Appendix J Touring Cars


Appendix J Touring Cars

Appendix J Touring Cars was an Australian motor racing category for modified, production based sedans. It was the premier form of Touring car racing in Australia from 1960 to 1964.

The category was introduced by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport to take effect from January 1960. Prior to the introduction of Appendix J, there had been no national regulations for touring car racing in Australia with individual race promoters applying differing rules regarding eligibility and modification of the cars being raced. Graham Howard & Stewart Wilson, Australian Touring Car Championship, 30 Fabulous Years, 1989, page 13] Under Appendix J, eligibility was restricted to closed cars with seating for four persons and at least one hundred examples of the model had to have been produced. The Macquarie Dictionary of Motoring, 1986, page 485] Bodywork and interior trim had to remain virtually standard, however engines and suspensions could be modified to improve performance and handling. Modifications were permitted in the areas of carburettors, valves, pistons, camshafts, inlet systems, exhaust systems, springs and shock absorbers. The Macquarie Dictionary of Motoring, 1986, page 13] Cars competed in numerous classes based on engine capacity with the regulations allowing an increase in capacity up to the limit of the relevant class. Many highly modified cars which were no longer eligible to compete as Touring Cars found a home in another new CAMS category, Appendix K. Graham Howard & Stewart Wilson, Australian Touring Car Championship, 30 Fabulous Years, 1989, page 16] This was ostensibly for GT cars but in reality allowed virtually any form of closed vehicle to participate

The Australian Touring Car Championship was run to Appendix J rules from its inception in 1960 up to and including the 1964 title. Graham Howard & Stewart Wilson, Australian Touring Car Championship, 30 Fabulous Years, 1989, page 58] The inaugural Australian Touring Car Championship race at Gnoo Blas circuit at Orange, New South Wales on 1 February 1960 was in fact the first race to be run under the new Appendix J formula.

From January 1965, Appendix J was replaced by a new category, Group C for Improved Production Touring Cars.

In 1981 CAMS introduced the Group N Historic Touring Cars category which was intended to recreate the style of racing which had existed under the Appendix J rules. Originally Group N was restricted to cars manufactured before January 1965 however this was later extended to permit models produced up to the end of 1972. [ [http://www.appendixj.org.au/ Appendix J Association of NSW] Retrieved on 27 August 2008 ]

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Class 1 Touring Cars — Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI DTM Class 1 Touring Car as driven by Nicola Larini in the 1993 DTM Class 1 Touring Cars was a production based touring car racing category introduced by the FIA in 1993 along with Class 2 Touring Cars, the latter officially… …   Wikipedia

  • Super Touring — Super Touring, Class 2 or Class II was a motor racing Touring Cars category defined by the Fédération Internationale de l Automobile (FIA) for national touring car racing in 1993.[1] It was based on the 2 litre Touring Car Formula created… …   Wikipedia

  • Next Generation Touring Car — Motor racing formula Category Touring cars Country or region United Kingdom Championships …   Wikipedia

  • 1963 Six Hour Le Mans — The 1963 Six Hour Le Mans was an endurance race for Sports Cars, Appendix J Touring Cars Appendix K Grand Touring Cars. The race was held at the Caversham circuit in Western Australia on 3 June 1963 with the winning car covering 194 laps (427… …   Wikipedia

  • Group 4 (racing) — The Group 4 racing class, referred to a set of regulations for cars in sportscar racing and rallying regulated by the FIA. These regulations were introduced in the class structure changes for the 1966 motor racing season. The Group 4 class was… …   Wikipedia

  • Group 3 (racing) — The Group 3 racing class, referred to a set of regulations for cars competing in sportscar racing and rallying events regulated by the FIA. These regulations were introduced in the class structure changes for the 1966 motor racing… …   Wikipedia

  • Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters — Official logo of the DTM Category Touring cars Country or region Europe Inaugural season 2000 Constructors A …   Wikipedia

  • Group N — This article is about the FIA Production Car category. For the Australian motor racing category, see Group N Touring Cars. In relation to motorsport governed by the FIA, Group N refers to a set of regulations providing standard production… …   Wikipedia

  • Diesel 2000 — A Diesel 2000 SEAT León TDI competing in the 2008 World Touring Car Championship. Diesel 2000 is an FIA circuit racing classification for modified production based touring cars using turbodiesel engines. Like its counterpart, Super 2000, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Open wheel car — Single seater redirects here. For the voting system in which a predetermined constituency elects a single person to some office, see Single seat voting system. 2010 Mercedes GP Formula One car …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.