Established in 1980 the Historic Touring Car Association of Victoria is a Competition Club for Touring Cars of a type that competed from post World War II through to 1972.
The cars and the competition categories
GROUP N Pre-1973
Group Na – Post War to 1958
Typically Humpys, Simcas, Austins and other amazing vehicles
Group Nb – 1959-1964
Typically Minis, Cortina, EH’s and similar
Group Nc – 1965 to 1972
Typically Mustangs, Camaros, Chargers, Toranas & Datsuns
Members race under Motorsport Australia Group N regulations. Group N covers Production Touring cars and Improved Touring cars built before 31st December 1972 and which are representative of the regulations in force at the time. This Group is split into three time periods defined as: – Group Na (pre 1958) and Group Nb (pre 1965) originally called Appendix J – Group Nc (1966-1972) representing vehicles that raced in the categories originally called Improved Touring and Series Production. Cars are not required to have a competition history. See the Motorsport Australia groups by clicking here
Very few if any Appendix J cars survive. Basically they were a road car driven to the track and home again. Most returned to their mundane lives after a blast at the track. Please read the Motorsport Australia Manual and website carefully for everything pertaining to the rules. A field of pre-65 cars might see Ford Mustangs, Falcons and Galaxies, Chev Novas and Holden 48-215, FJ, FE and EH Holdens, Lotus Cortinas and Cortina GTs, Minis, Volvo 122s, Alfa Romeos, Hillman Imps and more. Group Nc fields might contain Chev Camaros, Holden Monaros, Kingswoods, and Torana GTR-XU1s, Ford Falcon GT HOs, Boss Mustangs, Capris, Lotus Cortinas, Twin Cam and BDA Escorts, Valiant Chargers, Pacers and Barracudas, Mazda Capellas, BMW 2002s, Datsun 1600s, Alfa Romeo 2000s, Minis and more.
The Race Championships
The Race Championships are based on capacity class results in nominated race events at circuits during the year.