Donald Morley (1930-2006)

Don Morley rose to fame in the rapidly growing sport of international rallying during the late 1950s, and became one of BMC’s most reliable works drivers in the 1960s. Invariably co-driven by his non-identical twin, Erle – Don was the smaller of the two – Morley became associated with the big Healey 3000s that he drove to repeated victories in the GT category of the Alpine Rally. He also won three Coupes des Alpes and thus a special Coupe d’Argent. Morley’s professional rally career started when, after several years of driving rallies at both national and international level, he won the Tulip Rally with Erle in a privately entered Jaguar 3.4 in 1959. His exploits with BMC were not confined to Healey. He did several major events in a works Mini 850 getting one through to the finish of the Monte Carlo in 1960. In 1964, he temporarily forsook the Healeys for an MGB on the Monte Carlo where he won his GT class ahead of a works Porsche. He also co-drove in the Sebring 12-Hours of 1963.