Historic Motorsport is an exciting, fun and social form of motorsport that caters for people with all of cars. Historic racing is one of the fastest growing forms of motorsport in Australia, regularly showcasing some of the worlds most significant and famous cars in a friendly, festival styled atmosphere. Principles of authenticity, preservation and amateur competition ensure that historic motorsport is non-aggressive and emphasis is placed on sportsmanship, enjoyment and the social aspects of motorsport.

Historic racing provides the opportunity for drivers to race historic cars in an atmosphere similar to that enjoyed in the various historic periods. 

The two major guiding principles of historic motorsport are authenticity of vehicles, and amateur sport. Preservation, restoration and appropriate use of historic cars, in that order, are the keynotes. 

Whilst the category was designed originally to cater only for the actual cars that raced in the historic periods, the category has since been expanded to include some classes for cars which, although not endowed with a racing history, are considered a suitable addition to historic motorsport and are cars that are an appropriate representation of the period. 

The Australian Historic Motorsport Commission is adamant that historic racing should accurately depict the cars that existed in the past. Particular attention is paid to the periods of the cars, the authenticity of their specifications, and the group categories in which they compete. 

Historic racing in Australia now provides an ideal segment of the sport for those people with an interest in motor racing history, and in particular Australian motor racing history, and a desire to recapture the more relaxed atmosphere of the days of amateur motorsport.

Historic Eligibility Officers

New South Wales
South Australia
Western Australia

Motorsport Australia Historic Administration

Sporting Queries
Technical Queries
International Competition Information

Eligibility Committees

Historic Eligibility Committee (HEC)
Historic Production Based Eligibility Committee (HPBEC)

Historic Groups

Group A: Touring Cars
Group C: Touring Cars
Group F: Formula Ford
Formula 5000
Group J: Vintage Cars
Group K: Post Vintage Thoroughbred Cars
Group L: Historic Racing and Sports Racing Cars
Group M: Historic Racing and Sports Racing Cars
Group N: Touring Cars
Group O: Historic Racing and Sports Racing Cars
Group P: Historic Racing and Sports Racing Cars
Group Q: Historic Racing and Sports Racing Cars
Group R: Historic Racing and Sports Racing Cars
Group S: Production Sports Cars
Group T: Production Sports Cars
Group U: Sports Sedans
Group V: Formula Vee Racing Cars

High Performance Licence (HPL) Endorsement

What is it?
Changes from 2018
Application Process

Historic Log Books, CODs, and application forms

Safety Cages
Line of History Guidelines
Change of Ownership/Details

Group N & Group S Engine Sealing Procedure

Engine Sealing
Engine inspections
Engine Seal Removal