The 46th Historic Winton is This Weekend

27th & 28th May 2023


23 May 2023

44th Historic Winton Car of the Meet: 1927 Alvis 12/50

Presented by the Austin 7 Club Inc in association with HMRAV.

Competitors in the 46th Historic Winton are putting the final touches to their vehicles and are ready to head to Winton Motor Raceway for another epic weekend of Australian historic motorsport on 27th and 28th May.

Historic Winton - Australia’s longest running and most popular 4 x 2 historic race meet is set to thrill crowds with both races and car park displays.

Spectators will file in with their chairs, sunscreen and umbrellas to see a spectacle of cars, motorcycles and sidecars from 1920s to 1980s on the track at Winton Motor Raceway.

Head organiser and Austin 7 Club President Len Kerwood said that the weekend would be as action-packed and exciting as those in pre-Covid times.

“We seem to be back to ‘normal’ with spectators extremely keen to get their fix of historic motorsport,” Len said.  “Online ticket sales are at a record high so we know that the weekend will be lively.

“It’s worth walking around the competition paddock to see the race vehicles and learn of their histories which are pretty impressive,” he said. 

“The Regularity One event has a 1933 Singer car that won the 1934 Australian Grand Prix and Bob Rosenthal, the highly respected historic motorcycle champion, will be back racing a classic 1962 Norton ESA, to name a couple of examples.”

Out in the car parks, clubs and spectators bring their historic cars, trucks, utes, motorbikes, caravans, buses and all manner of vehicles to form one of Australia’s biggest show’n’shine displays.

Alongside the races, there will be official displays celebrating significant car and motorbike anniversaries and ones by specialist groups like the Wartime Living History Association, the Military Brotherhood Military Motorcycle Club, emergency vehicles and postie bikes.

There is so much to do around the track that there is a complimentary bus to help visitors get from one side of the track to the other.

“As the only racetrack with camping alongside it, Winton Motor Raceway will host hundreds of campers, consisting of both motorsport fans and grey nomads,” Len said.
He said two other features for the Historic Winton weekend was the Benalla Historic Vehicle Tours on the day prior, 26th May, that take in the sights and delights of Benalla and surrounds.

Historic Winton is also proud to partner with the Benalla Art Gallery for the Hot Lap exhibition by sculptor, Eamon O’Toole who replicates winning race vehicles as sculptures.

PLEASE, NO DOGS ALLOWED for safety reasons.

Discounted tickets are available at:  Full priced tickets will be on sale at the gate.

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Photo courtesy of Colin Rosewarne






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Winton Motor Raceway, near Benalla, Victoria