Winton feels need for speed

August 09, 2017

Winton Festival of Speed.

Winton Festival of Speed.

Winton Motor Raceway held the eighth instalment of the Festival of Speed in the rain and hail at the weekend.

A 300-plus field of historic cars from the 1940s through to the 1990s raced at Winton’s track on Saturday and Sunday.

The Festival of Speed first appeared on the Winton calendar in 2010.

Since then, it has grown into one of the best-attended historic events of the year.

Organised as a joint venture between the raceway and the Victorian Historic Racing Register (VHRR), the festival is growing in competitor and spectator numbers year after year.

The Just Cars Touring Car Cup for Group N Historic Touring Cars was a highlight of the weekend.

The 50km feature race had iconic V8 muscle cars of the 1970s, such as Ford Mustangs Falcon GTHOs, Chevrolet Camaros, Valiant Chargers and Holden Monaros, competing against smaller and more nimble cars of the same era, such as Holden Torana XU1s, Ford Escorts and Alfa Romeo GTVs.

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