Mr Brian Boyd of PAYCE announces sponsorship of Australian Trans Am events at the Muscle Car Masters
PAYCE Australian Trans-Am challenge announced for Muscle Car Masters - 2014 at Sydney Motorsport Park September 6-7 2014
PAYCE, long-time Motor Racing sponsor has joined forces with Australian Trans-Am ahead of their maiden interstate event at the 2014 Muscle Car Masters at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Mr Brian Boyd, PAYCE and the Trans Am challenge
PAYCE has been transforming places since 1978 and is now recognised as an award winning leader of innovative design and urban renewal. Creating inspirational lifestyle developments and quality residential, that both infuses suburbs with new life and helps bring people together.
Managing Director of PAYCE, Brian Boyd was pleased to support the Queensland-based category and looks forward to the 'PAYCE Australian Trans-Am Challenge' taking place.
"At PAYCE we like to celebrate our early history and success as we look to the future to create new exceptional places where people can live, work and play," he said.
"Australian Trans-Am holds a place of great respect with us, as it provides an opportunity for people to reflect and admire the workmanship and performance of these American vintage cars and heritage v8 engines, many which hail from around the time PAYCE was launched," said Brian Boyd.
Pony Cars sporting the PAYCE logo make the track every round
With new cars hitting the track every round, the Australian Trans-Am category is quickly gaining a reputation as a no-nonsense pony car battleground.
Category Director, John English is proud to be associated with a quality brand for this event.
"PAYCE has grown since 1978 to become a major player in the Australian property market. The linking of the PAYCE brand mirrors the growth of the Australian Trans-Am category which is going from strength to strength to the stage where we are now on the program at the Australian Muscle Car Masters at Sydney Motorsport Park in September, which we hope will be the first of many.
"Our high standard of car presentation and a quality field of fire-breathing muscle cars will proudly wear the PAYCE brand for our first foray interstate to compete in the PAYCE Australian Trans-Am Challenge," John English said.
Former V8 Supercar driver, Ian Palmer is looking forward to racing his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda at Sydney Motorsport Park.
"I love Sydney Motorsport Park, I haven't raced there for four years, it will be very good and with crowds of 50-60,000 people, what is not to like," he said.
So come along to Sydney Motorsport Park on Father's Day September 6-7th 2014 to see these powerful, classic American muscle cars in action.
PAYCE sponsors Muscle Car Masters Heritage and Touring Car categories
Mr Brian Boyd, Managing Director of PAYCE welcomed by Muscle Car Masters
PAYCE is well-known in V8 Supercars circles as a major sponsor of Dick Johnson Racing, supporting both the #16 and #17 Fords in the Wilson Security DJR team (drivers Scott Pye and David Wall). PAYCE also supports the Brad Jones Racing's Dunlop series car #12, driven by Macauley Jones.
Muscle Car Masters is pleased to welcome leading Australian property company, PAYCE, on board as a major sponsor of multiple categories in the upcoming meeting of Muscle Car Masters at Sydney Motorsport Park on 6-7 September.
Muscle Car Masters' Phil Harrison welcomed PAYCE's support and said the sponsorship covers the Historic Touring Cars (Group N) and the Australian Trans-Am categories, with the Trans-Am cars making their Sydney debut at the September meeting with the PAYCE Trans-Am Challenge.
PAYCE's Managing Director, Brian Boyd, a long-time motor sport supporter and avid enthusiast, said it was exciting and a privilege to be part of the Muscle Car Masters weekend.
"The Muscle Car Masters has developed into one of the most anticipated events on the country's motor racing calendar and continues to be a great family-oriented event, catering not only for dads on Father's Day, but also the next generation of supporters of heritage racing," he said.
"Both the Group N and Australian Trans-Am categories hold special interest and it's great to partner with Muscle Car Masters this year as they celebrate their 10th anniversary of the event," he said.
Muscle Car Masters - what a way to spend Fathers Day
As has been the practice in past years, fans will have the opportunity to get up close and chat with their favourite drivers and their pit crews on both days, as well as hear some great stories at the Legends Dinner on Saturday night.
Across its three classes - Na, Nb and Nc - Historic Touring Cars generally caters for cars commercially available in Australia up to the end of 1957, cars manufactured up to the end of 1964 of which 100 have been produced and which have a competition history (formerly Appendix J), and touring cars which competed in Australia between 1965-1972 in either the Australian Touring Championship or Group C Improved Touring Cars.
Australian Trans-Am, widely acknowledged as the country's fastest growing motor sport segment, pays tribute to the V8-engined pony cars of the 60s and 70s that competed in the US-based Trans-Am series. Eligible cars include the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, Plymouth Barracuda, Pontiac GTO and AMX Javelin. Strict rules govern engines, gearboxes, tyres and bodywork to keep costs within the reach of privateers.
Payce all set for an octane fuelled weekend on Fathers Day.
Mr Brian Boyd of PAYCE Consolidated Limited, premiere Sydney apartment and commercial property developers, today announced in Sydney the companies latest sponsorship of Australian Motor Racing. Mr Boyd, long time supporter Australian Motor Racing has a special interest of the V8 class and heritage cars.
Australian Trans Am Series
In Australia, the Australian Trans-Am evolved from a Queensland-based motor racing series established in 2009 to celebrate that classic period of Trans-Am racing - the Mt Panorama Circuit of the Bathurst 1000 and the Muscle Cars of the late 60`s, early 70`s.
Australian Trans-Am is open to 2-door, 4-seat, rear wheel drive, V8 powered American production vehicles built from 1963 - 1974, so you will see heritage vehicles from the day, such as second-gen Camaros, 1970 Mustangs, Plymouth Cudas, AMC Javelins, and Pontiac Firebirds.
Australian Trans-Am rules are based on those of the original SCCA Trans-Am Series, though with some modifications to help retain costs. Just as in the SCCA Trans-Am, all Australian Trans-Am races have a rolling start.
Australian Trans-Am races predominantly at Queensland Raceway and the historic Lakeside Raceway. However, the first ever interstate round is to be held at the 2014 Muscle Car Masters at Eastern Creek in time for Fathers Day in September 6-7th, further expansion interstate is expected.
The Muscle Car Masters is a celebration of Australia`s Muscle Car Heritage, racing events cover retro categories including Touring Car Masters, Heritage Touring Cars from the Group C/A Bathurst era, Historic Touring Cars, Production Sports Cars and F5000 V8 open-wheel racing cars. Special Hot Lap sessions are conducted for cars considered too precious and valuable for racing.
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