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AmD Milltek Racing Volkswagen Golf touring car – Click above for image gallery

Touring car racing is big business overseas. Think of it as European stock cars and you've got an idea of the fan base. And while there's a World Touring Car Championship, it's the individual national series that draw the most attention: series like DTM in Germany, Australia's V8 Supercars, Italy's Superstars series, and this, the British Touring Car Championship.

The UK series dates back for decades, and has attracted the participation of many of the world's biggest automakers. Now, for the first time in ten years, a Volkswagen will be competing in the series. Prepared by AmD Milltek Racing, this VW Golf will be dicing it with the likes of the BMW 320si, Vauxhall Vectra, Seat Leon and Honda Civic Type R for the glory as an independent entry. (In fact most – if not all – of the entries are now privateers since the major manufacturers packed up shop.)

The Golf touring car was brought over under the new S2000 rules from the Baltic Touring Car Championship – one of the more obscure series in the discipline – and modified by Milltek before recently undergoing a shakedown at Brands Hatch where the team is based. The car was driven, as it will be throughout the season, by the team's managing director Shaun Hollamby, whose past experience had him competing in the Volkswagen Cup and directing the television department for Formula One Management.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Beautiful!! Is that body work available for the Golf I'd be willing to buy just to install it?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Awesome. This Golf looks pretty bad ass.
      • 5 Years Ago
      My favorite form of racing in BTCC. Its door-to-door seat of your pants stuff. I really wish they could do a deal with Speed and get it to the US sometime before the end of the season. Its good to see VW back in the series.
        • 5 Years Ago
        SpeedTV did air the BTCC but they did it in December and January and the shows were only an hour long. So you ended up compacting three whole races down into an hour long highlight show.

        They did the same thing with DTM. You had an hour DTM show on Saturday afternoon followed by an hour BTCC show. I didn't like it either and I wish they could show the whole races but it beats nothing at all.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wish SpeedTV would air the British Touring Car Championship like they did when they were Speedvision, before they went to 85% Nascar programming. :(
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Golf looks amazing in this wide body kit and wing, I hope some company is selling them.