THE red lion is always seen in abundance at Mount Panorama each October as Holden fans proudly support their Great Race contenders, but now the iconic manufacturer is set for a new Bathurst highlight.
The motor sport heritage of Holden will be celebrated at Bathurst in November, with the addition of a one-off, Holden-only category to the newest event at the Mount.
The Holden Bathurst Revival will see up to 100 racing Holdens descend on the 6.213 circuit for a series of sessions within the Bathurst International event, run by Australian Racing Group (ARG).
It will pay tribute to all eras of the 'The General's' motor sport history, from competition variants of the first ever Holden model - the 48-215 - through to modern V8 touring cars.
"Following the announcement earlier this year of Holden's impending closure, we felt it was important to acknowledge the unrivalled contribution that the marque has made to Australian motor sport, and the passionate owners and drivers of Holden race cars throughout the country," Matt Braid, ARG's chief executive officer, said.
"There is no better place to celebrate Holden's racing heritage than Bathurst, and we are delighted to be making the Holden Bathurst Revival a feature of our flagship event in November this year.
"The Holden Bathurst Revival will bring together an array of Holdens and their custodians, whether they compete at grass roots levels around Australia or own historically significant cars that are too valuable to race in wheel-to-wheel competition.
"All are welcome to apply for entry to this special celebration at Mount Panorama."
Eligibility extends to Holdens from almost every circuit racing category that the marque has been represented in, including grass roots categories Group N and Improved Production/Club Cars, as well as series no longer contested such as V8 Utes, Commodore Cup and Future Tourers.
Those who take part will be given a total of one hour of track time.
The event, scheduled for November 13-15, will also feature the Bathurst 6 Hour for production cars that was postponed recently due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Interested parties are encouraged to contact ARG for more information - email@example.com.
Final acceptance of entries will be subject to demand.