Modern open sports car roll cages, Chevrolet Corvettes, Mazda MX5, MG Midget
C5 Corvette for fast road and occasional drag racing use.
Typical back stays with diagonal to stiffen driver area of the main loop. Chevrolet Corvette roll cage.
Foot well view shows the main loop, seat belt mounting cross tube, upper receiver for hinged passenger side door bar and links coming forward to screen tubes. Chevrolet Corvette roll cage.
The business end of the screen tubes showing box extension to the side sill and the hinge end of the door bar. Chevrolet Corvette roll cage.
Complete view of the driver's side door bar in place but not painted yet. Hinged door bars were required to make for easier access. It would be almost impossible to get into the car with the roof panels on and fixed door bars. Chevrolet Corvette roll cage.
Bottom end with a very solid and substantial hinge ... Chevrolet Corvette roll cage.
... and the top end slightly displaced to show the receiver and locking pip pin. Chevrolet Corvette roll cage.
Mazda MX 5 for circuit racing
Comprehensive cage with centre V support for main loop and door bars are typical in these cars. Designed to fit within fibreglass hard top. Mazda MX5 roll cage.
Double door bars with bracing provide good protection against side impact. Mazda MX5 roll cage.
Rear view showing back braces, triangulation and seat belt retaining loops. Mazda MX5 roll cage.
Top view show roof triangulation, dash bar and many corner brace tubes. Mazda MX5 roll cage.
Details of centre V support mounts on transmission tunnel and back brace on to boot floor. Mazda MX5 roll cage.
MG Midget cage designed to fit within soft top and provide complete safety structure.
Main loop fully braced back to wheel arches with diagonal and with shoulder height cross tube. MG Midget roll cage.
Detail of floor mount and main loop, front bar and brace junction. MG Midget roll cage.
1970 Corvette built to Group 4 FIA specification for proposed race series.
Full cage designed to fit under hard top if required. Chevrolet Corvette roll cage.
Detail of mountings and brace to main loop joint. Chevrolet Corvette roll cage.