1972 Australian Manufacturers' Championship

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The 1972 Australian Manufacturers' Championship was a CAMS sanctioned national motor racing title for car manufacturers. It was contested over a five round series.

Round Race title Circuit State Date Winning driver(s) Winning car Report
1 Chesterfield 250 Adelaide International Raceway South Australia 27 August Australia Colin Bond Holden Torana LJ GTR XU1 Report
2 Sandown 250 Sandown Park Victoria 10 September Australia John Goss Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III Report
3 Hardie-Ferodo 500 Mount Panorama New South Wales 1 October Australia Peter Brock Holden Torana LJ GTR XU1 Report
4 Phillip Island 500K Phillip Island Victoria 21 October Canada Allan Moffat Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III Report
5 Chesterfield 300 Surfers Paradise Queensland 26 November Canada Allan Moffat Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III [1] Report


All rounds were open only to Group E Series Production Touring Cars. Entries were divided into four classes, split via "CP Units", where the engine capacity of the vehicle (in litres) was multiplied by the retail price of the vehicle (in dollars) to give a CP (Capacity Price) Units value for each model.

  • Class A : Up to 3,000 CP Units
  • Class B : 3,001 to 9,000 CP Units
  • Class C : 9,001 to 18,000 CP Units
  • Class D: 18,001 CP Units and over

For each round other than Bathurst, championship points were awarded 9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 in each class with bonus points awarded for outright placings on a 4,3,2,1 basis. For the Bathurst round, points were awarded 18,16,14,12,10,8,6,4,2 in each class with bonus points awarded for outright placings on a 4,3,2,1 basis.

Championship results were as follows.

Position Manufacturer Class Car Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Points
1 Ford D Ford Falcon XY GTHO 10 13 21 13 13 70
2 Holden C Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1 13 10 22 12 12 69
3 Ford B Ford Escort Twin Cam & Ford Escort GT1600 9 9 18 9 9 54
4 Mazda A Mazda 1300 9 9 16 9 9 52
5 Chrysler D Chrysler Valiant Charger R/T E49 8 - 18 7 6 39
Datsun A Datsun 1200 8 7 18  ?  ? 39
7 Mazda B Mazda Capella RE -  ? 16  ?  ? 29
8 Alfa Romeo C Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV 5  ? 10  ?  ? 18
9 Chrysler C Chrysler Valiant Charger R/T E38 - - 12 - - 12
10 Fiat B Fiat 124 Sport - - 6 - - 6
11 Chrysler A Chrysler Valiant Galant 5 - - - - 5
Morris B Morris Cooper S -  ? -  ?  ? 5
13 Holden B Holden Torana LC GTR - - 2 - - 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Runaway Triumph For Ford: The Age, 27 November 1972
  • Australian Motor Racing Annual, 1973
  • Australia's Greatest Motor Race, © 1981
  • Australia's Greatest Motor Race, 1960-1989, © 1990
  • CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 1972
  • Modern Motor, November 1972
  • Official Programme, Adelaide International Raceway, 27 August 1972
  • Official Programme, Mount Panorama, Bathurst, Sunday 1 October 1972
  • Racing Car News, September 1972
  • Racing Car News, October 1972
  • Racing Car News, November 1972
  • Racing Car News, December 1972
  • Racing Car News, January 1973
  • The Australian Racing History of Ford, © 1989
  • The Official Racing History of Holden, © 1988
  • www.camsmanual.com.au
  • www.toranagtrxu-1.com