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
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