1984 Australian Touring Car season

1984 Australian Touring Car season
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The 1984 Australian Touring Car season was the 25th season of touring car racing in Australia commencing from 1960 when the first Australian Touring Car Championship and the first Armstrong 500 (the forerunner of the present day Bathurst 1000) were contested. It was the last season in for the locally developed Group C category before the move to the FIA's Group A rules from 1985.

Touring Cars competed at 17 race meetings in Australia during the 1984 season, contesting the following events:

Race calendarEdit

Date Series Circuit City / State Winner Team Car Report
18 February ATCC Round 1 Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria Peter Brock Marlboro Holden Dealer Team Holden VH Commodore SS
4 March AMSCAR Round 1 Amaroo Park Sydney, New South Wales Steve Masterton Masterton Homes Pty. Ltd. Ford XE Falcon
11 March ATCC Round 2 Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania Peter Brock Marlboro Holden Dealer Team Holden VH Commodore SS
1 April ATCC Round 3 Barbagallo Raceway Perth, Western Australia Allan Moffat Peter Stuyvesant International Racing Mazda RX-7
8 April AMSCAR Round 2 Amaroo Park Sydney, New South Wales Steve Masterton Masterton Homes Pty. Ltd. Ford XE Falcon
13 May ATCC Round 4 Surfers Paradise International Raceway Surfers Paradise, Queensland Dick Johnson Palmer Tube Mills Ford XE Falcon
20 May AMSCAR Round 3 Amaroo Park Sydney, New South Wales Bob Morris Barry Jones Mazda RX-7
27 May ATCC Round 5 Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Bob Morris Barry Jones Mazda RX-7
17 June ATCC Round 6 Lakeside International Raceway Brisbane, Queensland George Fury Nissan Motor Co Nissan Bluebird Turbo
1 July ATCC Round 7 Adelaide International Raceway Adelaide, South Australia Allan Grice Roadways Racing Holden VH Commodore SS
8 July AMSCAR Round 4 Amaroo Park Sydney, New South Wales Steve Masterton Masterton Homes Pty. Ltd. Ford XE Falcon
5 August Silastic 300
AEC Round 1
Amaroo Park Sydney, New South Wales Gary Scott Nissan Motor Co Nissan Bluebird Turbo
19 August Valvoline 250
AEC Round 2
Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Allan Moffat
Gregg Hansford
Peter Stuyvesant International Racing Mazda RX-7
9 September Castrol 500
AEC Round 3
Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria Peter Brock
Larry Perkins
Marlboro Holden Dealer Team Holden VK Commodore report
30 September James Hardie 1000
AEC Round 4
Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales Peter Brock
Larry Perkins
Marlboro Holden Dealer Team Holden VK Commodore report
27 October Motorcraft 300
AEC Round 5
Surfers Paradise International Raceway Surfers Paradise, Queensland Peter Brock Marlboro Holden Dealer Team Holden VK Commodore
18 November Australian Grand Prix support race Calder Park Raceway Melbourne, Victoria George Fury Nissan Motor Co Nissan Bluebird Turbo

Australian Touring Car ChampionshipEdit

Australian Endurance ChampionshipEdit

Castrol 500Edit

James Hardie 1000Edit

AMSCAR SeriesEdit

Australian Grand Prix support raceEdit

This race was a support event at the 1984 Australian Grand Prix meeting. The race was open to both Group C and the new Group A touring cars and was won for the second year running by Nissan driver George Fury driving his Bluebird Turbo. For the second year in a row Peter Brock finished second in his HDT Commodore (his only loss in 4 races in the #05 Group C VK), with Warren Cullen third in his K-Mart sponsored Commodore. In a sign of things to come in 1985, Jim Richards was the winner of the Group A class in his JPS Team BMW 635 CSi.

This was the last ever competitive touring car race on the Australian mainland for the locally developed Group C cars. In late 1984 there was a race held for the Group C cars at the Baskerville Raceway in Tasmania where reportedly only six cars were in attendance. The Baskerville race was won by Allan Grice in his Roadways Racing VK Commodore.

Pos. Driver No. Team Car
1   George Fury 15 Nissan Motor Co Nissan Bluebird Turbo
2   Peter Brock 05 Marlboro Holden Dealer Team Holden VK Commodore
3   Warren Cullen 8 K-Mart Auto Racing Holden VK Commodore
4   John Harvey 25 Marlboro Holden Dealer Team Holden VK Commodore
5   Steve Masterton 2 Masterton Homes Pty. Ltd. Ford XE Falcon
6   Andrew Harris 9 K-Mart Auto Racing Holden VH Commodore SS
DNF   Peter McLeod 50 Slick 50 Racing Mazda RX-7

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