Phillip Island Classic 2010
An early start saw 40 entrants cars register in Tooradin for the cruise to the 2010 Festival of Motorsport at the Phillip Island GP circuit. Well 41 if you count the 1935 'A' Model engined Speed Car that Warren Evans trailered behind his Chevy pick up. On arrival, the convoy was ushered into the prime parking location right on the fence just in time to catch the action from 34 F5000 open wheelers performing a rolling start. The sound rivaled a pair of nitro fuellers. The action on the track at this event is non-stop and when you need some exercise the short walk across the track bridge has you in the pit area where displays of racing cars from all era's makes and styles were on show. Where else in the world can you walk up to people with household names such as Sir Jack Brabham and Bob Jane and chat about their famous cars. Rod Hadfield also exhibited his new project, the Warman Special in the EXPO building. It was like watching bees around the honey pot. Better was to come when Rod & Carol were invited to join the parade lap of rare and exotic racing cars led off by the $20 million Alfa Romeo F1. Amazing is the only word to describe what it looked & sounded like as it went past down the main straight.
About half of the entrants were first timers at this event [as were the Hadfield’s] and all wanted to know how come they didn't know about it in the past! We'd like to thank Shannons and the VHRR for allowing us to host this cruise for chrome bumper cars again this year. If you're reading this then you’re probably well immersed into the old car hobby. This event should be on your 'bucket list' of must do's. We're already looking forward to next years.