip Island Classic enters its 31st year building success upon success.
Internationally recognised, the event has been in the top six in the world on no less than four occasions and is attracting worldwide interest and larger attendance crowds’ year on year.
Of special interest this year will be the UK Chevron B6 Sports Car of Andy Newell, USA Paddins Dowling’s 1939 Maserati 4CL Grand Prix car and the Porsche 356 from USA based Earnest Nagamatsu along with three cars from New Zealand including the JPS BMW 635 which will be driven by another Australian legend, Jim Richards and the famous BMW M3 to be driven by Greg Murphy.
Patron for the 2020 event has been announced as the celebrated Australian motorsport legend Larry Perkins, inaugural European Formula 3 Champion, Touring Car Champion and multiple Bathurst 1000 winner with Peter Brock in 1982 to1984 in the famous Holden Commodore. Larry’s son Jack Perkins will race the fully restored Holden Commodore raced in the 2003 Bathurst event by his father.
The event will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Frank Coad’s win in the Armstrong 500, later to become the Bathurst 1000 and the event will acknowledge the 40th anniversary of Alan Jones World Championship win. Peter Brock will also be remembered, as 2020 represents the 40th anniversary of his first Bathurst win. Super Sprints for 5 litre Touring Cars will also be featured over the race days.
Once again there will be more than 1,000 cars on display with the VHRR receiving overwhelming support from Australian Car Clubs of every marque including the Marcos Car Club, 403 Peugeot and Commodore Car Club.
The VHRR Phillip Island Classic ‘Festival of Motorsport supports a charity each year with special rides around the track and this year all funds raised will go to support ‘The Male Bag Foundation’ headed up by AFL Legend David Parkin.
With children and young people under the age of 18 years admitted free at the gate, it is once again a major family day of motorsport and interest for all ages.
22 January 2020
For further information:
VHRR Phillip Island Classic Management Committee
Phone: (03) 9877 2317
Graeme McLean & Associates Pty Ltd
Phone: (03) 9583 6694
Mobile: 0438 806 090
Note* Ticket sales are only available at the gate. There are no Grandstands for this event and tickets do not need to be pre-booked.
Admission Prices 2020
- Friday $30.00
- Saturday $35.00
- Sunday $45.00
- 2 day Frid/Sat $50.00
- 2 day Sat/Sun $70.00
- Weekend 3 day $95.00
- Pensioner concession $5.00 off each of above fees.
Event Schedule & Competitor List – Up early March
Saturday Night Dinner Application Up late January
Grandeur Club Brochure Up late January
Officials and Media registration here (www.classicrc.org.au)