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.
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
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).