Dave Morgan's number was 19®, so presumably 'reserve' - Car was listed as Ford Sierra RS Cosworth, entered by TCCS Racing, I hope that helps you.
Just to add that Colin Pearcey was in the BTCC race, car 55, MG Metro Turbo, entered by Smith & Latimer Ltd
Brilliant- thanks for that. As you say, sounds like Morgan was originally listed as a reserve entry,- according to the version of results I've got, 36 cars or thereabouts started, and if reserves were listed, then presumably there were a few no-shows. A couple that come to mind would be TWR who I think entered a Holden for Walkinshaw and a Rover for Jeff Allam, but instead took the Holden to the Nurburgring WTCC round which I think was the same weekend (12th July), but we're in danger of getting a long way off-topic here...
I first got interested in touring cars in 1984/5, and the '85-'87 period is interesting- it was a bit of a low-point for the series after the protests, court cases and Austin Rover withdrawal of 1984, with grid numbers down to little more than 12-15 cars at times in '86/7, until a revival came in 1988 with the RS500s and M3s. It did see a lot of occasional and one-off entries though, including things like prodsaloons and the occasional Group A rallycar....
I'm trying to find out more on these, but rather than take this thread further off-topic, I'll start a new one later, though there were some more 'occasional' Sierras which I'll raise in this thread...I've already mentioned Rex Muldoons 'API' rallycar at Silverstone late season, which I think was the only other 'one-off' Cosworth in 1987
There were a few more in 1988 which only appeared occasionally, other than the Eggenberger appearances by Soper and Brancatelli. We've already seen the Bob Sands car, which only did the first few rounds, but there were a couple of other rarely-seen cars.
Chris Hodgetts split with the MIL Motorsport Toyota Supra project mid-season, coming back for the last few rounds with a red Brooklyn Motors RS500
Tom Bell and Ray MacDowell appeared in a couple of rounds, sharing a car entered by ECM Vehicle Delivery- the car was road-registered(!) and was also seen in Thundersaloons and club racing: http://farm4.static...._67f5d3fb75.jpg
Apart from a number of driver changes for some of the regular cars, 1989 saw a couple of occasional visitors- rallycrosser Mark Rennison crossed over to circuit racing ,but only made a handful of appearances in an RS500, and Swede Kaj Bornebusch showed up for the first couple of rounds.
The last RS500 season again saw a few occasional cars- Dave Brodie came back for a few races late-season, the Amato Ferrari Crypton Engineering car has already been seen in this thread, Dennis Leech returned to the series for a few races with an RS500 replacing his black Rover, and Stuart Donnan appeared at least once late-season.
Any others come to mind?
Edited by Kevan, 08 November 2009 - 07:38.