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New Morgan Book Celebrates 75th Anniversary Buy Now

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New Book Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Morgan’s First
Race at Le Mans


In 1938 Morgan appeared on the world stage, competing at the famous 24 Hour race at Le Mans against the best sports cars of the day driven by the best international drivers. Two enthusiastic amateurs, Prudence Fawcett, a pretty young society lady and Geoff White from the Winter Garden Garages brought the Morgan home to 13th place overall having covered 1,350 miles. This year marks their 75th anniversary.

Drawing from private collections of photographs, this 240 page, hardback book is printed on high quality gloss paper and contains over 250 images, many of which have never been published before. The book tells the story of Morgan’s adventures in international motorsport before the war in particular the RAC Tourist Trophy races in 1937 and 1938 and at Le Mans in 1938 and 1939. The book also provides extensive biographies of the Morgan competitors including Henry Laird, Prudence Fawcett, Dick Anthony, Geoff White and Lance Prideaux-Brune.

Here are some pages I've taken from the book:

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“Morgan International Adventure” will be released next month (April) as a limited first edition of just 250 copies. Priced at £24.95 plus P&P, the book can only be ordered from me. It will not be for sale through Amazon nor any of the traditional book shops.

To reserve your copy, please send me your address and the number of books required to John Clarke at

morganadventure@talktalk.net

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Congratulations John on bringing this project of yours through to fruition! =D>

Based on the small part you allowed me to read a while back I'm looking forward to seeing/reading the finished article.

Regards,

Simon

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John,
Having had the honour of driving the car at two classic Le Mans I would like to put my name down for a copy please let me know when you would like a cheque =D>
Richard.

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Wow! Well done John! I'd like a copy too please :)

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John,
Purely out of friendship please save one for me, preferably a half-price remainder, dedicated by the author to me personally.

Should 250 Morgan drivers want a copy I should be happy to step aside, as a mere Vauxhall driver!

Well done,

Bob.
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nothing "mere" about Vauxhalls :roll:
(you knew I would bite).

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TonyLees wrote:nothing "mere" about Vauxhalls :roll:
(you knew I would bite).
You know me too well, I was relying on it, but to be fair mine is a lot younger than yours .................ooh! The car I mean #-o
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Now we know why you have been keeping your head down John over the past few months!

Well done you - looks really interesting. Will our local library be getting a copy?!

Cheers

Mark

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Mark Shears wrote:Now we know why you have been keeping your head down John over the past few months!

Well done you - looks really interesting. Will our local library be getting a copy?!

Cheers

Mark
Probably not Mark, but no doubt a free review copy will be winging it's way to the Motor Sport Correspondent at BBC Three Counties Radio!
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It looks great, John. Congratulations on bringing it off.
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one copy for me please

ps Bob, once i have read it I will lend it to you should the doctor not let you attend the book signing
peter

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Well done John. Can I have one of the rare unsigned copies please :)

Will collect at Goodwood FoS if convenient. (No doubt you will be doing a publishing tour taking in the event!)

Cheers Tim

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John

Very well done. I really look forward to reading the book. Put me down for a copy (I'll email you too).

A great acheivement. =D>

Mark

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Hi John, can you put a copy to one side for me please, I can come over and pick it up if your about.

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Looks like you will be on to the second edition very soon at this rate John!

Cheers
Mark

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