Today’s current crop of Supercars have little in common with their road going versions. Front wheel drive becomes rear wheel drive, four cylinders are replaced with V8s, even the body shells are composite versions of the real thing.
In the old days of course Touring Cars had a lot more in common with their road going versions.
Sure engines were modified, sometimes even replaced but there was at least some original road car DNA there.
In 2018 a new series will kick off in the Victorian State Championships, the Victorian Touring Car Championships will be for stock chassis, mostly steel bodied cars with thumping great engines and limited aero.
But do we really need yet another new class?
This week we’ll talk to the man behind the VTCC Wayne Paola and ask him why he thinks the answer is yes.