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Confederation of Australian Motor Sport

The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) is the official governing body of motor sport in Australia. It is affiliated with the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).

Confederation of Australian Motor Sport
SportMotorsport
JurisdictionAustralia
AbbreviationCAMS
FoundedFebruary 1953 (February 1953)[1]
AffiliationFédération Internationale de l'Automobile
HeadquartersCanterbury (Melbourne, Australia)
PresidentAndrew Papadopoulos
CEOEugene Arocca
Official website
www.cams.com.au
Australia

ResponsibilitiesEdit

The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Limited (CAMS) has been the custodian of motor sport in Australia since 1953.

CAMS is the National Sporting Authority (ASN) for motor sport in Australia, and is delegated this responsibility by the Federation Internationale de’l Automobile (FIA)

CAMS affiliated with the FIA in its own right in 1958 before being granted full membership in October of that year on a probationary basis.

In 1960 CAMS membership of the FIA as an ASN was confirmed as permanent.

The FIA aims to ensure that motor sport is conducted in accordance with the highest standards of safety, fairness and social responsibility and CAMS, together with in excess of 120 other ASNs in over 100 nations, are committed to carrying out the mission of the FIA.

HistoryEdit

CAMS has been the custodian of motor sport in Australia since it was founded in 1953.[2] The organisation is the Australian delegated national sporting authority (ASN) by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the governing body for world motor sport and the federation of the world's leading motoring organisations; a responsibility CAMS has held since 1970.

CAMS is also recognised by the Australian Sports Commission as the National Sporting Organisation for four wheeled motor sport.

CAMS has approximately 55,000 members, in over 500 car clubs. It licences more than 23,000 competitors and over 9000 accredited officials. CAMS sanctions more than 2000 motor sport events per year from club level to International level.[3]

Since 2015, CAMS promotes the Australian Formula 4 Championship.

On 12 October 2019, CAMS announced they would rebrand to Motorsport Australia in 2020.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2002 Manual of Motor Sport, Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Ltd, page 1-2
  2. ^ About CAMS, www.cams.com.au Retrieved 16 April 2016
  3. ^ "CAMS.COM.AU". Confederation of Australian Motor Sport. 2007. Archived from the original on 17 May 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2007.
  4. ^ Howard, Tom (12 October 2019). "CAMS reveals rebrand for 2020". Speedcafe. Retrieved 29 October 2019.

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