1983 Australian Endurance Championship of Makes

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The 1983 Australian Endurance Championship of Makes was a CAMS sanctioned national motor racing title [1] open to Group C Touring Cars.[2] The championship was contested over a six round series with all rounds run concurrently with those of the 1983 Australian Endurance Championship.[3]

Holden and Mazda jointly won the championship on 131 points each. Holden had three wins, a second, a third, and a ninth. Mazda won one race, with two seconds and three thirds. Nissan was the only other outright race winner having won the opening two rounds.

Calendar[edit]

Rd. Race Title Circuit Date Winner Car Team Report
1 Silastic 300 Amaroo Park 7 August Australia George Fury Nissan Bluebird Turbo Nissan Motor Co.
2 Oran Park 250 Oran Park 21 August Australia George Fury Nissan Bluebird Turbo Nissan Motor Co.
3 Castrol 400 Sandown 11 September Canada Allan Moffat Mazda RX-7 Peter Stuyvesant International Racing Report
4 James Hardie 1000 Mount Panorama 2 October Australia John Harvey
Australia Peter Brock
Australia Larry Perkins
Holden VH Commodore SS Marlboro Holden Dealer Team Report
5 Motorcraft 300 Surfers Paradise 30 October Australia Allan Grice Holden VH Commodore SS STP Roadways Racing
6 Humes Guardrail 300 Adelaide International Raceway 20 November Australia Peter Brock Holden VH Commodore SS Marlboro Holden Dealer Team

Class structure[edit]

Cars competed in two engine displacement classes:

  • Up to 3000cc
  • Over 3000cc

Points structure[edit]

Championship points were awarded at each round according to the outright position attained by the best placed car of each make:

Outright Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Up to 3000cc 30 27 24 21 19 17 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2
Over 3000cc 25 23 20 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 0 0

Results[edit]

Position Make Car Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total[3]
1 Holden VH Commodore SS 23 13 20 25 25 25 131
Mazda RX-7 20 20 25 23 23 20 131
3 Ford Capri V6, XE Falcon, XD Falcon & Escort 14 23 13 11 9 14 84
4 BMW 635 CSi 15 5 23 - 11 13 67
5 Nissan Bluebird Turbo 25 25 - - - - 50
6 Audi 5+5 13 8 - - - - 21
7 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 11 - - - - - 11
Alfa Romeo GTV6 - - 6 5 - - 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ CAMS Online Manual of Motor Sport
  2. ^ CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 1983, page 95
  3. ^ a b Australian Motor Racing Yearbook, 1983/84, pages 288 - 311

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