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Old 03-01-2010, 05:15 AM   #1
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Why do Australians only race 4 door sedans?

I came across some Australian car magazines, Street Machine, Street Fords, Motor Racing Australia and High Performance Imports. Almost every car was a 4 door, even full race tube framed cars were made to resemble a 4 door car.

Is that the reason they don't have the Camaro, Mustang or Corvette?

One magazine said the Datsun 510 was only available as a 4 door, another said that about the Falcon and I didn't even know RX3's and Skylines came with 4 doors .
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:33 AM   #2
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Why do Australians only race 4 door sedans?

We used to race cars in the 50's, 60's and 70's that you would just be able to buy from the dealer. I guess the tration has stuck. We all so race many other types of vehicles in different races. But the two big four doors are generally known as the V8 super car series. Holden and Ford.
I guess your a Yank but we only import Mustangs or Corvettes in limited numbers some do race though.
Australia has a few factory and performance racing teams and vechiles try looking up hsv.com.au (Holden) or fpv.com.au (Ford)
You might be interested in the Pontiac G8 which is an Australian SS commodore.
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:47 AM   #3
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Why do Australians only race 4 door sedans?

It was different back in the day. In the 60s, 70s and 80s lots of two door cars featured in Australian touring car racing. Sierras, BMW M3s, Skylines, RX-7s, Falcon coupes, Holden Toranas, Escorts, Minis, Holden Monaros, and lots more. Then they changed the rules in the 90s so that only four door Falcons and Commodores were eligible.
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:42 AM   #4
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Why do Australians only race 4 door sedans?

... wow that is odd... actually one of the most well known racers is the Holden morano (known to the states as the Pontiac gto)... the main reason is for the longer wheel base that the 4 doors have... most Aussie tracks that i have seen have a lot of long strait aways where a longer wheel base is desired
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Why do Australians only race 4 door sedans?

Because they only like cars that have water in them.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:06 AM   #6
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Why do Australians only race 4 door sedans?

camaro, mustang,n corvette are expencive to buy here then when it comes to parts its pretty hard so those sort of cars just become show cars....
theres a few cars with only 2 doors like the rx7,datson 280 sx, nissan 300zx, silvia, soarer...
but here Ive noticed that the aussies love there holden VLs im sick of seeing the VLs race but Il never get sick of the mazdas (rx7s n rx3s)....

well when u put it like that yeh ur right we do only race the 4 doors and i honestly dont know why...
and as u say that I would rather see the camaros n mustangs race anyday than our usual 4 door holden commordore n ford falcons. Ive only ever seen the mustang drift and camaro n corvette drag....
me myself am a camaro lover and fastback lover as well...
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