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Not just a flex of mus­cle, but a test of en­durance…

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the first time in Mus­cle Car Masters his­tory, a six-hour pro­duc­tion car en­durance race will test the met­tle and metal of Pro­duc­tion Tour­ing and Pro­duc­tion Sports Cars as an ad­di­tion to the more tra­di­tional MCM an­nual pro­gramme.

Nick­named the ‘Dou­ble-Three’, the 6 Hours of Syd­ney will be spread across two three-hour legs across the Aus­tralian Mus­cle Car Masters week­end, Oc­to­ber 28-29. The first leg will start as the sun starts to go down on Satur­day af­ter­noon. The race re­sumes early on Sun­day morn­ing via leg two.

Punc­tu­at­ing the Dou­ble-Three is a Satur­day evening Aus­tralian Mus­cle Car Masters/6 Hour ‘pit party’, with in­vi­ta­tions thrown open to all com­peti­tors, fans and of­fi­cials.

“The in­tro­duc­tion of the 6 Hours of Syd­ney within the fan­tas­tic Aus­tralian Mus­cle Car Masters event is a win-win for fans and com­peti­tors alike,” said Aus­tralian Racing Driv­ers’ Club (ARDC) CEO Glenn Matthews.

“It of­fers po­ten­tial com­peti­tors a high pro­file race meet­ing that re­mains one of the most pop­u­lar held at Syd­ney Mo­tor­sport Park each year. Fans will en­joy a dif­fer­ent style of racing for that week­end and an even broader ar­ray of ve­hi­cles.

“The ARDC thinks it in­te­grates well into the ex­ist­ing Mus­cle Car Masters con­cept and evolves the event mov­ing for­ward into the fu­ture. We are strong sup­port­ers of the con­cept and think it will be a fan­tas­tic ad­di­tion to the event.”

There’s a strong his­tor­i­cal link be­tween the 6 Hours of Syd­ney and the ear­li­est Bathurst pro­duc­tion car clas­sics, which evolved into the mus­cle car era’s fa­mous show­room show­downs. These events were or­gan­ised by the ARDC, which also ran the 1962 Bathurst 6 Hour Clas­sic for pro­duc­tion sports cars and sedans.

The Mus­cle Car Masters’ tra­di­tional jam-packed pro­gramme of sprint races, demo ses­sions and pa­rade laps will com­mence from 10.30am Sun­day when the che­quered flag flies on the en­duro.

The 6 Hours of Syd­ney field is ex­pected to com­prise a mix of state and na­tional level Pro­duc­tion Car com­peti­tors, se­lected Pro­duc­tion Sports car rac­ers and those with el­i­gi­ble ve­hi­cles that may not race presently

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