Formula 5000s at Phillip Island

Growing up in the 90’s, I was unfortunate enough to miss ever seeing the formula 5000s race. What a class – an open wheel chassis with a five litre V8, that could lap a race track about one second slower than an F1 car of the time

This Ansett No. 11 car was raced competitively back in the day by a good family friend of mine, Stuart Kostera He was at the event with me, and I could sense he was itching to have a drive

The rubber on these cars is increadible, and both front and rear tyres have stretched sidewalls

Some cars run electronic fuel injection

While others run quad 48mm webers. What a sound!

Especially when they drive past in a pack.

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