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Overseas Action

2013 Factory and Museum visits page -- click here

Donington Historic Festival (Friday 3-Sunday 5 May) - click here
Grand Prix de Pau Historique - click here
Mille Miglia (Wednesday 15-Sunday 19 may) - click here
Concourso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este (Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 May) - click here
RM Auctions – Villa Erba (Saturday 25 May)
- click here

Many Australians each year choose to travel to historic racing events around the world. Many of them compete in their cars (shipped, air freighted or based overseas), and others travel to spectate.

In 2013 we will read about stories from many Australians competing overseas. A contingent of competitors travelled to New Zealand in January and February to compete in events in both the South & North islands. These included Formula Junior, Formula 3 and Formula 5000.

There are four Australians taking cars to Italy’s Mille Miglia this May. They include Aston Martin DB2 & MG K3. Australians will also be competing at the Pau Historique in May in cars such as Cooper F1. There are also a brace of Formula Junior cars on their way for events at Dijon and Goodwood later in the year.

Historic Racing Australia founder, Charles Rogers is embarking on a five and a half week trip of the United Kingdom and Europe this April-June. The trip will include patronage as a journalist reporter to the following event:

At the 2013 Grand Prix de Pau Historique

Above: Charles pictured here in the ERA R10B, the car in which Peter Whitehead won the 1938 Australian Grand Prix at Bathurst, now owned and driven by Paddins Dowling.

NZ Festival of Motor Racing – Celebrating Bruce McLaren

NZ’s Jim Barclay has proved that you do not need travel to Europe or the USA to find the worlds most rare and desirable racing cars – a quick trip across the Tasman Sea was all that was needed in January 2010 to capture this.

Full range of articles and photos from the two events at Hampton Downs and Pukekohe can be found on this web site.

2004 Goodwood Revival Race meeting & Tour

Back in 2004 Charles Rogers travelled overseas as part of the Goodwood Revival Tour. The tour, en-route to the Revival visited numerous car destinations in Europe, including the Ferrari, Maserati, Ducati, Fiat, BMW and Mercedes-Benz factories and museums, and once in the United Kingdom visited the Aston Martin and Morgan factories, McLaren Formula One Technology centre and the Donnington Grand Prix Collection.

We spent three fabulous summer days at Goodwood that year. Please take the time to view the photo galleries from the event & the rare in-sight into uncharted territory for most historic motor racing enthusiasts with the various factory and museum visits now online too.

2004 Goodwood Revival Photo Galleries, by Charles Rogers

Friday trackside action

Saturday action and paddock area

The Commentary Box - and the view

Sunday action and paddock area

2004 Goodwood Revival Tour - Factory & Museum visits

Galleria Ferrari - click here
Maserati factory - click here
Ducati factory & museum - click here
Fiat Museum - click here
BMW Factory & Museum - click here

Mercedes-Benz Factory - click here
Mercedes-Benz Museum - click here
Mercedes-Benz Classic Centre - click here
Mercedes-Benz Hidden Collection - click here

Porsche Museum- click here
Hockenheim & Nurburgring Museum & track - click here
Heritage Motor Centre (UK) - click here
Aston Martin Factory - click here
McLaren Technology Centre - click here
Morgan Factory - click here
Donnington Grand Prix Collection - click here

Healeys Retrun to Bonneville - 2009

A duo of local Donald Healey enthusiasts, headed up by Stephen Pike have commenced their assault on the Salt Lake's in Utah, USA with the recreation of the famous Streamliner & Endurance cars. The Salt Speed Week concludes with two days on the salt flats on 17-18 September. Please feel free to download any of the below newsletters from Bruno Verstraete.

Newsletter 6

Newsletter 7

Newsletter 8

Newsletter 9

Newsletter 10

Newsletter 11


Should you be travelling overseas, or have recently returned I would like to have your contributions, whether they be photos and/or stories, please email or post to:


Email: hysterical@historicracing,com.au



Updated: 8 June, 2013


© Charles Rogers 2006-10