MUSCLE CAR MASTERS TO HOST EARLY ERA SUPERCARS

Fans of the early years of the Supercar category will love what’s coming next month …

FORD Falcon and Holden Commodore V8s from the early era of 1990s five-litre touring car and V8 Supercar competition will make their debut at this October’s Muscle Car Masters at Sydney Motorsport Park.

The Australian 5-Litre Touring Car Association, catering for owner/drivers of cars from the 1993-2002 period of V8 Supercar/five-litre touring car racing, will bring a wide range of former Bathurst cars to this year’s event on October 29-30.

A range of important and interesting cars from the era will take to the circuit in a range of spirited demonstrations including the 1993 Mobil 1 Racing Commodore VP formerly driven by Peter Brock.

A range of cars built and raced by teams including Perkins Engineering, Glenn Seton Racing, Tony Longhurst Racing and John Faulkner Racing will wind the clock back with around 20 cars expected to join in the action.

Former ‘Castrol Cougar’ Melinda Price is due to drive an ex-John Briggs Supercheap Auto Falcon while Glenn Seton’s 1997 Australian Touring Car Championship-winning Ford Credit Falcon EL is also due on-track in the hands of owner Noel Willoughby.

“We started the Association a few years ago and heading to Muscle Car Masters has been on our radar for a while now,” says Australian 5-Litre Touring Car Association President Troy Kelly.

“The following we’ve attracted via social media and online in the last few years has been great; there’s plenty of interest in these cars and the era in which they raced.

“Sometimes you forget that it’s over 20 years since some of these cars competed at the top level of touring car racing – we have a range of cars in correct liveries that will take people down memory lane in Sydney at the end of October.”

Further cars competing in the Australian 5-Litre Touring Car Association sessions will be revealed closer to the event date, including a few recently restored machines that have not been seen publically for some years.

Muscle Car Masters is a celebration of Australian motorsport history, heritage and passion jointly promoted by the Australian Racing Drivers Club and Chevron Publishing, a division of nextmedia.

First held in 2005 it has become a permanent part of Sydney Motorsport Park’s calendar and this year moves from the Father’s Day weekend to October 29-30.

The 2016 event will feature an all-star racing line-up of Historic Group A and C Touring Cars in the Heritage Touring Cars class, Australian Trans-Am, Group N Historic Touring Cars and Group S as well as a new Sports Racing Car Invitational demo category featuring ‘big banger’ Sportscars, Sports Sedans and Can-Am machines.

Making their first appearance at the event this year are the Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series as well as the Australian 5-Litre Touring Car Association, featuring a range of impressive Commodores and Falcons from the early V8 Supercar era.

Tickets are now available for Muscle Car Masters with online purchases offering a significant saving compared to on-the-day prices.

Further details are available at: www.musclecarmasters.com.au