PHILLIP ISLAND

Phillip Island Classic

5-8th March 2020

Note* The information below all relates to past meetings. 2020 info up soon

Admission Prices

  • 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.

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Largest gathering of Bathurst Winners will attend Phillip Island Classic ‘Festival of Motorsport’

Over the long weekend of 8 – 10 March the Phillip Island Classic ‘Festival of Motorsport there will be, what is likely to be, the largest ever gathering of Bathurst Winners at one point.

Twelve legends of the sport will be at Phillip Island to enjoy one of the largest historic motor racing events in the world in the 30th Anniversary of the Victorian Historic Register (VHRR). They will also celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Holden Dealer Team and the 50th Anniversary of Formula Ford in Australia and witness spectacular racing events throughout the weekend.

The true legends of Australian Motorsport including Kevin Bartlett, John Bowe, John French, Fred Gibson, John Harvey, Dick Johnson, Allan Moffatt, Bob Morris, Larry Perkins, Dave Reynolds, Jim Richards and Brian Sampson, will be on hand Saturday and Sunday for patrons and enthusiasts to take advantage of signing opportunities on posters and memorabilia. Collectively these champions have won 27 Bathurst Races. Dick Johnson, founder of Dick Johnson Racing, is Patron of this year’s event.

Among other legends of motorsport in attendance at the Phillip Island Circuit will be Gold Star winner Alfie Costanzo and Supercar sleuth Aaron Noonan.

This year’s Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motorsport will also witness the largest ever assembly of Holden Dealer Team cars at one time.

Proving that motor racing is not an exclusive man’s domain, six women will be racing including the 2018 winner of the six hour race at the Circuit de-Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, Rhea Sautter from Germany. Rhea will be driving her lightweight 3.8 E-Type Jaguar.

Other women racing over the weekend will include Samantha Diamond, Joanne Coad, Louise Raper, Jessieca Penn and Gretchen Puccinelli.

Burson Auto Parts are major sponsors of the event with other key sponsors Cooldrive, Shannons, Penrite, General Motors and BP. The Phillip Island ‘Festival of Motorsport’ 2019 is shaping up to be something special with almost 500 entries

ENDS

27 February 2019

For further information:

Ian Tate

Chairman

VHRR Phillip Island Classic Management Committee

Phone: (03) 9877 2317

Graeme McLean

Graeme McLean & Associates Pty Ltd

Phone: (03) 9583 6694

Mobile: 0438 806 090

Email: graeme@mcleanassoc,com.au

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

Phillip Island Classic Historic Racing in March will feature International and Locally owned World Renowned Cars

The 2019 Phillip Island Classic ‘Festival of Motor Sport’ on 8 – 10 March will feature some of UK’s top historic race cars including the 1964 ex-Salvadori Cooper-Maserati T61P in which Roy Salvadori chased Bruce McLaren to the checkered flag at Silverstone on May 1964.

Also racing will be the Dulon Ferrari Dino 2 litre V6 owned and driven by Dr Keith Martin. The vehicle restored over several years has successfully campaigned at major historic race meetings in Europe and Australia in recent years.

Other UK cars entered for the event include a light weight E Type Jaguar with a long history of racing in the USA in early 1970’s, and a  Palliser-Winkelmann Formula Ford.

Leading automotive parts company Burson Auto Parts, is once again the proud naming rights sponsor of this prestigious motor sport event. Other major sponsors include Penrite, Shannons and Cooldrive. For Penrite and Shannons it represents a 30 year partnership with the VHRR as supporting sponsors.

Patron for the VHRR 30th Phillip Island Classic ‘Festival of Motorsport’ is racing legend and icon of Australian motor sport, Dick Johnson. Dick rose to prominence throughout the 1970’s going on to win three Bathurst 1000 titles in 1987, 1989 and 1994 and is a five time winner of the Australian Touring Car Championships in a career spanning more than thirty years. Today Dick is a co-owner of the successful DJR Team Penske Race Team.

With almost 500 entries racing over three days, this prestige international event will also feature strong entries from some of Australia’s iconic drivers such as John Bowe who will be racing Joe Calleja’s ex Carrol Shelby’s Allard with the 331 ci V8 Cadillac and Jim Richards who will once again drive Peter Sturgeon’s ex team JPS BMW 635 coupe, a car in which he won the 1985 Australian Touring Car Championship.

Dutton’s Garage has entered the 982 Porsche to be driven by George Nakas. To cap it off the weekend of great historic motorsport 56 Formula Fords are entered in the Phillip Island Classic “Festival of Motorsport” celebrating 50 years of Formula Ford. These will race in the feature 40K event on Sunday for the Perkins Cup to be presented by motorsport legend Larry Perkins.

Celebrating 50 years of the Holden Dealer Team, one of the largest assemblies of Holden Dealer Team Cars will be on display and will parade around the track on the Sunday.

For motoring enthusiasts there will be a number of legends of the sport signing autographs including Dick Johnson, Jim Richards, John French, Fred Gibson, John Bowe, Larry Perkins, Charlie O’Brien, Allan Moffatt, Ian Tate, Frank Lowndes, Peter Janson and Bob Morris. There will also be in excess of 1200 classic, veteran and vintage cars on display throughout the weekend covering an amazing range of vehicle marques from the earliest models to the very latest. Look out for the new Ferrari 488 on display in the pits area.

Rides will be available around the track in super cars on Saturday and Sunday with all proceeds going to the YAMS Foundation. Dave Reynolds will drive the Erebus/Penrite promo car in the track rides.

For further information visit the VHRR Website: www.vhrr.com

ENDS

8 February 2019

For further information:

Ian Tate

Chairman

VHRR Phillip Island Classic Management Committee

Phone: (03) 9877 2317

Graeme McLean

Graeme McLean & Associates Pty Ltd

Phone: (03) 9583 6694

Mobile: 0438 806 090

Email: graeme@mcleanassoc,com.au

PRESS RELEASE

 2019 Dates Set for Phillip Island ‘Festival of Motor Sport’ Historic Racing

Dates for Australia’s largest historic motor racing event, The Phillip Island Classic, have been set down for Friday 8, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 March 2019.

Once again these dates fall one week prior to the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park which makes it truly an exceptional week of Motor Sport in Melbourne with two of Victoria’s major sporting events.

Recognised as one of the world’s largest historic motor racing events on the international calendar by the number of entries and races held over the three days, the Phillip Island Classic is expected to once again draw more than 500 entries with vehicles from around the world.

2019 marks the 30th Phillip Island Classic event along with other significant anniversaries such as the 60th anniversary of Formula Ford, the 60th anniversary of the Mini, the 50th anniversary of the Holden Dealer Team which first raced at Sandown in 1969, the 50th anniversary of the Alfa Romeo Car Club, 50 years of Formula Ford and 51st year of Porsche and it’s also the 50th year of the Bolwell Nagari.

Of significance, 1979 was the last year in which the Holden Torana Hatchback A9X raced with Peter Brock and Jim Richards in their outstanding win in the James Hardie 1000 Bathurst followed by Peter Jansen and Larry Perkins in 2nd place.  It was also this year also that Bob Morris won the Touring Car Championship driving a Holden Torana A9X. This special car, now owned by Andrew Cannon, will be racing at Phillip Island over the weekend with Andrew at the wheel.

To mark the anniversary, Formula Ford racing will be highlighted at this event along with Group C & A Touring cars, with feature races on both Saturday and Sunday.

More than 1,000 classic, veteran and vintage cars are also expected to be on display the weekend in March and the Bolwell Car Club will hold its national meeting at Phillip Island over this period.

The Phillip Island Classic is proudly sponsored by Burson Auto Parts with long term support from leading automotive company brands such as Penrite, Shannons, Cooldrive and Ryco Group.

ENDS 

11 October 2018

For further information:

 Ian Tate

Chairman

VHRR Phillip Island Classic Management Committee

Phone: (03) 9877 2317

 

Graeme McLean

Graeme McLean & Associates Pty Ltd

Phone: (03) 9583 6694

Mobile: 0438 806 090

Email: graeme@mcleanassoc,com.au

Updates for the following up soon: 

Race Schedule & Competitor List – Up early March

Entry forms, Regs Etc Phillip Island 2019 Click here

Private Practice Entry Form 2019 Click here

Fuel Order Form Click here

Camping Booking Form 2019 Click here

Officials and Media registration here (www.classicrc.org.au)