HRCC Historic Queensland at Morgan Park – a look at the Open Wheelers


We were at the HRCC Historic Queensland over the weekend.  Here we take a look at the Group O,  Group Q and Group R open wheel action with this photo feature.

According to, Group O, Q and R are

Group O – Historic Racing and Sports Cars

This group is intended to cater for racing and sports racing cars with a competition history established between 1st January 1966 and 31st December 1969, but specifically excluding cars fitted with the early forms of aerodynamic devices which appeared towards the end of this period.


 Group Q – Historic Racing and Sports Cars

This group caters for racing and sports racing cars with a competition history established between 1st January 1970 and 31st December 1977, and for cars excluded from classification in earlier historic groups because of the nature of the aerodynamic devices with which they are fitted.


Group R – Historic Racing and Sports Cars

This group caters for racing, sports racing, and clubman sports cars complying with period rules for specific racing formulae, with a competition history established between 1st January 1978 and the various end dates as detailed in the CAMS Manual.


Chris Farrell’s 1982 Ralt RT4 was super quick.  Farrell is usually very quick in his well turned out machine


Up and coming Porsche driver Matt Campbell raced well in the 1972 ASP 330-2.  The Warwick local was also there trying to get funding for his Porsche GT3 Cup campaign.  You can find out more about him at his Facebook page


Paul Hamilton (1968 Elfin) leads John Barram (1975 Cheetah) and Daniel McCarthy (1973 Elfin)


The Brabham Dolphin BT46 of Mark Hulst is a curious car. It was one of three built by Don Baker.  This one was originally name a Brabham and the others were Dolphins.  When it came to historic racing the car had to take on both names to satisfy the regulations.


Slicks and wings or tread and err, no wings.  Both cars proved popular with the Morgan Park crowd


Formula Vee/Formula Ford also provided some great action with large grids


Dale Harvey in a 1969 Proton leads two quicker cars through the high speed right during qualifying

Results of the weekend’s racing can be found here


(c) Sam Tickell,  July 2014

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