Wednesday, February 28, 2018

If This Isn't a Sportscar, What Is? Manila Sports Car Club Releases 2017 List of Eligible Cars


What is a sportscar? While the term is now being used by everyone from journalists to enthusiasts to describe everything from an Mazda MX-5 to a Ford Mustang to a Honda Civic Type R even, the folks at the Manila Sports Car Club has a very specific list.

A non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of sportscars, the highly discerning MSCC has released its official 2017 list of what they term to be “sportscars.” This is the barest minimum to gain probationary entry into the organization (other requirements include an approval from their Board of Directors and a presentation of a sportscar in good or in course of earnest restoration).

Their complete list can be scrolled through below, but at a glance, MSCC seems to classify a sportscar as something with two doors with typically a two-seater configuration. There are some 2+2s in the list, but they are mostly the exception. MSCC’s sportscar list doesn’t seem to mind the driven wheels (there are some FWD and AWD among the mostly RWD) or does it discriminate whether it has a fixed or convertible top.

Some notable cars not classified as sportscars include: the BMW M3/M4, American muscle cars such as the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, and the Dodge Charger. The list also omits new-age pocket rockets such as the Subaru WRX STI and Honda Civic Type R or even the CR-Z.

2017 Manila Sports Car Club Eligible Car List
  • AC: Ace, Aceca, Cobra.   
  • ALFA ROMEO: 8C2300 (1931-34), Disco Volante (1952), SZ-1, SZ-2 (1959-61), TZ-1, TZ-2 (1965-88), Giulietta Spider (1955-62), Veloce (1955-62), Tipo 33 Stradale (1867-69), Duetto & Spider (1966-93), 126 Spider, Giulietta Sprint (to 1962), Veloce (1955-62), 8C Competizione (2007-2008). 4C (2013-14). By way of exception: 105 GT Junior, 105 1750 and Sprint, 105 GTV and GTA; 4C (2014+).   
  • ALPINE: A110   
  • ARIEL: Atom   
  • ASA: Ascari, Ecosse.   
  • ASTON MARTIN: 1 .5 lite Le-mans (1927-36); DB1 to 6; Vantage V8/V12 (2005-2015), Vanquish (2012+).   
  • AUDI: TT Mark I (Type 8N, 1998-2006); R8 (2006+).   
  • AUSTIN HEALEY: Sprite, 100, 100/6 (1956-59), 3000.   
  • BECK: 550 (reproduction).   
  • BERKELEY: B65 (1956-60).   
  • BIZARRINI: GT Strada.   
  • BMW: 328 (1936-39), 507 (1956-59), M1, Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8.   
  • BRICKLIN: SV-1 (1974-76).   
  • BUGATTI: Types 35, 37, 55 (to 1932), EB110 (1991-1995), Veyron.   
  • CHEVROLET: Corvette.   
  • CISITALIA: 1100 202 (1948-52).   
  • DAIMLER: SP250 (1959-64).   
  • DELOREAN: DMC 12.   
  • DE TOMASO: Mangusta, Pantera.   
  • DONKERVOORT: All models.   
  • ELVA: Courier.   
  • ERA: Cobra (reproduction), GT40 (reproduction).   
  • FACEL VEGA: Facella.   
  • FERRARI: All models. except:  400 (1976+) & 412 (1985-89), 456 & 456 M (1992-2003), 612 Scaglietti (2004-10), FF (2011+).   
  • FIAT: Balilia 11005 (1932-37), Otto Vu or 8V (1952-54), 1500/1600 (1959-67), 124 Spider & Coupe, Dino (1966-73), 850 Spyder (1968-73), X1/9 (1972-89), Barchetta (1995-2005).   
  • FORD: Ford GT, GT40. By exception: Shelby GT350 (1965-1966 only).   
  • FRAZER NASH: Le Mans Replica (1948-55).   
  • GINETTA: G4 (1961-68).   
  • GUMPERT: Apollo.   
  • HEALEY: Silverstone (1949-50).   
  • HONDA: S600 (1965-66), S800 (1966-70), NSX, S2000.    
  • HRG: 1500 (1946-54).   
  • ISO: Grifo, Rivolta.   
  • JAGUAR: SS 100 (1936-39), XK 120, 140 & 150, C-Type, D-Type & XKSS, XKE (incl. 2+2), XJR-15 (1990-92), XJ220 (1992-94), F-Type (2013+).   
  • JENSEN HEALEY: Jensen Healey (1972-76).   
  • KOENIGSEGG: All models.   
  • LAMBORGHINI: All cars, except Espada.   
  • LANCIA: Aurelia B24 Spider (1955-56), Beta Monte Carlo (1975-84), Aurelia B20 GT (1951-53), Appia GTE Zagato (1960), Flaminia GT (1956), Flaminia Supersport Zagato (1958), Flavia Sport (1954-57), Stratos (1974-76), Zagato (1979).   
  • LEXUS: LFA (2010 to 2012).   
  • LOTUS: All models.   
  • MARCOS: 1800, Mantula, TSI GTC, R/T.   
  • MASERATI: AGG 2000 (1954-57), 3500, Bora, Ghibli (1967-73), Khamsin, Merak, Mexico, Mistral, 4200 Spyder (2001- 2007).  By exception:  Granturismo MC Stradale (2011-2013 only).   
  • MAZDA: Cosmo, RX-7, Miata (Eunos, MX-5).   
  • MCLAREN: All models.   
  • MERCEDES BENZ: 190SL (1954-62), 300SL (1954-62), W113 “Pagoda Roof” series (230SL, 250SL, 280SL; 1962-72), R107 series (280SL, 350SL, 450SL, 560SL, and variants; 1972-89), SLK (1998-2016), SLS AMG Gullwing (2010-2014), AMG GT/GTS (2015+).   
  • MERCER: Raceabout (1911-14).   
  • MG: K3 Magnette, M-Type Midget, D and J Series Midgets, all “T” Series, MGA, MGB, MGB GT, MGC, MGB GT, Midget, MGF (1995-02).   
  • MICHEL: TC (reproduction), TF (reproduction), Seven (reproduction), Cobra (reproduction), 550 (reproduction), Speedster (reproduction).   
  • MORGAN: Aero, Suoer Sports Aero (1920-32), Grand Prix (1926), Super Sports (1927-39), Sports (1932-39); All post-war models, except Four-Seater.   
  • MOSSLER: MT900S, T, RGT3.   
  • NISSAN (DATSUN): Fairlady 1500(SP310/SPL310, 1963-1965), 1600 (SP311/SPL311, 1965-1970), 2000 (SR311/SRL311, 1967-1970); Fairlady Z (1970-1978), 240Z, 260Z, 260Z, 280Z, 300ZX (Z31 body, short-wheelbase), 350Z, 370Z, Fairlady ZG, 240ZG, 432/432R.  (Note: For all Nissans, only two-seat models are eligible).   
  • NSU: Wankel Spider (1962-67).   
  • OPEL: GT (1968-73); Speedster (2000-05; also known as Vauxhall VX220 or Daewoo Speedster).
  • PAGANI: All models.   
  • PORSCHE: All cars, except Panamera, Cayenne, Macan.   
  • RENAULT: Caravelle & Floride (allowed by way of exception), Sport Spyder (1999).   
  • RILEY: Brooklands (1929-32), Sprite (1936-38), 2.5-Liter Roadster (1948-50).   
  • RIZAL MOTORS:  Tamaraw (ca. 1963)
  • SAAB: Sonnet.   
  • SALEEN: S7 (2000 - 07).   
  • SINGER: Le-mans (1933-37), 4AD, Nine.   
  • SUBARU:  By exception: BRZ (2012-2015).   
  • SUNBEAM: Talbot Alpine (1953-55); Alpine, Harrington Le Mans GT; Tiger.   
  • STUTZ: Bearcat.   
  • SUPERFORMANCE: Cobra, Daytona, Corvette Grand Sport (reproductions), GT40 (continuation series).   
  • TOYOTA: Sport 800; 2000 GT (1967-70); MR2, MRS.  By exception: 86 (also known as Hachi-Roku (ハチロク), GT-86, and Scion FR-S; 2012-2015).   
  • TRIUMPH: TR2, 3, 3A, 3B, TR4 & 4A, TR5, TR250, TR6, TR7, TR8, Spitfire, GT6.   
  • TVR: All models to 2007.   
  • VAUXHALL: VX220 (2000-05).  See Opel.
  • VOLVO: P1800 (including ES; 1969-72).   
  • WESTFIELD: Seven (reproduction); Eleven (reproduction).   
  • WOLSELEY: Hornet Special (1932-38).

14 comments:

  1. lmao di kasama ang Honda Civic Type Rug

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  2. RIZAL MOTORS: tamaraw? ... did I read it right?!

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  3. RIZAL MOTORS: Tamaraw? ... did I read it right?!

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  4. Where is the ultra super sporty mazda3 with its premium interior and fun to drive characteristic? The guys who made this list are clueless. The mazda3 is the ultimate definition of a sportscar... Owners are said to have a sense of pride when driving one... Mclaren??? Pfft please... The mazda3 is the best in terms of fearures and pricing and nothing but good things are said by reviewers. If you don't like the mazda3, you are an idiot...

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    1. LOL, was chatting with the service head of a nearby Mazda showroom recently. He jokingly mentioned how funny some people were setting up their 3's. I mean its a competent compact car but... :)

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    2. Shhh... Don't get the mazda3 fanboys angry. It's supposed to be the ultimate car in terms of luxury and sportiness.

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    1. Oo nga. Kahit 4M yung presyo at individually assembled yung engine by artisans? Para ngang mas qualified pa ito keysa GT-86/BR-Z

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  6. Oh noes the peasants are catching up to us. We must keep our elite status! Keep these ricers off us!!!!

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  7. What about the Aurelio? Proudly Phil. made.

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