Spectators flocked to Winton Raceway to watch historic cars and motorcycles in this year's Historic Winton races.JARROD WHITTAKER May 26, 2014 3:53am
Winton Raceway roared to life with the sound of classic engines as motoring enthusiasts converged on the track for the Historic Winton races.
This year marks the 38th time the annual two-day event has been held.
Visitors were able to watch a variety of cars and motorcycles, with entries ranging from the 1920s to the 1980s.
Shepparton’s Nick Crocitti raced in his 1934 Ford Roadster.
Mr Crocitti took part in the regularity two section of the event — where the aim isn’t to finish first, but maintain a consistent time throughout the heats.
‘‘You put a lot of time down and you have to maintain that through the event,’’ he said.
‘‘In reality, the slowest car on the day can win the regularity two.
‘‘It doesn’t have to be the fastest, it has to be the most consistent.’’
He said his car had received a good response from his fellow competitors.
‘‘I’m getting a lot of positive feedback, it’s a new style car for the event,’’ Mr Crocitti said. ‘‘Most of the cars are Australian, British and European in origin.
‘‘As far as I can tell this is the only American style vehicle.’’
He said Historic Winton had an ‘‘excellent turnout’’ and numbers appeared to be up on last year’s event — which received 7000 visitors.
Visitors were also treated to displays of members’ vehicles in the car park and anniversary celebrations for Aston Martin, Rolls Royce, Dodge and Maserati.
Fellow Shepparton racer Frank Robinson picked up a trophy for finishing second for Saturday’s heats in regularity two in his red Milthorpe Ford.
After finishing second on Saturday, he dropped back to 17th position, before recovering to return to eighth in the standings with one heat to go.
John Clarke, another Shepparton racer, competed in his Ford Mustang.
He said Winton was a more challenging track than others, such as Phillip Island, which had long straights.
‘‘I’m only in top gear for a few seconds — you don’t get a time to have a breather,’’ Mr Clarke said.
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