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your tick­ets to the 2016 Aus­tralian Mus­cle Car Masters on­line and save on the gate price. The sav­ings are sig­nif­i­cant, too. 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. Tick­ets to the 12th run­ning of the retro rac­ing car­ni­val are now on sale. Con­ces­sions avail­able. Chil­dren 12 and un­der free with a pay­ing adult. Visit mus­cle­car­mas­ters.com.au for full de­tails and op­tions.

Con­firmed: John Mac and Cat

Mark

Trenoweth’s ex-John McCor­mack Jaguar XJS Sports Sedan is the first beast con­firmed for the ‘Sports Rac­ing Car In­vi­ta­tional’, a new demo ses­sion for 2016. The Big Cat, fea­tured in this is­sue, will be pi­loted by its cre­ator, McCor­mack, one of Aus­tralian mo­tor rac­ing’s liv­ing trea­sures. Mac will be on hand Sun­day to chat to fans. In­vited cars for the demo come from the ranks of his­toric Sports Sedans, GT cars, plus Can-Am, Le Mans-style and Big Banger sportscars. Watch this space for more an­nounce­ments.

Happy 30th Brock VL Group As

It’s

30 years since the VL Com­modore Group A’s launch and the 2016 Masters will see a big con­tin­gent of the red beasts on dis­play. Of course, the VL Group A is the car in which Brock won his ninth Bathurst and the ma­chine that Al­lan Mof­fat and John Har­vey drove to vic­tory in the first ever World Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship event. The VL Group A’s star­ring role in the Fea­ture Mus­cle Mar­que dis­play and pa­rade will also mark the 10th an­niver­sary of Peter Brock’s pass­ing.

Call­ing all early Su­per­cars

Cars

from the Aus­tralian 5.0-litre Tour­ing Car As­so­ci­a­tion will hit the track for a se­ries of ‘spir­ited demos’ at the 2016 Masters. These are the ear­li­est ‘Su­per­cars’ – orig­i­nal ma­chines from the 1993 to 2002 pre-Pro­ject Blue­print era in pe­riod liv­er­ies. Such cars are start­ing to come out of the wood­work and join­ing their Com­modore and Fal­con broth­ers on-track at ma­jor His­toric meet­ings. They are not yet of­fi­cially ‘His­toric’ but it’s only a mat­ter of time. Her­itage Hot Laps will be rested for 2016.

New date for 2016 Masters

The

Mus­cle Car Masters has a new slot on the rac­ing cal­en­dar, the last week­end in Oc­to­ber. joint-ven­ture part­ners, the ARDC and next­media Pty Ltd, an­nounced late last year that the event will move from its Fa­ther’s Day slot to Oc­to­ber 29-30 by pop­u­lar de­mand. The date change sep­a­rates it from the venue’s 2016 V8 Su­per­cars round as both meet­ings pre­vi­ously ran in close prox­im­ity. The move was wel­comed by com­peti­tors, of­fi­cials and fans, par­tic­u­larly those pre­vi­ously un­able to at­tend due to Fa­ther’s Day fam­ily com­mit­ments.

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