Archive for February 9th, 2009

Remember the ATCC?

February 9, 2009

Do you?  I do.  It was once upon a time, a fantastic spectacle of multiple manufacturers.  Everyone I’m sure is well aware of what lead to it’s demise.  If you’re not, the brief answer to that is narrow minded Australian folk and industry who tried to save their own manufacturing and design by ruling out any technological advancement brought forth by opposing nations automobiles.  The crux being the Sierra vs. Skyline battles.  The Aussies didn’t mind the Sierra so much, irrespective of the fact that it had nothing at all to do with them, it still had a blue badge on it that circled their problems.  It really wasn’t until the Skyline started it’s similar destruction of the fields that they changed the rules entirely.  They were fine with the Skyline and with Nissan in general when it competed but was further down in the standings.  Winning was a different kettle of stingrays.  Afterall, a 4cylinder Turbo had taken pole position in qualification in the form of the Fury 910 Bluebird one year and no-one cried foul then.  Why?  Well it didn’t win the race, it just qual’d really well and subsequently failed come race day.  I digress.

I was browsing about the other day and happened upon this website which I thought I would share with you all.

Evidently a 2008 round of the Australian V8 “Supercars” had an invite for some of the old Group A and Group C cars to take to the track.  I hope you enjoy these as much as I did.  The link to the gallery is at the bottom of this post.


BMW 635 leads the pack