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Australian Nostalgia Racers

The home of Nostalgia Drag Racing in Australia

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Australian Nostalgia Racers Vic INC. is a drag racing club where a diversity of racers, fans and supporters come together to share their passion for Nostalgia Drag Racing vehicles Australia wide.  Keeping the passion going for pre 1980 chrome bumper cars fitted with carburettor and distributor engines, V8, 6cyl, and 4cyl. Naturally aspirated, Nitrous Oxide, roots superchargers and mechanical injection, this is old school drag racing. 


Dust off your old drag car or build another one and come to one of our Nostalgia Drag Racing events.  Do a skid, put the front wheels in the air and send it.  Its all about maximum fun, tell old stories, tell new stories, make new memories, see old friends and make new ones.

No delay boxes, No turbos or electronic fuel injection [EFI] because laptop tuning and turbos' are not old skool and there is plenty of drag racing opportunities for those cars anyway.  So if you want to race with us and have some fun, dump the tech, you will find the Nostalgia bracket rules here and are fairly easy to comply with.

What’s New?

News and Interesting stuff that's happening

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Nostalgia Nationals September 2022 Heathcote Park Raceway

September 12, 2022

Nostalgia Nats 2022 Heathcote Park Raceway. Follow the link for an insight to the action this year. It captures all the sights and sounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGbi7cMSXfY&t=6s

Nostalgia Nats & Pioneer Awards September 2022 at Heathcote Park Raceway

September 12, 2022

A photo montage of our event this year as captured by local photographer. follow this link. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqCHZvxi9hs&t=10s

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About Us

Australian Nostalgia Racers - It's all about the racing

Australian Nostalgia Racers Vic INC. was founded back in the 1990s for old drag racers to come together and share their experiences and passion for the old skool tuning techniques and find a place for the older drag cars to compete like they once did long ago.  Just because the car is not competitive at a modern event doesn't mean it shouldn't run and that's where we fit in.  It's all about the racing, the fans, the racers and the tracks coming together under a set of rules that have evolved over time with feedback from racers and spectators as to what a Nostalgia Drag Racing Event should look like, feel like and sound like. But not only that, the drag cars still have to be compliant and pass current tech inspections, safety has improved over time and that's a good thing.  The cars may look period, run old skool parts, wheels etc. but they still pass current tech and that is key.

Revving Through Time: Nostalgia Drag Racing Spectacle at Heathcote Park Raceway!
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Greased n Gassed: Automotive Entertainment

Revving Through Time: Nostalgia Drag Racing Spectacle at Heathcote Park Raceway!

Get ready for a rip-roaring trip down memory lane at Heathcote Park Raceway! The 2023 Nostalgia Drag Racing event is about to hit the 1/4 mile, bringing back the glory days of speed and style. I'm your race caller, and I've got the lowdown on the categories that'll have you revving with excitement. Hot Rod Heaven: First up, we've got the Hot Rod category, where classic meets custom in a clash of horsepower and nostalgia. These beauties are a throwback to the roots of drag racing, each one a roaring testament to the golden era of hot rodding. Vintage Gassers Galore: Hold onto your hats as the Vintage Gassers take center stage! These old-school beasts are known for their lifted front wheels and raw power. It's a sight to behold as these machines launch off the line with a thunderous roar, paying homage to the drag racing legends of yesteryear. 💨 Middle Eliminator Madness: Things are heating up in the Middle Eliminator category, where competitors are vying for that sweet spot in the middle of the pack. Expect tight races and nail-biting finishes as these drivers push their machines to the limit, leaving everything on the track. 🇺🇸 American Muscle Mayhem: Cue the muscle cars! American Muscle Cars are rolling in, ready to flex their V8 muscles. It's a battle of American automotive icons. Get ready for tire-squealing action and that distinctive growl that only true muscle cars can deliver. Australian Muscle Down Under: Down under, we've got our own brand of muscle car magic. Australian Muscle Cars are hitting the strip with a unique blend of power and style. These homegrown heroes are ready to show the world that Aussie muscle is a force to be reckoned with. Top Eliminator Triumphs: And finally, the pinnacle of the event—the Top Eliminator category. The best of the best are gunning for the top spot, pushing the boundaries of speed and skill. It's a battle of titans, and only one will emerge as the ultimate champion of the Nostalgia Drag Racing event. And off course there's top gas, the fastest of the door slammers from the past! Don't miss a moment of the action! Hit that subscribe button, buckle up, and join us for a full-throttle journey through the history and horsepower of Nostalgia Drag Racing at Heathcote Park Raceway. The past comes alive on the 1/4 mile, and you're invited to witness the roar of engines and the thrill of victory. Let the drag racing nostalgia begin!
Revved Up: Unleashing Mayhem and Muscle at the Marsh Rodders' Drag Day!
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Greased n Gassed: Automotive Entertainment

Revved Up: Unleashing Mayhem and Muscle at the Marsh Rodders' Drag Day!

Get ready for an adrenaline-pumping ride as we take you to the heart of the action at Heathcote Park Raceway for the exhilarating Marsh Rodders' Drag Day! This event was an absolute blast, with the track buzzing with excitement as classic drag cars and hot rods roared to life. Picture this: a picturesque central Victorian 1/4 mile track, transformed into a battleground of horsepower and speed. More than 40 participants descended upon this asphalt arena, each with their finely tuned machines, eager to go head-to-head and push their limits against both the clock and their buddies. From a nimble mini that blazed through the course in a jaw-dropping 26 seconds to a vintage, methanol-chugging funny car that brought the heat, there was no shortage of entertainment for the drag racing aficionados in the crowd. Watch in awe as the gassers defy gravity, lifting their front ends off the ground from the get-go. Others opted for a brute force approach, channeling sheer horsepower to send their rear bumpers scraping against the asphalt, leaving an indelible mark of their prowess. But that's not all – the hot rodders strategically harnessed the power-to-weight ratio of their machines, gaining a competitive edge on the track. Meanwhile, the robust sedans and wagons relied on unadulterated horsepower to make their mark, showing us all that raw muscle still reigns supreme. So, settle into your seat and prepare to be captivated by this day of pure, unbridled fun on the track. The Marsh Rodders' Drag Day at Heathcote Park Raceway is an experience you won't want to miss. Let's dive into the action and soak up the excitement!
Heathcote Nostalgia Nationals drag racing 2022
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Greased n Gassed: Automotive Entertainment

Heathcote Nostalgia Nationals drag racing 2022

The Heathcote Nostalgia Nationals was put on by the Australian Nostalgia Racers club. Held at the Heathcote Park Raceway in Victoria, the drag racing event was set up as a Chicago Shootout. Chicago Shootout Rules: Race Seeding: All Brackets will be seeded on their reaction time in THE first qualifying session. If you run quicker than your respective cut off you will be placed at the bottom of the field regardless of your reaction time also if you do not front for the first qualifying session you will be placed at the rear of the field. Finals: At the completion of round three, a count back will be made to establish the finalists. The criteria will be as follows: A. Two racers with three round wins each – automatic entry into the final regardless of red lights or breakouts. B. More than two races with three wins each –The count back is then based on closest elapsed time to nominated dial-in (no quicker than their dial-in) in any round of racing won. Reaction times play no part in the count back. The two racers who are closest to their respective dial-ins are then eligible for the final. If by chance the count back is a dead heat, it will then be based on the next closest to dial in any round win. With five categories competing, the variety of cars racing was impressive. Vintage Gas for the gassers US Muscle for the American muscle cars Aus Muscle for the Australian muscle cars Middle Eliminator for the smaller powered rails and Altereds. Hot Rod for the pre 49 cars The racing ran over two days with the drivers testing their mettle against each other while turning it on for the spectators. Sit back and enjoy this track side view of the racing. 00:00:00 Introduction 00:29:54 First qualifying 00:44:00 second qualifying 00:55:56 Finals

Upcoming Events

  • Mildura Nostalgia Drags 17th Aug 2024
    Mildura Nostalgia Drags 17th Aug 2024
    Sat, 17 Aug
    Koorlong
    17 Aug 2024, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm AEST
    Koorlong, Mercer St, Koorlong VIC 3501, Australia
    17 Aug 2024, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm AEST
    Koorlong, Mercer St, Koorlong VIC 3501, Australia
    Australian Nostalgia Racers will be back at Mildura Sunset Strip for their annual Nostalgia Drags event.
  • The Bend Classic 26th October 2024
    The Bend Classic 26th October 2024
    Sat, 26 Oct
    Tailem Bend
    26 Oct 2024, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
    Tailem Bend, Dragway Building, 543 Dukes Hwy, Tailem Bend SA 5260, Australia
    26 Oct 2024, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
    Tailem Bend, Dragway Building, 543 Dukes Hwy, Tailem Bend SA 5260, Australia
    Nostalgia Drag Racing at The Bend Dragway on Saturday 26th October 2024
  • Nostalgia Nationals October 14th 2023
    Nostalgia Nationals October 14th 2023
    Sat, 14 Oct
    Knowsley
    14 Oct 2023, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Knowsley, 256 Knowsley-Barnadown Rd, Knowsley VIC 3523, Australia
    14 Oct 2023, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Knowsley, 256 Knowsley-Barnadown Rd, Knowsley VIC 3523, Australia
    Its on again, old time nostalgia drags put on by the Australian Nostalgia Racers Vic INC and Heathcote Park Raceway
  • Mildura Nostalgia Drags 19th Aug 2023
    Mildura Nostalgia Drags 19th Aug 2023
    Sat, 19 Aug
    Koorlong
    19 Aug 2023, 8:30 am AEST – 20 Aug 2023, 5:00 pm AEST
    Koorlong, Mercer St, Koorlong VIC 3501, Australia
    19 Aug 2023, 8:30 am AEST – 20 Aug 2023, 5:00 pm AEST
    Koorlong, Mercer St, Koorlong VIC 3501, Australia
    Australian Nostalgia Racers will be back at Mildura Sunset Strip for their annual Nostalgia Drags event.
  • Marsh Rodders Fun Day 5th Aug 2023
    Marsh Rodders Fun Day 5th Aug 2023
    Sat, 05 Aug
    Knowsley
    05 Aug 2023, 8:00 am AEST – 06 Aug 2023, 4:00 pm AEST
    Knowsley, 256 Knowsley-Barnadown Rd, Knowsley VIC 3523, Australia
    05 Aug 2023, 8:00 am AEST – 06 Aug 2023, 4:00 pm AEST
    Knowsley, 256 Knowsley-Barnadown Rd, Knowsley VIC 3523, Australia
    Hot Rods and Muscle Cars, run what ya brung 5th August 2023
  • Pioneer Awards 2022 and Nostalgia Drags
    Pioneer Awards 2022 and Nostalgia Drags
    Sat, 10 Sept
    Knowsley
    10 Sept 2022, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Knowsley, Knowsley-Barnadown Rd, Knowsley VIC 3523, Australia
    10 Sept 2022, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Knowsley, Knowsley-Barnadown Rd, Knowsley VIC 3523, Australia
    In recognition of the early pioneers of Australian drag racing we have an awards evening on the Saturday of the Nostalgia Drags Nationals this September. Meet some of the old racers, see cackle cars, display cars and slide show.
  • Nostalgia Drags and Pioneer awards September 2022
    Nostalgia Drags and Pioneer awards September 2022
    Sat, 10 Sept
    Knowsley
    10 Sept 2022, 8:00 am – 11 Sept 2022, 5:07 pm
    Knowsley, Knowsley-Barnadown Rd, Knowsley VIC 3523, Australia
    10 Sept 2022, 8:00 am – 11 Sept 2022, 5:07 pm
    Knowsley, Knowsley-Barnadown Rd, Knowsley VIC 3523, Australia
    Nostalgia Drag racers from all over Australia are heading to Heathcote Park Raceway in Victoria this September for a spectacular 2 day event. Gates will open on Friday for racers and camping at the track for racers and crew is free. For car eligibility see the brackets & rules on this website
  • Nostalgia Drags Mildura 2022
    Nostalgia Drags Mildura 2022
    Sat, 20 Aug
    Sunset Strip
    20 Aug 2022, 8:30 am AEST – 21 Aug 2022, 3:00 pm AEST
    Sunset Strip, Mercer St, Koorlong VIC 3501, Australia
    20 Aug 2022, 8:30 am AEST – 21 Aug 2022, 3:00 pm AEST
    Sunset Strip, Mercer St, Koorlong VIC 3501, Australia
    Full blown nostalgia drag race meeting at the Sunset Strip in Mildura Victoria. Entries are open now see link below
  • Marsh Rodders Fun Day at Heathcote 2022
    Marsh Rodders Fun Day at Heathcote 2022
    Sat, 06 Aug
    Knowsley
    06 Aug 2022, 8:00 am AEST
    Knowsley, Knowsley-Barnadown Rd, Knowsley VIC 3523, Australia
    06 Aug 2022, 8:00 am AEST
    Knowsley, Knowsley-Barnadown Rd, Knowsley VIC 3523, Australia
    Hot Rods and Muscle cars, fun day, run what ya brung. Entries are open now see below. Spectators welcome, show and shine cars welcome.

Club Meetings

Second Tuesday of each month at Double Deuce Bar and Billiards, 264 McIntyre Rd, Sunshine North VIC 3020 Meeting starts at 8pm, most arrive an hour earlier to chat, catch up etc.

Registered Incorporated Club Address

1 / 22 Jesmond Road Croydon VIC 3136

Ron 0407818511 Club President, text me if i don't answer.

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