The Australian Production Car Championship is an Australian motor racing title for production cars, sanctioned by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS). The championship was first contested in 1987 and from 2008 to 2015 the title was awarded to the most successful driver in the annual Australian Manufacturers' Championship series which ran on the Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships program.

For 2016 the Australian Manufacturers' Championship (and thus the Australian Production Car Championship) was rebranded again as the Australian Production Car Series.

History

Australian Production Car Championship cars competing in a 6-hour race at Sydney Motorsport Park in 2011.

The title was first contested in 1987, with the inaugural champion determined from the results of two races held at the Winton Motor Raceway in Victoria on 27 September. The APCC was expanded to a series format in 1988. Changes to the Group 3E regulations in 1990 saw various cars including turbocharged and V8 powered models deemed ineligible for the championship from that year. In 1994 and 1995, competitors were restricted to using only front wheel drive cars of less than 2.5 litre capacity. The introduction in 1996 of the Australian GT Production Car Championship (which permitted GT type cars such as Porsche 911 and Ferrari F355) saw the APCC discontinued from that year.

Following the transfer of the GT cars to the new Australian Nations Cup Championship in 2000 and the relocation of other high performance models into a new Australian GT Performance Car Championship in 2003, the Australian GT Production Car Championship reverted to the Australian Production Car Championship name for the 2003 season.

For 2008, the cars from the Australian Performance Car Championship joined those from the Australian Production Car Championship to contest the Australian Manufacturers' Championship.[1] with the Australian Production Car Championship title awarded to the highest scoring driver over the same series of races.[2] This continued through to 2015.[3]

For 2016 the Australian Manufacturers' Championship (and thus the Australian Production Car Championship) was replaced by the Australian Production Car Series.[4]

Results

Australian Production Car Championship

Year Champion Vehicle
1987 Peter Fitzgerald Mitsubishi Starion Turbo
1988 Garry Waldon Mazda RX-7 Turbo
1989 Peter Fitzgerald Toyota Supra Turbo
1990 Kent Youlden Ford EA Falcon
1991 Kent Youlden Ford EA Falcon
1992 Terry Lewis Holden VP Commodore SS
1993 Mal Rose Ford EB Falcon SS
1994 Phil Morriss Nissan Pulsar SSS
1995 Harry Bargwanna Nissan Pulsar SSS
1996–2002 absorbed into Australian GT Production Car Championship
2003 Scott Loadsman Holden VX Commodore SS
2004 Chris Alajajian Subaru Liberty GT
2005 Colin Osborne Toyota Celica
2006 David Ryan Ford BF Falcon XR6 Turbo
2007[5] Garry Holt BMW 335i
2008 Colin Osborne Toyota Celica
2009 Garry Holt BMW 335i
2010 Stuart Kostera Mitsubishi Lancer RS-Evolution X
2011 Stuart Kostera Mitsubishi Lancer RS-Evolution X
2012 Stuart Kostera Mitsubishi Lancer RS-Evolution X
2013 Garry Holt Mitsubishi Lancer RS-Evolution X
2014 Beric Lynton BMW 1M
2015 Grant Sherrin BMW 135i

Australian Production Car Series

Year Winner Vehicle
2016 Beric Lynton BMW 1M
2017 Grant Sherrin
Iain Sherrin
BMW M4
2018 Jim Pollicina
Ryan Simpson
Lotus Exige 350 Sport
Iain Sherrin BMW M4

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