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Le Mans Morgans Back to the Sarthe 2018

Postby John Clarke » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:57 am

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Great news.....I've just heard from Simon that all three Series 1 Le Mans Morgans have been accepted into this years Le Mans Classic. Quite fitting really as it is 80 years since Prudence Fawcett and Anthony White first entered (and finished) in BNP 370 (ne FXD 280).

The cars will be driven (left to right) by Simon and Phil, Leigh and Peter, the Goddards - Sharlie and Phil and Smith.

The provisional entry list is here

http://www.lemansclassic.com/wp-content/uploads/2018-lmc-entry.pdf

This will be the first time that these three old stagers have competed at La Sarthe together.

Happy days.

=D>

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Re: Le Mans Morgans Back to the Sarthe 2018

Postby peter rafter » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:03 pm

It could be an opportunity to meander back to Blighty from Spa via La Sarthe.
Bon chance.
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Re: Le Mans Morgans Back to the Sarthe 2018

Postby TonyLees » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:09 pm

Magnifique!
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Re: Le Mans Morgans Back to the Sarthe 2018

Postby John Clarke » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:39 am

LMC is getting closer and preparations are (should be) well underway.

I came across this the other day, a collage from yesteryear (2008?).

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Photos by various people, but not me

Me thinks the drivers were Plant, Lees and Sebba, I was relegated to holding the bonnet! We were racing my (now the Goddards) series 1 soon to return to Le Mans for the 5th time.

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Re: Le Mans Morgans Back to the Sarthe 2018

Postby John Clarke » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:53 am

The Morgans have arrived at the Sarthe and are tucked up in their paddock.

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Simon's "Fawcett/White" Le Mans Mog, Leigh's actual 38/39 Le Mans Mog, the Goddards "White/Anthony" Le Mans Mog

You can follow the live stream of the race here
http://www.lemansclassic.com/language/en/live-streaming-video/

Simon is car number 40 (of course), Leigh is number 42 and the Goddards 66 (can they repeat the success of team 66 in 2008?)

Qually today (Friday) at 13.45pm and 22.29pm. These may not be streamed, we'll have to wait and see.

Good luck boys (and Sharlie).

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Re: Le Mans Morgans Back to the Sarthe 2018

Postby TonyLees » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:01 am

Go teams!
Don’t forget to slipstream those Bentleys :)
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Re: Le Mans Morgans Back to the Sarthe 2018

Postby John Clarke » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:08 pm

nearly 80 years on

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2018 Leigh Sebba with FXD; 1939 Geoffrey White and....could it be, just could it be??? also with FXD
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Re: Le Mans Morgans Back to the Sarthe 2018

Postby John Clarke » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:20 am

Day and night practice/qualification successfully completed by all cars. Leigh reports heat maybe affecting smooth running of some cars.

Results for day and night sessions were - Simon (car 40) 46th and 42nd; Leigh (car 42) 54th and 55th, Goddards (car 66) 60th and 58th.

=D>

The full results can be found here where you can also follow the cars live lap by lap

http://peterautoracing.alkamelsystems.com/

Now for the racing.

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Re: Le Mans Morgans Back to the Sarthe 2018

Postby John Clarke » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:13 am

Great day and night racing from the three teams.

Simon has done the maximum laps possible by a 1098cc Morgan and is leading the way on scratch and handicap. Simon was 8th on handicap after the first race and 11th during the night.

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Thanks for the photo Simon - doesn't she look stunning?

Leigh was less fortunate with FXD running a bit rough, then he was overtaken at night by the leader at the chequered flag robbing him of a lap. This left Leigh 3 laps behind the Simon and 2 behind the Goddards.

One race to go..

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Re: Le Mans Morgans Back to the Sarthe 2018

Postby John Clarke » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:12 pm

The final results are in after the last race was cut short due to oil on the track.

Simon and Phillip finished a brilliant 7th overall on handicap after completing 16 laps and taking the chequered flag in 33rd place overall.

The Goddards, Phil and Sharlie, completed 15 laps finishing 37th overall and 21st on handicap.

and Leigh and Peter completed 13 laps finishing 44th on scratch and 41st on handicap,

Beers all round!

\:D/

I reckon Simon was the 1st under 1100cc car home on handicap and 2nd overall behind a Singer Le Mans. A huge achievement.

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Re: Le Mans Morgans Back to the Sarthe 2018

Postby Bob Bull » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:46 pm

Difficult to be sure watching on a computer screen, but it looked as if Leigh made a 'Moss style' Le Mans start getting away probably first out of the blocks. If true … has he been doing some secret training?
Ace Photograp…… you know!
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Re: Le Mans Morgans Back to the Sarthe 2018

Postby peter rafter » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:57 pm

Plateau 1 Scratch PI
King//Tisdell 33 7
Goddards/Smith 37 21
Sebba/Cole 44 41

Plateau 2 Sebba /Cole 30 26

Playeau 3
Ahlers 10 29
Emberson/Bell 15 31
Van der Kroft 16 10
Regent ?Garant 19 35
King/Tisdell 32 28
Van Kiel/kentgens 49 52

Plateau 5 Emberson/Wykham 61 60
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Re: Le Mans Morgans Back to the Sarthe 2018

Postby Leigh Sebba » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:57 am

Thanks for all that support from Perth (Oz) and BHP. The pic of me doesn’t show it clearly – but I was wearing my beret and Allez Les Bleus shirt (1998 Paris final) in support of the French on the Friday.

Pre war car had all sorts of mysterious engine problems but the +4 went well in a ‘lively’ grid – including Gull Wing Mercs spitting flames from the side as they pass
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