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Product details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (1 July 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752434888
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752434889
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 1.3 x 24.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 583,270 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

David Dowse is the ex-PR Manager of Morgan.

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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.
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Excellent story and really well written. I read this book on a short break in just a few days, couldn't put it down! Even if you're not particularly into motor sport it makes an interesting read. It provides a lesson in how to manage a team and conflicts. Recommended.
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Having just read this book I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who is either a Morgan fan or simply interested in Le Mans 24hrs racing.
David Dowse does an excellent job of detailing the trials and tribulations that the Morgan Works experienced in an attempt to complete unfinished business, to finish at Le Mans.
The book briefly discusses the 1962 class victory that Morgan won with the Plus 4, but 98% of the book is devoted to the story of the Aero 8 racing at Le Mans from its race debut in 2002 through to when it rolled over the finish line to a roaring crowd in 2004.
Its an excellent read, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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