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Historics Support Supercars at Sandown

Heritage Revival. March 20-21

Report by Chris Ralph. Pics by Phil Wisewould www.philwisewould.zenfolio.com

‘Heritage Revival’, a curated group of historic production-based cars from Groups A, C and N Touring Cars and Group S Sports Cars put on a great show to support the Repco Supercars at Sandown on 20-21st March.

The brainchild of Group C’s Ed Singleton, the event was a ‘demonstration’ of historic competition with entry selection based on comparable lap times between 1min 22-1 min.28 secs to create a closely matched field. ‘Demonstration’ took a back seat to ‘racing’ from an evenly shared field including a De Tomaso Pantera, Chev Corvettes, Porsches, Jaguar XJSs, Ford Sierra, Mustangs, Falcons and Capris, Holden Commodores, Toranas A9X, L34 and XU-1 plus a familiar black BMW 635. Four races of an average ten laps showed that Group N cars were the fastest contingent with four of the top ten qualifying spots to their credit.

NSW father and son Brad and Jamie Tilley were the quickest historic tourers in their Mustangs with Brad winning two races and placing second in two. John Bowe in Joe Calleja’s Corvette won the other two while Joe himself put in a strong performance in his Mustang. Other Group N drivers included Andrew Lane, Adam Walton, Michael Rose and Pete Mueleman in Mustangs, Mark Le Valliant in a Falcon GT and Nathan Gordon in a Torana XU-1.

A good showcase and also slated to support the Bathurst 1000 later in the year.