First introduced in 1982, the Group C class has long since become stuff of legends; not so much because of the quality of the racing but more because of the fantastic sports racers that were built between 1982 and 1994. Today, we take a look at three of these legendary machines, which we captured in action this year. First up is the Aston Martin AMR1, which raced during the 1989 season only. Powered by a specifically developed quad-cam V8, it was continuously developed that year only to be axed by owners Ford in favour of the Group C program of sister company Jaguar. At the recent Monterey Motorsports Reunion we captured chassis 04 in action, which was re-united with its original driver Brian Redman. We added the shots to our ever growing gallery and we hope to add more after the weekend as we expect to see chassis 05 in action at the Dix Mille Tours. A full report and gallery of this event, which will also include a demonstration race for 1990s BPR / GT1 cars, will follow early next week.
Also in action at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this August was the third Mazda 787B built. This was the spare chassis, which was pressed into service after the Le Mans winner was retired to the Mazda Museum. As can be seen in this 24-shot gallery, it was driven in anger by Le Mans legend Yojiro Terada.
The second and final generation of Group C racers featured Formula 1 inspired, naturally aspirated 3.5 litre engines. One of the finest of these was the Toyota TS010, which boasted a howling V10. Raced at Le Mans in 1992 and 1993, it finished runner up at its first outing, which to date is the best result for the Japanese manufacturer. Our detailed article about this beautiful machine is illustrated by a 24-shot gallery, which features two different chassis in great detail.

Enjoy the links:

1989 Aston Martin AMR1 - Images, Specifications and Information

1991 Mazda 787B - Images, Specifications and Information

1991 - 1993 Toyota TS010 - Images, Specifications and Information