Am I the only one who would like to see the touring cars have a closer relationship to the road cars (bring back Group C!).
The significance of a re-introduced GT-HO would be far increased if it had a fair dinkum reason for being – as in the old days. This means race homologation! This might be too radical but I would like to see the HO (& GTS) forming the basis for a touring car class to replace the current 5L category which is surely beginning to suffer credibility problems now that neither Ford or Holden sell 5L engines, neither have live rear axles, etc.
Close racing is nice, but silhouette racers bearing no relationship to road cars, built up from a pile of panels around a roll cage (ie space frame with tack on panels). I don’t want to see it end up with NASCAR where you have different graphics on virtually identical bodies on the same chassis. The current formula is a blind alley I think.
One further point, in the old Series production and Group C rules there were numerous examples of improvements on the track leading to improvements in the cars you bought. How can this happen when the vehicles are no so different technically?
Used to love Group C, but dont kid yourself, the later part of Group C, they wernt driven out of the showroom floor, there were a lot of modifications to them. Group C opens it up to so many different cars, I am not a lover of the shilotte cars we have now, thats more Nascar than anything else.
2002 Narooma Blue Manual TS50
I voted no way...I like the V8 supercars. Group C would be good but as Chubbz said NOT TO REPLACE V8's. I don't see a reason to either its more popular then ever. I also agree with TS50's comments. I bet those sierras were not that *showroom* standard. What about the GTR's?? No thanks I didn't enjoy watching those cars!!
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