1977 Australian Touring Car Championship

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The 1977 Australian Touring Car Championship was a CAMS sanctioned Australian motor racing championship open to Group C Touring Cars.wikipedia
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Phillip Island 500

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These races included the Sandown 400 and the Phillip Island 500K, although notably not the Bathurst 1000.
The 500K was a round of the Australian Manufacturers' Championship from 1971 to 1975 and counted towards both the Australian Championship of Makes and the Australian Touring Car Championship in 197s6 and 1977.

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

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The championship began at Symmons Plains Raceway on 7 March and ended at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on 20 November after eleven rounds. The only other round win was claimed by Allan Grice (Holden Torana) at the final round at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.
In 1990, the Australian Touring Car Championship (ATCC) returned to the circuit for the first time since 1977, this time as a sprint round.

Allan Moffat

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Reigning champion Allan Moffat (Ford Falcon) dominated the 1977 season.
He won his second consecutive ATCC title in 1977, backed up brilliantly by new teammate Colin Bond who had switched to Ford after driving the previous eight years for the Holden Dealer Team.

Group C (Australia)

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The 1977 Australian Touring Car Championship was a CAMS sanctioned Australian motor racing championship open to Group C Touring Cars.
The ATCC had expanded to 11 rounds in 1976 and 1977, but the 'Golden Era' often had a thin veneer as uncompetitive small engined cars bolstered entries for many years.

Australian Manufacturers' Championship

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1977 was the second and final time that the series incorporated the longer distance races which made up the Australian Championship of Makes.

Jim Richards (racing driver)

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With the Mustang now obsolete, and Sidchrome's sponsorship ended, Richards moved across to the Australian Touring Car Championship.

Allan Grice

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The only other round win was claimed by Allan Grice (Holden Torana) at the final round at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

Colin Bond

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In addition to his victory in the non-championship Hardie-Ferodo 1000 at Bathurst, Moffat won his third Australian Touring Car Championship, leading home new Moffat Ford Dealers team mate Colin Bond for a series 1-2 result.

Lakeside International Raceway

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Bond recorded a win at Adelaide International Raceway but was put under pressure near the end of the season from Peter Brock after consecutive wins by the Holden Torana driver at Lakeside International Raceway and Sandown Raceway in the Hang Ten 400.

Peter Brock

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Bond recorded a win at Adelaide International Raceway but was put under pressure near the end of the season from Peter Brock after consecutive wins by the Holden Torana driver at Lakeside International Raceway and Sandown Raceway in the Hang Ten 400.

Bob Morris (racing driver)

Bob Morris
Holden Torana racer Bob Morris took points away from the small car class drivers by racing his Triumph Dolomite early in the series, as well as racing Lakis Manticas' Ford Capri on occasion, effectively spoiling the chances of other drivers in the under three litre class.

Allan Moffat Racing

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The team was highly successful, winning races on three continents including three Australian Touring Car Championships in 1976, 1977 and 1983, four Bathurst 500/1000s including a memorable 1-2 victory in 1977, and the 1987 Monza 500, which was the inaugural race of the World Touring Car Championship.

1977 Hang Ten 400

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It was Round 8 of the 1977 Australian Touring Car Championship and Round 1 of the 1977 Australian Championship of Makes.

1977 Ready Plan Insurance Phillip Island 500K

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It was final round of the 1977 Australian Touring Car Championship and of the 1977 Australian Championship of Makes, and as such was open to Group C Touring Cars.