Australian Manufacturers' Championship

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Australian Manufacturers' Championship
Category Production Car Racing
Country Australia
Inaugural season 1971
Folded 2015
Official website amchamp.com.au

The Australian Manufacturers' Championship was a motor racing title awarded by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) to the winning car manufacturer in an annual series of races held throughout Australia. Whilst the first two championships were open only to Group E Series Production Touring Cars subsequent championships through to 1991 were run to the same regulations as the Australian Touring Car Championship. The title has been revived twice since then, firstly in 1994 as a championship open to 2 litre Class II Touring Cars (soon to become known as Super Touring Cars) and from 2008 as a series for production cars, incorporating the Australian Production Car Championship.

For 2016 the Australian Manufacturers' Championship has been replaced by the Australian Production Car Series.[1]

Australian Manufacturers' Championship cars competing in a 6-hour race at Sydney Motorsport Park in 2011.
Mitsubishi has dominated the championship in recent years with the Lancer Evolution.

Results[edit]

The actual name of the title was changed by CAMS a number of times as shown in the following table of championship winners.[2]

Year Championship Champion
1971 Australian Manufacturers' Championship General Motors-Holden
1972 Australian Manufacturers' Championship Ford Motor Co of Australia
1973 Australian Manufacturers' Championship General Motors-Holden
1974 Australian Manufacturers' Championship General Motors-Holden
1975 Australian Manufacturers' Championship General Motors-Holden
1976 Australian Championship of Makes General Motors-Holden
1977 Australian Championship of Makes Ford Motor Co of Australia
1978 Australian Championship of Makes Ford Motor Co of Australia
1979 Australian Championship of Makes General Motors-Holden
1980 Australian Championship of Makes General Motors-Holden
1981 Australian Endurance Championship Toyota (Australia)
1982 Australian Endurance Championship of Makes Nissan Motor Co (Australia)
1983 Australian Endurance Championship of Makes General Motors-Holden
Toyo Kogyo (Mazda)
1984 Australian Endurance Championship of Makes Toyo Kogyo (Mazda)
1985 Australian Manufacturers' Championship BMW (Aust) Pty Ltd
1986 Australian Manufacturers' Championship Nissan Motor Co (Australia)
1987 Australian Manufacturers' Championship BMW (Australia) Pty Ltd
Nissan Motor Co (Australia)
1988 Australian Manufacturers' Championship Ford Motor Co of Australia
Toyota Motor Corp Australia Ltd
BMW (Australia) Pty Ltd
1989 Australian Manufacturers' Championship Toyota Motor Corp Australia Ltd
1990 Australian Manufacturers' Championship Ford Motor Co of Australia
1991 Australian Manufacturers' Championship Nissan Motor Co (Australia)
1992 - 1993 Not Contested
1994 Australian Manufacturers' Championship
- Champion Driver
BMW (Australia) Pty Ltd
Tony Longhurst (BMW 318i) [3]
1995 - 2007 Not Contested
2008 Australian Manufacturers' Championship Hyundai Australia [4]
2009 Australian Manufacturers' Championship Mitsubishi Australia Ltd
2010 Australian Manufacturers' Championship Mitsubishi Australia Ltd
2011 Australian Manufacturers' Championship Mitsubishi Australia Ltd
2012 Australian Manufacturers' Championship Mitsubishi Australia Ltd
2013 Australian Manufacturers' Championship Mitsubishi Australia Ltd
2014 Australian Manufacturers' Championship BMW [5]
2015 Australian Manufacturers' Championship BMW Australia Pty Ltd

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Production Car Series - 2016 Calendar, australianproductioncars.com.au Retrieved 2 June 2016
  2. ^ "CAMS Manual of Motor Sport". Confederation of Australian Motorsport. 2007. Archived from the original on 29 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  3. ^ CAMS Report, March 1995, page 10
  4. ^ Hyundai Wins 2008 Australian Manufacturers’ Championship Archived 2009-12-15 at WebCite Retrieved from www.themotorreport.com.au on 20 October 2009
  5. ^ AMChamps to retain endurance formats in 2015, Monday 29th September, 2014, www.speedcafe.com Retrieved on 3 October 2014