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Australian Muscle Car - - Induction -

year we dip our lids to a hand­ful of mus­cle car milestones – the big events and most fa­mous mod­els that shaped our coun­try’s leg­endary her­itage of home­grown high per­for­mance. This year we cel­e­brate: 50th an­niver­sary of XR Fal­con GT 45th an­niver­sary of Brock’s 1972 XU-1 win 40th an­niver­sary of the To­rana A9X 40th an­niver­sary of Ford’s 1977 1-2 30th an­niver­sary of Bathurst’s 1987 WTCC round and the hard-fought ’87 ATCC. Or­gan­is­ers are cook­ing up fit­ting ways to com­mem­o­rate th­ese land­mark cars and mo­ments, gath­er­ing the stars in­volved for a mem­o­rable week­end. Rel­e­vant cars and car clubs will dis­play th­ese mod­els in new prom­i­nent po­si­tions.

Satur­day evening en­ter­tain­ment

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set for the 6 Hours of Syd­ney en­durance race – an ad­di­tional event for 2017 com­ple­ment­ing the tra­di­tional jam-packed Mas­ters pro­gramme. The first leg of the pro­duc­tion car and pro­duc­tion sportscar en­duro will start as the sun starts to go down on Satur­day af­ter­noon, while the sec­ond three-hour leg will be run from ‘spar­rows’ on Sun­day morn­ing. Punc­tu­at­ing the so-called ‘Dou­ble-Three’ is a Satur­day evening ‘pit party’ with in­vi­ta­tions thrown open to all com­peti­tors, fans and of­fi­cials.

The reg­u­lar line-up of retro tin-top sprint races, demo ses­sions and pa­rade laps will com­mence from 10.30am Sun­day, af­ter the che­quered flag flies on the sec­ond three-hour leg of the en­duro.

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 show­downs. Th­ese events were or­gan­ised by the ARDC.

More than 200 ve­hi­cles are el­i­gi­ble for the 6 Hours of Syd­ney. More info at www.6hour­sof­syd­ney.com.au

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