A BATHURST 1000 pole-sitting Nissan Bluebird is among a wide range of vintage cars racing in support of the Repco Supercars Championship next weekend.
The 40-car Heritage Revival field includes 10 different makes: Ford, Holden, Jaguar, Nissan, Valiant, Toyota, BMW, Mazda, Porsche and Alfa Romeo.
There is plenty of Bathurst pedigree in the field, including the Bluebird which will be driven by Brian Henderson.
It was that car which George Fury took to pole position for the 1984 Bathurst 1000, although he and Gary Scott would finish the race 16th.
The Jaguar XJS which won the Great Race the very next year – then driven by Armin Hahne and John Goss – will also be on the grid with Mike Roddy behind the wheel.
In the absence of Touring Car Masters, the Heritage Revival category will provide fans at the Repco Bathurst 1000 with their fix of historic machinery.
“We encourage all our competitors to race closely and show off the relative strengths of their cars, while obviously showing respect for one another, bringing the cars home in one piece,” said Heritage Revival boss Ed Singleton.
“In doing so, it ensures everyone watching trackside or at home on TV can soak up the sights and sounds of these classic machines going flat out around The Mountain.
“In between our races, we welcome all the fans to come for a walk through our pit area, talk to the drivers and car owners, reminisce, share stories and of course take plenty of photos.”
Following two practice sessions, the Heritage Revival field will complete qualifying on the afternoon of Thursday, October 6 before contesting three races across the following two days.
FULL ENTRY LIST:
|3||Quentin Bland||N||Ford Capri|
|6||Tony Sawford||C||Holden Torana A9X|
|7||Terry Lawlor||C||Ford Falcon XD|
|8||Mike Roddy||A||Jaguar XJS|
|9||Rod Hatfield||C||Holden Torana L34|
|10||Shaun Tunny||C||Holden Torana A9X|
|13||Michael LoGiudice||C||Holden Torana A9X|
|14||Russell Keam||C||Ford Escort|
|15||Brian Henderson||C||Nissan Bluebird|
|16||Adam Workman||C||Nissan Bluebird|
|18||Craig Marsland||C||Valiant Charger|
|21||Edward Singleton||C||Holden Commodore VH|
|22||Mark LeVaillant||C||Holden Commodore VH|
|28||Peter Woods||C||Toyota Celica|
|29||Michael Cross||N||Holden Torana GTR XU1|
|31||Craig Stephenson||N||Holden EH|
|33||Wayne Harrison||N||Ford Mustang|
|43||Dean How||C||BMW 635|
|45||Justin Matthews||C||Ford Escort|
|51||Matthew Clift||C||Mazda RX7|
|53||Neville Butler||C||Ford Escort|
|59||Carl Muller||C||Ford Capri|
|61||Michael Rose||N||Ford Mustang|
|65||Don Dimitriadis||C||Mazda RX7|
|69||Stephen Axisa||C||Holden Commodore VH|
|72||Greg Keam||A||Ford Mustang|
|74||Andrew Whiteside||S||Porsche 911|
|77||Chris O’Connor||C||Toyota Celica|
|80||Luke Harrison||N||Holden Torana GTR XU1|
|83||Glenn Gerstel||C||Ford Falcon XE|
|89||John Harrison||N||Ford Mustang|
|110||Michael Terry||N||Holden Torana GTR XU1|
|114||Graham Gulson||N||Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT|
|131||Craig Robertson||N||Valiant Charger|
|143||Pete Meuleman||N||Ford Mustang|
|145||Nathan Gordon||N||Holden Monaro HQ GTS|
|189||Andrew Lane||N||Ford Mustang|
|350||Jack Harrison||N||Ford Mustang|
|555||David Cunneen||S||Porsche 911|
|911||Doug Barbour||S||Porsche 911|