The cars line up for the start of the 2004 Classic Speed Fest, with Mike Wrigley's #97 Lola on pole and Murray Sinclair's Lola T332 alongside.  Copyright Kevin Thomson 2004.  Used with permission.

HRC Tasman Revival 2003/04

The Historic Racing Club/Formula 5000 Association was formed in New Zealand in 2003, and organised a series of races during that 2003/04 'down under' season, including one at a VHRSC meeting at Sandown Park in Australia.

A total of 22 cars competed during that impressive initial season: three Beggs; an Elfin MR5; four Lola T332s, three Lola T330s, two Lola T430s, single examples of T142, T190, T192 and T400; a McLaren M18; three McRae GM1s; and a Talon MR1. As well as the Kiwi drivers, Australian representation came from Aaron Lewis, Andrew Robson, and Bob Harborow; husband and wife Frank and Judy Lyons came over from England, and Murray Sinclair flew the flag for Hong Kong.

The races

21 Sep 2003 > Icebreaker meeting at Pukekohe

09 Nov 2003 > VHRR Historic Sandown at Sandown Park

01 Feb 2004 > Skope Classic at Ruapana Park

15 Feb 2004 > Classic Speed Fest at Teretonga Park

28 Mar 2004 > HRC/Auckland Car Club meeting at Pukekohe

02 May 2004 > Placemakers V8 Supercar support race at Pukekohe

F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series events shown in bold

2003-2004 F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series table

1Ian ClementsLola T332 - Chevrolet V8161 pts 
2Murray SinclairLola T332 - Chevrolet V8151 pts 
3Roger WilliamsMcRae GM1 - Chevrolet V8150 pts 
4Tony RobertsTalon MR-1 - Chevrolet V8127 pts 
5David AbbottLola T430 - Chevrolet V8117 pts 
6Stan RedmondLola T332 - Chevrolet V8
McRae GM1 - Chevrolet V8
108 pts 
7Shayne WindelburnLola T400 - Chevrolet V880 pts 
8Poul ChristieLola T190 - Ford V847 pts