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Old 10 May 2017, 09:54 (Ref:3732624)   #76
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If you don't believe me, cast your mind back to the introduction of Group A. The top teams and drivers moved across from Group C to Group A and the fans followed them, they did not abandon Touring Car racing to follow Sports Sedans...
No one had a choice, teams had to change to Group A. That was what all the big events were going to be for in 1985. The fans watching didn't have a choice really either, it was watch those events or don't turn up. Sports Sedans didn't even have a national title in the offering in 1985

When it came to Super Touring the fans did have a choice, if they didn't like Super Tourers they had the V8s to watch, both for a national title and at Bathurst.
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Lightyears ahead of their time, and even now, SC hasn't yet tapped into everything they were doing back then. Mostly because they're not allowed to...
To be fair, Super Touring themselves had to abandon their technical freedoms too, as the costs were just out of hand. Something like 500,000 EUR to build a car, so they say. Very, very well made, like this Radisich Mondeo: https://www.motorsportauctions.com/c...-Radisich.html

The build quality of Supercars, I think, stepped up over time to match the workmanship of the Super Tourers from about 10-15 years earlier. Lots of beautifully turned out pieces on the 2011 Bathurst winner, for example: https://duttongarage.com/Holden-VE-C...Supercar~17768 As much as people like to knock Walkinshaw, that is clearly a well-made car with a lot of attention to detail.

Definitely by 2010, you could say the Supercar build quality was on par with the Super Tourers from 15 years earlier, IMO.. not too many "towers of power" by this time. The Brock Advantage racing car is certainly fairly rudimentary by comparison!

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