Australian Production Car Championship

The Australian Production Car Championship is a CAMS sanctioned national championship for drivers of vehicles complying with CAMS Group 3E Series Production Car regulations.

The title was first contested in 1987, with the inaugural champion determined from the results of two races held at the Winton Motor Raceway in Victoria on 27 September. The APCC was expanded to a series format in 1988. Changes to the Group 3E regulations in 1990 saw various cars including turbocharged and V8 powered models deemed ineligible for the championship from that year and competitors were restricted to using only front wheel drive cars of less than 2.5 litre capacity in 1994 and 1995. The introduction in 1996 of the Australian GT Production Car Championship (which permitted GT type cars such as Porsche 911 and Ferrari F355) saw the APCC discontinued from that year. Following the transfer of the GT cars to the new Australian Nations Cup Championship in 2000 and the relocation of other high performance models into a new Australian GT Performance Car Championship in 2003, the Australian GT Production Car Championship reverted back to the Australian Production Car Championship name for the 2003 season. For 2008 the cars from the Australian Performance Car Championship join those from the Australian Production Car Championship to contest the Australian Manufacturers' Championship.cite web | url=http://www.thenationals.com.au/story.asp?id=126 | title=New era for Production Car racing to start at Phillip Island | publisher=The Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships | date=June 12 2008 | accessdate=2008-06-18] with the Australian Production Car Championship title awarded to the highest scoring driver over the same series of races. [ [http://www.camsmanual.com.au/SportingRegulations.asp 1988 Australian Manufacturers' Championship Sporting Reg] , retrieved on 19/6/2008]

The cars in the 2008 championship are split into 6 classes.
* Class A (High Performance Vehicles All Wheel Drive (under $125k))
* Class B (High Performance Vehicles Rear Wheel Drive (under $125k))
* Class C (Hot Hatches and Sedans)
* Class D (Production Sports)
* Class E (Cylinder Sedans and Hatches)
* Class F (Eco Diesel/Hybrid)

Champions

Notes

References

*Australian Auto Action, October 9, 1987
*Australian Motor Racing Yearbook, 1987/88 to 1995
* [http://www.camsmanual.com.au CAMS Manual of Motor Sport] , 1987 to 2006

External links

* [http://www.pcaa.com.au www.pcaa.com.au Production Car Association of Australia website]
* [http://www.procar.com.au www.procar.com.au PROCAR website]


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