Historic Winton 2018 Media Releases

 MEDIA RELEASE: SAVE THE DATES – CALL FOR CARS                                    www.historicwinton.org                             

Friday 25, Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 May 2018

42nd Historic Winton, Winton Motor Raceway, near Benalla, Victoria Australia

Conducted by the Austin 7 Club Inc A0003290N with the assistance of the HMRAV

 Historic Winton – Australia’s longest running, all-historic motor race meeting presents two big days of non-stop racing on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May.  Once again, the event will feature over 400 historic racing cars and motorbikes from the 1920s to the 1980s plus a huge heritage display of veteran and vintage vehicles.

 The long weekend of historic motoring will commence on Friday 25 May with the Benalla & District Classic Car & Motorbike Tour, which is always great fun for all who participate, as well as spectators.


Call for Display Vehicles - Organisers are currently seeking cars and motorbikes with significant anniversaries for display at the 2018 event.  Clubs or individuals with below listed vehicles who wish to participate can receive complimentary tickets by contacting organizer Noel Wilcox on noelwilcox@rocketmail.com or 03 54282 689.




110 Years

Ford Model T

90 Years

Morris Minor 1928 – 1934, First Australian Grand Prix at Philip Island.

80 Years 

Ford Prefect, Humber Super Snipe, AJS Matchless Silver Streak, Peugeot 202, Standard Eight, Volkswagen Beetle, Wolseley 14/60, 1938 Australian Grand Prix at Mt Panorama.

70 Years

Austin A70 Hampshire and Hereford, Austin A90 Atlantic, Citroen 2CV,  Holden 48 – 215, Jaguar XK120, Morris Minor 1948-1971, Porsche 356, Singer SM 1500, Sunbeam Talbot 90, Vauxhall Velox, Vauxhall Wyvern, Wolseley 6/80, Aston Martin DB1, Holden 48-215 (FX), Land Rover.

60 Years

Austin A40 Farina, Austin Healey Sprite, Chevrolet Impala, Morris Major, Austin Lancer, Rover P5, Wolseley 15/60, Formula Junior.

50 Years

Holden HK, Holden Kingswood, Holden Monaro, Ford Falcon XT, AMC Javelin, Renault 6, Peugeot 504, Volvo 164, Sydney to London Marathon.


Historic Winton displays:

  • Shannons Classic Car Park featuring car and bike clubs plus special interest vehicles
  • Heritage Displays featuring Veteran Car Club, Ford Model A Club, vintage tractors, steam engines, vintage caravans, vintage speed boats, model planes, vintage speedway cars and bikes, micro cars, cycle cars, pedal cars, push bikes, dragsters, veteran and vintage cars / motorcycles.
  • Spectator access to the Competition Paddock  with fabulous old racing machines on open display


Raceway entry fees:  Sat $30, Sun $35, weekend $60, children 16 and under n/c, competition paddock $5. Camping at the track: $25/head per night. Camping enquiries: Winton Motor Raceway 03 5760 7100.


Friday 25 May 2018  - Benalla & District Classic Car & Motorbike Tour

Be part of the Benalla & District Classic Car & Motorbike Tour assembling 9am on Friday 25 May in front of the Benalla Art Gallery, situated in the Benalla Botanical Gardens.  No gravel roads.  Red plate vehicles welcome.  The tour concludes with a 'Shine & Show' display.   More information: Benalla Visitor Information Centre on 03 5762 1749.

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