46th Historic Winton Wrap Up

27th & 28th May 2023

28 May 2023

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

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

The 46th Historic Winton weekend was a big success again this this year with diehard competitors and spectators weathering the damp conditions on Sunday.

“All 47 car, motorcycle and sidecar races went to plan,” Austin 7 Club President and Historic Winton Organiser, Len Kerwood said.

The Saturday practice, first races and displays provided a day of thrills and excitement for spectators, whilst on Sunday the race vehicles provided a formidable display of rivalry despite rain slowing down the pace.

"A first for Historic Winton was the Group N Tin Top (Touring Cars pre-1958 to 1972) in the inaugural Regularity events where the field included six FJ Holdens, a Ford Cortina, a Shelby Coupe, a Vauxhall PB, a VW Beetle," Len said.  "Drivers estimate their race time and the one closest to the nominated time is the winner."

The Tin Top Regularly winners of their three races were: Race 1: Len Read in a 1964 Mini Cooper, Race 2: Eric Spokes in a 1957 Holden FE and Race 3: Brian Russell in a 1949 Holden. FX.

The Military Brotherhood Military Motorcycle Club were honoured as leaders of the convoy of especially selected historic display vehicles for the Sunday Parade, an annual event highlight. 

Len Kerwood said that the Austin 7 Club was grateful to all involved, the car, motorbike and sidecar competitors, the spectators and our large band of volunteers who team up to create this iconic Australian historic motorsport event as well as allied events.

“About 70 motoring enthusiasts enjoyed the Benalla Historic Vehicle Tours, run by the Benalla Rural City Council, that visited the silos, wetlands or maze and rose gardens on the prior Friday,” Len said.  “We also thank the Benalla Art Gallery for their partnership in the Hot Lap sculpture exhibition over the weekend.

“All in all, it was a solid weekend of historic motoring and motorsport activity for regional and city Victorians as well as visitors from around Australia,” Len said. 

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Photo courtesy of Colin Rosewarne






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