Grand Autumn Historic Warwick expected

Friday 12 May, 2023
Photo: Shifting Focus
Queensland Historic car enthusiasts will unite in Warwick this weekend, as the annual Autumn Historic Warwick race meeting showcases some of the best on-track automobiles of the last century. 

The meeting has been held for more than 20 years, it will take place at the Morgan Park Raceway and feature all historic race-cars and invited cars across circuit racing, super sprints and regularity trials.  

The event will consist of 39 competitive sessions throughout the two days, with a strong field of 174 cares expected to feature - an impressive number considering the event was cancelled in 2022 due to the Queensland floods. 

All the action will kick off on Saturday morning with practice and qualifying sessions respectively, before the highly anticipated races and trials run for the rest of the weekend. 

There will be a range of popular categories on show such as Heritage Touring Cars, Group N Cars, Formula Ford, Formula Vee and Sports Sedans. 

The Heritage Touring Cars will feature 24 entrants, and is a popular attraction due to the last two years having featured a winning move in the final corners of the race. 

Event secretary, Mark Stockwell looked forward to a brilliant weekend of racing, showcasing some of the best historic vehicles in the region.  

“There is a lot going on this weekend, so it's going to be a fantastic event,” Stockwell said. 

“The event was cancelled last year due to the floods, so to have so many people sign up is amazing to see, it really shows off the love shared in the historic car community. 

“We have some great people involved with the event, and with so many groups taking the track I'm glad we have the best course clerk to ensure things run smoothly.  

“It looks like the weather's going to be cold, a few showers are expected on Sunday but it could spice things up.” 

Spectators are welcome to attend the event, with a cafeteria fitted with a decking area available to all visitors on both days.  

There will also be a Mothers’ Day breakfast for all competitors and their families as an appreciation for their participation of the event on such a special day for many.  

The Historic Racing Car Club is still on the lookout for officials to help run the event, no experience is necessary with the club able to help train individuals throughout the weekend. 

In addition to training, breakfast and lunch will also be provided to all volunteer officials who attend. 

Th annual Autumn Historic Warwick race meeting will take place at the Morgan Park Raceway on 13-14 May.  
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