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In-depth account of an unlikely Le Mans campaign,
This review is from: Morgan at Le Mans (Paperback)
David Dowse was Morgan's PR consultant, and became involved with the Aero 8's first attempt at Le Mans in 2002, over 40 years after the marque last competed there. He and the Morgan board decided that the right way to go was to set up a works team and Dowse volunteered to manage it. Most of the book tells the tale of the Morgan works team from idea to the finishing line at Le Mans in 2004.
It's a tale of long hours, stretched budgets, muckups, triumphs, recalcitrant machinery and above all of passion for the sport and of teamwork.
Dowse put a lot of his own time and money into the team, and his account is highly personal. There are passages that make uncomfortable reading - his relationship with one of the team's principal backers became highly strained and the anger Dowse felt over this is very clear in his book.
As an unvarnished account of what it takes just to get onto the grid in modern sports car racing this is a fascinating book. Definitely of interest to Morgan fans, sports car or Le Mans enthusiasts, and indeed anyone interested in a story of strong characters working against tough deadlines.