Historic Winton is Australia’s largest and most popular all-historic race meeting. Now in its 36th year, the event is shaping up to be one of the biggest yet with over 400 historic cars and motorbikes primed for action – some dating back to the 1920s.
Conducted by the Austin 7 Club, in conjunction with the Historic Motorcycle Racing Association of Victoria, Historic Winton will this year also celebrate a number of motoring anniversaries. These include 110 years of Cadillac, 90 years of Austin 7, Lanica Lambda and Austin 12/4, 85 years of Ford A Model, 80 years of Austin 10, Hillman Minx and Hudson Terraplane (pictured) and 75 years of Volvo and Cadillac LaSalle, to name but a few.
On Friday, organisers will run a tour from the Benalla Art Gallery which will conclude with a Show & Shine display outside the Benalla Civic Centre.
The Shannons Classic Car Park, open Saturday and Sunday, will feature a number of car and bike club displays, this year including pre-war sporting Rileys. Owners of special-interest cars or bikes are invited to attend.
On Sunday, a display of historic commercial and military vehicles and pre-1975 utility vehicles will dominate the competition paddock, organisers offering a giveaway pack to the first 200 utility entrants and trophies to owners of Aussie Utes of special interest. And these aren’t the only giveaways…
Carsales Network in conjunction with Historic Winton has 12 passes to giveaway to readers interested in attending this year’s event. To secure a pass, simply visit the Carsales Network Facebook page and follow the link on our Wall.
Historic Winton is held Friday May 25th to Sunday May 27th at Winton Raceway near Benalla, Victoria. Tickets are priced from $20.00 (adult) for Saturday and $30.00 (adult) on the Sunday. Friday’s activities in Benalla are free of charge to spectators. Entry to the competition paddock across the weekend is $5.00 while children aged 14 and under are free.