Group N Touring Cars

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This article is about the Australian motor racing category. For the FIA Production Car category, see Group N.

Group N Touring Cars is an Australian motor racing category for touring cars built before December 1972.[1]

The Group N Ford Mustang of Harry Bargwanna at Mallala Motor Sport Park in 2011
The Group N Ford Escort Twin Cam of Josh Axford at Mallala Motor Sport Park in 2011

The category was introduced in 1981 [2] and was initially known as Group N (Appendix J) Saloon Cars (Pre 1965).[3] Cars had to be series production type saloons with seating for four, manufactured prior to 31 December 1964, of which at least 100 had been produced.[3] Mechanical modifications were permitted with the intention of emulating racing under the Appendix J regulations which were current in Australia until 31 December 1964.[3]

The eligibility criteria were amended in 1995 to include cars built up to 31 December 1972.[4]

Group N is currently divided into three classes.[1]

  • Group Na is for cars commercially available in Australia prior to 31 December 1957.[1]
  • Group Nb is for cars manufactured prior to 31 December 1964 of which 100 have been produced.[1]

Individual cars are not required to have a competition history in order to be eligible.[1]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Historic Groups at www.cams.com.au Retrieved on 13 November 2011
  2. ^ Pedr Davis, The Macquarie Dictionary of Motoring, 1986, page 200
  3. ^ a b c National Competition Rules, 1982 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, pages 333-335
  4. ^ Historic Touring Cars Groups Na, Nb & Nc, 2003 CAMS Mannual of Motor Sport, page 8-27