By Sam Murphy, photos by Dick Reynolds.
The 26th running of the Leyburn Historic Sprints was held over the recent weekend 19 and 20 August.
Leyburn (pronounced Lee-burn by us locals), home of the 1949 Australian Grand Prix, is south-east Queensland’s answer to Goodwood.
The track is dubbed the ‘Race Around the Houses’ and a total a of 224 vehicles were entered in 2022. These ranged from a 1912 Willys Overland and 1916 Studebaker to home-made V8 specials, Australian classics and modern supercars.
The LCQ was represented by Jason McGarry (Exige), Dick Reynold (Caterham 7), Shane Murphy (Lotus 7) and Sam Murphy (Exige). The LCQ crew were also joined by Max Stephenson in his 1933 Aston Martin Le Mans.
Track conditions were superb across the two days of racing, with clear skies and a hot track during the day coupled with cool, crisp evenings.
The LCQ finished the weekend with two first place class finishers in Dick Reynolds (Modern Clubman) and Shane Murphy (Historic Racing & Sports Cars – Group O). Jason McGarry was fastest outright of the LCQ runners.