1983 ATCC R5 Adelaide International Raceway
Full race with some pre race interviews. (Race start about 11.11 mins) This
was a brilliant round with action a plenty, including a incredible close
finish, a must watch. Love the old Group C's.
The 1983 Australian Touring Car Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor
racing title for drivers of Group C Touring Cars.
Motor racing is an international language.
 The title, which was the 24th Australian Touring Car Championship,
was contested over a series which began on 6 February 1983 at Calder Park
Raceway and ended on 19 June at Lakeside International Raceway after eight
The championship was won by Allan Moffat, his fourth Australian Touring Car
Championship and a first for Mazda, who were helping to fund Moffat's team
and it was also the first ATCC win for a Japanese manufacturer. Moffat
himself dominated the racing, taking four out of the eight race wins, but a
beneficial points structure for smaller capacity cars allowed George Fury
(driving a turbocharged version of the
Nissan Bluebird) to push Moffat all the way to the title, despite not
actually winning a race. Peter Brock (Holden Commodore) finished third in
Moffat, Brock and Allan Grice (who won 2 rounds) were the only race winners
in the 1983 ATCC. Defending champion Dick Johnson battled season long with
an ill-handling Ford XE Falcon and could only manage two 3rd placings at
both Sandown and Barbagallo to finish a disappointing 6th in the
championship, 94 points behind Moffat.