THINGS NOT TO MISS

Australian Muscle Car - - AMCM Update -

Sun­day Oc­to­ber 30 sees the Masters host the 2016 A9X To­rana Club Na­tion­als’ show ‘n’ shine. It’s the first time since 2005 that Syd­ney has hosted the A9X Na­tion­als. Jim Richards will race a JPS Team BMW 635CSi he drove in the Group C era. Car owner Pete Stur­geon will re­unite JR with the sweet-sound­ing, newly-re­stored beauty in Her­itage Tour­ing Car. Fin­nish rally ace Rauno Aal­to­nen and lo­cal leg­end Bob Holden will be re­u­nited on the Sun­day to cel­e­brate the 50th an­niver­sary of the pair’s 1966 Bathurst 500 win in a Mini Cooper S. An all-Mini race will be held on main race day, Oc­to­ber 30, draw­ing from the Group N ranks. Mean­time, a big Cooper S con­tin­gent will be on dis­play and be part of the lunchtime pa­rade. Keep an eye out on Oc­to­ber 30 for the time and lo­ca­tion of the Le­gends au­to­graph ses­sion. Cars from the Aus­tralian 5.0-litre Tour­ing Car As­so­ci­a­tion will hit the track for a se­ries of ‘spir­ited demos’. These are the ear­li­est Su­per­cars – the orig­i­nal cars from the 1993 to 2002 pre-Project Blue­print era in pe­riod liv­er­ies. It’s 30 years since the VL Com­modore Group A’s launch and the 2016 Masters will see Brock VL Group A own­ers mark the red rocket’s mile­stone birth­day and the 10th an­niver­sary of Peter Brock’s pass­ing. A wide se­lec­tion of Brock­mo­biles will be on-track in var­i­ous classes. Take a wan­der around the pad­dock area and skid­pan – you’ll be sur­prised at the cars you will stum­ble across.

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