Adelaide Motorsport Festival 2014

Posted: July 2, 2014 in Fotos, News/Events
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Ian Ross Lola THL1 Hart, Peter Brennan Arrows A1B Ford & John Bowe March 741 Ford on circuit

This exciting event was organised by the Sporting Car Club of South Australia on the sunny weekend of 12/13 April.

A Hillclimb up Windy Peak , Belair, was held on the Saturday ,the ‘main event’ a sprint meeting  at Victoria Park on the CBD fringe on Sunday using a circuit encompassing part of Wakefield Road and the permanent section of the Adelaide GP/ Clipsal circuit.

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There was a large display of road and competition cars at Victoria Park, Adelaide’s old CBD horse-racing facility now converted to a public park

The meeting was a big hit with both spectators and competitors,  SCCSA’s Peter Whelan commenting that ‘the event fills a gap in the local Motorsport calendar and was a commercial success albeit the date will likely be shifted towards the end of the year in 2015′.
Their were some tremendous displays of cars in Victoria Park with the F1 cars the highlight of on-circuit activity. Mike Bennetts ex Graham Hill ’58 Lotus 12 Climax, the ex Stuck March 741 driven by John Bowe, Paul Faulkners’ex Jones Williams FW07, Peter Brennans’ex Patrese Arrows A1B, and Ian Ross’ ex Jones Lola THL1 all exciting to see and hear.

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Mike Bennetts’ Lotus 12 Climax ‘353’, Graham Hills ’58 GP car

The event was a wonderful celebration of Motorsport and a reminder of South Australia’s place in Australian motor racing’s rich past, the Australian Grand Prix contested on road circuits in Nuriootpa, Lobethal, Victor Harbour and Port Wakefield as well as the Adelaide GP circuit, and of course Mallala , a permanent facility built on an ex RAAF base.



Amazing ‘Gilbert’ F5000/USAC car & Peter Whelans ex Patrese/Millen Macau GP/Malaysian GP winning Chevron B42 Ford



Artist in residence…all the fun of the fair

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Superbly restored by Mike Bennett, Lotus 12


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John Bowe March 741 Ford, Peter Brennan Arrows A1B Ford



Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider …with hardtop



Cockpit of the ex-Hill Lotus 12 with the gear selector for the Lotus ‘Queerbox’, or sequential gearbox to the left


Bowes March 741 Ford, Sean Whelans Ralt RT4 Ford, yellow Lola T140 Chev, white Lola T560 Ford on the ‘dummy grid’


Paul Faulkner’s Williams FW07 Ford & Brennan’s Arrows A1B Ford with the Ross Lola partially obscured on the ‘dummy grid’

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