Lake­side clas­sics

The Courier-Mail - Motoring - - CARSGUIDE -

CLAS­SIC tour­ing cars are set to shake Lake­side Park mo­tor racing cir­cuit this week­end.

The Lake­side Clas­sic Speed Fest is a multi-cat­e­gory event fea­tur­ing racing, sprints, reg­u­lar­ity, a mini hill climb and the Shan­nons Show and Shine. But the showstoppe­rs will be the Group C and Group A cars from the Aus­tralian Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship fea­tur­ing XD Fal­cons, VK Com­modores, BMWM3 and the mighty R31 and R32 Nis­san Sky­lines.

High­lights are Jim Richards’ black and gold JPSBMWM3, Mark Skaife’s R31 Sky­line, the Gib­son Racing R32 Sky­line, Bob Mor­ris’s Chan­nel 7 A9X To­rana, Dick John­son’s #17 Ford Sierra and Bo Seaton’s Capri.

En­try is $20 a day or $30 for the week­end, fam­ily passes $40, con­ces­sions $10 and chil­dren un­der 13 free. Lake­side Park, Lake­side Road, Kur­wong­bah. Gates open 9am-4pm.

Ital­ians ride again

OWN­ERS of Ital­ian mo­tor­cy­cles will par­tic­i­pate in the in­au­gu­ral Moto Giro Aus­tralia this week­end.

The un­timed cross coun­try tour­ing road rally fea­tures road-reg­is­tered Ital­ian mo­tor­cy­cles in var­i­ous age and en­gine classes and is run by the Du­cati Club of Queens­land.

Based at Wood­ford, the event starts this morn­ing with a dis­play and demon­stra­tion laps around the newly re­opened Lake­side cir­cuit, in con­junc­tion with the Lake­side Clas­sic Speed Fest.

There is a road ride in the af­ter­noon with a lunch stop at Ma­ialla Restau­rant, Mt Glo­ri­ous for lunch and pub­lic view­ing.

Among the high­lights will be Du­cati sin­gle-cylin­der bike col­lec­tor Trevor Fryer’s rare 1975 175cc Turismo and Sport.

There are more road loops to­mor­row. Par­tic­i­pants re­ceive a com­mem­o­ra­tive T-shirt and a rally sou­venir.

Best of Bri­tish

MORE than 500 Bri­tish-made cars will be on show at the 30th an­nual All Bri­tish Day to­mor­row at St Joseph’s Col­lege sports­grounds, Vi­vian St, Ten­nyson. Par­tic­i­pants need not be a mem­ber of a car club to dis­play their ve­hi­cle.

Pro­ceeds go to the Queens­land In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Re­search and RACQ CareF­light.

Spec­ta­tor en­try is $2 or $5 a car, which in­cludes park­ing.

The cost to dis­play ve­hi­cles is $15 a car. Gates open at 8.30am.

South­ern style

MOTORING fans should head south over the bor­der to Drake on the glo­ri­ous Bruxner High­way for the an­nual Big Day Out.

Apart from the clas­sic and racing cars dis­plays and unique mo­tor­bike show­case, there will en­ter­tain­ment by gui­tar hero Phil Em­manuel, a golden oldies rugby match and loads of motoring mem­o­ra­bilia.

Ac­com­mo­da­tion and camp­sites are avail­able. Pro­ceeds go to the West­pac Life­Saver Res­cue He­li­copter. www.drake­hotel­mo­tel.com.au

Su­per­bike on tour

BMW’S first su­per­bike is tour­ing the coun­try ahead of its pub­lic launch.

You can see the pro­duc­tion ver­sion of the S 1200 RR that Aus­tralian Troy Corser has been cam­paign­ing in the World Su­per­bike cham­pi­onship this year at Mor­gan & Wacker in New­stead on Tues­day, Mor­gan & Wacker at Southport on Wed­nes­day, Coast­lineBMWon Thurs­day, Mackay Mo­tor­cy­cles on Septem­ber 28, Euro Cy­cles in Townsville on Oc­to­ber 3 and Westco Motors in Cairns on Oc­to­ber 5.

The bike then heads to the Mo­toGP on Oc­to­ber 16-18 at Phillip Is­land be­fore con­tin­u­ing its tour.

Speed­way meet

NORTH Bris­bane Speed­way is on again to­day at Raubers Rd, Nudgee from noon.

Racing in­cludes 65cc, 125cc, 350cc ju­nior speed­way, se­nior so­los, side­cars and go-karts. Ad­mis­sion is $15 for adults, $10 for con­ces­sions and un­der 12 free.

RACING AHEAD: Jim Richards’ BMW and Trevor Fryer (above) with one of his Du­catis.

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