Australia’s oldest all Historic event, the 43rd annual Historic Winton, saw over 400 vehicles entered, with a further 2,000 on display for the weekend. The display area was so large that a free courtesy bus was provided to ferry spectators to the various display points. As well as the race meeting, the Benalla Historic Vehicle Tour for Red Plate vehicles explored Kelly Country, culminating in a Show & Shine.
A highlight of the motorcycle section was the Harley versus Indian Hand-Shift Battle for 750cc threespeed side-valvers, attracting 15 starters. A total of 115 solo entries were received, with a healthy 21strong sidecar field. A notable entry in the sidecars was the real life partnership of Cam Donald and Karen ‘Kaz’ Anderson aboard Barry Horner’s Irving Vincent 1300. It was the first sidecar race for Isle of Man TT winner Cam, and the first time ever in a racing outfit for Kaz, but the team was unbeaten throughout the weekend. Traditional rivals Bob Rosenthal and Keith Campbell were at it hammer and tongs in the solo races, with Bob taking two wins on Saturday and Keith turning the tables in Sunday’s encounters. For full results go to: www.racing.natsoft.com.au
The charge into the first corner in one of the Harley versus Indian battles. Michelle Loone and Julie Skewes on their 1962 Norton 750. Keith Campbell and Bob Rosenthal were never far apart over the weekend.
The combined P4/P5 Unlimited & 500cc class gets underway. Peter O’Neill on his 1962 Montesa Impala. Peter Large had a successful weekend on his Norton. Murray Ogilvie returned to the track after a long lay off. Michael Beaumont (Indian) carded a prefect score in the four Harley versus Indian encounters. Sidecar star team: Barry Horner (left), Cam Donald and Karen Anderson.