Sandown historics gallery 2016

By: Steve Nally, Unique Cars magazine

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Historic Sandown 298 Historic Sandown 298
Historic Sandown 302 Historic Sandown 302
Historic Sandown 306 Historic Sandown 306
Historic Sandown 308 Historic Sandown 308
Historic Sandown 315 Historic Sandown 315
Historic Sandown 332 Edit Edit Edit Historic Sandown 332 Edit Edit Edit
Historic Sandown 641 Historic Sandown 641
Historic Sandown 643 Historic Sandown 643
Historic Sandown 667 Historic Sandown 667
Historic Sandown 684 Historic Sandown 684
Historic Sandown 687 Historic Sandown 687
Historic Sandown 694 Historic Sandown 694
Historic Sandown 739 Historic Sandown 739
Historic Sandown 741 Historic Sandown 741
Historic Sandown 804 Historic Sandown 804
Historic Sandown 812 Historic Sandown 812
Historic Sandown 814 Historic Sandown 814
Historic Sandown 831 Historic Sandown 831
Historic Sandown 924 Historic Sandown 924
Historic Sandown 929 Historic Sandown 929
Historic Sandown 937 Historic Sandown 937
Historic Sandown 702 Historic Sandown 702
Historic Sandown 739 Historic Sandown 739
Historic Sandown 741 Historic Sandown 741
Historic Sandown 747 Historic Sandown 747
Historic Sandown 812 Historic Sandown 812
Historic Sandown 836 Historic Sandown 836
Historic Sandown 924 Historic Sandown 924
Historic Sandown 954 1 Historic Sandown 954 1
Historic Sandown 957 Historic Sandown 957
Historic Sandown 961 Historic Sandown 961
Historic Sandown 964 Historic Sandown 964
Historic Sandown 975 Historic Sandown 975

Billed as ‘The Return of the Thunder’, the 25th anniversary Historic Sandown on November 4-6 was headlined by a Formula 5000 Trans-Tasman Challenge and 17 of the big-banger open-wheelers gridded up for battle.

A first for Sandown and Australia was a round of the World Championship for Formula Junior cars. From 1958 to 1963, Formula Junior was a breeding ground for grand prix drivers like Jim Clark, John Surtees, and Jochen Rindt and it is now undergoing a revival around the world. Over 20 of these screaming 1000 and 1100cc racing cars staged epic tussles over the weekend.

Group N touring cars, always crowd favourites, were also there en masse reliving the glory days of Australian tin top racing. Also there in large numbers was the historic Formula Ford contingent and a large entry in Regularity ranged from wire-wheeled MGs to home-grown ‘specials’ and Group C touring car replicas. Historic Sandown 2016 also celebrated Sir Jack Brabham’s 1966 World Championship and his title-winning Brabham Repco BT19 (which won four grands prix in ‘66) was on display. 

See the full report in a coming issue of Unique Cars.

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