Articles tagged Donald Morley

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Stars come out for Healey's 50th

A number of famous names from Austin Healey history will attend the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Healey 100 this August. Centred around a special race meeting at Thruxton on August 3, the celebrations will mark the car's debut at the Earls Court Motor Show. Gerry Coker, the designer of the Austin Healey 100, and members of the Healey family will be joined by race and rally drivers who...

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Red, white&true

Poise, pace, reliability - the Austin-Healey 3000 had it all. David Malsher takes the 1961 Alpine rally-winning example to meet its former driver, Donald Morley It's bright red, true blue British sports-car, with the charisma and presence of Sir Anthony Hopkins, but will any of the post-rush hour drivers let it join the traffic flow? No soul, some people. To commemorate 50 years of Austin-Healey...

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XXle Rallye Monte Carlo

Realising that the Monte Carlo Rally would not last much longer if last year's fiasco was repeated, the Automobile Club de Monaco modified their rather unfortunate factor of comparison for the 1962 event to equalise the chances of the 313 entries which ranged from 746 c.c. of D.A.F. to 3,670 c.c. of Aston Martin DB4. The rather too obvious runaway win for Panhard last year could not be allowed to...

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Books for Christmas

"Riley—The Production and Competition History of the Pre-1939 Riley Motor Cars," by Dr. A. T. Birmingham. 248 pp. 10 in. x 6.6 in. (G. T. Foulis & Co. Ltd., 1-5, Portpool Lane, London, E.C.1. 45S.) In recent months some outstanding one-make histories have become available which should provide intensely interesting reading for historically-minded readers as well as representing, as such books...

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XXXIII Monte Carlo Rally

The thirty-third Rally of Monte Carlo was very little different in style or form from its predecessors, and with the absence of a large quantity of ice and snow, it proved to be slightly easier than last year's rally. The eventual winner came as something of a surprise to the rally world as well as to the successful crew, Paddy Hopkirk and Henry Liddon, who even by the end of the last test did...

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Donald Morley's mountain highs

Donald and Erle Morley are synonymous with Big Healeys and the Alpine Rally. But it was a different event and a different marque that sprang these two Suffolk farmers to prominence in the rally world. "My brother and I did the Tulip Rally for four years as privateers," says Donald, "and the reason we did this one international rally each year was that the route was always kept secret, which meant...

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Birthday Bonanza

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Austin-Healey 100's Motor Show debut, the Austin-Healey Club has organised a week-long celebration. Starting at Reading and culminating in a packed race day at Thruxton on Saturday, August 3, celebrations will involve the greatest collection of 'special Austin-Healeys' ever seen in the UK, together with special guests, including Marcus Chambers, Paddy...

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