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Postby peter rafter » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:16 pm

Richard Smith is preparing an article for Miscellany re dads and their sons and daughters,
In reply I had penned a brief summary below. Have I missed or misrepresented anyone?
Richard Old Bean,
Look no further than the AR Motorsport Morgan Challenge, a vibrant and emorphing Fambly with an eclectic caste system (Car and Driver), multiple ethnic minorities and Foreigners, and a widening age and senility range. It is and has been a a heady mix of Captains of Industry, Legal Eagles, Entrepreneurs, Tax Exiles, Landed Gentry, Grandees, Farmers, Medics, Orphans, Technical Gurus, Morgan Family, Shareholder, Employee , Agents and Preparers, Foreigners, bewildered and confused Pensioners, Grand parents, and shy retiring Wallflowers. “Oh happy band of brothers”
There be Spouses, Father and Sons, Father and Daughters, Siblings,
From memory (albeit fading):
Spouses—Goddard (Philip and Sharlie), Sherry (Simon and Kath), Bailey (Chris and Michelle), Shears (Mark and Suzanne)
Fathers and Sons —Patterson (Russell and Elliot), House (Alan and Dominic), Sumner (Barry, James and Ian), Laidlaw (Kelvin and Alex), Plant (Richard and Will) Bellinger (Jack and Billy), Sargeant (Peter and Will), Bryant (Grahame and Olly), Carter ( Richard and James) Pearce (Tim and Robin)
Fathers and Daughters—Sebba (Leigh and Tamsin), Thorne (Richard and Helen)
Siblings—Sumner (James and Ian)

Someone should write a book.
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Re: Relatives

Postby Leigh Sebba » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:26 pm

Very impressive.

Where are the Mothers and sons / daughters ?

Prudence’s son is more into Bugattis

Mary L I think started on the road to son driving but never got there yet.

Tamsin has a one year old so maybe in a few years……?

But none of us will surpass the Bentley Morleys with three generations in the same race
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Re: Relatives

Postby Mark Shears » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:14 pm

Hi Peter,

Well researched! But I must point out that Suzanne is a) not my wife and b) her surname is nearly the same as mine but without an H.

I did however introduce her to my sister Susan at BDC Silverstone a couple of years ago to keep the names even more confusing...!

Suzanne Sears meet Susan Shears, Susan Shears meet Suzanne Sears...

Thought I ought to put the record straight for future generations...!

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Re: Relatives

Postby Bob Bull » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:38 pm

Sheer folly Mr Rafter.
Ace Photograp…… you know!
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Re: Relatives

Postby peter rafter » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:54 pm

Mark, Mea Culpa.
However, You will naturally retain your category as *Entrepreneur" in the order of merit.
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Re: Relatives

Postby Leigh Sebba » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:26 pm

Suzanne Sears is partner of James Paterson who did race in the series but not sure if she ever raced the Morgan.

Another regular father & son Morgan team ( but not in the challenge but in historic) are Kremers
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Re: Relatives

Postby peter rafter » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:16 pm

Leigh,
I recall following Suzanne who was driving plus 8 down the Hangar straigh tat Silverstone some 8 or 9 years ago. My natural gentlemanly instincts (or lack of ability) hindered my overtaking manoeuvre at Brooklands / Luffield, and a subsequent missed gear, or blinding sun, or oil on track, or slippery surface , or traffic (perm any one from five , or indeed all of these) may have contributed to her exiting out of Woodcote and disappearing out of sight.
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Re: Relatives

Postby Mary Lindsay » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:41 am

Suzanne is of course closely related to the great Jack Sears, after whom Sears corner at Snetterton was named.

It is a great shame that corners at Snetterton have been re-named thus erasing the history of this marvellous circuit.
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Re: Relatives

Postby TonyLees » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:57 pm

pedant note: It was called Sear corner... [-X
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Re: Relatives

Postby Mary Lindsay » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:51 pm

Common usage - Sears!
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Re: Relatives

Postby Andy Downes » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:31 pm

...for me it was always Sear's !

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Re: Relatives

Postby Mary Lindsay » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:49 pm

Ah - a man with an apostrophe!
That is a good compromise!
Although if it was named after Jack Sears the apostrophe should be after the S... :roll:
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Re: Relatives

Postby TonyLees » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:54 pm

chicken or egg?
Track 1953
Sears' frst championship 1958
I'll get me coat :roll:
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Re: Relatives

Postby Mary Lindsay » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:58 pm

As the words in Good King Wenceslas go:
"Yonder pedant who - is he...?
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Re: Relatives

Postby TonyLees » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:09 pm

Them peasants be the salt of the earth.
As it 'appens, Mr Sear was the landowner :shock:
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