SUPPORTS: Huge Group S Sports Car entry list set

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AN enormous field of classic Sports Cars from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s will take to Mount Panorama this week for the Group S Classic Sports Car support races at the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

Group S covers the racing of historic production sports cars. But unlike most other categories in historic motor sport, Group S cars do not need to have a racing history nor are issued certificates of description.

The Bathurst grid includes everything from thundering Chevrolet Corvette’s to Alfa Romeo GTVs, MG Midgets and a plethora of Porsche’s.

In a broad sense, the GT3 cars that will tackle the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour are the modern incarnation of the cars that will compete in the Group S Races.

Notable names include Joe Calleja and his 1965 Chevrolet Corvette, Terry Lawlor in a Shelby GT350 Mustang, Geoff Morgan in his 1975 Porsche 911 and Touring Car legend Rusty French in his incredible DeTomaso Pantera.

Group S cars are not historic racing cars; they are historic production sports cars, modified within the limits of Group S eligibility criteria.

Any historic production sports car within the specified historic period can become a Group S car – meaning the category therefore has a large pool of potential cars from which to draw.

The class attracts a substantial band of devotees who have a passion for historic sports cars, an enthusiasm for affordable and amateur motor sport, and who wish to enjoy the satisfaction of spirited competition on a race track.

The stability inherent in the governing rules for Group S is also a factor in the success of the class as new entrants can enter the class without the fear of having a rule changes make their investment in historic production sports car racing obsolete.

The Group S Classic Sports Cars field will practice, qualify and stage their first sprint race on Friday, prior to two more races on Saturday.

ENTRY LIST:

Car # Name Year Car Model Colour
2 Joseph Dibartolo 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Blue
3 Neil Choi 1977 Alfa Romeo GTV Red
4 Joe Calleja 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Red / White
6 Tony Dains 1970 Triumph TR6 Red
7 Paul Blackie 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Red
8 Terry Lawlor 1966 Shelby GT350 Dark Green
9 Stan Adler 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 3 Blue
10 Bret McManus 1966 MG B Red
12 David Withers 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera White/Green
13 Damien Meyer 1970 MG Midget Light Blue
14 Tom Walstab 1979 Porsche 928 White
16 Harry Brittain 1971 Lancia Fulvia Zagato Yellow
22 Jeffrey Thomas 1974 Datsun 260Z Blue/White
24 Mark Johnson 1968 Porsche 911 White/Green
25 Tony Floreani 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera Orange
26 Geoff Byrne 1969 Triumph TR6 Green/Gold
27 Wayne Seabrook 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3 Blue/Green
23 Paul Girt 1969 Porsche 911 Gulf Blue/Orange
33 Ian Ross 1966 Shelby GT350 White
34 Tony Antoun 1966 Shelby GT350 Red/White
35 Richard Watts 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3 Red White/Yellow
38 Lyall Moyes 1968 Austin Healey Sprite Red
39 Don McKay 1959 Austin Healey 3000 Green
40 James Calvert-Jones 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3 Silver
41 Geoff Morgan 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera Light Green
44 Lyndon Mcleod 1976 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT Blue
46 Matt Blanch 1967 MG B Red
47 Andrew Gibson 1960 Triumph TR3A Green
50 Ryan Curnick 1969 Porsche 911 Yellow
51 Kent Brown 1967 MG B Black/Red
52 Michael Heaton 1960 Triumph TR3A Green
57 Colin Connaughton 1977 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV Red
58 Phil Baskett 1977 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV Red
62 Peter Axford 1964 Alfa Romeo 105 Red
63 Damien Maloney 1953 Austin Healey 100/4 Light Blue
65 Ray Narkiewicz 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Blue
66 Alex Webster 1969 Porsche 911 Green/Gold
69 Stephen Smith 1977 Datsun 280Z Blue
72 Zach McAfee 1956 Austin Healey 100/6 Light Blue
73 Peter Boylan 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera Black/Grey
74 John Carson 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV Black
76 Timothy Lynas 1979 Porsche 928 Green/Gold
77 Bryan Taylor 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera Blue
78 Nicholas Taylor 1977 Porsche 911 Carrera 3 White Blue/Red
80 Colin Goldsmith 1959 Austin Healey 3000 Dark Blue
85 Steve Constantinidis 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Orange
91 Adriano Dimauro 1973 Alfa Romeo 105 Red
99 Rusty French 1972 De Tomaso Pantera GTS Black/Gold
100 Peter Jackson 1959 Austin Healey 3000 Ivory
105 Richard East 1969 Alfa Romeo 105 Blue
111 Greg Horwill 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3 White
121 Peter Mohasci 1966 MG Midget Green
131 Simon Meyer 1964 Austin Healey Sprite Light Brown
172 Ross Jackson 1972 De Tomaso Pantera Yellow
181 Peter Tillett 1979 Alfa Romeo GTV Silver
289 John Harrison 1966 Shelby GT350 Black / Gold
308 Steve Dunn 1976 Ferrari 308 Black
666 Graeme Rutledge 1974 Triumph TR6 Dark Blue
911 Douglas Barbour 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3 Dark Blue
999 Paul Chaleyer 1965 Alfa Romeo 105 Red/Green