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by John Clarke
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: 4 cylinder Morgans
Topic: 1963 Goodwood TT
Replies: 2
Views: 1115

1963 Goodwood TT

Phil Brown sent me this link to footage of the 1963 Goodwood TT won by Graham Hill. The Super Sports Morgan +4s GWP and TOK feature. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoCx-zQdXtw Did you spot what car number 17 is which appear at 10mins 17secs? It had me flumuxed. To save you scurrying through your bo...
by John Clarke
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Series I Morgans
Topic: Silverstone Classic Success
Replies: 0
Views: 1216

Silverstone Classic Success

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4318/35492259514_50bd9ba949_z.jpg The beautiful Le Mans Cars: Photo By Simon Leigh and Simon were competing last weekend in their Series 1 Le Mans Morgans in the Kidston Trophy at the Silverstone Classic. Placed in the under 1500cc class they were up against an Aston ...
by John Clarke
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: 4 cylinder Morgans
Topic: Techniques Trophy 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2148

Re: Techniques Trophy 2017

There is a real treat in store at this week ends TT at Silverstone. There is not one but TWO flat rad +4s taking to the track. Leigh will be pitting his 1953 +4 against Mark Shears newly restored 1952 +4 "KUY 475". https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4292/35518607773_708db26645_z.jpg Leigh competing at S...
by John Clarke
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Series I Morgans
Topic: Keep up with Competition Cars
Replies: 1
Views: 1036

Keep up with Competition Cars

John Guatt of the VSCC will not mind me mentioning his excellent Owner Driver Mechanic award. Race reports, photos and results are found here:- http://www.ownerdrivermechanic.co.uk Simon King features and Leigh Sebba and the Goddards series 1 may feature as the season progresses. It is a good site t...
by John Clarke
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: 4 cylinder Morgans
Topic: Morgan +4 Super Sports and +4+
Replies: 41
Views: 18588

Re: Morgan +4 Super Sports and +4+

Hi Leigh John Shepherd Barron 23.06.25 - 15.05.2010 Not tenuous - Richard SB's brother John was accredited with the invention of the ATM for which he received an OBE. (see page 262 Morgan International Adventure II....plug,plug) From my notes with interviewing RSB - John was 13 years Richards senior...
by John Clarke
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Series I Morgans
Topic: Last time a Series 1 won a race outright?
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Re: Last time a Series 1 won a race outright?

Congratulations Simon - an excellent win. You had me searching though my files and certainly in the modern era it is a fair claim. Jeff Sparrowe had a number of wins, I think the following were outright - but we need to check. 15th April 1950 Lulsgate 1100cc race 8th July 1950 Castle Combe 1100cc ra...
by John Clarke
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: On track
Topic: Racing in Oz Round the Houses
Replies: 3
Views: 1136

Re: Racing in Oz Round the Houses

A year on and Phil's moss box +8 is all back together and went back to Northam with the local Morgan group. I tagged along in Sarah's FIAT (!).

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Phil's repaired yellow +8 next to FIAT trying to hide behind tree

Cheers

john
by John Clarke
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: 4 cylinder Morgans
Topic: FIA Papers
Replies: 37
Views: 16556

Re: FIA Papers

You may well have see this but decent copies of the original FIA papers are now available on line to download. http://historicdb.fia.com/ The '61 papers are here Homologation 37 http://historicdb.fia.com/car/morgan-plus-4 The '62 papers are here Homologation 64 http://historicdb.fia.com/car/morgan-p...
by John Clarke
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: On track
Topic: Racing in Oz Round the Houses
Replies: 3
Views: 1136

Racing in Oz Round the Houses

While you guys were racing around Snet, I attended the Northam Flying 50. They close the roads, bung up a few concrete barriers and get on with it. Shot of the paddock https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2950/33930427842_106b21618f.jpg Racing https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3927/33930426152_fb51e1479b.jpg I...
by John Clarke
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: For sale or wanted
Topic: Pre War Coventry Climax crankshafts for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1360

Pre War Coventry Climax crankshafts for sale

I have two, yes, TWO Coventry Climax crankshafts taken from 1122cc Morgan 4-4s They are incredibly heavy so buyer to collect only from Gt Missenden, Bucks. Would prefer to sell together but will sell separately. £150 each. Please PM me if interested and indicate in thread that you have been PM'ed me...
by John Clarke
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: 4 cylinder Morgans
Topic: Annual Lunch
Replies: 74
Views: 16649

Re: Annual Lunch

Jonno and I giving a toast to all the +4 guys at 'The Loft' - Fremantle W.A. - 14th January 2017 https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/328/31476623134_4b9e4840d4_z.jpg "Crisis, what crisis - brexit, fog, storm surge, rail strike ??" Looking forward to the minutes. Always a good read. Sorry I missed it (agai...
by John Clarke
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: 4 cylinder Morgans
Topic: Annual Lunch
Replies: 74
Views: 16649

Re: Annual Lunch

Hope the weather allows for a successful lunch. I'll be thinking of you all from hot sunny Perth. I'll be cracking open a beer or two watching the sun go down over the Indian ocean...... I'll just havie to imagine what the discussion topics may be......Marks flat rad progress, Bob's pre war map, lat...
by John Clarke
Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: For sale or wanted
Topic: New book Morgan International Adventure II
Replies: 4
Views: 2232

Re: New book Morgan International Adventure II

Hi Mark Doesn't look like I can make it to Le Mans this year as I'm drowning in orders. I've forgotten what it is like to run a one man marketing, publishing, packaging and despatch operation! I have Silverstone Classic, BDC and Mog16 in my sights so hope to catch up with you then. And yes, I've put...
by John Clarke
Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: For sale or wanted
Topic: New book Morgan International Adventure II
Replies: 4
Views: 2232

New book Morgan International Adventure II

https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7447/27645739135_39a5a153f4_n.jpg New Morgan Book; the Sequel! With Britain recovering from World War II, Morgan introduced the new Morgan +4 sports car. Sales were very limited not helped by the scarcity of steel supplies. The Morgan factory needed to sell in the glob...
by John Clarke
Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Series I Morgans
Topic: Le Mans Conundrum
Replies: 14
Views: 8278

Re: Le Mans Conundrum

OK - I'll put you out of your misery John’s car (SL 2490) – 2002,4,6,8 = 4 Leigh's car (FXD 280) – 1938, 1939, 2010,12,14 = 5 Simon’s car (DLJ 208) – 2014 Adrian's car (DOH 31) - 2006 Answer, 10 Le Mans finishes for the photographed cars 11 Le Mans finishes for all pre war Morgans Quite remarkable r...