Beetle V8 60s Saloons

UK Special Saloon + Modsports Historical Database

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1970s Modsports 3000cc+ class overview

1970s Modsports 3000cc class overview

1970s Modsports 2000cc class overview

1970s Modsports 1150cc class overview

Modsports ( Modified Sports Cars )

Modsports officially came into effect for the 1970 season as a development of the already well established and popular Marque production sports car format. The RAC set a uniform set of rules to keep the cars close to their road-legal version by only allowing the standard chassis , standard head and engine block and suspension-type.  These rules were all adopted by the clubs that ran Modsport championships or single events.

What it created was a fascinating mix of new and older cars often with little difference in  overall performance. Many older cars enjoyed a new lease of life after becoming slightly outdated in sports car racing such as the AC Cobra , Lotus Elan and Ginetta G4 which were allowed in for 1970. Modsports were also a showcase for the British kit-car industry and the likes of Ginetta , Clan and Davrian and featured during the 70s with works supported teams. By the end of the 80s the remaining cars were now racing along side modified saloons and the pure essence had disappeared .

Porsche in Modsports

article + 1974 review

Porsche in Modsports

record

Modsports

at Thruxton article

Modsport Cobras

MGC GTs

Longton`s TVR Tuscan

Healey 3000s

Turners

MGBs

Absalom's Ginetta G4

Sunbeam Tiger

Jaguar E 1967-69

Jaguar E 1970

Jaguar E 1974