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Confirmed: John Mac and Cat
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
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
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
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.