The ever-popular Geelong Revival Motorsport Festival returns this weekend with a huge entry list of show cars, competition cars and motorbikes to take over the town.
More than 2200 participants across all the various disciplines and activities will form part of the Victorian event during the three days, with fans of all ages to be entertained.
The headline act for the event will be the 300 historic and exotic vehicles tackling quarter-mile sprints down Geelong’s picturesque waterfront with a number of notable names taking part.
Some of the key figures competing include heralded motorsport identity Cam McConville, who will be behind the wheel of five cars during the event, as well as Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series privateer Zac Soutar, who will be running the Honda Civic Type R TCR he guided to one win and four podiums in the 2022 season.
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While both drivers are likely to be towards the top of the field throughout, one individual who will be hoping for success will be experienced Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia campaigner, Nick McBride.
Driving a Porsche Taycan Turbo S, McBride knows what it takes to win the event – having taken out top honours on the famous Ritchie Boulevard earlier in the year.
With potential rain forecast for the weekend, the 31-year-old was looking forward to running in an event he has long been a fan of.
“I had always read up on this event in previous years, because there is such a vast variety of cars lots of categories,” McBride said.
“The event has a nice family feel to it. I took my daughter there earlier this year and it’s in a really nice spot. It was quite enjoyable as it caters to motorsport enthusiasts of all kinds.
“It really is a great event to attend as a spectator and a competitor because of the quarter mile sprints, the track has a bit of bend to it and can be an additional challenge in the wet.
“I did the quarter mile sprint when I went in March this year. I managed to win it outright in the Porsche Taycan, which was pretty cool – especially as I beat proper race cars.
“We’re going as defending champions this time so if it’s slightly wet, we will be in with a very good shot. If it’s dry, some of the purpose built race cars may take it out.
“The important thing for us though is that we knock off the Teslas.”
In addition to the racing action, there are a handful of other activations taking place, including the Hot Wheels Stunt Team, putting on spectacular stunts for fans at multiple times of the weekend in what will be its maiden appearance at the event.
For those wanting to see the cars up close, the pits will have all competing vehicles on display all weekend, while the Shannons Classic Motorshow will showcase hundreds of classic, modern, performance, European and domestic vehicles.
There will be supercars, electric cars, trucks, heavy machines and a small collection of vintage boats all part of the mega display.
Adding to the bumper schedule is the Royal Australian Air Force flying their hot air balloon, a vintage fashion show and the Geelong Revival Trade Expo.
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The Geelong Revival Motorsport Festival takes place in Geelong on 25-27 November.