A HOST of heritage V8 Supercars were in action during the 33rd running of the Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motorsport at the weekend.
The 5 Litre Touring Car group was headlined by two Perkins Engineering-run Commodores – a 2003 Castrol VY and 2015 HRT VF – shared by father and son Larry and Jack Perkins.
Jack set the fastest time from the series of sprints aboard the #22 HRT entry in which he’d won the 2015 Gold Coast 600 alongside James Courtney, recording a 1:34.9986s on Friday afternoon.
Enjoy this gallery of the V8 track action captured by photographer Bec Hind.
The weekend marked the first public outing since restoration for not only Jack Perkins’ 2015 HRT VF, but Brad Neill’s 2016 example as well.
Milton Seferis also waved the HRT flag with his VE Commodore, returning to the track in its retro colours as driven by Will Davison and David Reynolds in the 2010 Bathurst 1000.
Ford fans were well catered for with a series of AU Falcons.
They included those pictured from Ford Tickford Racing (Brad Till), Dick Johnson Racing (Adam Walton and Carey McMahon) and Prancing Horse Racing (Andrew O’Connell).
Ford Performance Racing BA and BF Falcons also featured. The 2004 CAT BA was shared by owner Chad Parish and youngster Harri Jones, while Jacob Khouri steered the 2008 Orrcon entry.
Other Holden runners included Peter Abood in this ex-Paul Morris Motorsports Commodore.
Nothing could wipe the smile off Larry Perkins’ face as he swapped between the Perkins Engineering and Holden Racing Team Commodores.
Brad Neill takes the chequered flag in his HRT Commodore, as raced by Courtney at the 2016 Clipsal 500.