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Murray Montgomery Smith

Postby Mary Lindsay » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:28 pm

I am sad to report that that Murray passed away earlier today. He had been diagnosed with an untreatable cancer in January.

Murray was a true one-off, an eccentric and great Morgan enthusiast. He will be well remembered for his lime green Morgan Plus 4 that he trialled and used on the road with immense commitment and enthusiasm.
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Re: Murray Montgomery Smith

Postby TonyLees » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:59 am

Murray and the MurrayMint Special will be sorely missed. A true Morgan chap.
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Re: Murray Montgomery Smith

Postby Richard Smith » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:18 am

One of life's great characters.
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Re: Murray Montgomery Smith

Postby Andy Downes » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:15 pm

They didn't have a mould to break when they made Murray Montgommery Smith - because he'd been carved into a unique one-off.

Although we'll not see his like again here are two photos of him that say it all.

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Murray and Frank McClain inspecting the John MacDonald engine in Andy Garlick's racing +4, Frank is drooling over the twin Webers on the other side of the engine, Murray meanwhile takes notes to use as incriminating evidence. That's Murray's unique Green/Blue +4 on the left of shot and Barry Sumner's 4/4 VMO on the right (sometime in the 1980s).


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Murray in 2016 leaving Keith & Wendy Morris' New Year's Party, displaying his normal inimitable style.
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Re: Murray Montgomery Smith

Postby Mary Lindsay » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:14 pm

Bob Northover tells me that the funeral is Monday Apr 8th At St. Mary the Virgin Church Silchester at noon. Hot lunch to follow, venue unconfirmed.
I will post more when I know it.
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