Historic Touring Car, Group N Regulations
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A summary of the Historic Touring Car groups;
- Group Nc – Historic Touring Cars (1965-1972)
Group Nc is an historic group introduced on 1 January, 1995, to cater primarily for vehicles of a year, make and model which competed in Australia between 1 January, 1965, and 31 December, 1972 in either the Australian Touring Car Championship or races specifically for 3rd Category Group C Improved Production Touring Cars and Series Production Touring Cars.The Group Nc rules have been established to enable competition under a common set of rules which reflect the nature of touring car racing in the period. It is envisaged that most vehicles in this class will not have a racing history and these are acceptable provided they conform to the general specifications of cars that raced in the period. Vehicles with a racing history may be presented in the most predominant form in which they were raced in the period, including the original sponsor signage, even though this specification may not fully conform with these rules.
- Group Nb – Historic Touring Cars (Pre-1965)
Group Nb is intended to be representative of the prescriptions of the former Appendix J which was current until 31 December 1964. Before the introduction of the current subgroups, this category was known as “Group N”.It is a group for series production type touring cars, manufactured prior to 31 December, 1964. The group recognises models or components homologated for competition by the manufacturer, however at least 100 identical examples of a particular model must have been produced for the vehicle to be eligible.
- Group Na – Historic Touring Cars (Pre-1958)
Group -Na is designed to provide a forum for competitors to race both pre-war production touring cars and early post-war production touring cars in a form similar to club racing of the period. To this extent, the modifications permitted are those that are not intended to radically alter the individual vehicle’s character or appearance and will be of an improved performance road car nature, as opposed to making the vehicle totally dedicated to outright competition; the concept being that the vehicles could be driven comfortably to and from the race meeting.