Ferrari Tipo 500 stars at 2012 Phillip Island Classic


Phillip Island circuit played host once again to the Victorian Historic Racing Register earlier this month.

The three-day event from 9-11 March featured some of the best competition classics Down Under, with more than 500 entries spanning several decades and race classes. The guest of honour at this year’s festival was Alberto Ascari’s Ferrari Tipo 500 – the car he used to win both his and Ferrari’s first Formula 1 World Championship in 1952.

The Tipo 500 was joined by Juan Manuel Fangio’s old Alfetta 159, but, as with the Goodwood Revival, it is often the supporting cast of classics found in the event's car parks and paddocks that help to make a visit so fascinating.

Event sponsor and classic auctioneer Shannons was using a lovely Goggomobil Dart as a publicity vehicle, while the car park boasted impressive displays from diverse marques such as Singer, Ford and Ferrari.

See for more information. Thanks to reader Heinz Schendzielorz for the following images from his stroll around the paddock and classic car parks.


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