Pic Of The Week: Open Season In A Morgan

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Open Season is still in full swing here at PH Towers, with at least two of our number planning open-air Christmas sojourns with topless lovelies. (Easy now, Riggers - Ed).

But we feel that there are those of you out there who might be faltering.

So to encourage you all to keep the Open Season spirit burning through a very cold Christmas, today's POTW features a Morgan doing its roof-down thing in a most British way, albeit in wrong-hand-drive form and on the wrong side of the road - suggesting this heroic British driver might in fact be German. (Right, stop that hissing at the back. Just because The Dam Busters may be on the telly over Xmas, there's no excuse...)

Yes, in the true spirit of Open Season, we applaud Morgan drivers (wherever they come from) for their almost universal antipathy to driving with the roof up. It's not as though it's difficult to put the roof up on a Moggie without losing skin, eh..?

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  • GLLHG 31 Dec 2010

    Hasbeen said:
    Yes, that's me, & buying that magnificant Morgan changed my life completely.

    I'd recomend one to anyone with a heart, if they can afford it.

    Like many other things back then, a Morgan was much cheeper in relation to other cars, as was motor racing to other activities.

    Hasbeen
    Thanks Phil, I spent a couple of years in Oz as a postgraduate student, so the Ford/GM rivalry is something I remember very well. Bathurst was a regular pilgrimage for a couple of years- great memories.
    Best wishes
    G

  • Hasbeen 30 Dec 2010

    Yes, that's me, & buying that magnificant Morgan changed my life completely.

    I'd recomend one to anyone with a heart, if they can afford it.

    Like many other things back then, a Morgan was much cheeper in relation to other cars, as was motor racing to other activities.

    Hasbeen

  • GLLHG 30 Dec 2010

    Boshly said:
    GLLHG said:
    Hope this isn't being intrusive, but are you Phil West as in Holden Monaro?
    regards,
    G
    Yup, as shown by a previous post where he refers to driving a Brabham and winning at Bathurst biggrin

    Sorry Phil, not stalking you, just curious and rememebered another previous post where you mentioned racing the Morgan at Bathurst smile

    Edited to remove link I pointed to originally as the thread degenerated unpleasantly and unnessarily as I read further down it!!

    Edited by Boshly on Wednesday 29th December 17:32
    Thanks Andy ( and indeed Phil),

    I thought the name rung a bell but wasn't sure.

    Cheers
    G

  • Boshly 30 Dec 2010

    GLLHG said:
    Hope this isn't being intrusive, but are you Phil West as in Holden Monaro?
    regards,
    G
    Yup, as shown by a previous post where he refers to driving a Brabham and winning at Bathurst biggrin

    Sorry Phil, not stalking you, just curious and rememebered another previous post where you mentioned racing the Morgan at Bathurst smile

    Edited to remove link I pointed to originally as the thread degenerated unpleasantly and unnessarily as I read further down it!!

    Edited by Boshly on Wednesday 29th December 17:32

  • GLLHG 30 Dec 2010

    Hasbeen said:
    In 1962 I drove my new, just off the ship, Morgan +4 to Bathurst, topless of course, for the 500, [miles back then], just to spectate.

    Middle of winter, about 6 below freezing over the mountains in the early morning. I had to stop & buy a news paper, which I put under my jumper, & down into my belt, to stop the wind from the low cut door from destroying my kidneys. We could still cruise our country roads legally, at 100 MPH back then. The icy blast above that door was too much. The paper works well.

    Later I reached into my pocket, & pulled out my cigarette lighter. It would not work. the thing fitted into my hand perfectly, but my hand was frozen into the shape to hold the steering wheel, & the thumb would not work the thing.

    The next year that Mog was timed at 124.6MPH down Conrod straight, on its way to winning the 1501cc to 2000cc class of the improved production sports car race, but I towed it up there behind a sedan.
    Hope this isn't being intrusive, but are you Phil West as in Holden Monaro?
    regards,
    G

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