The VHRR was established in 1976 to promote Historic Motor Racing in Victoria, and where possible assist with its growth throughout Australia. Race meetings and speed events are held though-out the year, giving owners of historic racing cars, and those interested in such vehicles, the opportunity to exercise their cars and feel the exhilaration of running such fine machinery, or just to be close by.
The club has been so successful over the years that meetings held at the Grand Prix Circuit at Phillip Island in February/March, and at Sandown Park in November, now attract some of the most awe-inspiring cars from Australia, New Zealand, and the rest of the world. We regularly see cars from the UK, USA, Germany, Hong Kong etc. Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, BRM, Maserati, Cooper, Jaguar, HMW, Maybach, MG, Lago Talbot, plus many Australian specials.
Three of the VHRR’s most popular events are:
- Phillip Island Classic
- Winton Festival of Speed
- Historic Sandown
Each of these three events is a great day out (they are all effectively 2 day events but Sunday is the most popular) and all these tracks are different. Never-the-less, the VHRR does a fantastic job organising the event, securing appropriate traders, preparing the detailed program, and everything else involved with such complex logistical events.
Spectators and photographers alike have their own favourite tracks and vantage points from which to view the action, take photos, etc. My particular favourite track is Winton, largely because it offers much more flexibility to move around the place. I’m quite happy to make a day trip to attend the Winton Festival of Speed (and Historic Winton and other MSCAV events at Winton). Phillip Island is also great but Sandown is closest. Regardless, I try to get to them all each year.
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