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UK Special Saloon + Modsports Historical Database

1970s 2000cc Modsports class overview

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Engine : Volvo 4 cylinder 1986cc

Production :

Modsports : 1970-76

Main Drivers : John Northcroft , Roger Andreason , David James.

Honours : 1970 BARC class win

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 .

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.

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

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

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 )

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 :

Engine : Triumph 6 cylinder 1998cc

Production : 1966-73 ( 40,926 )

Modsports : 1972-79

Main Drivers : Chris Williams , John Harris , Phil Barker , Steve Holden.

Honours :

Marcos MGB

Engine : Ford 4 cylinder 1588cc/1800cc

Production : 1957-73 ( Lotus ). 1974-date

( Caterham )

Modsports : 1975-79

Main Drivers : Dave Bettinson

Honours :

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 )

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 )

Turner Spitfire

Engine : Fiat 4 cylinder 1498cc

Production : 1972-89 ( 141,108 ).

Modsports : 1978-79+

Main Drivers : Steve Soper

Honours :

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

MARCOS GT

MGB

TURNER

MG MIDGET

AUSTIN-H SPRITE

LOTUS / CATERHAM 7

TRIUMPH GT6

MINI MARCOS

TRIUMPH SPITFIRE

MG Midget-Belcher

AUSTIN-H SPRITE

Brodie

LOTUS ELAN