Articles tagged John Morgan

Page 32 of February 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, February 1952

BARC midnight matinees

On January 11th and 18th BARC members filled the comfortable Curzon Cinema for their private midnight show of motoring films-a delightful innovation devised by John Morgan for his members' pleasure, and now in its third year. The show opened with some particularly good filming of Shelsley Walsh by the Shell film unit. This was followed by a Television Newsreel of Farina's mastery of Goodwood and...

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Obituary

John Morgan, known to his friends as 'Johnny', died last October, at the age of 84. This quiet, almost uncommunicative, man had more of great importance to do with motor racing than is generally realised, perhaps. He became associated with it early in 1925 and for many years ran the ambitious and innovative Junior Car Club as its Secretary, before taking on the same exacting task for the British...

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Sports Car Owners Meet the B.A.R.C.

On July 8th the Events Committee of the British Automobile Racing Club invited members to meet at the R.A.C. for the purpose of a discussion on sports car racing. The meeting was ill-timed. Had it taken place some months earlier the B.A.R.C. could have appeased those of its members who are incensed by its all-racing-car policy by announcing the Members' Meeting scheduled for August 18th, and...

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Racing At Whitsun

THE Whit-Saturday Goodwood Meeting of the B.A.R.C. attracted a relatively small crowd, perhaps on account of memories of the Silverstone congestion of a week earlier, possibly because of the Derby. The atmosphere of pre-war Brooklands was most enjoyable and the Sussex constabulary were ready and willing to exercise skill in coping with traffic congestion, should it have arisen. The main...

Page 67 of August 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, August 1987

Veteran to classic

Brooklands reunion Following the VSCC meeting at Silverstone, we drove to Weybridge for the Brooklands Society Annual Reunion. Staying at the famous Hand & Spear, we found Mr and Mrs Owen Wyn Owen, who had brought "Babs" on its trailer behind a Range Rover. The 27-litre Liberty-engined Parry Thomas LSR car ran on the banking once or twice, but it was not in a very good mood, a broken gearbox...

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Rumblings

Lulsgate It is excellent news that the West Country is to have another club race meeting this year. The Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. will organise another day's sport at Lulsgate aero-drome on April 15th. Last year this was one of the most enjoyable of the smaller race meetings, so its inclusion in this year's calendar is very welcome. The meeting will be a closed invitation one, open to the B.A.R.C...

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Goodwood Easter Meeting

Richmond Trophy Race Run Under Appalling Weather Conditions but Parnell Still the Master. "Bira" Wins Chichester Trophy. Splendid Driving by Poore and Shawe-Taylor. Dryden and Coldham Fight a Great Duel in the 500-c.c. Race.   Paddock Prowlings In the huge new Goodwood Paddock much of interest was to be observed during practice on the Saturday. The Platé Maserati for "Bira" to drive arrived in a...

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Brooklands Society News

The Brooklands Society held a social evening at the "Steering Wheel" on May 24th, which was combined with J. H. Morgan's Brooklands' Personalities gathering at this Club. Amongst those present were Mr. and Mrs. Alan Hess, Mr. and Mrs. King-Farlow, Mr. and Mrs. Boddy, John Morgan and family, Jack Barclay, Clive Windsor-Richards, Dudley Gahagan, "Wilkie" Wilkinson, Cyril Posthumus, N. W. Lewis, T....

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CONTINENTAL NOTES

CONTINENTAL NOTES By the Continental Correspondent. FOR some time past it has been evident that the sports car of today, as built by manufacturers and run by them for racing events, is not far short of the Formula II car on performance. I refer, of course, to the contenders for General Classification honours in the major sports-car races, such as the Mille Miglia, Le Mans and the Pan-Americana,...

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Rumblings

"Brooklands" —Volume II The large number of readers who have been enquiring when the second volume of "The Story of Brooklands," W. Boddy's comprehensive history of racing at the famous track, is to be published, will be glad to learn that it will be published during next month. The demand for the first volume, which ran to over 100,000 words and 300 pages and contained 85 rare photographs, has...

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