11th Cruise to VHRR Phillip Island Classic 2016
One of our favourite events on the annual calendar is the historic race meeting held over the Labour Day long weekend in March each year. This year was no exception with 30 F5000’s entered to make plenty of noise as well as a grid of great 60’s thru ‘80’s sports cars including big block and small block Chev Can Am cars. All the different categories filled the starting grid to capacity for each race. With 500 cars entered, the marshals were busy all day keeping the action on the track with little delay between races. The VHRR members who are volunteer enthusiasts do an amazing job hosting this event.
We had 50 cars cruise with us from Tooradin down to the Grand Prix circuit. With VIP treatment at the entry gate, we were soon parked on the fence in front of the EXPO building in prime location. Just in time to be welcomed by the F5000’s racing at the time.
When you’d had enough of the on track action it was off to the pits with a number of rare and imported race cars with some amazing histories. This is very much an event for car enthusiasts, as you’re free to wander through the pit garages, talk to drivers, check out the many trade stands or just watch the constant coming and goings of exotic machinery as cars moved in and out of the pit garages.
Thanks to the VHRR for again allowing us to be a part of this very enjoyable event.
If you didn’t manage to make it to the Island over the weekend, here are a few photos from Graeme to help you get over missing out. Put it in your diary for next year.