Holden heritage to be honoured at Bathurst
The motorsport heritage of Holden will be celebrated at Bathurst in November, with the addition of a one-off, Holden-only category within the Bathurst International event, run by Australian Racing Group (ARG).
Up to 100 racing Holdens are expected to participate in a series of sessions, known as the Holden Bathurst Revival.
Scheduled for November 13-15, the meeting will also feature the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour for production cars that was postponed recently due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Holden Bathurst Revival will pay tribute to all eras of Holden’s motorsport history, from competition variants of the first Holden model – the 48-215 – through to modern V8 touring cars.
ARG says eligibility extends to Holdens from almost every circuit racing category that the marque has been represented in, including grass roots categories Group N and Improved Production/Club Cars, as well as series no longer contested such as V8 Utes, Commodore Cup and Future Tourers.
According to ARG, the event will offer participants a unique and affordable opportunity to drive their racing Holden on Australia’s most iconic racing circuit, with 60 minutes of track time on offer.
“Following the announcement earlier this year of Holden’s impending closure, we felt it was important to acknowledge the unrivalled contribution that the marque has made to Australian motorsport, and the passionate owners and drivers of Holden race cars throughout the country,” said CEO, Australian Racing Group, Matt Braid.
“There is no better place to celebrate Holden’s racing heritage than Bathurst, and we are delighted to be making the Holden Bathurst Revival a feature of our flagship event in November this year.
“The Holden Bathurst Revival will bring together an array of Holdens and their custodians, whether they compete at grass roots levels around Australia or own historically significant cars that are too valuable to race in wheel-to-wheel competition. All are welcome to apply for entry to this special celebration at Mount Panorama.”
Racing Holdens from any of the following categories are eligible to participate in the Holden Bathurst Revival. All participating vehicles must pass scrutineering and have a past or present CAMS/Motorsport Australia logbook.
– Appendix J/Group N
– Commodore Cup
– Future Tourers
– Gemini Series
– Group A
– Group C
– Improved Production/Club Cars
– Nations Cup (Monaro)
– Production Cars
– Saloon Cars
– Sports Sedans
– Touring Car Masters
– V8 Supercars/5-Litre Touring Cars
– V8 Utes