Historic Touring Cars – HQ Holdens – MG’s & Invited British – Sports Sedans – Hyundai Excels – Formula Vee – Formula Ford – Improved Production Cars – Porsche 944 Challenge – Production Sports Cars – Saloon Cars

Darren Smith

2015 Winner Darren Smith lifts a wheel at Sandown, with Les Walmsley in pursuit. Image courtesy Revved Photography 

Historic Touring Cars

Historic Touring Cars (Group N) are older style touring cars which have been manufactured or raced in up to the year of 1972.
Historic Touring Cars consist of 3 classes, Na (pre 1958), Nb (pre 1965) and Nc (1965-1972) depending on the age of the vehicle and modifications of the vehicle. Modifications are mostly limited to the technologies that were available at the time of the cars manufacture. For more information on Historic Touring Cars, see

Rodney Earsman (1)

2015 Winner Rodney Earsman battles with Brice Heinrich. Image courtesy Revved Photography

HQ Holdens

The HQ Holden category (group 3H) consists of 4 door HQ Holdens with the 202ci Holden 6 cylinder red motor of the period. Limited modifications are permitted to make the vehicles more suitable for competition and to facilitate close and affordable racing. Large fields and close racing ensures the popularity of the category. For more information on HQ Holdens, see

Glenn Wood (1)

The fierce MGC of 2015 MG winner Glen Wood. Image courtesy Revved Photography

MG’s & Invited British Cars

The MG category is restricted to MG’s only. A fair degree of modification is permissible such as the addition of mild rear spoilers and large flares. The MG’s often run with other selected British marques. For more information on MG’s, see

Ian Cowley 2
Ian Cowley’s 2015 Championship winning Commodore. Image courtesy Revved Photography. 

Sports Sedans

Sports Sedans (group 3D) start out as normal road cars and end up vastly different beasts. Many modifications are allowed to maximise performance. Engine and transmission are basically free provided the engine originated from an eligible car for the category. Large aerodynamic aids are permitted and wheels and tyres are free, provided that they are no more than 14.5 inches
wide. The racing tends to be very fast and spectacular, with some cars putting more than 600hp of power into action. For more information on Sports Sendans see There is also a Under 2 Litre class –  for more information on Under 2 Litre Sports Sedans, see

Hyundai Excel

New to the VSCRC, the unbreakable Hundai Excels provide good racing. Excels made between 1994 and 2000 are eligible, with very strict modifications. For more information on Hyundai Excel Racing, see

James Dean (2)

James Dean through turn 3 at Sandown on his way to the 2015 Championship. Image courtesy Revved Photography. 

Formula Vee

Formula Vees are single seater open wheeler cars using the Volkswagen 1200cc  or 1600cc engine and drivetrain as well as steering and suspension components. The Formula Vee category is designed to emphasise driver ability rather than design and preparation of the car. Modifications are strictly controlled to ensure even racing. The racing is always close with some spectacular last corner drafting at tracks such as Phillip Island in order to lead across the finish line. For more information on Formula Vees, see website.

Damon Strongman

Damon Strongman on the way to the 2015 Chamionship, turn 4 at Phillip Island. Image courtesy Revved Photography

Formula Ford

Formula Fords are single-seater open wheeler cars with an open coachwork. They are powered by either the classic Kent 1600cc crossflow engine or the modern Duratec engine. Formula Ford provides a stepping stone for drivers on to higher levels such as V8 Supercars. Many V8 Supercar drivers started out in Formula Ford. For more information see

Damien Milano (2)

The fearsome Commodore of 2015 IPRA championship winner Damien Milano. Image courtesy Revved Photography

Improved Production Cars

Improved Production cars (group 3J, formerly called Club Cars) are race vehicles derived from production cars. Vehicles must have been mass produced and commercially sold in Australia. One of the features of Improved Production is the varied mix of cars, anything from Suzuki Swifts to Holden Commodores. For more information see

Cameron Beller

Cameron Beller leads the way en route to the 2015 championship. Image courtesy Revved Photography

Porsche 944 Challenge

An offshoot from Sports Cars, the Porsche 944 Challenge is run for 944 Porsches only. The Challenge is for 2.5 litre 944’s, which run a single cam non-turbo fuel injected engine. There is usually a mix of left and right hand drive cars, some with spectacular paint jobs. For more information see

Jamie Augustine2

Jamie Augustine in the amazing sounding Daytona took out the 2015 Championship. Image courtesy Revved Photography

Production Sports Cars

Production Sports Cars, (formerly Marque Sports) are derived from two wheel drive sports cars such as the Datsun 240Z or Porsche GT3. Significant modifications are allowed to improve performance and reliability of the cars. Common cars include MGB V8’s, Westfields, Pythons, Ferraris and Porsches. For more information see


2015 Saloon Cars winner Andrew Nowland leads the pack at Phillip Island. Image courtesy Revved Photography

Saloon Cars

Saloon cars are VN/VP/VT Holden Commodores and EA/EB/AU Ford Falcons. Each run 6 cylinder engines only with 5 speed manual transmissions. Modifications are strictly limited to ensure close racing. For more information on Saloon Cars, see


An occasional category with the VSCRC, Superkarts have been racing on full sized circuits for over thirty years. At Phillip Island you will witness the 250 International, 250 National, and 125 Gearbox karts.

These machines are powered by either a 250cc or 125cc GP bike engine and via their six speed gearboxes obtain speed well in excess of 200 KPH. Superkarts are a great economical way to get into motorsport. For more information on Superkarts see