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.
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. with the Australian Production Car Championship title awarded to the highest scoring driver over the same series of races. This continued through to 2015.
For 2016 the Australian Manufacturers' Championship (and thus the Australian Production Car Championship) was replaced by the Australian Production Car Series.
Australian Production Car Championship
|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||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
|2016||Beric Lynton||BMW 1M|
|Lotus Exige 350 Sport|
|2019||Iain Sherrin||BMW M4|
- "New era for Production Car racing to start at Phillip Island". The Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships. 12 June 2008. Archived from the original on 28 June 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2008.
- 2008 Australian Manufacturers' Championship Sporting Reg, retrieved on 19 June 2008
- 2015 CAMS Australian Manufacturers Championship – Sporting and Technical Regulations, www.camsmanual.com.au, as archived web.archive.org
- Australian Production Car Series - 2016 Calendar, australianproductioncars.com.au Retrieved 2 June 2016
- Shannons APCC 2007 Corrected Round Points APCC Outright Points score Archived 6 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine Production Car Association of Australia retrieved on 20 January 2008
- Australian Auto Action, 9 October 1987
- Australian Motor Racing Yearbook, 1987/88 to 1995
- CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 1987 to 2006
- PROCAR website (Archived on 14 February 2008) Retrieved on 18 August 2009