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Phillip Island Classic

Phillip Island Classic

The Phillip Island Classic Festival is another popular Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit offering. This renowned Motorsport festival runs for three days in March.

With over 500 entries, many from overseas, the event is a major tourist draw in Australia. The event is also known for several new launches of sports vehicles and promotions of future events, such as anniversaries of sports car companies and upcoming sporting events in Australia and other countries.

Phillip Island Classic 2024 Festival of Speed Motorsport Racing Dates

This action-packed car racing event invites you to enjoy watching many races and offers you an opportunity to get up and close with some of the newest international stars. Many drivers come to this historic event each year to showcase their talents through world-class racing.

There are over 60 events with 540 entries in this year’s ‘Classic’, which will be held over the 3-day program. Practice and qualifying rounds will be held on Friday morning, and racing from 1:20pm that afternoon.

For those looking to stay nearby, a campground will operate over the whole weekend and is located in the Visitor Centre Gardens. Campers are welcome to bring tents, caravans and campervans; however, pre-booking is required.

The VHRR Phillip Island Classic ‘Festival of Motorsport supports a charity each year with special rides around the track, and this year all funds raised will go to support “The Male Bag Foundation”, headed up by AFL Legend David Parkin.

Come to this event and check out various sports racing cars, including Jaguars, Porsche and Nissan. You will also see many top-class and new models on display.


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    • Hi Margaret,

      Having recently updated the information on my page, i couldn’t see anything that would indicate that there will be any changes to the event. It really does depend on the VIC government changing their COVID restrictions and also if the event complies with the COVID safe policies.

      Since the official website has stated that no spectators will be allowed at the event for at least a few months now, i don’t really know if there is enough time to get things ready for spectators if the circumstances change.

      Nevertheless, i am checking on the event on a weekly basis and will update the page with anything new i find out.

      Fingers crossed all goes ahead and we can all get back to a sense of normality.


    • Hi Pete,

      The Grandeur Club is a permanent, climate controlled, floor to ceiling glass fronted pit roof suite where you can sit back and relax in comfort and style whilst overlooking all the action on Pit Lane, the Start/Finish Line and Gardner Straight.

      For pricing and availability, you will need to contact the circuit on (03) 5952 2710.

      Best regards,

  • Hi, I am keen to get a group booking together for around 10 people coming from WA and NZ (to be confirmed) for the 2017 event. Looking for suggestions for a house or some apartments that are close to track or a shuttle bus system and bars and restaurants. What do you recommend?

    • Hi Mike, thanks for contacting us.

      Phillip Island is a small island, so any location you stay on the island will only be 10-15 minutes max to get to the circuit.

      That said, there are only a couple of lodging options that can accommodate up to 10 people. I have listed them here for you:
      1. Relax at Red Rocks – Located at Cowes on the north of the island, but has a number of bunk beds, full kitchen and separate living space.
      2. Kakalula – Also located at Cowes, with a number of twin, sofa and bunk beds, with kitchen and lounge.

      There are no shuttle bus services that run regularly on the island, so my best recommendation is to book your own mini-bus to get around the island. I have attached a link here for car hire in Victoria.

      As for bars and restaurants, Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar on the east of the island is good for a larger group and I personally love Gullivers Wine Bar & Eatery on the north of the island.

      I hope this is of assistance to you. I will update our page on the Phillip Island Classic as soon as the dates are confirmed for 2017.


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