Phillip Island Festival of Speed set to roar

The Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motorsport 6 – 8 March will have upwards of 500 entries featuring cars from every state in Australia, New Zealand, UK and America for exciting racing over three days.

 With the strong support of automotive parts supplier Burson Auto Parts as naming rights sponsor, long term major sponsors Cooldrive, Penrite and Shannons plus a host of other national and international brands, the Phillip Island Classic enters its 31st year, building success upon success.

 Internationally recognised, the event has been in the top six in the world on no less than four occasions and is attracting worldwide interest and larger attendance crowds’ year on year.

Of special interest this year will be the UK Chevron B6 Sports Car of Andy Newell, USA Paddins Dowling’s 1939 Maserati 4CL Grand Prix car and the Porsche 356 from USA based Earnest Nagamatsu. Three cars from New Zealand will also compete, including the JPS BMW 635 to be driven by Australian legend, Jim Richards and the famous BMW M3 to be driven by Greg Murphy.

Patron for the 2020 event is Larry Perkins, the inaugural European Formula 3 Champion, Australian Touring Car Champion and multiple Bathurst 1000 winner. Perkins’ son Jack is scheduled to drive the fully restored 2003 Bathurst winning Holden Commodore raced by his father.

The event will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Frank Coad’s win in the Armstrong 500, later to become the Bathurst 1000, and the event will acknowledge the 40th anniversary of Alan Jones World Championship win. Peter Brock will also be remembered, as 2020 represents the 40th anniversary of his first Bathurst win. Super Sprints for 5 litre Touring Cars will also be featured over the race days.

More than 1,000 cars will be on display with the VHRR receiving overwhelming support from Australian Car Clubs of every marque, including the Marcos Car Club, 403 Peugeot and Commodore Car Club.

The VHRR Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motorsport supports a charity each year with special rides around the track and this year all funds raised will go to support The Male Bag Foundation headed up by AFL Legend, David Parkin.

People under the age of 18 years will be admitted free as the event is an major family day of motorsport and interest for all ages.

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