GROUP S RACING
Group S is one of the fastest growing categories of historic motor racing in Australia, with spectacular grids running in excess of 55 cars.
Based on mildly modified production sports cars, Group S is designed to provide a forum for competitors to race cars from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s in a form similar to period club racing. It is comprised of three sub categories – Group Sa, Group Sb and Group Sc.
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”. Group S cars are not historic racing cars; they are historic production sports cars, modified within the limits of Group S eligibility criteria.
Basically any historic production sports car within the specified historic period can become a Group S car. Group S therefore has a large pool of potential cars from which to draw. All other classes withthe exception of Group N require the aspirant to find or resurrect a racing car with racing history from the period in question; a more difficult task, and one which also places a limit on the potential size of that racing group.
Most historic race meetings in Australia feature Group S events, ranging from scratch races to endurance races. Regularity events may also feature some Group S cars.