Cosworth was created in 1958 by Mike Costin and Keith Duckworth, with the mission that “it must be possible to create a living messing around with racing engines”. Over the following years they did more than mess around – Cosworth engines virtually dominated almost every major series that they entered, starting with the first Formula Junior engines that were launched in 1960. Four years later, the MAE and SCA engines secured wins and championships in the Formula 3 and Formula 2 categories. And then in 1967 history was made when the DFV won first time out in Formula 1, going on to take a record 155 victories, 12 drivers’ championships and 10 constructors’ championships.
Cosworth engines became a force to be reckoned with on the road too; already a rallying legend, the BD series expanded into automotive territory. Likewise, the YB range of engines cleaned up on rally stages and at the track whilst also becoming the powerplant for Ford’s iconic Sierra and Escort RS Cosworths.
At Modatek we are proud to be able to help our customers keep their historic Cosworth engines running, and we have been able to supply parts for all manner of engines, from the early Formula Junior variants through to the mind-boggling 20,000 rpm CA Formula 1 engine.
Check out our video which shows just a fraction of the engine projects that we support at Modatek.