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Group 3E Series Production Cars Calder Park 1988 - Catch me if you can
Group 3E Series Production Cars Calder Park 1988 - Catch me if you can
Published: 2017/05/18
Channel: Andrew Turpin
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BMW Group Cars Production
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Channel: Car TV
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BMW 3 Series Production
Published: 2015/06/24
Channel: Car TV
1984 PRODUCTION CARS SUPER SERIES R1 Adelaide
1984 PRODUCTION CARS SUPER SERIES R1 Adelaide
Published: 2014/08/01
Channel: Super100MPH
1988 AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTION CAR SERIES R4 Amaroo Park
1988 AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTION CAR SERIES R4 Amaroo Park
Published: 2015/02/06
Channel: Super100MPH
BMW car Production Assembly Plant Regensburg, BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer, Produktion 2er Gran Tourer
BMW car Production Assembly Plant Regensburg, BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer, Produktion 2er Gran Tourer
Published: 2015/04/18
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CAR FACTORY : BMW 3 SERIES (F30/F31) PRODUCTION l ASSEMBLY LINE
CAR FACTORY : BMW 3 SERIES (F30/F31) PRODUCTION l ASSEMBLY LINE
Published: 2017/03/24
Channel: Motor.TV
■BMW 3 Series Production BMW Munich Plant Full HD 1080i
■BMW 3 Series Production BMW Munich Plant Full HD 1080i
Published: 2012/02/10
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Sustainable series production of carbon fiber - BMW Group
Sustainable series production of carbon fiber - BMW Group
Published: 2013/05/15
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2017 BMW 7 Series Production CAR FACTORY - HOW IT
2017 BMW 7 Series Production CAR FACTORY - HOW IT'S MADE Assembly Line (CFRP) [GOMMEBLOG]
Published: 2017/04/10
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BMW Factory China - 5 Series - Production and Assembly Line 2017
BMW Factory China - 5 Series - Production and Assembly Line 2017
Published: 2017/05/20
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BMW 3 Series Production, BMW Munich Plant Press SHop
BMW 3 Series Production, BMW Munich Plant Press SHop
Published: 2012/10/26
Channel: Automotive Zone
1989 AMAROO PARK Round 7 Production Cars
1989 AMAROO PARK Round 7 Production Cars
Published: 2015/05/28
Channel: Super100MPH
2016/2017 BMW 3 Series Production
2016/2017 BMW 3 Series Production
Published: 2016/12/27
Channel: CAR CHNL
BMW 7 Series Production Full Documentary | Manufacturing Process
BMW 7 Series Production Full Documentary | Manufacturing Process
Published: 2016/03/28
Channel: America VS Russia
BMW 7 Series (2016) PRODUCTION
BMW 7 Series (2016) PRODUCTION
Published: 2015/10/08
Channel: YOUCAR
BMW M54 6-Cylinder Engine Production Assembly
BMW M54 6-Cylinder Engine Production Assembly
Published: 2015/12/19
Channel: NoReasonClips
BMW 3 Series E90 Production
BMW 3 Series E90 Production
Published: 2015/09/16
Channel: Car TV
1983 GROUP E Production Series H2 Amaroo
1983 GROUP E Production Series H2 Amaroo
Published: 2015/01/28
Channel: Super100MPH
2017 BMW 5 Series - PRODUCTION
2017 BMW 5 Series - PRODUCTION
Published: 2017/05/20
Channel: CAR TV
BMW 3 Series Production, BMW Munich Plant Paint Shop
BMW 3 Series Production, BMW Munich Plant Paint Shop
Published: 2012/10/26
Channel: Automotive Zone
BMW 3 series E90 Production in Chennai, India
BMW 3 series E90 Production in Chennai, India
Published: 2016/02/18
Channel: Car TV
BMW 3 Series Production BMW Munich Plant Full HD 1080i
BMW 3 Series Production BMW Munich Plant Full HD 1080i
Published: 2012/08/25
Channel: BMW India
Fascination Production of the BMW Group.
Fascination Production of the BMW Group.
Published: 2011/07/05
Channel: BMW Group
2017 BMW 5 series Production in China
2017 BMW 5 series Production in China
Published: 2017/05/19
Channel: Car TV
BMW 5-Series F10 Production Dingolfing
BMW 5-Series F10 Production Dingolfing
Published: 2016/12/16
Channel: Car TV
2017 Bathurst 12 Hour - Improved Production - Race 3
2017 Bathurst 12 Hour - Improved Production - Race 3
Published: 2017/02/04
Channel: Motorsport AU
The new BMW 7 Series - Start of Production at Plant Dingolfing - BMW Group
The new BMW 7 Series - Start of Production at Plant Dingolfing - BMW Group
Published: 2015/06/11
Channel: BMW Group
2017 Improved Production - Adelaide - Race 3
2017 Improved Production - Adelaide - Race 3
Published: 2017/03/14
Channel: Motorsport AU
BMW I3 Production - Leipzig
BMW I3 Production - Leipzig
Published: 2016/12/08
Channel: Car TV
BMW 3 series production - Official BMW Group media
BMW 3 series production - Official BMW Group media
Published: 2016/03/21
Channel: BMW iPerformance
2017 BMW 7 Series Production (CFRP)
2017 BMW 7 Series Production (CFRP)
Published: 2015/06/11
Channel: Car TV
BMW 7 Series Production Assembly G11 G12
BMW 7 Series Production Assembly G11 G12
Published: 2015/10/20
Channel: NoReasonClips
Open2view - Australian Production Cars - Round 3 Live Feed
Open2view - Australian Production Cars - Round 3 Live Feed
Published: 2016/08/03
Channel: Australian Production Car Series
BMW 1 Series Production Leipzig
BMW 1 Series Production Leipzig
Published: 2016/12/13
Channel: Car TV
BMW F30 3 Series Production Process - Final Assembly [5/5]
BMW F30 3 Series Production Process - Final Assembly [5/5]
Published: 2012/02/10
Channel: BIMMERPOST
■BMW 3 Series Production BMW Munich Plant Full HD
■BMW 3 Series Production BMW Munich Plant Full HD
Published: 2012/02/10
Channel: BMW Club-RT
2015 Improved Production & Street Cars - Barbagallo - Race 2
2015 Improved Production & Street Cars - Barbagallo - Race 2
Published: 2015/05/05
Channel: RacingVolt
NSW Production Touring Cars Rd 1 Wakefield Park 21st Feb 2016
NSW Production Touring Cars Rd 1 Wakefield Park 21st Feb 2016
Published: 2016/04/14
Channel: Production Touring Cars TV
NSW Production Touring, round 3 race 3 .mpg
NSW Production Touring, round 3 race 3 .mpg
Published: 2012/06/16
Channel: Kevin Herben
Improved Production Car Championship 2017. Race 2 Adelaide Street Circuit. Amazing Battle for Win
Improved Production Car Championship 2017. Race 2 Adelaide Street Circuit. Amazing Battle for Win
Published: 2017/03/04
Channel: CrashRacing
Car 11   Race 1 30 3 2012 NSW Production Touring Cars
Car 11 Race 1 30 3 2012 NSW Production Touring Cars
Published: 2012/04/03
Channel: Paul Loiacono
2017 Bathurst 12 Hour - Improved Production - Race 2
2017 Bathurst 12 Hour - Improved Production - Race 2
Published: 2017/02/04
Channel: Motorsport AU
BMW X5/X6 Production in South Carolina
BMW X5/X6 Production in South Carolina
Published: 2015/11/14
Channel: Car TV
BMW 5 Series Production BMW Plants in China 2017
BMW 5 Series Production BMW Plants in China 2017
Published: 2017/05/20
Channel: CAR CHNL
BMW Production Digitalization | How Humans and Robots are Working Together at BMW Production Floor
BMW Production Digitalization | How Humans and Robots are Working Together at BMW Production Floor
Published: 2017/03/23
Channel: Alpha SQUAD official
BMW i production - Assembly - BMW Group
BMW i production - Assembly - BMW Group
Published: 2014/02/04
Channel: BMW Group
Group N Production Car Crash 1994 and Bonus
Group N Production Car Crash 1994 and Bonus
Published: 2012/03/14
Channel: SpenAgain
► The BMW i8 Production
► The BMW i8 Production
Published: 2014/06/06
Channel: YOUCAR
APCS - Open2view Australian Production Car Series - Round 3 - Queensland Raceway
APCS - Open2view Australian Production Car Series - Round 3 - Queensland Raceway
Published: 2016/07/30
Channel: Australian Production Car Series
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Lee Castle contested the 2008 Australian Production Car Championship in a Group 3E Subaru Impreza WRX)

Group 3E Series Production Cars is an Australian motor racing formula for production based cars competing with limited modifications. Group 3E cars formerly contested the Australian Manufacturers' Championship and Australian Production Car Championship titles and compete in the annual Bathurst 12 Hour and Bathurst 6 Hour endurance races.

History[edit]

Regulations for production car racing in Australia were first formalised in 1964 when the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport introduced the Group E Series Production Touring Cars category. This was abandoned at the end of 1972.

“Series Production” made a return to Australian motor racing in 1981 when a new set of Group E regulations was issues by CAMS.[1] The new Series Production Cars were, like their predecessors, intended to be mass-produced vehicles made suitable for competition by minimal modifications. Eligible cars were limited to those with an engine capacity of less than 4500cc and only vehicles which CAMS specifically chose to include on a model eligibility list could compete.[2] Classified drivers were banned and the category was intended to be a second level category with no championship, run only at restricted race meetings.

For 1984 CAMS announced a revision of the rules, with a wider range of models now eligible to race in Group E and freely available optional equipment (such as limited slip differentials) now permitted.[3] The advent of the Bob Jane Super Series in 1984 saw the class take a major step forward. With prizemoney totalling $200,000 the Super Series was richest motor racing series in Australia at that time. Special dispensation was granted to enable classified drivers to compete and cars fitted with turbocharged engines were now permitted.[4] 1987 saw the running of the inaugural Australian Production Car Championship, open to drivers of Group E Series Production cars and contested over two races at a single race meeting at Winton Raceway in Victoria.[5]

In 1988 Group E was officially redesignated as Group 3E Series Production Cars.[6] and in the same year the Australian Production Car Championship was expanded to a series format and attracted sponsorship from the Yokohama tyre company.[7] For 1990 turbocharged cars were banned and Group 3E became a class for family orientated naturally aspirated sedans.[8] 1994 saw CAMS limit the class to front wheel drive cars of under 2.5 litre engine capacity.[9] The 2.5 litre cars would only contest one more Australian Production Car Championship as that title was replaced by the Australian GT Production Car Championship in 1996. The new title, which was contested under revised Group 3E regulations,[10] permitted a much larger variety of models to compete including GT type cars such as Porsche, Ferrari and Lotus.

The year 2000 saw the Australian GT Production Car Championship split into the Australian Nations Cup Championship (for GT type cars) and the Australian GT Production Car Championship (for other production based vehicles) with Group 3E regulations covering cars competing in both titles.[11][12] The Australian Nations Cup Championship was moved away from Group 3E regulations for 2003 with a greater level of modifications permitted to the cars. The same applied to certain high performance models from the Australian GT Production Car Championship which would now contest the Australian GT Performance Car Championship. From this time Group 3E regulations applied only to the remaining cars which would contest the annual Australian Production Car Championship [13] resurrecting the title which was last awarded in 1995.

The Bathurst 12 Hour endurance race was revived in 2007 as an annual event open to Group 3E cars.[14] For 2008 the Australian Manufacturers' Championship title was reinstituted and contested concurrently with Australian Production Car Championship.[15] This would mark the first time since 1972 that the Australian Manufacturers title had been open to Series Production vehicles. From 2011 onwards, the Bathurst 12 Hour became open to GT3 cars and the production element of the race decreased. To provide a new showpiece event for production racing at the circuit, in 2016 the Bathurst 6 Hour was launched for series production.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Motor Racing Year, 1981/82, pages 40-44
  2. ^ CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 1982, page 311
  3. ^ Australian Motor Racing Year, 1983/84, pages 78-82
  4. ^ Australian Motor Racing Year, 1984/85, pages 62-67
  5. ^ Australian Motor Racing Year, 1987/88, page 281
  6. ^ CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 1988, page 81
  7. ^ Australian Motor Racing Year, 1988/89, pages 199-200
  8. ^ Australian Motor Racing Year, 1990/91, pages 164-165
  9. ^ Australian Motor Racing Year, 1994/95, page 202
  10. ^ Australian GT Production Car Championship overview Retrieved from web.archive.org on 18 November 2008
  11. ^ Sporting Regulations for the 2002 Australian National Cup Championship
  12. ^ Sporting Regulations for the 2002 Australian GT Production Car Championship
  13. ^ Sporting & Technical Regulations for the 2003 Procar Championship Series - CAMS Bulletin B03/023 of 4 March 2003
  14. ^ 2007 Bathurst International Motor Festival - 12hour Category Supplementary Regulations – Final 10.11.06
  15. ^ 2008 Australian Manufacturers Championship Sporting Regulations – CAMS Bulletin B08/098
  16. ^ "Green light for Bathurst Easter 6 Hour race". Speedcafe. 15 April 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 

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