The Albany Classic Motor Event is run through the heart of Albany's CBD, overlooking the ANZAC Peace Park and Princess Royal Harbour. This spectacle of historic motor sport presents a wide variety of cars from vintage wire wheels, post-vintage and classics as well as open wheel racers and big cube muscle cars. This event is part of the WA Regularity Championship. It is organised locally by the Albany Organising Committee with the Vintage Sports Car Club of WA (VSCCWA).
Saturday- Mt Clarence Hill Climb from 09:00
Sunday- CBD car events & festival start 09:30 (link event to program)
Alison Hartman Gardens for circus, entertainment & market stalls (link to festival program)
St John's Church grounds for children's activities
In 2017 there were more than 150 entrants including a 1926 Salmson GSS with its 1.1 litre engine and a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro of over 5.8 litres. Many of the cars competing were created in the earliest days of Australian motorsport inlcuding specials from Miller, Bartlett and Brax. In the other categories you'll see GT40, Lotus, Mustang, Elfin, Jaguar, Porsche, Bolwell, Simca, Lola and many more.
Check out this video to see an insider’s view of the track (click here - YouTube). Thanks to Steve at United Fuel Injection & his Fiat 125T for the link.
Albany first experienced motor racing in 1936 with the 'WA 50 Mile T.T. Car Race'. This was the first round the houses style race in Australia and was run over a 4-mile circuit through the town. The modern layout follows part of the revised 1938 Grand Prix circuit and is 1.5 km in length overlooking the picturesque Princess Royal Harbour.
The Albany Classic is the premier round the houses historic regularity event in Australia and is one of only two events of its type still going today. The modern event is as much a festival as serious motorsport but now caters for the whole family and a diverse range of motoring interest. Crowds line the city streets to witness the enthralling sight of vintage and classic cars taking part in the annual motor event. This year, cars covering 87 years of motoring development are competing or on display.
We have our own room for dinner at Six Degrees on Sunday the 3rd June starting 7pm. Choice of three entrees and three main courses at a reasonable cost of $34 per person. Members who require vegetarian or gluten free meals also catered for. Dessert and drinks etc. are for members to pay on the night. Prepayment for the dinner is required so please log on to www.jaguarcarclubofwa.com.au and pay via the PayPal button on the Home page. Any queries please contact Marilyn McGee Social secretary 0412 373 365 firstname.lastname@example.org