The 6th Anniversary of the Barry
Sheene FOS witnessed the first running of the Trans Tasman
Challenge at Eastern Creek. There was a wide variety of historic racing
classes including the
Barry Sheene Memorial Race and the
Paul Dobbs Memorial F750 race.
The Post Classic Racing Association of New
South Wales (PCRA) ran the event and given the massive scope of entries,
displays and trade sales outlets it was a top effort.
Incredibly, it was the Sidecar
activities that captured my imagination, a contingent of New Zealand Sidecar
racers only added to the spectacle!
Please click on the heading or associated image to be taken to
the dedicated page covering the event.....
CLASSIC (Pre 1962) 500cc/Unlimited:
Great machinery in this class,
Ariel, BSA, Honda, Matchless and Norton to name but a few. The category
offered the competitors a total of four races over the weekend.
The star of the weekend had to
be B Grader Levi Day on a Honda 500 twin, Levi set a new lap record for the
class, unfortunately crashing on Sunday.
The 'clickable' image opposite depicts #29: Levi Day's
CLASSIC & FORGOTTEN ERA:
This class specifically includes
Post Classic & Forgotten Era 750cc
and Post Classic & Forgotten Era Unlimited
machinery, four races were held over the weekend, each incorporating four
sub classes of racing.
Some of Australia's best riders
competed including Robbie Phillis, Mal Campbell and Warwick Nowland.
The 'clickable' image opposite depicts #32: Rob Phillis vs #3:
There were two categories of
Sidecar events at the meeting,
Classic, Forgotten Era & F2 Cup/ Modern F2
Australian F1 Sidecar Championship and
a major race in the form of the Trans Tasman Sidecar Challenge.
Whatever the category or race, the teams and their respective machinery put on a great display
with some amazing antics around the twisty Eastern Creek circuit.
The 'clickable' image opposite depicts the #77: Pate/Verdellen
Huge spectator numbers, trade
displays, show and shine presentations, Croz selling books, QBE girls!, motorcycles even a CBX1000Z!
It was all happening, the
Event Organisers allowed access to most areas throughout the three days of the
Festival and the Security guys kept a low profile, well done.
The 'clickable' image opposite depicts the QBE girls, woohoo...