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The Leukaemia Foundation is calling on muscle car enthusiasts across Australia to register now for its epic 2017 Aussie Muscle Car Run this October, covering 1901kms from Eastern Creek NSW to Adelaide SA, and spanning four states.
The run is open to cars from the golden era of Bathurst during the 60s and 70s, with replicas welcome. Cars of ‘special interest’ will also be considered.
The Aussie Muscle Car Run started in 2011 and has become one of Australia’s ultimate road trips. The seven-day leisure car cruise has now raised more than $2 million to help families facing a blood cancer diagnosis.
Aussie actor and renowned motor enthusiast, Shane Jacobson joined the run in 2016 and had so much fun he’s coming back.
“I’ll be joining the run for three days from Day 3, heading through the Snowy Mountains and ending up at the Winton Raceway, which is a great track, trust me,” Shane said.
“Most importantly, Aussie Muscle Car Run raises vital funds for the Leukaemia Foundation, which makes it that little bit more special.”
Aussie Muscle Car Run National Chairman Kevin May said the iconic event gave participants a chance to showcase their cars, which this year includes a wide range of Toranas, GT Falcons, Ford Mustangs, Valiants, Statesman, Capris, Fairmonts and Monaros.
“We’re inviting car lovers to join us on a journey in their beloved beasts which includes exclusive access to motoring events and track time at Sydney 2017 Australian Muscle Car Masters at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek, plus Winton Motor Raceway and Portland Drags,” Kevin said.
“Participants get to experience driving their cars on tracks that these iconic beasts were designed and built for.
“It’s a coming together of like-minded, passionate and proud car enthusiasts,” he said.
Aussie Muscle Car Run registration is open now at www.aussiemusclecarrun.com where you’ll find a detailed itinerary. Be quick as places are limited.
Entry is $1200 per person covering accommodation, breakfasts, dinners, motorsport, car livery, overnight security and much more. Teams are then asked to raise a further $4000 towards blood cancer research and patient support. The event is open to two member teams of drivers and co-drivers.
About the Leukaemia Foundation
Leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma are all types of blood cancer and they can develop in anyone, of any age, at any time. Another 35 Australians are diagnosed every single day.
The Leukaemia Foundation is the only national charity dedicated to helping Australians with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders survive and then live a better quality of life.
The Leukaemia Foundation exists because of the generous and ongoing support of the Australian community.
DAY 0 SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER, WELCOME – EASTERN CREEK
Afternoon arrival ready for Meet and Greet, plus overnight stay at Eastern Creek
DAY 1 SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER, EASTERN CREEK TO CANBERRA
Parade lap at 2017 Australian Muscle Car Masters, Sydney Motorsport Park Eastern Creek
DAY 2 MONDAY 30 OCTOBER, CANBERRA
Tour of Australian War Memorial
DAY 3 TUESDAY 31 OCTOBER, CANBERRA TO BENALLA
Snowy Mountains Cruise
DAY 4 WEDNESDAY 1 NOVEMBER, BENALLA
Winton Motor Raceway
DAY 5 THURSDAY 2 NOVEMBER, BENALLA TO GEELONG
Ford Proving Ground
DAY 6 FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER, GEELONG TO MOUNT GAMBIER
DAY 7 SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER, MOUNT GAMBIER TO ADELAIDE
To find out more and to register please go to www.aussiemusclecarrun.com or phone Event Chairman Kevin May on 0419 804 439.
Fans attending the Australian Muscle Car Masters at Sydney Motorsport Park can purchase cheaper tickets by pre-purchasing online ahead of the annual event, held on Saturday October 28 and Sunday October 29.
The Muscle Car Masters features a wide range of categories, cars and stars celebrating the rich history and heritage of Australian motorsport.
A two-day adult ticket purchased online is just $55 (plus $3.95 service fee) versus $70 at the gate, while a Saturday-only adult tickets at $25 and Sunday-only tickets $40 (plus $3.95 service fee) will save you 30% and 20% respectively!
Concessions available, and children 15 and under are free with a paying adult.
Muscle Car Masters is a celebration of Australian motorsport history, heritage and passion. 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 28-29.
Six categories are now confirmed for Masters weekend, October 29-30. The full line-up is:
– Heritage Touring Cars (Group C/A)
– Historic Touring Cars to 1964 (Group Nb)
– Historic Touring Cars 1965-72 (Group Nc)
– Sports Sedans (National level)
– Kumho V8 Touring Cars (superseded V8 Supercars)
– 6-Hours of Sydney (production cars and production sportscars)
– Master Blasts demos (for historically significant racecars)
Other track sessions will be confirmed in the coming months.
Every year we dip our lids to a handful of muscle car milestones – the big events and most famous models that shaped our country’s legendary heritage of homegrown high
performance. This year we celebrate:
– 50th anniversary of XR Falcon GT
– 45th anniversary of Brock’s 1972 XU-1 win
– 40th anniversary of the Torana A9X
– 40th anniversary of Ford’s 1977 1-2
– 30th anniversary of Bathurst’s 1987 WTCC round and the hard-fought ’87 ATCC.
Off-track attractions include ‘meet and greet’ sessions with legend race drivers, a mega show n’ shine (what we call the Pit Straight Car Club Corral) for road registered muscle cars and merchandise alley. Unlike other motorsport events, fans can get up close to the machinery and chat with the drivers and their mechanics.
Spectators are admitted free of charge to the competitors paddock and undercover grandstand, and kids 15 and under are FREE!