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August 15th, 2012 by Luke | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized |

The Formula 5000 field for the category’s debut at the Muscle Car Masters will include a car with a retro livery – the McRae GM1 of Chris Lambden.

The F5000 racer and now V8 Supercars commissioner will race at Sydney Motorsport Park on September 1-2 with major backing from Castrol.

AMC believes Lambden’s retro livery is a sign the corporate world is recognizing the popularity of Historic motor racing. Heritage is the new black, with the Historic scene motorsport’s only real growth branch.

The Muscle Car Masters will host the opening round of the MSC Formula 5000 Tasman Revival series for season 2012/13, as well as the second event in the inaugural Australian F5000 Cup.

“This is the first time that F5000 has appeared at the Muscle Car Masters and, with the NZ cars and drivers who are entering, it will be a quality field, which should provide a great spectacle,” Lambden explained.

Entries were yet to close at the time of writing, although a field of approximately 20 cars was expected to be on the entry list.

Meantime, a stellar field of historically-significant racecars will hit SMP (the new name for Eastern Creek Raceway) for the Master Blasts.

Headlining these ‘best-of-the-best’ on-track sessions is an ex-factory HK GTS 327 Monaro from the 1968 Hardie Ferodo 500 that has recently resurfaced. The ex-Bill Brown/Paul Hawkins Holden Dealer Racing Team Monaro will be joined by one of the two surviving GT-HO Phase IVs racecars, the 1992 Bathurst-winning Nissan GT-R, the HDT’s last #05 Commodore and the 1986 Bathurst winning Chickadee Commodore. Add to that a genuine Bathurst XU-1, E49 and Phase III and the high-speed blasts will be just that – a blast.

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