Beetle V8 60s Saloons

UK Special Saloon + Modsports Historical Database

Tony Dunderdale - known results in VUD 701- 1972

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Turner Modsport racers

Geoff Daryn -  known results in VUD 701- 1970

* with co-driver R.Corners

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VUD 701         ( Mark.2 )

Jack Turner's company from Wolverhampton were part of the 'specials' explosion of the late 1950's. Like Fairthorpe ,Elva ,Tornado and Turner offered lightweight affordable fibreglass sports cars usually with BMC or Ford mechanicals. About 200 of the mark 3 with tuned Cortina 1500cc were sold and a few were raced.

The most famous Turner is VUD 701 in which John E. Miles ( not the Lotus Grand Prix man ) won the 1964 Veedol championship and went on to become a Modsport regular in the early 70s with Geoff Daryn and in 1971 Tony Dunderdale whilst still entered by Daryn.

Left :1963 Photo by Ken Robbins

Evan Clements - known results - 1970-71- 1150cc class

Mark Hales - known results - 1977

Tony Dunderdale - known results in VUD 701- 1975

Tony Dunderdale - known results in VUD 701- 1971

John E. Miles - known results - Mike Lawlor 'EBH 5G' 1972

Mark Hales - known results - 1976

Trevor Spurling - known results - 1971- 2000cc-class

Tony Dunderdale - known results in VUD 701- 1974

John E. Miles - known results - Mike Lawlor 'EBH 5G' 1971

John E. Miles - known results - Mike Lawlor 'EBH 5G' 1970

EBH 5G / YPF 735G / GFK 11 ( Mk.3)

Miles www.turnersportscars.co.uk/

According to the Turner website 'EBH 5G' was one of the very last built by Gordon Unworth's 'The Pit Counter' who aquired the last few unbuilt chassis ( around 5 ) when production ceased in 1966. Believed to be chassis number 66/0101/PC .

Entered by Mike Lawlor it was John E. Miles who raced it approx 1972-74 gaining at least 8 class wins ,often at Brands Hatch using a Ford 1650cc.

Tony Broom appeared in 1980 with both this car and VUD 701 to take 9 class wins and the BARC North of England Championship.

Geoff Sizzey bought the car late 1983 reregistered it as GFK 11 and unmodified the car to make it eligable for the 1984 750MC Road Sports.