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Group C Racing from 1982 until 1992 was in my opinion the greatest form of Motorsport I ever saw! The cars looked great and best of all they were individuals. Not only did manufacturers cars look different they each sounded different.
With the addition of Jaguar popularity grew in the UK and thousands made their way to Le Mans as well as the smaller 1000km events.
1988 for me was incredible as Jaguar won Le Mans in front of tens of thousands of fans, but for me the pinnacle of Group C racing was 1989. If you get a chance to look at the start of the Le Mans race, count how many cars had the possibility of winning the race? Over half the grid!
Jaguar v Mercedes v Porsche v Nissan v Mazda v Toyota v Aston Martin v Peugeot v Lancia will we ever see the likes of it again?
Group C Racing-photosGroup C Jaguars & TWR Silk Cut Jaguars:Brands Hatch 1000km 1972WEC Brands Hatch 6 HOURS 1980 Amateur and HistoricalBrands Hatch 1000km 1981 Amateur and HistoricalSilverstone 6 Hours 1982Brands Hatch 1000km 1982 Amateur and HistoricalBrands Hatch 1000km 1983 Amateur and HistoricalBrands Hatch 1000km 1985 Amateur and HistoricalBrands Hatch 1000km 1986 Amateur and HistoricalAutoglass 1000km Silverstone 1987Spa 1000km 1987 Professional David CundyLe Mans 1987 Professional VHQBrands Hatch 1000km 1987 Professional David CundyBrands Hatch 1000km 1987 Amateur and HistoricalSilverstone 1000km 1988 Professional David CundyLe Mans 1988 Professional VHQBrands Hatch 1000km 1988 Amateur and HistoricalBrands Hatch 1000km 1989 Amateur and HistoricalPorsche 956 & 962 High Quality PicturesLe Mans 1989 ProfessionalLe Mans 1990 Professional VHQBrands Hatch 1991 Interserie