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1970s Modsport 3000cc class overview

The second biggest capacity class ( 2001 to 3000cc ) was originally the domain of the `big` Healeys until the TVR Tuscan took over and as the decade worn on Porsche and Marcos were the class winners. For 1976 the class was swelled by cars over 3000cc too as all cars over 2000cc were put together. 6 major national championships were won outright by cars from this class

Engine : BMC 6 cylinder 2912cc

Production : 1959-67 ( 42 ,926 )

Modsports : 1970-72

Main Drivers : John Chatham , John Gott ,

Syd Segal , Bill Viney , Pete Smith

Honours : 1970 BARC class winner ( Gott )

1970  Dick Protheroe class winner ( Gott )

Engine : Ford 6 cylinder 2994cc

Production : 1967-71 (174 inc. V8 versions )

Modsports : 1970-76

Main Drivers : Rod Longton , Brian Hough ,

Ed Stephens , John Kerswill

Honours : 1970 MCD outright ( Longton )

1971 BARC + MCD outright ( Hough )

1972 MCD outright ( Hough)

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A-HEALEY 3000

TVR TUSCAN V6

Engine : BMC 6 cylinder 2919cc

Production : 1967-69 ( 8999 )

Modsports : 1970-71

Main Drivers : John Chatham

Honours :

Engine : Triumph 4 cylinder 2148cc

            Triumph 6 cylinder 2498cc ( TR5 )

Production : 1955-62 ( 13,377 ) TR3

                  1961-65 ( 40,253 ) TR4

                  1967-68 ( 11,427 ) TR5

Modsports : 1970-76

Main Drivers : Richard Hawkins (4) ,Reg Woodcock(3) ,Lionel Shakespear(5)

 

MGC-Chatham

Engine : Datsun 6 cylinder 2393cc

Production : 1970-73

Modsports : 1972-79+

Main Drivers : Win Percy , Roger Andreason , David Sutherland , Martin Sharpe

Honours : 1974 BARC class win ( Percy )

Engine : Porsche 6 cylinder 2806cc/2993cc

Production : 1973

Modsports : 1973-79+

Main Drivers : Nick Faure , Alan Broad , John Cooper , Tony Wingrove , Barry Robinson .

Honours : 1975 BARC class win + 1976 BARC outright ( Cooper ) , 1979 BARC class win (Wingrove ), 1979 BRSCC outright (Robinson )

John Cooper - Swinford Motors Porsche Carrera - 19

Also in this class but not as prolific as the others featured include the Daimler SP 250 `Dart` 2.5 V8 of John Miller and the Piper P2 2.5 of Tony Claydon.

Engine : Ford V6 cylinder 2994cc

Production : 1969-73 ( 361 )

Modsports : 1973-79+

Main Drivers : Andy Fraser , Jonathan Palmer , Richard Gamble , Mark Hales

Honours : 1977 BARC class win ( Palmer ) ,

1978 BARC + BRSCC class win ( Gamble )

 

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MGC

TR471-3

TRIUMPH TR3/4/5