2018 News Items

Bathurst Legends to Feature at Baskerville in 2018
With support from Events Tasmania, Targa Australia and Motorsports Tasmania, Group A and Group C category cars will compete in the Baskerville Historics as part of the Heritage Touring Cars national series, providing an unmissable spectacle to the growing event.

Motorsports Tasmania Chairman Peter Killick said the glorious collection of classic cars on show are sure to get Tasmanian motorsports fans’ hearts racing. “The cars expected to compete are absolutely the real deal, we’re not talking about replicas,” Mr Killick said.  “Crowds will be able to see their favourite legendary Bathurst vehicles decked out in original livery, which is a real trip down memory lane for motorsport enthusiasts.”

Heading the Group C field will be the ex-Alan Grice STP/Roadways Holden VK Commodore, now owned and driven by Ed Singleton, which coincidentally recorded its only ever win back in 1983 while competing at Baskerville.  Other Group C cars expected to be at the Baskerville Historics include Falcons, Commodores, Toranas and Escorts.

An ex-Dick Johnson Shell Ford Sierra now owned and driven by Terry Lawlor will head the Group A category – this particular car is the last DJR Sierrra built and the only one still competing.  Other Group A cars expected to compete include Nissan Skylines, other Sierras, BMW M3s, Commodores and Toyotas.

Targa Australia Event Director Mark Perry said that they were pleased to assist in bringing the parties together to make the category competing at Baskerville a reality.  “It takes a bit of effort to get such a glorious collection of racecars across the Bass Strait, it will be fantastic for the people of Tasmania to be able to witness them live,” Mr Perry said.

With all funds raised from the event continuing to support the Baskerville Foundation, Peter Killick said having the coveted categories on show would further enhance the national reputation of Baskerville Raceway, which is the longest running continuously licensed track in Australia.  “Bringing down to Tasmania one of the most popular categories competing on the national scene provides an amazing opportunity to showcase the Pepsi Max Baskerville Raceway to the Australian motorsport public,” Mr Killick said.

The track re-surface has been completed - click on the image above to see the TV news item about this momentous event.