About the Event
Thanks to Neil Buckby Jaguar, Stuart Benson Petrusma Property and the Heritage Highway Tourism Region Association, the inaugural Neil Buckby Jaguar - Ross Auto Classic will occur on Sunday 12 March 2017, in the historic Tasmanian Midlands village of Ross
This new, free to see event, is an exciting addition to the national calendar and allows vehicle owners and drivers, event officials and spectators, as well as enthusiasts and passersby, the opportunity to participate in a celebration of more than 100 years of automotive history, and features two categories of competition:
Ross Auto Classic - Show and Shine
Located within the Ross Recreation Ground, the Show and Shine will see a display of rare and highly desirable, classic and modern vehicles, assembled for viewing by the general public, and assessment by judges for converted awards.
Latest release sports and luxury vehicles will also be presented by Launceston's Neil Buckby Motors.
Ross Auto Classic - Timed Competition
To be conducted seven times during the day and held on a closed road course, the Competition stage features an exciting mix of corners, straights, elevation changes and even a train crossing - iconic highlights of the former Ross Town Stage.
With various vehicles of significance being prepared especially for this for this event, some rarely seen by the public, the Competition is a perfect way to see and hear the diverse range of aspirational classic and modern, sports and grand touring cars, all being driven the way that their designers intended.
As well as being home to the Show and Shine, the Ross Recreation Ground also hosts Start and Finish celebrations as well as Service Park for the Competition. There you can also enjoy delicious homemade food and refreshments, as well as have access to various comfortable facilities, all while taking a closer look at all the collectible vehicles and chat with their drivers and support crews.
Founded in 1812, the tranquil village of Ross sits at the heart of Tasmania's Heritage Highway Tourism Region, and is found little more than one hour's drive from Launceston and Hobart.
The village of Ross offers an amazing opportunity for visitors to experience the beauty and drama of Tasmania's colonial history. Uniquely, you can walk amongst the buildings erected in Australia's earliest years, or walk across the ironic sandstone carved bridge competed in 1836,
The Ross Recreation Ground plays host to the Competition start and finish celebrations, as well as service park, and also Show and Shine display.
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Ross Auto Classic
- Closed Road Competition (driver only)
- Show and Shine Display
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