HOLDEN BATHURST REVIVAL EVENT FOR NOVEMBER

Racing Holdens of all kinds are set to take to Mount Panorama in November for a special event as part of the Bathurst International. Photo: an1images.com / Graeme Neander.

HOLDEN racing history will be celebrated at this year’s inaugural Bathurst International event to be held from November 13-15.

An additional one-off, Holden-only category has been added to Mount Panorama’s newest event – basically it’s a Lion all-in!

The Holden Bathurst Revival is open to Holdens of all kinds from the first ever model 48-215 through to modern V8 touring cars/Supercars.

HQ Holdens are among those eligible for the Holden Bathurst Revival. Image: an1images.com / Graeme Neander

Eligibility extends to Holdens from almost every circuit racing category that the marque has been represented in, including grass roots categories Group N and Improved Production/Club Cars, as well as series no longer contested such as V8 Utes, Commodore Cup and Future Tourers.

Up to 100 racing Holdens will descend on the Mountain for the non-competitive sessions, in essence a Holden ‘SuperSprint’.

The format means participants can drive their racing Holden on the iconic circuit in a relaxed environment without the demands or risks of competitive, wheel-to-wheel racing.

The list of eligible vehicles provided by the Australian Racing Group is indeed a long one. All vehicles must pass scrutineering and have a past or present CAMS/Motorsport Australia log book.

Speaking of Holden – don’t forget to pre-order here your copy of our upcoming book ‘Racing the Lion’, a huge 400 page limited edition hardcover illustrated history of Holden in motorsport. 

Featuring a wide range of never-before-published photos, this collector’s book will be printed in a limited print run.

Future Tourers from the late 1990s/early 2000s are eligible. There are many of these cars still in existence. Photo: an1images.com / Dirk Klynsmith

Racing Holdens from any of the following categories will be eligible for the Holden Bathurst Revival:

– AUSCAR

– Appendix J/Group N

– Commodore Cup

– Future Tourers

– Gemini Series

– Group A

– Group C

– HQs

– Improved Production/Club Cars

– Nations Cup (Monaro)

– Production Cars

– Saloon Cars

– Sports Sedans

– Touring Car Masters

– V8 Supercars/5-Litre Touring Cars

– V8 Utes

Each driver will get 60 minutes of track time with final acceptance of entries will be subject to demand.

With over 20 years in the Australian motorsport industry, Noonan is the head of V8 Sleuth. He’s held a range of roles including working in television with Seven and Ten, print media and public relations. With a specialty in Australian motorsport history, he’s known around racing paddocks as ’the Sleuth’ and started his motorsport media career in 1997.