SKODA SUPERSALOONS - GREAT BRITAIN 1970s

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In the 1970s there began in Britain a class of national racing called 'Supersaloons' for very modified sedan/coupe vehicles. The regulations said that the central body of the car must remain original metal and the motor must remain in the original location, but any motor could be used ! But the rules did not specify if a rear-mounted engine must remain in front of,or behind the gearbox as original, so some racers decided that this permitted using a rear-engined vehicle but with transaxle mounted like F1/2/3/5000. Such cars had much better 'handling' and grip than traditional Escort,Capri etc with big motors, and so cars like VW Beetle, Hillman Imp/Stilletto and Skoda R Coupe suddenly became popular as the base for very extreme modifications.

The usual method was to use front and rear axles from a Monopost or Sports racing car such as Hart or Lola, and attach these to 'sub-frames' of tubular construction in the original luggage boot and motor areas that were integral with the inside safety frame. Front and rear body 'cover' sections were usually of glassfibre and removable as two large pieces. In later years the regulations were changed to what became called 'silhouette', permitting the whole vehicle outer body to be a glassfibre copy of the original, so most cars became replica 'skins' mounted on complete chassis from a monopost. Most of the cars in the fotos are the later 'silhouette' type, but not all.

The yellow car in fotos 01 to 05 was the very first Skoda Supersaloon, sponsored by Skoda Great Britain and Skoparts, 06 is from 1975 ! The car had a 5.0 litre Chevrolet V8 motor giving 450 hp. It had the central steel body of a 110R Coupe, in these pictures it has 3 different owner/drivers.

Few of these cars remain today, the championships for which they were valid have ended, some were sold to hill-climb racers, but now their engines, gearboxes and other components from single-seat race cars have a high value for the renovation of the original monopost cars which are used in current events for Historic brand names such as March,Hart,Lola etc.

Fotos, when they arrive, are thanks to help of Majkl and Tuxik. Please copy as you wish.

If a translation is required, please Majkl,Matsoft maybe you can help - ja to neumim !
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SKODA SUPERSALOONS - GREAT BRITAIN 1970s - komentáře:

17:33:26
21.02.2011
Qwak

-> Qwak: http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=aFXun8uSMHY tak jsem neco našel to bíle erko je tam videt celkem hodnekrát.. ale to žluty se tam v 10 vterine jen mihne,.ale je naprosto dokonaly !!!
20:33:30
20.02.2011
Qwak

užasný auta, hledám to na netu už dlouho, ale furt nic .. nejaký videa jste nekdo nenašel?
13:24:23
16.01.2008
Majkl

-> skofast: 3 taky dobry 3
13:23:09
16.01.2008
spyker

kde si to našel ... já našel taky stránky s těmadle skvostama4
10:43:13
11.01.2008
Nwkt

-> skofast: 3 3 3
01:40:20
11.01.2008
Tuxik

-> skofast: 3 3 3
01:20:54
11.01.2008
skofast

22:45:19
10.01.2008
Majkl

this skoda-virt.cz/cz/.../7989 8 I like most of all..
22:42:51
10.01.2008
Nwkt

I like this one skoda-virt.cz/cz/.../7988 5 1
22:35:40
10.01.2008
havlik

-> skofast: no ten je taky parádní
22:34:16
10.01.2008
skofast

muj oblibenejsi je skoda-virt.cz/cz/.../7987 5 to je ten puvodni ze 1975, a vim kde jsou formy na vyroba kapoty,blatniky a spoilery ! Jako Dakos, ale 100 kmh/h rychlejsi !
22:13:38
10.01.2008
Tuxik

22:13:06
10.01.2008
havlik

mě se moc libí tohle skoda-virt.cz/cz/.../7989 1 15
22:12:08
10.01.2008
Tuxik

Moc zajimave (Very interesting) !
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