F1-flavoured fest

Australian Muscle Car - - Muscle Sport -

What re­ally got the blood pump­ing at the Syd­ney Retro Speed­fest was a dis­play of leg­endary For­mula 1 and sin­gle-seat cars, the big­gest we’ve seen at a lo­cal His­toric meet­ing. The dis­play in­cluded Alan Jones’s 1980 Wil­liams FW07, Ger­hard Berger’s Benet­ton-BMW, Ed­die Cheever’s Ar­rows, Ste­fan Jo­hans­son’s Fer­rari F185, a March 731, a 1972/’73 Sur­tees TS9B and Jack Brab­ham’s World Cham­pi­onship Brab­ham. Most of these cars were un­leashed for demon­stra­tion runs – and no putting around be­hind the pace car ei­ther, they were go­ing for it. The open-wheel­ers were joined by a cou­ple of great Can-Am sports cars (one Matich and a Dono­hue Lola). The sounds were epic. The event was a joint project of the Aus­tralian Rac­ing Driv­ers’ Club and the His­toric Sports and Rac­ing Car As­so­ci­a­tion (HSRCA).

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