The CSCC Special Saloons + Modsports series



Classic Sports Car Club :

the series organisers

TSL  :

Timing Solutions Limited

for race results / qualifying

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In 2012 the Classic Sports Car Club launched it`s Special Saloons race series. In so doing it revived a whole genre of modified club racing that was once common in the UK but had been missing for too long. The cars involved were those from different strains of modified racing...70`s Super Saloons ( such as the iconic `Baby Bertha` Firenza  , 80`s/90`s Thundersaloons , Modsports , Special GTs and a variety of other fascinating machinery. Most of the cars are unique and some havn`t been seen racing for decades so the series is a kind of timewarp for enthusiasts.

This website is endorsed by the CSCC and I am grateful for their continued support of this site.

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Historical website

Due to the recent increase in interest about the history of Special Saloons and Modsports the historical section of this website has migrated to its own dedicated website. It can be found at www.modbase.info

or click the photo of Doc Merfield ( right ).  

logo by kind permission of CSCC

May 5th - SILVERSTONE International

Jul 14/15th - BRANDS HATCH Indy

Aug 18/19th - THRUXTON

Oct 6/7th - MALLORY PARK

'a joy for anybody with fond memories of the heyday of club racing's special saloons and modsport categories from the mid-1960's to late-80's'

- Marcus Pye

Season Finale at Thruxton September 21st



CSCC expands the series with parallel classes for cars with newer engines alongside existing pre-1994 units !

' We have previously turned away otherwise correct cars such as Mini’s and Imps running bike engines and Escort mk1s and 2s with Millington, Duratec and Honda S2000 engines alike, these can now be welcomed'

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2020 Calendar to start at Thruxton behind closed doors in July...


With Motorsport in the UK given the green light to resume in July following the easing of the Covid lockdown measures the CSCC intends to kick start its season at Thruxton on the weekend of July 25th/26th.

So far the club have had to cancel 6 events due to the outbreak with the Silverstone meeting still be to re-schedueled due to a calender reshuffle at the circuit.

The Special Saloons series missed out at Cadwell and Brands Hatch but is one the series that is on the Thruxton list of races for the sunday and entries are now being taken. Things are far from back to normal however as this and other similar events across the country will be heavily restricted.

Due to the ongoing risk of Covid there is NO PUBLIC ADMITTANCE FOR THIS EVENT .

The restrictions apply throughout the entire event and the CSCC, professional as always are working with their hosts at Thruxton to ensure the safety of all those who are able and indeed permitted to attend. At the time of writing the restrictions for competitors include no family or friends and only 1 mechanic per car. With several weeks yet to go and with ongoing meetings finalised details will be made public nearer the time.

Revised 2020 Calendar :

Sun July 24th - Thruxton

Sat or Sun Aug 15th/16th - Snetterton tbc

Sat/Sun Sep 26th/27th - Donington

Sun Nov 1st - Mallory