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.
1st Group 1 2016, Dean Perkins
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.
1st Group 2 2016, Steve Noyer
Group 2 is more restricted, aimed at the purist, who prefers their car remain closer to its standard form. Group 2cars
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.