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 Shannons Phillip Island Classic

Phillip Island Classic

5-6-7-8th March 2015

Important Information for Competitors Click here

Entry Package 2015 Phillip Island Classic  Up around Nov

Camping at the Circuit - Bookings Click here

Camping locations at the Circuit Click here

Special Rates for Officials Camping:

2013 Race Programme Click here

Free Bus Services all weekend

10% Discount off Go Kart Fun

Admission Prices: 2014

All paid admissions include a Free Programme

Friday 8th March $30.00

Saturday 9th March $35.00 Gates Open 7.00am

Sunday 10th March $45.00 Gates Open 7.00am

Two day pass $70.00 (Sat-Sun)

Three day pass $90.00

Children under 16 Free

Programme $5.00

Pensioner concession $5.00

Full Catering

Shannons gets into Phillip Island Classic spirit

Shannons Insurance will get into the spirit of this year’s 25th Anniversary Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motor Sport with its largest-ever presence at the motoring enthusiasts’ event since its inception.

On top of the 500 racing, sports and touring cars competing at this year’s ‘Classic, Shannons will be hosting around 1,100 special vehicles in the public areas – a record 750 in the ‘Shannons Walk’ area for car clubs and a further 150 special vehicles on both the Saturday and Sunday in the Expo Centre opposite Gardner Straight. More..............

Sir Jack to be feted at Phillip Island

The amazing life and unique achievements of Sir Jack Brabham will be celebrated in many ways at the 25th Anniversary Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motorsport from March 7-9 this year.

Sir Jack, who is patron of the Victorian Historic Racing Register, which organises the Phillip Island Historic meetings, is expected to be joined at this year’s Classic Festival by his 1966 World Championship winning Repco Brabham BT19, along with members of the Repco team that built its V8 engine.

Now 87, he will do a lap of honour of the 4.55km Grand Prix circuit and be feted by many of the drivers he competed against over the years, as well as by others who took part in his journey to win his three World F1 titles. More....

Mark Donohue’s IROC 911 for Phillip Island Classic

One of the world’s most famous and valuable racing 911s – the 1974 Carrera RSR 3.0 litre coupe in which CanAm champion Mark Donohue scored his final race win just months before his death in early 1975 – will compete at this year’s 25th Anniversary Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motor sport from March 7-9.

The distinctive ‘Continental Orange’ RSR 3.0 was one of just 15 special, mechanically-identical 911 Carrera coupes built by Porsche for a ‘who’s who’ of racing drivers to contest the International Race of Champions (IROC) series in the United States during 1974.

Bright colours were used on all the Porsches to excite the television audience, as colour TV was becoming a necessity in every American home during this period.

Donohue, regarded as one of the world’s most gifted racing drivers of his era, was the primary test and development driver of Porsche’s monstrous 1500HP Type 917/30 Can-Am sports car that won all but one race of the 1973 Championship. More...

Faster Track to Phillip Island Classic

There will be 25 per cent more racing at this year’s 25th Anniversary Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motor Sport from March 7-9, but spectators will also be travelling a lot faster too.

The final Stage 7 of the Bass Highway Duplication that runs from Woolmer Road to Phillip Island Road was completed late last year and will carve up to 10 minutes’ travelling time to and from the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit.

The new link road now diverts more than half the traffic from the Anderson roundabout ‘bottle-neck’, improving traffic flow and safety.

The completion of this final stage completes the Bass Highway Duplication that was commenced back in 1999, with the latest Stage 7 commenced in 2011. More...

Better ‘bang for buck’ at 25th Anniversary Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motor Sport

Both drivers and spectators at this year’s Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motor Sport from March 7-9 will get a bigger bang for their buck.


To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Australia’s most popular classic motor sport event, the Victorian Historic Racing Register has extended the circuit program to encompass a record 44 events over both the Saturday (March 8) and Sunday (March 9) of the meeting.


Practice and qualifying sessions for all categories will now be held on Friday March 7, leaving the entire weekend free for four separate races for most categories – two on each day – giving drivers up to 25 per cent more racing.


The format change further cements the Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motor Sport’s reputation as one of the world’s great historic motor sport events.


The ‘Classic’ for the past three years has been a short-listed finalist in the International Historic Motoring Awards, competing against such prestigious events at the UK’s Goodwood Revival and Silverstone Classic, Belgium’s Spa Six Hour Historic Festival and the US’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca.


This year’s ‘Classic will again attract the largest entry of any historic car racing event in the Southern Hemisphere, with close to 500 racing, sports and touring cars spanning 100 years expected to be on the entry list when nominations close in early February.


With its extended programme, this year’s event will represent even better value for spectators.


‘Historic’ V8 Supercars on track at 2014 Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motorsport

The Ford and Holden V8 Supercars that had us on the edge of our armchairs from 1993-2002 will be back on track at the 2014 Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motorsport from March 6-9. 

A field of 30 cars is expected to grid up for several rolling-start demonstrations at the meeting, reviving memories of one of the greatest eras of Australian Touring Car racing.

Wearing their authentic, original race livery, the Phillip Island grid will see several Bathurst 1000 and Touring Car round champions back behind the wheel.

The cars include the Wynn’s Racing VT Commodore driven to victory at Bathurst in 1999 by Steven Richards and Greg Murphy and into third place in 2000 and the ex-Dick Johnson Racing AUII Shell-Helix Falcon that finished second at Bathurst in 2000 crewed by Paul Radisich and Jason Bright.

Famous Holdens formerly raced by Peter Brock, Larry Perkins, Jim Richards, and Wayne Gardner in the era and Falcons once seen in the hands of Dick Johnson, John Bowe and Glenn Seton and Alan Jones, are expected to take part in the Phillip Island demonstration. More......

Phillip Island Classic short-listed for major international award

The Victorian Historic Racing Register’s Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motorsport has again been short-listed in this year’s International Historic Motoring Awards held in association with global banking group EFG International and Octane magazine.

The 2013 ‘Classic’ and five other finalists now face an international judging panel with the winner to be announced at a gala function in London on November 14. 

This is the third year running that the Phillip Island event has been a finalist in the Award and again, it remains the only Australian historic motorsport event to be accorded this honour.

It is also in select International company. Other finalists for the 2013 Motorsport Event of the Year are the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort, the Silverstone Classic, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports reunion, the VSCC Prescott Speed Hill Climb and the Vernasca Silver Flag. More......


7, 8, & 9 MARCH 2014

New arrangements are in place for this event this year with respect to tickets left for collection at the main gate.


Tickets for collection will no longer be accepted at any gate box under any circumstances. They can only be left at the “Sign in Shed” which is the white transportable building in the fenced yard on the corner of Back Beach Road and the Service Road to the main public entrance. The “Sign in Shed” will be manned from 7.00am – 3.00pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday.


If you wish to leave tickets for collection by others, please ensure that they are clearly identified with the name of the person for whom they are to be collected, and please ensure that you advise them of the new pick up point, as we must eliminate all unnecessary pedestrian traffic at the entrance boxes. This is an OH&S requirement.


Your assistance in this regard is appreciated.

VHRR Phillip Island Race Committee


Tourist information at Phillip Island - 1300 366 422

Phillip Island Classic Entry Forms Click here

Advertising Rates for the Race Programme 2014 Click here

Competitor list & Event Schedule 2014 Click here

Phillip Island Grandeur Club Booking Form Click here

Phillip Island Classic Dinner


David Palstra  for full details

0417 523 307 & 03 9886 3449

 All welcome - New Menu!

For more information visit, or call (03) 9744 1807

Click here for the latest photos from the 2013 event

The Phillip Island Circuit
The Phillip Island circuit is situated in a spectacular coastal location approximately 130km south of Melbourne city.  The drive, once you get on to the South Eastern freeway, takes approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.  The Phillip Island circuit contains an excellent mixture of fast and tight sections over undulating countryside.  Large sections of the track can be viewed from virtually all spectator areas.  Click here to go to the Phillip Island Circuit website.

Information for Visitors to Melbourne
If you will be visiting Melbourne for the Phillip Island International Challenge, link to Visitors to Melbourne page for useful information and links about the City of Melbourne and it's surroundings.

 Archival Material

Porsche 917 2008 more

The Porsche Collection 2007 more *Souvenir pages from the 2007 Race Programme here

Phillip Island Race Programme 2010 Click here


Entry Forms 
Entry forms & Complete set of Regs, including Friday Practice Applications & Garage Hire Applications Up soon

Other Events in Australia
If you are bringing a vehicle to Australia for the Phillip Island International Challenge, or even if you are a spectator, see our calendar for other Historic events in Australia around this time that you may be able to add to your schedule.
To see a wider selection of motorsport events, refer to the CAMS website.

Need more Info? 
If you need further information please contact the club by email and an executive member will respond to you, or phone (03) 9744 1807.

Australian F1 GP 
The Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, the first race of the season, is held the weekend following the Phillip Island meeting.  More information on the Visitors to Melbourne page and the Links page.