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Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 Australian Muscle Car Masters. Purchase them online and save on the gate price. Sunday adult admission pre-purchased online is $40 (plus $3.95 service free), while the gate price is $55. This is a saving of $11.05 per ticket on the gate price. Concessions available. Children 12 and under free with a paying adult. Visit musclecarmasters.com.au for full details and options.
Please note: Unfortunately, Touring Car Masters has withdrawn from the meeting. Many of the TCM’s star drivers will still be competing in other categories at the Masters.
Book your tickets to the 2016 Australian Muscle Car Masters online and save on the gate price. The savings are significant, too. Sunday adult admission pre-purchased online is $40 (plus $3.95 service free), while the gate price is $55. This is a saving of $11.05 per ticket on the gate price.
Tickets to the 12th running of the retro racing carnival are now on sale. Concessions available. Children 12 and under free with a paying adult.
Tickets available here: 2016 Muscle Car Masters Tickets
Mark Trenoweth’s ex-John McCormack Jaguar XJS Sports Sedan is the first beast confirmed for the ‘Sports Racing Car Invitational’, a new demo session for 2016. The Big Cat will be piloted by its creator, McCormack, one of Australian motor racing’s living treasures. Mac will be on hand Sunday to chat to fans.Confirmed: John Mac and his Cat
This 6.0-litre Jaguar XJS is both pure-bred and feral. It’s a rare breed of Historic Sports Sedan in being prolifically raced for much of its life but surviving unmolested today. It’s profiled in depth in issue #88 of Australian Muscle Car magazine.
Invited cars for the ‘Sports Racing Car Invitational’ demo come from the ranks of historic Sports Sedans, GT cars, plus Can-Am, Le Mans-style and Big Banger sportscars. Watch this space for more announcements.
It’s 30 years since the VL Commodore Group A’s launch and the 2016 Masters will see a big continent of the red beasts on display.
The VL Group A is the car in which Peter Brock won his ninth Bathurst 1000, in 1987, and the machine that Allan Moffat and John Harvey drove to victory in the first ever World Touring Car Championship event.
The VL Group A model’s starring role in the Feature Muscle Marque display and parade will also mark the 10th anniversary of Peter Brock’s passing.
Cars from the Australian 5.0-litre Touring Car Association will hit the track for a series of ‘spirited demos’ at the 2016 Masters. These are the earliest ‘Supercars’ – original machines from the 1993 to 2002 pre-Project Blueprint era in period liveries. Such cars are starting to come out of the woodwork and joining their Commodore and Falcon brothers on-track at major Historic meetings. Heritage Hot Laps will be rested for 2016.
The Australian Muscle Car Masters has confirmed its line-up of racing categories and demonstration sessions for 2016.
The 12th running of the nation’s most successful retro motorsport event, to be held on the new date of October 29-30, will see the return of five popular race categories plus a class making its Masters debut, the Kumho V8 Touring Car Series.
The returning categories are Heritage Touring Cars (Group C/A), Australian Trans-Am, Historic Touring Cars (Group N) and Group S (production sports cars).
The Kumho V8 Touring Car Series is the unofficial third-tier of V8 Supercar racing, providing a chance for the Commodores and Falcons of previous seasons to continue their racing lives. Many teams run their cars in period liveries.
In addition, there are dedicated demonstration sessions for ‘Supercars’ from the Australian 5.0-litre Touring Car Association.
The 2016 Masters will also feature a new ‘Sports Racing Car Invitational’ demonstration session for historically-significant vehicles. Invited cars will come from the ranks of Sports Sedans, GT cars, plus Can-Am, Le Mans-style and Big Banger sportscars.
Heritage Hot Laps will be rested for 2016.
A special all-Mini race, for cars from the Group Nb ranks, will be held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Morris Cooper S’s win in the 1966 Bathurst 500.
The ultra-popular Pit Straight Car Club Corral and Featured Muscle Marques display and parade will have twin focuses in 2016. Ford’s contribution to Australia’s performance heritage will be celebrated in the month the company winds up manufacturing in this country. Meanwhile, Brock Commodore owners will be encouraged to attend to mark the 10th anniversary of Peter Brock’s passing and 30 years since the launch of the VL Group A.
The Masters will also host the 2016 A9X Torana Club Nationals and a unique pitlane walk for spectators.
The Masters has been run at Sydney Motorsport Park (Eastern Creek) since 2005. The joint-venture partners, the Australian Racing Drivers’ Club Ltd and nextmedia Pty Ltd (publishers of Australian Muscle Car magazine), announced late last year that the 2016 event will move from its Father’s Day slot to the last weekend of October by popular demand.
The date change separates the Australian Muscle Car Masters from the venue’s round of the 2016 V8 Supercars championship as both meetings have been run in close proximity for the last three years, including twice on consecutive weekends. The move to late October was welcomed by competitors, officials and motorsport enthusiasts. The date change was especially popular with those previously unable to attend the retro racing event due to Father’s Day family commitments.
Main race day in 2016 will held on the exact same date of the first event, October 30, 2005.