One hundred motorcycle and sidecar racers will be on show at the annual Historic Winton event on 22-23 May, 2021, at Winton Motor Raceway in Victoria.
The event was canceled last year because of the pandemic and this year it has caused the organisers to cancel official vehicle displays.
However, organisers say spectators are welcome to arrive on their historic motorcycles and will be parked together.
“We’ve had about 10 weeks to organise the event instead of 10 months,” a spokesperson says.
“It’s amazing what a great team can do – all volunteers too.”
There will be a total of 300 competitors in 48 races, once again after the COVID-caused hiatus in 2020.
Ticket sales have opened with a bang, according to event secretary, Peta Lee.
“We had no idea what to expect but the event is so loved by its fans that plenty are keen for another dose of historic motorsport action,” she said.
“The support from spectators is amazing with people keen to get into the outdoors around the Winton racetrack to see the historic cars, motorcycles and sidecars tough it out,” Peta said.
“Surprisingly, we have quite a number of first-time or new competitors from around Victoria which we are thrilled about.”
Tickets are available online only to meet COVID contact tracing requirements in advance of getting to the gate. They will be on sale until 4pm, Sunday 23 May.
Peta said that purchasing and registering in advance will mean that ticket holders will flow quite quickly into the grounds of Winton Motor Raceway.
Tickets are reduced this year as there are less displays, so a daily ticket is $30 per adult, children 17 and under are free but must be registered online to get entry.
Camping is also available at $50 for the weekend per person through the ticket link.
“There’ll be plenty of room for everyone to social distance and we ask attendees to be COVID safe at all time,” she said.
A limited number of programs will be available for purchase onsite.