Not long to go now!
The popular Baskerville Historics race weekend presented by SRT Logistics is back – over three big days – 16 to 18 September – at the best spectator track in Australia.
Entries close soon but already there promises to be a large variety of historic and desirable race cars competing in a wide array of categories and events.
Headlining the big race program are the Heritage Touring Cars – booming Group C Falcon and Commodore V8s up against the likes of giant-killing BMWs and the twin-turbo all-wheel drive Nissan Skyline GTR. These original race cars from the golden era of touring car racing were due to return to Basky after their hugely popular appearance three years ago but COVID derailed those plans until now.
Big-banger sports cars love Baskerville – and we love them – so look out for the return to Baskerville of Mark Goldsmith’s pristine Elfin 400 Cobra from South Australia, and the much anticipated return of the famous, ex-Don Elliot, ex-Johnny Walker Chev-powered Elfin ME5 that dominated at Baskerville 40 years ago – and which now lives again in Tasmania under the ownership of Dave Thompson.
You’ll also enjoy your favourite Historic meeting categories including Group N historic touring cars, Group S sports cars and lots of early Holdens including the venerable Humpies – including a large mainland contingent. Plus a large field of historic open wheelers – also including mainland visitors – and a variety of fast sedans in the popular Muscle Car Cup.
The nippy Mini Coopers will be back to entertain in the annual Kit Ellis Memorial Race, along with a bumper field of small Ford racers in their special race that was a thriller last year.
To acknowledge the 60th anniversary of the great Peter Brock’s Bathurst victory in a Torana XU1, local racers will take on the mainlanders in a race just for Group N XU1 Toranas! Tasmania vs the world!
Off-track there will be historic race car and photo displays, and on Sunday, there’ll be the Shannons Show and Glow and the now traditional and very popular lunchtime grid walk among the race cars.
Admission is adults $20 Friday, $30 Saturday and $30 Sunday with kids under 14 free and a three-day day pass costing just $60.
Drivers of pre-1990 cars participating in the Shannons Show and Glow on Sunday pay only $25 with normal prices for other passengers.
All tickets are purchased at the gate.
For the latest updates visit the Baskerville Historics Facebook page – click HERE