Philip Island Classic/F1
Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:27 AM
Two Matra MS670s as well, one of the best sounding cars ever, and Mark Skaife driving his old HR31, should be awesome!
Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:20 PM
Also grab one of Alfie in the M10B. I was involved with that car via the previous owner before he died - bloody heart attacks, the curse of Baby Boomers!
And took a photo of it a Warwick Farm when Niel Allen first drove it.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:06 PM
will try to get lots of pics including the ones you are after. Think the same owner now has two of the McLaren M10Bs that Neil Allen drove, one to be driven by Alfie, and I think the other is under restoration to be driven as well, good to see them back out on the track where they should be, a car that sits in a museum is not really a car!
They last brought out the Can-Am cars about 10 years ago, so this is really a treat for us in Aus as we don't get to see them that often. As much as I love the 250GTO, there is nothing like the brutality of a big block chev in an 800KG Can-Am car. Can't help but feel that racing will never be as good again, too many regulations stifling the cars. Some of the Can-Am cars are near/over 1hp/kilo, there is a race on you tube where they pull away from A McLaren F1 GTR under acceleration, and one of the McLarens in the states is putting out 1019HP, 250 more than a modern F1 car.
F5000 is also one of my favorites, so will check out the M10Bs, would love to drive one of those things one day.
Shame you can't make it, for me PI is as good if not better than Goodwood, and a look at this years entry list confirms that. Did you manage to clear out your garage, still keen to check out your zed and borrow some of your ideas on chassis reinforcement.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:23 PM
Philip Island might be better than the Goodwood Festival of Speed but it's certainly not quite up to the Goodwood Revival.
The Can-Am cars might have more horsepower than F1s but their mechanical gearchange and weight would make them slower I suspect. They were fantastic at Monterey when I was there in 2011.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:42 PM
The entry cost to competitors was higher again, in order to "entice" certain overseas cars, all in the interests of atteacting bigger crowds, at the expense of our own cars.
After having competed at this event, and even winning outright a number of the feature races, sadly, due to VHRR's actions in refusing my entry, i will no longer compete.
At least other Historic Car Clubs understand what genuine historic cars are.
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