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NSW: Gnoo Blas Classic Autofest Car Show – Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February
February 16 - February 17
The Gnoo Blas Classic Car Club in Orange is keeping alive the history of the former Gnoo Blas road racing circuit, which in its short eight-year span chalked up a number of significant Australian firsts. Included in these in 1955 was the first FIA sanctioned international race meeting in Australia and in 1960 the first Australian Touring Car Championship, now the V8 series. Gnoo Blas also had the first 100mph lap in Australia.
The annual car show in Sir Jack Brabham Park in the centre of the old track is an ideal event for car club members to show off their vehicles to the public and enjoy a great weekend away. There will be 10 award categories, including car of the show, and special awards for the best Club display.
Food and soft drinks are available on site. There will also be a courtesy bus running on the hour to take people into Orange to shop or look at the sights.
On Sunday morning there will be a short classic car scenic drive for morning tea in a bush setting. From there back to Orange for your pre-packed picnic lunch in Cook Park.
- Car show entry fee $10 and includes one passenger
- Dinner $48 per head (dinner bookings close February 11)
- Pre-packed Sunday lunch $10 each
Vern Schuppan AM
Vern Schuppan is of one of Australia’s most accomplished and versatile drivers. He’s achieved so much in his career marked by his 1983 Le Mans 24 Hour win in the famous Rothmans 956 Porsche that he shared with Americans Hurley Haywood and Al Holbert. He was only the second Australian to win the famous race after Bernard Rubin in a Bentley in 1928. Only Geoff Brabham (1993) and David Brabham (2009) have done so since. He was also second in 1977 and 1982 and third in 1975. Read Vern’s full bio here.
V8 Racing team owner Garry Rogers may be one of the seniors of Supercars but few in the sport are as fun-loving. He’s irreverent, mischievous and an unabashed show-off, making him a refreshing change from his mostly humourless peers and his high-spirited behaviour makes him V8 racing’s most colourful character.Read Garry’s full bio.