The Post Classic Racing Association of NSW was formed in June 1986. It bandied together a small association of Historic Racing enthusiasts. Early days, PCRA memberswere invited along to other club & interclub meetings. In 1988, the first PCRA run race meetings were run in conjunction with Eastern Suburbs Motorcycle Club. There was a mix of Post Classic or Period 4 Machinery (1963 – 1972) & Modern Machines. Also in 1988 a few good men from PCRA & ESMCC created a class called Bucket Racing & this inexpensive category enhanced membership numbers to the point the PCRA could run race meetings on their own at the now closed Oran Park North Circuit. With the membership growing & the popularity of Post Classic Racing (and Bucket Racing), the PCRA was soon running events at the larger Oran Park South, Oran Park GP Circuits & the also now closed Amaroo Park. In 1989 a new Historic category was formed, Forgotten Era or Period 5 (1973 – 1980). This was a huge success & PCRA grew larger to the extent of running State tittle meetings. Some years ago, the 1980 date for Period 5 changed to 1982.
In 2000, the PCRA introduced a further 2 new classes, New Era 1 (1981 – 1990) & New Era 2 (1991 – 1995). Although they were not recognised Historic categories these two classes were also a great success. The names of these categories changed simply to New Era & Pre Modern. Recently, the Pre Modern category date changed from1995 to 1997. Sidecars – Period 4 & 5 plus modern Formula 1 & Formula 2 – also form part of the PCRA.
The PCRA currently runs a club Championship Series of about 5 rounds per year, the annual One Hour Endurance Challenge and of course the annual Barry Sheene Festival of Speed, now in its 12th year plus about every 5 years or so runs The Australian Historic Road Racing Championships. The club has a proud history of running great race meetings, only highlighted by continually running the now internationally recognised Barry Sheene Festival of Speed to the highest of standards.
The PCRA current caters for
Period 4 125cc, 250cc, 350cc 500cc, 750cc & 1300cc
Period 5 125cc, 250cc, 350cc 500cc, 750cc & 1300cc
Period 6 125cc, 250cc Production, 250cc GP, 500cc, 750cc & 1300cc
Pre Modern Formula 1, Formula 2, Formula 3 & Formula 250 GP
Motolites, Superlites & Commuterlites
Sidecars Period 4, Period 5, Modern Formula 1 & Modern Formula 2
Life Members of the PCRA include: Martin Dalitz, John Jacobs, John Simms,
Lynton Keck, Marcus de Caux, Ken Lindsay, Sue Dorling & Peter MacMillian