NEW DATES: 17 - 19th May 2019 - Huge Race and Display Line Up at Historic Winton

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43rd Historic Winton, Winton Motor Raceway, near Benalla, Victoria Australia

Motorbikes racing at Historic WintonConducted by the Austin 7 Club Inc A0003290N with the assistance of the HMRAV

Historic Winton – Australia’s longest running, all-historic motor race meeting – runs for three big days of non-stop action Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May 2019. This iconic town and country event will feature all the grandeur and pace of yesteryear at the spectacular rural location of Winton Motor Raceway.

Over 400 historic vehicles

Racing cars, motorbikes and sidecars from the 1920s to the 1980s battle it out for line honours as spectators revel in the races, competition paddock, trader market and huge heritage display of veteran and vintage vehicles.

The long weekend of historic motoring will commence on Friday 17th May with the RACV Benalla Historic Vehicle Tour and at Winton Motor Raceway, practice events will be held with entry at no charge, if the public would like to pop in for a look.

Get ready to be amazed at the list of veteran, vintage and classic car anniversaries this time round

More than 2,000 display vehicles are expected to surround the race track on the weekend. The display area is huge, so spectators are provided with a free courtesy busy that stops at the various display points around the site.

Event Ambassador: Greg Smith.

2019 Anniversary and Special Feature list

110 years

Morgan Three-Wheeler
Bugatti (with 90 years celebrations of Australian Grand Prix victories 1929, 1930 and 1931)

100 years

Alvis, Armstrong Siddeley, Bentley, Citroen, Essex, Salmson

90 years

Borgward, M Type MG

80 years

Alta, Ford Anglia, Peterbilt Trucks

70 years

Austin 7 Club Inc

60 years

Austin Healey 3000, Datsun Sports, Jaguar Mk 2, Mercedes Benz Fintails, Mini, Triumph Herald
Opening of the Hume Weir and Barjarg circuits

50 years

 Formula Ford, Triumph TR6, Canstel Clubman.

Special Features

Shannon’s Classic Car Park featuring car and bike clubs plus special interest vehicles

The MINI Australia Dash - Celebrating 60 years MINI - Saturday 18th May.  MINI is excited to celebrate 60 Years of motoring success as a cultural icon in Australia and around the world. We know that MINI occupies a unique place in people’s hearts and, over its 60 year history, the brand has been synonymous with creativity, innovation, fun and importantly motorsport success. We’re proud of our heritage and eager about what lies ahead. Find out more at MINI.com.au

Old Race Car Graveyard

Postie Bike and Vintage Scooter displays

Racing Motor Mower display

Young Blokes with Old Bangers display

Sunday 19 May – Sunday Market Place behind Turn 2

Meet the racers! Spectator access to the Competition Paddock with fabulous, old racing machines on open display.

Heritage Displays featuring the South Australian Aussie Specials, vintage speedway cars and bikes, micro cars, cycle cars, pedal cars, push bikes, dragsters, veteran and vintage cars / motorcycles, vintage buses, work vehicles, caravans, speed boats and more.

Hours

Gates will open at 8 am for public ... non stop track side action from 8.30 - 4.30 both days. 
Full event schedule coming soon.

bugatti nhammond 448x299Tickets and Camping Fees

Discounted online tickets 

Available to midnight, 16th May 2019.

Saturday $25, Sunday $35, Weekend $50.

Raceway entry fees

Fri Free, Sat $30, Sun $40, weekend $60, children 17 and under free, competition paddock $5.

Camping at the track

$25/head per night. Camping enquiries: Winton Motor Raceway 03 5760 7100.

Benalla Historic Vehicle Tour

Entry: $10

Be part of the Benalla Historic Vehicle Tour assembling 8.30am on Friday 17th May at Benalla Gliding Club, 35 Samaria Road, Benalla. Departure time: 10am.  No gravel roads. Red plate vehicles welcome. The tour concludes with a 'Shine & Show' display.

This year's tour will explore the history of Kelly Country as it passes through Glenrowan at approx 10.15am on route to the Greta Hall & Recreation Reserve for morning tea catered by the Greta Valley Primary School from 10.30am.  The tour will depart between 11.30am-11.45pm via Tatong heading to the Moorngag Hall & Recreation Reserve located on Samaria Road for lunch. The tour lunch stop will be from 12.30pm - 2pm.  After lunch the tour will visit the Swanpool Cinema from 2.15pm to 3pm and then returns to the Benalla Botanical Gardens Oval between 3.15pm-3.30pm for a display of vehicles and RACV trophy presentations at 4.15pm.

More information: Call Benalla Visitor Information Centre on 03 5762 1749.

PR contact

Leanne Cutler, Siren Marketing, M: 0400 790 060

Contact

0407 330 881 - Event Secretary
Winton Motor Raceway, near Benalla, Victoria