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Old 28 Sep 2006, 11:09 (Ref:1721936)   #16
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Old 28 Sep 2006, 11:12 (Ref:1721937)   #17
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Old 28 Sep 2006, 11:26 (Ref:1721948)   #18
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Old 28 Sep 2006, 11:39 (Ref:1721960)   #19
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Old 28 Sep 2006, 11:50 (Ref:1721966)   #20
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Modsports Elan

John Fletchers Elan at Aintree in 1973.
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Old 28 Sep 2006, 11:57 (Ref:1721974)   #21
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Modsports XK

John (plastic) Pearson at Aintree 1973.
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(This is all good stuff, but let's keep it on the one thread, please! All threads now merged! -JT)

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Old 28 Sep 2006, 13:02 (Ref:1722042)   #22
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Does anyone know what happened to this. It was built in the mid sixties at FGR's in Shortlands, Bromley. It had a Ci Cadillac engine mated to a Moss box. I started to restore it in the mid seventies but ended up selling it to a Racing team called Trox Racing. They had a clothing business in Deptford SE London. I and my uncle (pictured right) who built it would love to know what became of it.

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Old 29 Sep 2006, 14:59 (Ref:1723080)   #23
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Thanks to those who filled in the gaps on Brian Hough's sad fate with the TVR. Its lovely to see pictures of the car from Markal here. I also noticed some reference to him on this site, which is a really good source for 1970s modsports and modsaloons.

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Old 29 Sep 2006, 17:05 (Ref:1723210)   #24
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My first two seasons of my short and uneventful and underfunded career was spent in STP Modsports and MGCC, in my 1380cc MG Midget. It ran as number 52. White with blue trim. My Devon neighbours were Roger Sparling in another MG and John Pugsley with his amazing black Davrian. Among others in the fray in 79/80 in STP were Steve Soper in the Radbourne X/19, Steven Roberts in the amazing Trans XL M Marcos, David Sutherland Datsun 240Z, John Fletcher, THAT white Lotus, Adrian Yates-Smith Porsche RSR, and many more. Those cars are probably in many pieces and no longer around. The guy that bought my Midget wanted to return it to it's 1960 stock form... At my first open test day at Brands in 79, there was another driver there with a Midget and he had a lot of experience. He was most helpful and i saw him at numerous MGCC events over the net 2 years. I have forgotten his name and sadly I heard he was killed at Thruxton a few years later. Anyone have anything on it?
I really enjoyed my 2 years in Mod Sports, but felt the pull to Prod Saloons, and had 2 hilarious seasons with Marshall, Lanfranchi, Llewlyn, Scarborough etc.
After that I moved to Florida, for meteorological reasons, and got back into racing behind a camera lens about 12 years ago. Now I contribute to dailysportscar.com ( ALMS) and am Audi Sport NA's racing photographer. It could be worse....I could be in Grand Am shooting those ugly slow DP's. They call THAT sports car racing? I'd take them back in time to an STP Modsports event anywhere in the UK...I still miss the sense of excitement that is unique in getting into a racing car. You never lose it. I was happy to have been involved in a golden age. My inspiration was watching Plastic Pearson in that bright red XK, on Grandstand, with Murry Walker getting all excited as once again, John threw the big red beast around Thruxton. Mesmerizing indeed.
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Quicks E was in Switzerland owned by Eric Traber when last seen. The car was still in largely as raced during the 1969/70 season. The 3-8 had been replaced By a 4-2 and the set of 45DCO's and D manifold replaced with 45DCOE's and a manifold of modern manufacture. The owner still had the ex Brabham F1 wheels but those on the car were new and split rim and of course back to CR65 Dunlops. The rear end was most original 1969 with rose jointed suspension still in place. Front brake were still Girling CR calapers on solid discs the rears Mk10 calipers and discs.The car had previously been in the ownership of Denis Connerly in the States who had spent vast sums in restoration to original 69 spec. The registration WOO11 was retained by John
and transferred to various Porsche's, Datsun,s etc and then sold about 3 years ago for 5k. John Lewis still has his car.
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Old 9 Jun 2008, 09:13 (Ref:2223465)   #27
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Believe John Fletcher still has his elan
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John Fletcher still has the Elan, i will get some pics, i was told John Pearson still has the XK?, there must be hundreds of modsport pics that have not been posted, regards Alan.
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I may have some old faded images but it was all pre digital back then. In fact I believe cave painting was one up on some of the grainy images I have seen. I remember Plastic's XK as being a red hard top at one point, not a softie. Fletchers Elan was amazingly quick, and he was so down to earth and unassuming. Many of the fastest guy's around at that time were. When you look back at just how fast these men were, it's truly amazing. The crowds were always good as well as the fans knew they were in for a treat. The scrutineering was always fair and freindly. Happy days indeed.
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Old 9 Jun 2008, 20:40 (Ref:2224116)   #30
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Any image is better than nothing of an era i still think about, Pearson,s soft top was actualy fibreglass he just took a mould straight of the soft top! J Fletcher live's a mile from me, so pics should be easy, look farward to seeing some of yours, regards Alan.
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