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Neil Choi

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Group S going to Bathurst 12 hr in Feb
« on: January 19, 2018, 08:31:22 PM »
Group S Racing is going to the Bathurst 12 in Feb as a support category.
60 Group S cars, from DeTomaso, Datsun, MG, Austin Healey, Porsche, Mustang, Corvette, Triumph, Ferrari, Lancia and Alfa Romeo.

10 Alfisti's contesting.  From NSW, Vic and SA, Alfetta and 105 GTV's.  Second largest marque in the Group.
Going to be great, one more ticked off the bucket list.
Plus a large crew of Vic Alfisti's going up in convoy as their annual pilgrimage.

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Re: Group S going to Bathurst 12 hr in Feb
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2018, 08:47:27 AM »
Looking forward to it enormously!
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Re: Group S going to Bathurst 12 hr in Feb
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2018, 10:05:04 PM »
Group S entry list

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Re: Group S going to Bathurst 12 hr in Feb
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2018, 02:40:26 PM »
Praise from the Bathurst 12 hr website:
http://www.bathurst12hour.com.au/news/group-s-entry-list/

SUPPORTS: Huge Group S Sports Car entry list set

AN enormous field of classic Sports Cars from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s will take to Mount Panorama this week for the Group S Classic Sports Car support races at the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

Group S covers the racing of historic production sports cars.

But unlike most other categories in historic motor sport, Group S cars do not need to have a racing history nor are issued certificates of description.

The Bathurst grid includes everything from thundering Chevrolet Corvette’s to Alfa Romeo GTVs, MG Midgets and a plethora of Porsche’s.

In a broad sense, the GT3 cars that will tackle the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour are the modern incarnation of the cars that will compete in the Group S Races.

Notable names include Joe Calleja and his 1965 Chevrolet Corvette, Terry Lawlor in a Shelby GT350 Mustang, Geoff Morgan in his 1975 Porsche 911 and Touring Car legend Rusty French in his incredible DeTomaso Pantera.Group S cars are not historic racing cars; they are historic production sports cars, modified within the limits of Group S eligibility criteria.

Any historic production sports car within the specified historic period can become a Group S car – meaning the category therefore has a large pool of potential cars from which to draw.

The class attracts a substantial band of devotees who have a passion for historic sports cars, an enthusiasm for affordable and amateur motor sport, and who wish to enjoy the satisfaction of spirited competition on a race track.

The stability inherent in the governing rules for Group S is also a factor in the success of the class as new entrants can enter the class without the fear of having a rule changes make their investment in historic production sports car racing obsolete.

The Group S Classic Sports Cars field will practice, qualify and stage their first sprint race on Friday, prior to two more races on Saturday.
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