1980s Production Car Challenge

Launched for the 2020 season, the Production Car Challenge is a race series for production touring, sports and GT cars from the 1980s.

The series is open to cars with standard bodyshells and only minor modifications to engines and suspension. The series is not open to Caterhams or homologation specials for competition. Cars are split into classes based on engine size, with a separate class for turbocharged cars. Cars race on treaded types from Motorsport UK list 1A, 1B and 1C.

The series complements the Club’s existing highly successful Historic and 70s Road Sports Championships, which cater for cars from the mid-1950s through to the end of 1979.

The list of eligible cars is huge and many suitable cars are available and affordable, so the class is an ideal way into historic racing for younger drivers and those seeking to start racing with a modest budget. Typical cars that can enter include the Alfa Romeo GTV6, BMW 3-series, Ford Fiesta XR2, Honda CRX, Morgan Plus 4, Porsche 944, Suzuki Swift GTi, Toyota MR2 and VW Golf.


There are no upcoming events at this time.

Provisional Class Structure

Sports & GT

Class SP1     All Sports and GT cars over 4000cc

Class SP2     All Sports and GT cars 2501cc – 4000cc

Class SP3      All Sports and GT cars 1800cc – 2500cc

Class SP4     All Sports and GT cars 1501cc – 1800cc

Class SP5     All Sports and GT cars up to 1500cc

Touring Cars

Class TC1     All Touring Cars over 3500cc

Class TC2     All Touring Cars 2001cc – 3500cc

Class TC3     All Touring Cars 1601cc – 2000cc

Class TC4     All Touring Cars up to 1600cc

Class T1       All forced-induction Sports, GT & Saloon Cars

Class H        Similar cars from periods covered by any HSCC Road Sports regulations (by invitation only).