Rare Amaroo Park race vision unearthed

The field lines up for the 1982 AMSCAR Series at Amaroo Park.

AMAROO Park Raceway holds a special place in the history of Australian motorsport and a special place in the hearts of race fans all over the country.

The now-defunct circuit in Sydney hosted a wide range of racing action from its opening in 1967 right through to the last race held there in 1998.

Now some rare racing history from the circuit has been unearthed and released for fans to enjoy on the latest Seven Sport Magic Moments of Motorsport DVD release, ‘Awesome Amaroo Volume 3’.

The DVD runs for just over four hours and is available to order here now from the V8 Sleuth Superstore.

The vision included on this release was all saved from old format Umatic tapes by V8 Sleuth and Chevron Marketing Services and includes some sensational Sports Sedan and touring car racing.

The first of three race events on this DVD is the 1980 round of the Australian Sports Sedan Championship featuring Allan Moffat’s mighty Chevrolet Monza taking on Jim Richards’ V8 Falcon at a time where the category featured a wide range of interesting cars. Also included is some Formula Ford open wheeler action from the same event.

Amaroo Park’s round of the 1981 Australian Sports Sedan Championship is also included on this release, featuring Allan Grice’s BMW turbo up against Tony Edmondson’s V8-powered Alfetta. In addition, there’s also some Better Brakes 3.5 litre touring car series action and Australian Formula 2 racing for open wheeler fans to enjoy.

Rounding out the release is the second round of the 1982 AMSCAR Series for touring cars featuring the ‘big dogs’ of the day; Peter Brock, Allan Moffat, Colin Bond Allan Grice, Dick Johnson and many more.

There’s a pair of heats of touring car action as well as the 25-lap, all-in final and Formula Vee, Series Production and Sports Sedan action.

The Awesome Amaroo Volume 3 DVD is the only new release in the Seven Sport Magic Moments of Motorsport DVD series for 2023.

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.