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#1 LittleChris

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Posted 26 September 2021 - 21:00

I was aware he ran a racing school, originally at Vallelunga from 1968 , that had a number of famous pupils such as Eddie Cheever, but never knew he was Irish until today !  

 

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Just wondering if he had much of a racing record ?



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#2 Roryswood

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Posted 27 September 2021 - 06:36

Yes from Cork , raced in Ireland in the late 50 s, then headed to Europe , drive Coopers and raced an Alpine at Le Mans , I think in 65

#3 Tim Murray

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Posted 27 September 2021 - 07:11

Here’s what the Racing Sports Cars site knows about him:

https://www.racingsp...orrogh-IRL.html

#4 LittleChris

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Posted 27 September 2021 - 07:53

Thanks both 👍

#5 RCH

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Posted 27 September 2021 - 10:00

Finished  17th. at Le Mans 1964 sharing an Alpine with Roger DeLageneste. They won the Index of Thermal Efficiency.



#6 Michael Oliver

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Posted 17 October 2021 - 15:14

In Sport-Auto May 1965, Morrogh announced that he was going to emigrate to Argentina, where he had inherited a large ranch. I have his last race as Magny Cours 2nd May 1965, so if he was running a driving school at Vallelunga in 1968, maybe the ranch in Argentina didn't work out or was sold?



#7 Roryswood

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Posted 17 October 2021 - 15:59

I believe he was from a Cork stockbroking family , who ceased trading in 2001 , the Argentine connection is quite possible , back in the 1800s many Irish emigrated to Argentina , and became large ranch owners , the descendants speak English today with their Irish county accent . I will ask one or two people who would have knowledge of Henry

#8 RonPohl

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Posted 17 October 2021 - 20:01

I think he was running the JRRS at Willow Springs (USA) when I went there in 1967.