Arguably Australia’s premier historic event, the Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motorsport is on this weekend and once again an eclectic mix of cars are featured.
Everything from former Formula 1 beasts to history defining touring cars to some of the oldest metal racing in the world feature through a more than 400 entries. Some of these include many powered by Repco engines, partnering the famous Brabham chassis designed by Ron Tauranac.
Cars of interest include Guido Belgiorno-Nettis in a 1985 Ferrari 156/85 Formula 1, former Supercars driver Jonathon Webb driving his father Steve’s ex-Colin Bond Ford Sierra RS500 Group A, Tony Alford in the GIO Nissan Skyline GT-R previously driven by Mark Gibbs, the VY Commodore Larry Perkins entered his last Bathurst 1000 in piloted by the man himself and many more.
Also, a wide variety of makes and models are featured in Group N where the likes of Holden Torana GTR XU-1s take on a mixture of Ford Falcon GT-HOs, Mustangs, Chevrolet Camaros, pesky Mazda RX2s, Chrysler Charger R/Ts, plus much, much more.
Group S and a large mixture of open-wheelers make sure every motorsport fan has their appetite whetted.