Group E Series Production Touring Cars

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Group E Series Production Touring Cars was an Australian motor racing category for production based sedans competing with limited modifications.wikipedia
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Bathurst 1000

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Although production car racing in Australia had gained momentum with the running of the first Armstrong 500 endurance race at Phillip Island in 1960, no national guidelines for this type of racing existed until 1 January 1964 when the Group E regulations were introduced by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport as part of a major review of Australian motor sport categories.
During its history, the race has been conducted for production saloon cars, Group E Series Production Touring Cars, Group C Touring Cars, Group A Touring Cars, Group 3A Touring Cars, Super Touring and currently Supercars.

Group C (Australia)

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In 1969 Group E cars were eligible to compete in the Australian Touring Car Championship alongside the more highly modified Group C Improved Production Touring Cars for the first time.
Group E regulations defining rules for Series Production Touring Car racing in Australia had previously been introduced with effect from 1 January 1964.

Australian Touring Car Championship

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In 1969 Group E cars were eligible to compete in the Australian Touring Car Championship alongside the more highly modified Group C Improved Production Touring Cars for the first time.
The Improved Touring Car regulations which governed the ATCC, known at the time as Group C were amalgamated with the more basic Group E Series Production Touring Cars regulations which governed the Bathurst touring car endurance race in a compromise between the two, creating a single class for touring car racing that would hold sway of Australian Touring Car racing until the introduction of Group A in 1985.

Australian Manufacturers' Championship

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For 1971 CAMS introduced the Australian Manufacturers' Championship title which was to be contested over a series of endurance races for Group E cars and the Hardie Ferodo 500 was included in this series for the first time in 1972.
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.

Mount Panorama Circuit

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The rules were framed to cater for cars such as those that had been contesting the Armstrong 500 (which had moved from Phillip Island to the Mount Panorama Circuit at Bathurst in 1963), although that race continued to run under its own regulations which at the time limited the field to Australian built cars only.

Group 3E Series Production Cars

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Production car racing in Australia was revived in 1981 when CAMS introduced regulations for "Group E Series Production Cars", officially redesignated to its current "Group 3E Series Production Cars" name in 1988.
Regulations for production car racing in Australia were first formalised in 1964 when the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport introduced the Group E Series Production Touring Cars category.

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

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Although production car racing in Australia had gained momentum with the running of the first Armstrong 500 endurance race at Phillip Island in 1960, no national guidelines for this type of racing existed until 1 January 1964 when the Group E regulations were introduced by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport as part of a major review of Australian motor sport categories.

Confederation of Australian Motor Sport

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Although production car racing in Australia had gained momentum with the running of the first Armstrong 500 endurance race at Phillip Island in 1960, no national guidelines for this type of racing existed until 1 January 1964 when the Group E regulations were introduced by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport as part of a major review of Australian motor sport categories.

1972 Hardie-Ferodo 500

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The 1972 Hardie-Ferodo 500 was an endurance motor race open to Group E Series Production Touring Cars.

Gibson Motorsport

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Gibson Motorsport was an Australian motor racing team that competed in the Australian Touring Car Championship from 1981 until 2003, though the team had its roots in Gibson's "Road & Track" team which ran a series of Ford Falcon GTHOs in Series Production during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

1969 Sandown Three Hour Datsun Trophy Race

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The 1969 Sandown Three Hour Datsun Trophy Race was an endurance race for Series Production Touring Cars staged at the Sandown circuit in Victoria, Australia on 14 September 1969.

1972 Australian Touring Car Championship

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The 1972 Australian Touring Car Championship was a CAMS sanctioned national motor racing title open to Improved Production Touring Cars and Group E Series Production Touring Cars.

1971 Rothmans 3 Hour

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The 1971 Rothmans 3 Hour was motor race for Group E Series Production Touring Cars.

1971 Rothmans 250

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The 1971 Rothmans 250 was motor race for Group E Series Production Touring Cars.

1972 Sandown 250

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The 1972 Sandown 250 was an endurance motor race for Group E Series Production Touring Cars.

1971 Castrol Trophy

Castrol TrophyReport
The 1971 Castrol Trophy was an endurance race for Group E Series Production Touring Cars.

1970 Rothmans 12 Hour

Rothmans 12 Hour
The 1970 Rothmans 12 Hour was an endurance motor race for Group E Series Production Touring Cars.

1971 Phillip Island 500K

Phillip Island 500KReport
The 1971 Phillip Island 500K was an endurance race for Group E Series Production Touring Cars held at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Victoria, Australia on 24 October 1971.

1970 Australian Touring Car Championship

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The 1970 Australian Touring Car Championship was a CAMS-sanctioned motor racing title for drivers of Group C Improved Production Touring Cars and Group E Series Production Touring Cars.

Leo Geoghegan

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Leo also drove Group E Series Production Cars and Group C touring cars at the annual Bathurst 500/1000 endurance race for the Ford Works Team, Chrysler Australia and the Holden Dealer Team.

1972 Phillip Island 500K

Phillip Island 500KReport
The 1972 Phillip Island 500K was an endurance motor race open to Group E Series Production Touring Cars.

1971 Australian Touring Car Championship

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The 1971 Australian Touring Car Championship was a CAMS-sanctioned motor racing title for drivers of Group C Improved Production Touring Cars and Group E Series Production Touring Cars.

1968 Surfers Paradise 4-Hour

1968 Surfers Paradise 4 Hour
The 1968 Surfers Paradise 4-Hour was an endurance race for Series Production Touring Cars.

1969 Australian Touring Car Championship

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The 1969 Australian Touring Car Championship was a CAMS-sanctioned Australian motor racing title open to Group C Improved Production Touring Cars and Group E Series Production Touring Cars.