Phillip Island Classic
5-6-7-8th March 2015
Information for Competitors
Entry Package 2015
Phillip Island Classic
Camping at the
Circuit - Bookings
at the Circuit
Special Rates for Officials Camping:
2013 Race Programme
Free Bus Services all weekend
10% Discount off Go Kart Fun
All paid admissions
include a Free Programme
Saturday 9th March $35.00
Gates Open 7.00am
Gates Open 7.00am
Two day pass $70.00
Three day pass
Children under 16 Free
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Phillip Island Classic short-listed for major
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.
2014 PHILLIP ISLAND
CLASSIC “FESTIVAL OF MOTORSPORT
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 &
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
Tourist information at Phillip Island - 1300 366 422
Phillip Island Classic Entry Forms
Advertising Rates for the
Competitor list &
Event Schedule 2014
Phillip Island Grandeur Club
Booking Form Click here
Phillip Island Classic Dinner
David Palstra for full details
523 307 & 03 9886 3449
welcome - New Menu!
‘For more information visit
www.phillipislandcircuit.com.au or call (03) 9744 1807
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the latest photos from the 2013 event
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.
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.
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