Skope Clas­sic 2018 — Mike Pero Mo­tor­sport Park at Rua­puna

New Zealand Classic Car - - Nationwide Events -

Mus­cle Car Ma­nia is the theme for next year’s Skope Clas­sic Meet­ing pro­moted by the Can­ter­bury Car Club, cho­sen to high­light the Cen­tral Mus­cle Cars, Main­land Mus­cle Cars, and the sin­gle-seater mus­cle of the For­mula 5000s. The event will run at the Mike Pero Mo­tor­sport Park at Rua­puna on Fe­bru­ary 2– 4. The event has been run­ning for 27 years, and this year’s Mus­cle Car Ma­nia theme fol­lows pre­vi­ous ones, such as Pre 65 North/south Chal­lenge, New Zealand Spe­cials, GM/ Ford, His­toric Tour­ing Cars, and 2016’s For­mula Ju­nior An­niver­sary Tour. A spec­ta­tor sur­vey at the last Aus­tralian Su­per­car meet­ing in Hamil­ton re­sulted in the Cen­tral Mus­cle Cars out­rank­ing all other classes by four to one on Satur­day, and two to one on Sun­day, such is the pop­u­lar­ity of these cars. In a world where their very ex­is­tence comes in­creas­ingly un­der threat, the mus­cle car’s pop­u­lar­ity on the track has taken an­other leap for­ward. In sin­gle-seater form, the ev­er­pop­u­lar For­mula 5000s con­tinue to draw large crowds in its re­vival form, su­per­car rac­ing in Aus­tralia reigns supreme over all other classes, and in New Zealand the Cen­tral Mus­cle Cars and now the Main­land Mus­cle Car regis­ter are acts that never have to ask to be in­vited to a race meet­ing. The meet­ing will also in­clude other crowd favourites, such as His­toric Tour­ing cars, For­mula Li­bre and the Vin­tage Car Club.

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