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UK Special Saloon + Modsports Historical Database

1150cc Modsport Class overview

The up to 1150cc class of Modsports may have been the smallest and the domain of the the BMC Sprite and Midget ( collectivly known as Spridgets ) but due to arrival of the more specialist racers such as the Ginetta G4-Ford in 1970 and the Davrian-Imp , Clan Crusader-Imp , Mini-Marcos and Mini Jem gave Modsports a serious giant killing element. 3 overall BARC Championships were won outright by cars from this class including 2 from Bob Jarvis  for Davrian.

Engine : Imp 4 cylinder 997cc

Production : 1968-74 ( 800+ built )

Modsports : 1971-79

Main Drivers : Barry Wood , Alison Davis , Roger Cowdry

Honours : 1972 MCD class win ( Wood )

Engine : Imp 4 cylinder 997cc

Production : 1961-69 ( 500 approx built ) Modsports : 1970-79

Main Drivers : John Gould , John Absalom

Honours : 1970 BARC overall ( Gould ) ,1971 MCD class win ( Evans ), 1972 BARC class ( Cowdry ) ,1972+74 BARC-Y overall

( Absalom ) plus class wins

 

Engine : BMC 4 cylinder 1098cc

Production : 1961-80

Modsports : 1970-79

Main Drivers : Alan Woode , Pat Bryant  

Honours : 1971 BARC class ( Bryant )

Engine : BMC 4 cylinder 1098cc

Production : 1958-71

Modsports : 1970-79

Main Drivers : Dave Welpton , Andy Bailey

Honours : 1970 MCD class ( Welpton ) ,1972 MCD class ( Hall )

Engine : Imp 4 cylinder 998cc

Production : 1968-83

Modsports : 1973-79+

Main Drivers : Bob Jarvis , Pat Longhurst

Honours : 1974+78 BARC overall , 1973+77 BARC class win ( Jarvis ).

Engine : Imp 4 cylinder 998 + 1147cc

Production : 1971-73 ( 325 built )

Modsports : 1973-79+

Main Drivers : Johnnie Blades , Kenny Allen  

Honours : 1975 BARC-Y outright ( Allen )

Engine : BMC 4 cylinder 1098 + 1400cc

Production : 1967?-76 ( 250 built )

Modsports : 1974-77

Main Drivers : Ian Hall  

Honours : 1975 BARC class

Ginetta

other cars that raced in this class include :

The Arkley SS

Lenham Le Mans

Honda S800

 

Plus existing cars from the class that moved up a class with enlarged engines when the new 1500cc class came into effect for 1976 such as Triumph Spitfire and Mini Marcos , these are featured in the 2000cc ( 1500cc ) page.

 

GINETTA G4

GINETTA G15

AUSTIN-H SPRITE

MG MIDGET

CLAN CRUSADER

DAVRIAN

MINI JEM

Copy of Ian Hall

MINI JEM

Copy of Bob Jarvis

DAVRIAN