Crowds flock to Historic Winton

By Country News on June 06, 2017
  • Crowds flock to Historic Winton

    Record crowds turned out for the 41st Historic Winton event last month. Picture: Rene Martens.

The crowds turned up in droves to the 41st Historic Winton, with the largest Saturday attendance recorded at the event on May 27.

Motor enthusiasts and car lovers flocked to the Winton Motor Raceway, with organiser Noel Wilcox thrilled at the turnout.

‘‘Fine weather attracted the biggest Saturday attendance ever,’’ Mr Wilcox said.

‘‘We were very lucky in terms of the weather which predicted more rain and wind than the two short showers experienced late afternoon on Sunday.

‘‘Nevertheless, all races were run well before sunset to the delight of the spectator crowd.’’

More than 2500 heritage vehicles were on display around the track, with crowds enjoying a look into car design from past years.

‘‘As well as the 40 race events, the parade laps were fantastic featuring some rare sights including rare Austin 7s, Model A Fords, Citroen Palais station wagon, Ansett Clipper bus, Volvo hearse and vintage ambulances,’’ Mr Wilcox said.

‘‘The number of campers at the track almost doubled this year, so it’s great to know so many from far away are coming to Winton for this great heritage event.’’

By Country News on June 06, 2017
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