Central Muscle Cars
Central Muscle Cars was formed in 2003 by a group of like-minded enthusiasts, who wanted to create a class catering to classic competition muscle cars. Central Muscle Cars grew quickly, as many other competitors who shared the same passion for thundering, powersliding Australian and American muscle cars came on board and the fan base also grew rapidly. Central Muscle Cars caters to production vehicles manufactured from 1958 - 1978, of which a minimum 1000 identical units must have been produced in a 12 month period, to be eligible. There are two classes, Group 1 and Group 2 and the Driver must Own the car to be able to compete in the series.
- Group 1a - Group 1 allows many more freedoms to the competitor, including wheel sizes up to 17" x 11", plus the use of composite panels and a deep front spoiler. Brakes are limited to 6-pot front, and 4-pot rear.
- Group 1b - Same tech as 1a but are differentiated by lap times around the tracks to create a second tier for Group 1 spec cars.
- Group 2 - More technical restrictions, aimed at the purist, who prefers their car remain closer to its standard form. Group 2 cars are limited to a maximum 17" x 9" wheels, and must run original bodywork panels and a maximum 4-pot brakes.
The two classes can be identified by the different coloured windscreen banners. Group 1 cars have a red banner, Group 2 cars, a blue banner.
Although Central Muscle Cars are predominantly a North Island based class, some seasons do see the class take in either a South Island event, or even an international event every couple of years.
Central Muscle Cars has grown rapidly since its birth, but great importance has always been placed on enjoyment, comradery and of course, putting on a spectacular show.
- To have fun - To create a social atmosphere, To create a friendly camaraderie for all involved, To promote a muscle car class in competition,To protect the integrity of the muscle car class, To promote, as much as is possible, affordable, non-cheque book racing, To promote close, but fun competition, To strive to achieve an absolute minimum of 15 cars at any one race day, To promote a driver orientated class, To endeavour to return any excess club funds, earnings, or surplus back into a drivers travel fund, To have in place a non–racing, Series Co-Ordinator, To promote social activities during and outside race meetings
- To have fun, just in case you missed the above.