Historic racing lands in Australia

| 17 Oct 2012

Single-seaters from the 1960s and ’70s will be joined by closed-wheel racers for three days of historic motor sport at Sydney’s Tasman Revival from 23-25 November.

Among the highlights for home fans will be the ex-Leo Geoghegan Lotus 32, which won on its first outing at the Ozzy’s 1964 Hordern Trophy and went on to take a string of second places in the Tasman series. It will be driven by owner Peter Studer.

Scotty Taylor’s Cooper will also be competing. His Type 53 is the same model that powered Sir Jack Brabham to his second World Championship in 1960.

Top-end action will be provided by Grand Prix machinery and Indy cars from manufacturers such as Ferrari, McLaren, Spirit Honda, Brabham, Surtees, Lola and Lotus.

A buzzing grid of Formula Juniors are sure to provide competitive racing. They will be joined by production sports cars such as Austin-Healeys, Porsches, Mustangs and Falcon GTs.

Event chairman Stephen Knox said: “The Tasman Revival is a not-to-be-missed event for enthusiasts. It’s a rare chance to see some of the fastest machinery from the 1960s and ‘70s compete on track.

“Spectators get incredible access to garages and marquees throughout the paddock areas with no special passes needed – the Memorabilia Marquee will also be displaying many significant and spectacular cars.”

To find out more about the event, click here.