LOTUS ELAN

LOTUS ELAN

Brodie

Engine : 4 cylinder 1557cc + 1.8
Production : 1963-73 (9150 )
Modsports : 1970-79+
Main Drivers : Jon Fletcher , Richard Jenvey
Honours : 1972,73+77 BARC overall , 1977 BRSCC joint ( Fletcher ). 1975 BARC , 1977 BRSCC joint ( Jenvey ).other class wins .

MGB

MGB

Engine : BMC 1798cc 4 cylinder
Production :
Modsports : 1970-77
Main Drivers : Bill Nicholson , Ray Ashford , Terry Carpenter , Rob Haigh ( MGA )
Honours : 1970 Protheroe class win

AUSTIN-H SPRITE

MG Midget-Belcher

Engine : BMC 4 cylinder 1275cc / 1493cc
Production : 1958-71 ( 107,579 )
Modsports : 1970-79
Main Drivers : Andy Belcher , John Morrison , Ian McCulloch , Barrie Mutlow
Honours : 1975 Protheroe champion

TRIUMPH GT6

Engine : Triumph 6 cylinder 1998cc
Production : 1966-73 ( 40,926 )
Modsports : 1972-79
Main Drivers : Chris Williams , John Harris , Phil Barker , Steve Holden.
Honours :

TRIUMPH SPITFIRE

Spitfire

Engine : Triumph 4 cylinder 1296cc
Production : 1962-80 ( 314,323 ).
Modsports : 1970-79+
Main Drivers : Andrew Talbot ,Ron Harper
Honours : 1976 North of England Overall + 1979 class ( Harper )
( engines used in Modsports ranged from 1.1 to 1.5 supercharged )

Engine : Fiat 4 cylinder 1498cc
Production : 1972-89 ( 141,108 ).
Modsports : 1978-79+
Main Drivers : Steve Soper
Honours :

1970s 2000cc Modsports class overview

The up to 2000cc class of Modsports became the class that usually contained both the outright race winner and overall championship winner as the nimble Lotus Elan became the car to have. One man in particular was very succesful indeed , Jon Fletcher , winning the BARC championship outright in 1972,1973 and a record third time in 1977. Richard Jenvey took the 1975 title also in an Elan.The class was altered for 1976 when the cars with engines of 1150cc to 1500cc got their own class instead of being in with the up to 2000cc boys.

Marcos

MARCOS GT

Engine : Volvo 4 cylinder 1986cc
Production :
Modsports : 1970-76
Main Drivers : John Northcroft , Roger Andreason , David James.
Honours : 1970 BARC class win

TURNER

Turner

Engine : Ford 1824cc 4 cylinder
Production : 1963-66 ( approx 100 mark.3 )
Modsports : 1970-77
Main Drivers : John E.Miles , Tony Dunderdale , Mark Hales .
Honours :

MG MIDGET

Engine : BMC 4 cylinder 1275 / 1493cc
Production : 1961-80 ( 216, 816 )
Modsports : 1970-79
Main Drivers : Richard Jenvey , Keith Ashby
, Richard Gamble , Garry Wilson
Honours : 1975 BRSCC Class win ( Gordon Howie ) , class runner-ups ( Jenvey )

LOTUS / CATERHAM 7

Engine : Ford 4 cylinder 1588cc/1800cc
Production : 1957-73 ( Lotus ). 1974-date
( Caterham )
Modsports : 1975-79
Main Drivers : Dave Bettinson
Honours :

MINI MARCOS

Engine : enlarged BMC 4 cylinder 1298cc
Production : 1965-96
Modsports : 1974-79+
Main Drivers : Steven Roberts , Peter Hanman
Honours : 1977 BRSCC class win , 1978 BRSCC Overall ( Roberts )

Also in this class were :

Elva Courier - most notably for Carl Ripley and DaveTomlinson.

Jensen Healey - for Eric Liddell

Morgan +4 -

Lotus Europa/47 - for Ian Marshall

Lotus Esprit - for Ian Marshall

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