Historic Winton less than two weeks away for region’s rev-heads

CLASSIC MOTORING: Winton Raceway will burst to life as a massive contingent of historic and vintage cars take to the track later this month. Picture: NEIL HAMMOND
CLASSIC MOTORING: Winton Raceway will burst to life as a massive contingent of historic and vintage cars take to the track later this month. Picture: NEIL HAMMOND

The Supercars series doesn’t hit the region until next weekend, but rev-heads can still get their fill when Historic Winton roars to life.

All kinds of cars and bikes will be on show and blitzing the tarmac on May 26 and 27, including a large number of rare vehicles not often put on show.

A large display of Model T Fords will feature to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the first automobile to be mass-produced.

Organiser Noel Wilcox said spectators will have plenty of opportunities to dive into many unique aspects of motoring history.

“The unique part about Historic Winton is that spectators can visit the competition paddock (pits) and see race cars, bikes and sidecars up close and meet the drivers,” he said.

“Unique vehicles will not only be in the heritage display, they will be on the race track as well.

“Fifty-two vehicle and event anniversaries are being celebrated as well as a large heritage display of veteran vehicles in the corporate centre at the lower end of the competition paddock.”

The event will also feature a special display of vintage emergency vehicles.

Tickets are available at the gate for $30 on the Saturday and $35 on the Sunday.