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[VIC] - Retrospeed: Wilby park sprints


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Hi guys,
Registrations have now opened for the retrospeed wilby park sprints!
This is an Awesome event and a pretty cheap day on the track, would be great to see a few other Zeds out there!
Quickfire info 
Where: Wilby motorsports Park, Wilby Victoria (2:50 hours from Melbourne cbd)
When:  17th - 19th of April (Racing on Saturday the 18th)  
Cost: racing entry for driver and car inc weekend camping - $160, Additional driver/passenger $15,  just camping $10

If you don't hold the appropriate Cams license they have AASA day licenses available for $25 that you can purchase at the event

Entry requirements for cars as per below, the quick rundown is that engine swaps and most flares should be okay,  widebody kits are no okay provided it's not over the top/rocket bunny esque. Generally you want the car to be giving off as much of a pre-78 aesthetic as possible.

Sup regs:  http://www.retrospeed.com.au/images/Documents/Retrospeed-Wilby-Supplementary-Regulations-2020 V1.pdf

Entry form:  http://www.retrospeed.com.au/images/Documents/Retrospeed-Wilby-Entry-Form-2020.pdf


Info as per below.


Set amongst bushland just south of Yarrawonga, Wilby Park Raceway offers freshly laid asphalt and the perfect rural setting for a celebration of retro motorsport. The Retrospeed event will be strictly period-style cars only, manufactured before 1978 (full criteria on the entries page). All modern vehicles will remain parked in a separate areas, not mixed with entrants’ or spectators’ period cars, to preserve the feeling of truly stepping back in time when trackside.

The Saturday (April 18th) track sprints will be one car at a time and passengers will be welcomed, with camping at the track both Friday and Saturday nights. Ideal for cars and drivers of all levels - you won't need a race prepared car or an existing race license. Bring your pride and joy to join us on what promises to be a highlight of the 2020 motoring calendar.

Vehicle Eligibility Retrospeed Wilby Park Sprints is a strictly period styled event and to that end the following criteria apply to all cars which are to enter the paddock for racing or spectating. Cars which do not meet these criteria will need to be parked in a separate area.

All vehicles:
● Must be of a model that was in production before 1st May 1978 (models which are a continuation of a vehicle released before this date with minimal visual updates will also be acceptable, eg. UC Torana, XC Falcon, "Impact Bumper" Porsche 911)
● Modern replicas of eligible vehicles will also be considered by application
● Must be period appropriate appearance wise to 1978 or earlier including:
- Period appropriate wheel styles
- Wheels may only be 1” larger in diameter than the largest wheel originally fitted to the body style with the following exceptions:
▪ Cars which were fitted with 13” or smaller wheels from factory can increase wheel diameter by up to 2”
▪ Vehicles with larger wheels will be considered by application (with photos) if the appearance is deemed in keeping with the event
● Period appropriate body modifications (flares, rear spoilers, front splitters, etc.)
● No billet wheels or accessories
● No gauges external to the cabin (unless offered as a factory fitted option, eg. Pontiac Firebird hood mounted tachometer)
● No superchargers or air filters that pass through the bonnet (unless factory fitted) o No IFS on fenderless hot rods
● Engine swaps with post-1978 engines are permitted, but must be well concealed (eg. Hot Rods with a visible engine must have a pre-'78 engine)
● Any intercoolers must be concealed behind a grille/bumper o Any stickers or livery must be of a period appropriate style If you have a car you are unsure about, or which pushes the boundaries of these requirements please send us an email to info@retrospeed.com.au with details of the vehicle and supporting photographs, and we will promptly confirm its suitability for you. 

Entry Fees
Racing Entry - Driver and Car - $160 – This includes the entry for a vehicle to race, camping Friday and Saturday nights for the driver

Additional Driver/Passenger - $15 – For entry to the track on Saturday, requires a valid race license or day license (available on the day)

Camping - $10 - Camping Friday and/or Saturday night

Children under 16 are free to enter and camp but must purchase a Passenger / Second Driver Pass if they will be on track, and possess an appropriate license.

Saturday night roast dinner - $27 (Note: this must be pre ordered via the entry form, prior to the event)

Catering will be available throughout the event at additional cost.

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2 hours ago, Dirtydatto said:

Both of you do it!
Current zed tally is up to 3 :D

Would love to but 10 hrs drive each way for me is a little far, especially as I don't have a car trailer or a car that can tow a car trailer. Really does sound like a great event.

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An update from the event organizers regarding the current unfolding events
All in all i think its the right response, I'll absolutely be attending the rescheduled event! 

"It is with great disappointment that Retrospeed have made the difficult decision to postpone the Wilby Park sprints meet scheduled for April 18th due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Although we are a relatively low risk event we wish to do our bit for the health and well-being of all of entrants, spectators, and the community at large.

We'll be getting in touch directly with entrants, and want to reassure you all that any entry fees already paid are fully refundable.

Alternatively entry fees can be rolled over to the rescheduled event later in the year if you prefer. We have confirmed October 17th as our new date, and will keep you informed of any further developments. "

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Thought I'd post a long overdue update on the event seeing as it's definitely looking to be run again next year and I'm currently residing in a puddle of nostalgia!

Well it happened, so many sick cars made it out and a few happy snappers from the street machine magazine as well!
If you want to read a full write up you can find it here:

Personally as I inch ever closer to getting my nugget on the road I though the event would be a good shake down for the car and boy was that the correct call!
Found a kink in the fuel line that starved the engine at high rpm and a dud injector.
By some miracle I wasn't the slowest car there!

Anyway I'll be posting and badgering you all again closer to the 2022 event but in the mean time you should follow the retrospeed Facebook page

and the Facebook 2022 event 

Hope to see some more Z's out there next time!



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