Dave talks with Mike Ellis about the Baskerville Legends. He explains Motor racing legends Allan Moffat and John Harvey will be reuniting with their world beating VLCommodore as they make the cross-Tasman journey to the 2017 Baskerville Historics this September.
This year’s event is set to be an extra special occasion for the Tasmanian motorsport community,
following the complete re-sealing of the Baskerville track earlier this year.
In an effort most thought impossible, vital track upgrades became a reality following an incredible
local fundraising effort which saw close to $1 million in funds raised to ensure the future of
Tasmanian motorsport as we know it.
Headlining the event now recognised as a premier race meet on the Australian historical motorsport
calendar will be the infamous Rothmans commodore, known for claiming victory in the opening
round of the inaugural World Touring Car Championship at Monza in 1987.
Joining Moffat, Harvey and their prized commodore, will be a handpicked selection of legendary
Australian motor vehicles, including a Matich SR4 now recognised as one of the country’s most
successful sports racing cars, a $4 million Porsche RSR and Peter Brock’s 2003 24 hour Bathurst
winning 427 Monaro.
Thanks to the support of Dutton Garage and SRT logistics, this year’s Historics will welcome seven of
the luxury car dealer’s most prized vehicles including a Mclaren M8f set to be the largest capacity
circuit racing car ever to appear at Baskerville.
For fans of early model Holdens, up to 30 Pre-EH ‘humpies’ will also be kitted up for racing and
hitting the track in recognition of the demise of Holden manufacturing in Australia this year.
With early forecasts predicting more than 5000 attendees, 200 car entries, 60 bike entries and 60
separate events, the 2017 meet will be the biggest in the events history, with the track upgrades set
to see race records flying.
The event will commence with practice and qualifying on Friday September 22 and two action-
packed days of racing will follow on 23-24 September.
For more information about the cars, drivers and events, visit the Baskerville Historics Facebook