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Pickering, who last raced it in the late 1990s. Happily the Monza lives on in Adelaide. Jason Waye purchased the Monza sans engine late last year and is planning on restoring it to compete in the emerging Historic Sports Sedan class – Group U. “I’m currently researching the Monza’s racing history,” Jason told AMC. “I’m checking photos and information before I decide what specification to take it back to. I’d like to restore it back to its GT version where it had the wildest and fattest IMSA bodykit on it. I’m told that the 19-inch BBS wheels it wore at that time came from Dick Johnson’s GreensTuf Falcon. Sadly they are no longer with the car.” Waye has recently made contact with John White, who enlightened him with details of his 13-year ownership of the Monza. However, he is eager to learn more about the history of his ‘Aussie Monza’ from those readers who may have seen it race. He can be reached on email@example.com The
Historic Sports Sedan scene in Queensland has taken a step forward for 2017 with a two-event ‘series’ organised by the state’s Historic Racing Car Club.
The HRCC (Queensland) has scheduled races for the Group U Historic Sports Sedans at its two Morgan Park meetings – Autumn Historics (May 6-7) and Historic Queensland (July 1-2) where the inaugural ‘John McCormack Trophy’ will be up for grabs.
The races are open to CAMS log-booked Group U cars plus other invited Sports Sedans that are the right vintage and fit. Potential competitors should contact Benn Gregory on 0418 746 673 or via info@ hrcc.org.au
Meantime in South Australia, the Mallala Historics meeting over April 21-22 is set to feature track time for Group U machines, including the ex-Bryan Thomson Mercedes-Chev that recently landed back in its home country after many years in New Zealand.
In other event news, the rebranded and reworked Sydney Classic Speed Festival is scheduled for Sydney Motorsport Park for June 11 and 12. It will featured Heritage Touring Cars and F5000 machines.