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morspeed
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Tony's Ford's

Post by morspeed » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:12 am

This was one of the car I did in Germany with my dad, it took about one year to do as we always had a few project going at the same time. Plus customer cars had to be done Monday - Friday, it was really nice when finished and it really hurt when I sold it to move to the States.

A 1966 Lotus Cortina which had been raced in England, the body was shot from many years of racing. After seaching for about six months I found someone in Austria that said he would try and find a good body for me. Three month later I was on my way to pick up a near perfect body with almost no rust.

Back to the bare metal
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The Cortina was set up as a Road Racer

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I never got to run the car around the track or on the road, it did end up going to a German Lotus colletor

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Post by morspeed » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:22 am

Here are some more picture's of the Lotus Cortina.


As you can see this was a very nice body shell.
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This was the original car and as you can see it was done, every panel on the car was bent even the roof.
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Post by morspeed » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:41 pm

I forgot my dad Roy Morris, did run the original car at Hockenheim at there first drag race in 1986 which was 1/8 mile, they needed to fill the stock class so we entered it. I also rememeber takening the new one (body) to Nurnburgring to a historic race car event just before I moved to the states, to see if we could sell it, at least I got to drive it around the pits there.

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My dad ran another one way back in the early 70's in England at Santa Pod Raceway, which is also a Drag strip in England that still runs today.

This is the only picture I have of this Escort we used back in 1982 as a workshop car, plus we used it at the race track as you can see.

It was a 1300cc
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Next is a RS2000 with factory metal wheel arch extension as they were called in England. I purchased it from a friend who ran it for about a year then wanted something different. I repainted it bright red, put new tires on it and drove it on weekend.

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I used this 1980 Transit in 1990 and 91 to tow my race car car, it had a 3litre V6 essex motor with overdrive.
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Post by beast02 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:47 pm

These pictures are AWESOME, I love the period stuff!!

Lucky you to own those cars!

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Post by Dave A » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:23 pm

Are you seeing any English Fords down around Florida??

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Post by morspeed » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:08 pm

Hi Dave A, we don't see any here in Florida. In the 17 years I've been here, I've seen a MK1 Cortina, MK2 Cortina and a Carpi (1970). I'm thinking about buuying a 100E but need to go and look at it.

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Post by angliagt » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:51 pm

Tony,

We were in Florida in 2007,visiting our Son in
Jacksonville.While there I was fortunate to be able to
see Ross Bremer's fantastic collection of vintage cars.
He vintage races,& has an Anglia,MKI Cortina,MKI Escort,
& a MKI Cortina that he raced at the Speedweek in the
Bahamas,back in '65 or '66.
I also went to see a friend in Brandon,near Tampa.
He's a former Lotus mechanic,& had a Lotus Cortina.

- Doug
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Post by morspeed » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:07 pm

My dad ran this works Road Race Tuner in the mid 60's

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As some of you may know these came with the BMC motor from the little AH Spite's. Well he change it to a Ford kent motor and bore it out to a 1750.

The next picture's were taken around 1965-66 when my dad and his shop formen Alan who ran the Anglia rented Silverstone for the day.

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These were taken at Brands Hatch 1967-68 you will also notice that he had to change the front wings (fenders), as the rules change and stated that they had to be like the road cars.

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This is in the pits at Brand Hatch

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Not sure where this one is taken

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Post by 105epaul » Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:11 am

Great photos especially of Brands. I started going to Brands in 1968 as a 13yo schoolboy, used to catch the Green Line bus from Eltham and have a great day at the track. I must have seen your dad racing as I used to go virtually every weekend from 1968 until the mid 70s. I even used to get a season ticket as a Christmas present. Still go there especially if historic racing is on.

Paul

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