750 Motor Club
750 Motor Club is a motor racing club in the UK. It was founded in 1939 to promote the sporting use of the Austin 7. (750 refers to the 750cc Austin 7 engine). It later led to racing and the 750 Formula where specials are raced. Famous members include Colin Chapman, and Eric Broadley.
The 750MC has continued to promote competitive, low-cost racing for enthusiasts, with a range of championships for production and racing sports cars, saloons and single-seaters.
- 1 Series
- 1.1 750 Formula
- 1.2 750 Trophy
- 1.3 Bike-Sports
- 1.4 Birkett Relay
- 1.5 Civic Cup
- 1.6 Classic Stock Hatch
- 1.7 Clio 182 Series
- 1.8 Formula 4
- 1.9 Formula Vee
- 1.10 Golf GTI
- 1.11 Hot Hatch
- 1.12 Locost
- 1.13 MR2 Championship
- 1.14 MX5 Cup
- 1.15 RGB Championship
- 1.16 Roadsports
- 1.17 SAXMAX
- 1.18 Sport Specials Championship
- 1.19 SR> Challenge
- 1.20 Stock Hatch
- 2 2014
- 3 2015
- 4 2016
- 5 References
- 6 External links
- Class A: All competitors compete in this category.
- Class B: Drivers who have not finished on the podium, in the top 6 in Class A, or won the Class B title in the last five years.
- Class C: For college-entered teams.
750 Formula is the longest running championship in the UK
- Class A: 1,357–1,500 cc (82.8–91.5 cu in) engines, minimum weight of 650 kg (1,433 lb).
- Class B: 1,201–1,356 cc (73.3–82.7 cu in) engines for single seaters, 1,301–1,356 cc (79.4–82.7 cu in) for two-seaters, minimum weight of 540 kg (1,190 lb).
- Class C: Up to 1,200 cc (73.2 cu in) engines for single seaters, up to 1,300 cc (79.3 cu in) for two-seaters, minimum weight of 520 kg (1,146 lb).
- Class D: Up to 1,000 cc (61.0 cu in) engines, minimum weight of 505 kg (1,113 lb).
A six-hour endurance relay event where competitors race for scratch and handicap positions, open to sports cars and saloon cars. The race was first run in 1951, and was created by Holland Birkett, who was one of the founding members of the 750 Motor Club. In 2001, a twelve-hour race was also held. Currently, the event is held at the Silverstone Circuit.
- 2014 – The Winning Radicals (Aaron Bailey, Doug Carter, Brian Murphy, Lee Bailey and John Macleod)
- 2013 – The Third Radicals (Aaron Bailey, Oliver Cox, Doug Carter, Charles Harvey-Kelly and Lee Bailey)
- 2012 – Team O'BR (Mark Burton, Paul Rose, Graham Pattle, Graham Booth and Eugene O'Brien)
- 2011 – IVOLT/Radical (Manhal Allos, Mark Smithson and Phil Abbott)
- 2010 – Nearly Six Sevens (Peter Ratcliffe, Chris Porritt, Keith Dunn, Kevin Williams and Ian Wale)
- 2009 – Geoff Steel Racing (Jamie Martin, Michael Symons, Keith Webster and Peter Moulsdale)
- 2008 – Hart Attacks (Chris Hart, Barry Webb, Mike Evans, Jamie Champkin and Michelle Hayward)
- 2007 – Gold Arts (Doug Newman, Simon Harris, John Schneider and Patrick Gormely)
- 2006 – Gold Arts (Doug Newman, Simon Harris, Graham Booth and John Schneider)
- 2005 – Gold Arts
- 2004 – Glenn Racing
- 2003 – Glenn Racing
- 2002 – Woody's Wonders
The Tegiwa Civic Cup joined the 750MC in 2014 and became a championship for the first time in 2015. The series equalizes a various range of Civics to all compete for the victory.
Classic Stock Hatch
An entry-level series for 1,400 cc (85.4 cu in) multi-valve, or 1,600 cc (97.6 cu in) 8-valve engined hatchbacks. All cars must have been built prior to January 1992.
Clio 182 Series
An entry-level formula, initially open to various types of Formula chassis, such as older Formula 3, Formula Ford and Revelation 750 cars. From 2013 onwards, the 750 Motor Club no longer will run the series, which is now known as the BRDC Formula 4 Championship.
A one-make series for the Volkswagen Golf GTI. As of 2010, the 750 Motor Club no longer run the series.
An entry-level series for modified hatchbacks and coupes. There were four classes:
- Class A: Modified, FWD cars with engines of 1,601–2,000 cc (97.7–122.0 cu in).
- Class B: Modified, FWD cars with engines up to 1,400 cc (85.4 cu in), or weight-restricted cars of 1,401–1,600 cc (85.5–97.6 cu in).
- Class C: Modified, RWD cars with engines up to 2,000 cc (122.0 cu in)
- Class D: Standard, FWD or RWD cars with engines up to 2,000 cc (122.0 cu in)
The series was cancelled prior to the start of the 2009 season, due to dwindling entries.
A one-make series for Toyota MR2 sports cars. There are two championship, one for the overall results and one for the 3 classes:
- Class A: First-generation Toyota MR2s, fitted with the Toyota 4A-GE engine.
- Class B: Second-generation Toyota MR2s, fitted with the Toyota 3S-GE engine.
- Class C: Third-generation Toyota MR2s (and MR-S), fitted with the Toyota 1ZZ-FE engine.
5 Club Racing was formed in 2014 and joined the 750 Motor Club to run the MX5 Cup for Mk1 Mazda MX5's. The series became a championship in 2015.
The Roadgoing Bike-engined Championship, or the RGB Championship, is a series for road-legal, motorcycle-engine vehicles with a valid MOT certificate. There are three classes:
- Class F: Front-engined cars of up to 1,000 cc (61.0 cu in).
- Class R: Rear-engined, or mid-engined, cars of up to 1,000 cc (61.0 cu in).
- Class A: Cars over 1,000 cc (61.0 cu in), which had competed in the series prior to the end of the 2011 season.
The Roadsports series is a mini-enduro series for 2-door, production-based, sports cars fitted with engines of 4,000 cc (244.1 cu in) or less. There are three classes:
- Sport: Maximum power-to-weight ratio of 140 bhp/ton.
- Supersport: Maximum power-to-weight ratio of 200 bhp/ton.
- Elite: Maximum power-to-weight ratio of 260 bhp/ton.
Sport Specials Championship
An entry-level series for sportscars. Previously known as the Kit Car Championship, until 2015 all cars were road legal, however this necessity was dropped in 2015 (see regulations ) to encourage more competitors. The series caters for Caterhams, Westfields and Sylva Sports Cars amongst others.
The Sports Racing and GT Challenge (or SR> Challenge) is for original or replica Sports and GT cars built prior to 1976. There are four classes:
- Class A: Maximum weight-to-flywheel power ratio of 1.8-2.25 kg/hp.
- Class B: Maximum weight-to-flywheel power ratio of 2.26-3.25 kg/hp.
- Class C: Maximum weight-to-flywheel power ratio of 3.26-3.99 kg/hp.
- Class D: Maximum weight-to-flywheel power ratio of over 4 kg/hp.
The SR> Challenge joined forces with Bernies V8's in 2015.
An entry-level series for 1,400 cc (85.4 cu in) multi-valve, or 1,600 cc (97.6 cu in) 8-valve engined hatchbacks.
- 750 Formula – Billy Albone
- Bike-Sports – Adrian Reynard
- Compact Cup – Stuart Voyce
- Classic Stock Hatch – Lee Scott
- Formula Vee – Martin Farmer
- Locost – Matthew Brooks
- MR2 Championship – Matt Palmer
- RGB – Matt Higginson
- Sports Specials – Paul Boyd
- Stock Hatch – Shayne Deega
- Donington Park (28-29 March)
- Brands Hatch (25-26 April)
- Silverstone (2 May)
- Croft (23-24 May)
- Cadwell Park (20-21 June)
- Anglesey (18-19 July)
- Snetterton (1-2 August)
- Silverstone (22-23 August
- Spa (5-6 September) – MX5's only
- Castle Combe (5 September) – in conjunction with CCRC.
- Snetterton (12-12 September)
- Mallory Park (27 September)
- Donington Park (3-4 October)
- Silverstone (24 October) – Birkett 6 Hour Relay 
- 750 Formula – David Bartholomew
- Bike-Sports – Tim Gray
- Classic Stock Hatch – Matt Rozier
- Clio 182s – James Bark
- Civic Cup – Adam Shepherd
- Compact Cup – Steve Roberts
- Formula Vee – Paul Smith
- Locost – Danny Andrew
- MR2s – Shaun Traynor
- MX5 Cup – Ben Short
- RGB – Scott Mittell
- Sports Specials – Adrian Cooper
- Stock Hatch – Shayne Deegan
- 750 Formula – Robin Gearing
- Bikesports – Phil Knibb
- Classic Stock Hatch – Matt Rozier
- Clio 182 – Patrick Fletcher
- Civic Cup – Class A: David Buky, Class B: Carl Swift
- Formula Vee – Paul Smith
- Locost – Ian Allee
- MR2 – Jim Davies
- MX5 – Will Blackwell-Chambers
- RGB – Matt Higginson
- Sports Specials – Matthew Booth
- Stock Hatch – Ryan Polley
- "750 Formula". 750 Motor Club. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
- "750 Trophy". 750 Motor Club. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
- "Bikesports". 750 Motor Club. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
- "Birkett Relay". 750 Motor Club. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
- "Classic Stock Hatch". 750 Motor Club. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
- "Clio 182 Series". 750 Motor Club. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
- "MSV ANNOUNCES NEW BRDC FORMULA 4 CHAMPIONSHIP FOR 2013". BRDC Formula 4 Championship. 12 September 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
- "Formula Vee". 750 Motor Club. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
- Kozy (20 November 2008). "750mc - No Hot Hatch Championship for 2009? Alternatives?". PistonHeads Gassing Station. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
- "Locost". 750 Motor Club. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
- "MR2". 750 Motor Club. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
- "RGB". 750 Motor Club. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
- "Roadsports". 750 Motor Club. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
- "Front page". SAXMAX. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
- "Sports Specials". 750 Motor Club. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
- "Sports Racing & GT Challenge". 750 Motor Club. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
- "Stock Hatch". 750 Motor Club. Retrieved 3 July 2013.