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    Famous Touring Cars

    Recent discussions in the thread "My first post and my car" ( about the Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth have got me thinking that it is time that I started a thread based on an idea I have been toying with for some time. My favourite form of motorsport is Touring Car Racing, which I've been following closely across various championships and classes since the mid 1980s. I've amassed a huge collection of literature and knowledge on touring cars. During this time I've often wished that someone had written a book or prepared a website covering all the top touring car catagories, the championships, the cars, the races and the top drivers. Its easy enough to find data on individual cars, championships, races, etc, but never in the same place.
    I'm not going to attempt to cover everything on touring cars in this thread - that would require a massive book. But I am going to cover some of the more famous cars that have competed in various touring car catagories.
    I'll touch over the specs, history, race victories and attach a couple of pictures.
    I propose to cover the period from the 1960s to today and cover such catagories as Group A, Group 2, Super Touring, DTM and V8 Supercars.
    Some of the cars that I'm thinking of covering are: from Group A - the Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth, BMW M3 E30, BMW 635CSI, Jaguar XJS, Holden Commodore VK-VN, Nissan Skyline GTR R32, Volvo 240T, Toyota Corolla AE86; from DTM - Mercedes 190E 2.5, Alfa 155, Opel Calibra and Astra, Mercedes CLK, Audi TT, Audi A4; from Group 2 - Ford Capri RS3100, BMW 3.0 CSL, Ford Escort RS; from the 1960s BTCC rules - Mini Cooper, Ford Cortina Lotus, from V8 Supercar - the various Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon models; from Super Touring - Audi A4 Quattro, Renault Laguna, BMW 320i, Ford Mondeo, Volvo S40, Nissan Primera.
    As you can see from the above list, that's a lot of cars. So this will be an occasional thread, updated when I have time.
    If there's a car you think should be included, tell me, or post about it yourself.
    Last edited by motorsportnerd; 02-17-2005 at 07:09 PM.
    UCP's biggest Ford Sierra RS500 and BMW M3 E30 fan. My two favourite cars of all time.

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