• Decade-spanning overview of the British Touring Car Championship
• From the wheelarch flares of the late 1960s to the turbos of 1990
• Evocative pictures of the crowd's favourite provide a 'through the spectator's eyes' view
• Packed with paddock, driver and race shots
• Living the manufacturer's hype – you too could be driving cars like these ...
Evocative pictures of British Touring Car racing – the crowd's favourite – from the flares of the late 1960s to the turbos of 1990.
An affectionate, mainly pictorial panorama of twenty-odd years of the British Touring Car Championship, from the anarchical 1960s and early 1970s of flared wheelarches, lifting wheels and smoking tyres, through the Group 1 years when the rule-makers tried to make the cars look standard and, as a result, slowed them down. This had the predictable effect of galvanising race car builders into trying to get round the restrictions, eventually resulting in cars that were faster, and evolved into the tarmac-melting fire-breathing, turbo-powered frontrunners of the late 1980s. The story takes us up to the point where the rule-makers attempted another clampdown as the final decade of the 20th century dawned ...