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#1 philsmith

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:07

Has anyone any idea of the colour of the Clive Lones Brooklands Morgan?

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It may be unpainted natural aluminium or maybe yellow?

All help much appreciated as I am building a 1/32 replica for the Brooklands slot car event in August :)

Edited by philsmith, 15 July 2009 - 08:08.


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#2 D-Type

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:16

Have you tried writing to Bill Boddy (WB) c/o Motor Sport?

It might get a response.

#3 Simon Thomas

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 11:39

Have you tried writing to Bill Boddy (WB) c/o Motor Sport?

It might get a response.


I have a number of pre war Brooklands programmes and these give the colour(s) of the competing cars. Sadly I don't have one with Clive Lones.
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#4 David McKinney

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 11:51

I have a number of pre war Brooklands programmes and these give the colour(s) of the competing cars. Sadly I don't have one with Clive Lones.
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Presumably because three-wheelers were not allowed to race at car meetings?


#5 Geoff E

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 12:03

The very last message on this page was written by the 1998 owner of the car http://www.morgan3w....forum.htm#no617

It seems to be red in more recent times-

http://www.morgan3w....otos/album4.htm
http://www.morgan3w....os/album4_2.htm

#6 philsmith

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 15:32

I knew the restored car was red, it's actually in the Brooklands Museum.
I have today found this period picture of the car which seems to show it painted, maybe red?, and with the cowl that the restored car has.

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Edited by philsmith, 15 July 2009 - 15:34.


#7 Gary C

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 16:17

yes indeed, it's red! It has been almost permantently on load at Brooklands for a good few years now.

#8 Simon Thomas

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 16:27

Presumably because three-wheelers were not allowed to race at car meetings?


Ooops David, glad you noticed my deliberate mistake! But did Lones not eventually put a two wheeled rear axle on a Morgan to race at Brooklands and this became the Tiger Kitten postwar?
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#9 David McKinney

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 17:29

Not sure about that Simon
He had a Tiger Kitten sprint car in the 1930s - maybe that was a four-wheelised Morgan
Or you might be right about the 500

#10 Geoff E

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 18:32

On this page there is a photo of the car in four-wheel guise, allegedly at Prescott in 1936 http://www.morgan3w....os/album4_2.htm

#11 HiRich

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 12:18

The post war cars (Tiger Kitten, then an Iota P1, and several Coopers) were all painted vivd red.

Tiger Kitten I (1946) was based on an Austin 7 Ulster chassis with (I believe) a Morgan-style front end. In the first year I believe it was the same car running a JAP Twin that was named Tiger Cat, rather than the pre-War coming out again.

#12 philsmith

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 08:30

Thanks for all the help on this.
I finally finished the car in red as the #4C car posted earlier.

I managed to win the 1st place concours trophy at the recent Brooklands slot car event with the car :)

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I now want to build the four wheel version of this car 'Tiger Cat' has anyone any good pictures of this?

Edited by philsmith, 24 August 2009 - 08:32.


#13 NanningF1fan

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 14:48

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Here is a picture I took of Clive Lone's Morgan at a classic car show at Hatfield House in 1996. It shows a number of detailed differences from the model such as the number, the brown box on the cockpit side and the black exhaust tailpipe. However I can't be sure if these were present in period.

Incidentally I have no idea who the people in the photograph are. When I viewed the car it was unattended unfortunately as I would have liked to ask a lot of questions about it.

This is the first time I have tried to upload a photo to this forum and my computer skills are basic so apologies if there are any problems viewing it.

Edited by NanningF1fan, 24 August 2009 - 14:49.