Jim Richards will race the JPS Team BMW 635CSi he drove back in the Group C era in Heritage Touring Car races at the Masters. The BMW’s owner, New Zealander Pete Sturgeon, will reunite Jim and the sweet-sounding, newly restored black beauty. This will be something worth seeing… and hearing! In fact, we are expecting a big contingent of racing BMWs at Sydney Motorsport Park over October 29 and 30 given the marque’s 100th birthday.
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Finnish rally ace Rauno Aaltonen and local legend Bob Holden will both attend the 2016 Muscle Car Masters to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the pair’s win in the 1966 Bathurst 500 in the mighty Mini Cooper S. Aaltonen will be in Australia for the Southern Cross Rally Festival and will visit Sydney Motorsport Park on main race day to watch his old team Holden compete in the Heritage Touring Car events.
Meantime, a special all-Mini race will be held on main raceday. The 50th anniversary race will draw from the Group N Historic Touring Car ranks, meaning a busy weekend for ‘flying brick’ teams. Off the track, owners of Australian-built examples of the famous Cooper S are invited to display their cars in Pit Straight Car Club Corral.
With the 2016 Masters held in the same month Ford wraps up manufacturing in Australia, we’re keen to host a spread of fast factory Fords in our Featured Muscle Marques display and parade. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Meanwhile, Brock VL Group A owners will mark the 30th anniversary of the red rocket’s launch and the 10th anniversary of Peter Brock’s passing. Holden enthusiasts will also love the 2016 A9X Torana Club Nationals’ show and shine.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 Australian Muscle Car Masters. Purchase them online and save on the gate price. Sunday adult admission pre-purchased online is $40 (plus $3.95 service free), while the gate price is $55. This is a saving of $11.05 per ticket on the gate price. Concessions available. Children 12 and under free with a paying adult. Visit musclecarmasters.com.au for full details and options.
Please note: Unfortunately, Touring Car Masters has withdrawn from the meeting. Many of the TCM’s star drivers will still be competing in other categories at the Masters.