Shannons Classic – Historic Motor Racing
It’s official. The Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motor Sport is one of the World’s best Historic Motor Sport events.
That was again the judgement of the expert panel that short-listed the ‘Classic’ in that category of the International Historic Motoring Awards of the Year 2012, with the event “showcasing excellence, rewarding innovation, and providing the benchmark by which the world of historic cars judges itself”.
It was the second year running that the Phillip Island Classic Festival has been awarded this distinction, competing against such acknowledged world-class events such as England’s annual Goodwood Revival, Belgium’s Spa Six Hours classic festival and the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in California, USA.
The Victorian Historic Racing Register is planning to build on this result at the 2013 Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motor Sport staged from March 8-10, with ‘Big Banger’ sports cars from the 1960s, ‘670s and ‘80s taking top billing at the event and featuring in a 30-minute mini-enduro race on the Sunday