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Le Mans Conundrum

Postby John Clarke » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:28 pm

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With the Toyota expiring on the last lap yesterday (could you believe it?) handing the win to Porsche for the 18th time, it made me think.

How many finishes at Le Mans have these pre war Morgans racked up?

No prizes but the answer may surprise you (or not?)

......perhaps the Toyota team should have gone to Brian's!!
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Re: Le Mans Conundrum

Postby RICHARD PLANT » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:24 pm

7 by my reckoning?
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Re: Le Mans Conundrum

Postby Leigh Sebba » Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:09 am

John’s car – 2002,4,6,8 = 4
My car – 2010,12,14 = 3
Simon’s – 2014

Total 8
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Re: Le Mans Conundrum

Postby Bob Bull » Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:27 am

Why I venture here I do not know, but if JC is hinting at a surprise, might you need to consider pre war races? I have no idea, but I suspect Mr Clarke has prepared an ambush for unsuspecting pundits.
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Re: Le Mans Conundrum

Postby Bob Bull » Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:31 am

I'll go for 9. 1939 15th. overall.
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Re: Le Mans Conundrum

Postby John Clarke » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:10 am

Bob's closest - but no one is correct so far!

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Re: Le Mans Conundrum

Postby Bob Bull » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:29 am

OK , JC I'll revise my answer and add 1937 and 1938 to the list, making 11 appearances, as I was not yet one year old at the time it was easy to forget that first race.

Perhaps we should all read you book, after all.

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Re: Le Mans Conundrum

Postby Leigh Sebba » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:29 pm

My car did 1938 and 1939 (not 1937)

So that makes 10 :)
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Re: Le Mans Conundrum

Postby Bob Bull » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:38 pm

A Series 1 raced at Le Mans in 1937/8/9 according to my expert research. Post war I rely on your figures, Leigh.

1937 Prudence Fawcett and Geoff White.

1939 Dick Anthony and Geoff White

Can not trace 1938 for sure.
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Re: Le Mans Conundrum

Postby jack bellinger » Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:06 pm

What about DOH ...The quickest

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Re: Le Mans Conundrum

Postby Bob Bull » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:55 am

jack bellinger wrote:What about DOH ...The quickest

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Can any sane person explain this for me? Please.
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Re: Le Mans Conundrum

Postby Bob Bull » Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:09 am

Pre war 1938 & 39. No Morgans entered in 1937.
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Re: Le Mans Conundrum

Postby Bob Bull » Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:19 am

My final answer is two pre war and 8 post war, thus 10 in total. Beaten by Leigh again.
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Re: Le Mans Conundrum

Postby John Clarke » Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:37 pm

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 really. Hopefully, more finishes to come.

Toyota might want to take note.

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Re: Le Mans Conundrum

Postby Mary Lindsay » Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:43 pm

Just two pre-war finishes in the full 24 hours for Leigh's car then?
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