1973 South Pacific Touring Car Series (B&W)
Travel back in time to one of the fi rst races for the new Group C touring car category at Sydney’s rain-soaked Warwick Farm circuit in February 1973. The South Pacific Touring Car Series served as the major tin-top support show for the Tasman Series in those days. Many cars struggled to stay on the road here for round two, as rally ace Colin Bond displayed his mastery of the atrocious conditions in the HDT Torana GTR XU-1. John Goss’s new XA Falcon GT Hardtop looked like an elephant compared to the nimble Toranas, as he manhandled the big V8 beast around this challenging track in a classic 20-lap confrontation. 1983 Australian Touring Car Championship (Colour)
Group C touring car racing featured big name drivers in a variety of makes and models that produced some of the most exciting and unpredictable motor sport Australia has seen. This 35-lap race from Perth’s Wanneroo Park was round four of the 1983 ATCC battle shown live on ABC Sport and kept everyone guessing about a winner, right up until the chequered fl ag. See an intriguing battle unfold between Dick Johnson’s Falcon, Peter Brock’s Commodore, Allan Moffat’s Mazda RX7 and George Fury’s Nissan Bluebird, before Moffat makes a lightning pit stop for a splash of fuel and a typically determined bid for victory in the fi nal laps. 1984 Australian Endurance Championship (Colour)
This was the last year of Australia’s homegrown Group C touring car category, before it was replaced with international Group A. These wild-looking machines with their huge front and rear spoilers, wide wheel fl ares and fat tyres may have reached the end of the road, but they sure went out with a bang. The final year of Group C featured some great battles, including this second round of the 1984 AEC held at Sydney’s Oran Park. This superb vision, taken directly from the ABC’s live telecast of the 100 lap event, captures all the colour and excitement of an enthralling battle between many of the greats including Moffat, Johnson, Grice, Harvey, Richards, Fury and lots more.