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UK Special Saloon + Modsports Historical Database

1970s Modsport 3000+cc class overview

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JagMurphy

Engine : Jaguar 6 cylinder 3781cc / 4235cc

Production : 1961-71 ( 57,228 )

Modsports : 1970-79

Main Drivers : Ted Worswick , Tony Shaw ,

Brian Murphy , John Burbidge , etc

Honours : 1976 BRSCC class win ( Murphy )

              1977 BRSCC class win ( Gamble )

Engine : Ford V8 4737cc

Production : 1962-69

Modsports : 1970-72

Main Drivers : Shaun Jackson , Richard Taft , Ian Richardson , Mike Smith

Honours : 1970 BARC class win ( Jackson )

1970 MCD class win ( Taft )

1970 BARC-Y class win ( Richardson )

Engine : Buick/Rover V8 3529cc

Production : 1968-date

Modsports : 1970-77 ( returned 1980 )

Main Drivers : Robin Gray , Rob Wells

Honours : 1974 + 75 BARC class winner (Gray)

Engine : Jaguar 6 cylinder 3781cc

Production : 1948-54 ( 12,055 )

Modsports : 1970-75

Main Drivers : John Pearson , David Preece

Honours : 1972 BARC class winner + 1973

BARC class winner shared  ( Pearson )

Morgan Plastic pearson 2 Sunbeam Tiger

Engine : Ford V8 4737cc

Production : 1964-67 ( 7083 )

Modsports : 1970-71

Main Drivers : Malcolm Sears

Honours : 1971 MCD class winner ( Sears )

Hough

Engine : Chevy V8 6997cc

Production : 1962-67 C2 ( 117,964 )

                  1968-82 C3 ( 542,741 )

Modsports : 1972-74

Main Drivers : Rhoddy Harvey-Bailey ,

                     Harry Phillips ( C2 )

Engine : Ford V8 4.7 + 5.4

Production : 1967-71 ( 174 inc 6 cyl cars )

Modsports : 1972-78

Main Drivers : Brian Hough ,Chris White Honours : 1972 MCD class winner

( Ted Worswick ) 1973 BARC class winner shared ( Hough )

The big class of UK Modsports featured some of all time classic GT cars especially in the early 70s . The class was scrapped for 1976 and any remaining cars joined the over 2000cc class. Although many races were won outright by cars from this , the `big` class non of the major national championship winners came from this class in the 70s.

Engine : Rover V8 3528cc

Production : 1973-76  ( 2591 )

Modsports : 1975-77

Main Drivers : Bob Neville , Mike Gidden

MGB V8 Neville

JAGUAR E-TYPE

MORGAN PLUS 8

JAGUAR XK120

SUNBEAM TIGER

TVR TUSCAN V8

MGB GT V8

Cobra

AC COBRA

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CHEVROLET CORVETTE

Also in this class were more exotica though only as occasional Modsport visitors. These include Aston Martin DB4 Zagatos ( Nick Cusons, Tom Leake , Robin Hamilton ) and the ex-JCB Ferrari Daytona of Ron Cummings.