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Post by samd » Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:40 pm

Just as a matter of interest, does anyone on this site know of two guys called Jimmy Morgan and Jim Rose? I believe they were involved in having the 1971 GTE homologated for Group 2 racing, but there is some doubt if the project was completed.
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Post by philhoward » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:05 pm

orange5 is the one to ask about that....no doubt he'll be along in due course..


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Post by turbster » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:08 pm

Just knew of the pre homologation, where's that info come from??
I'd suggest posting on 10 tenths 'historic racing today' forum, a chap called John Turner is on there and he was well into Reliant competition in the 70's and could be helpful....If not there's plenty of other clued up historic racers who may be able to help??


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Post by turbster » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:11 pm

Dave Poole might have come across the names??


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Post by scimjim » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:16 pm

samd - do you know if it ever got beyond concept stage? homologation obviously involves converting/manufacturing a required number of cars - I'd be very interested if they did. I know Reliant supplied "specials" such as the lightweight bodyshell for a drag car.


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Post by DavePoole » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:51 pm

orange5 wrote:Dave Poole might have come across the names??
I haven't come across their names, but I aksed my good friend Mr. Google :lol:

"Jimmy Morgan and Jimmy Rose were ex-Alan Mann mechanics and were the proprietors of JoMoRo racing at Westhill Service Station, Brookwood, Surrey"

There's a bit more about them here:

http://roverp6-wicke.com/TestGB/P6racerJoMoRo.htm

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Post by samd » Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:10 am

scimjim wrote:samd - do you know if it ever got beyond concept stage? homologation obviously involves converting/manufacturing a required number of cars - I'd be very interested if they did. I know Reliant supplied "specials" such as the lightweight bodyshell for a drag car.
Well the info I have is..,"We were going to race a pair in Gp 2 ,Reliant were going to make some lightweight chassis and bodywork however the sponsorship disappeared and another motor sport dream went up in smoke !!"
I am going to talk to this chap and find out how far the project progressed.

My thoughts are, if I end up building a car and I can build it to the homologated spec. (if there is one) I might as well. Provided not much additional cost is involved.



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Post by turbster » Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:32 am

Good idea in principle, however, I think you've got to ask the question of why??

For instance, where is it going to race, the 'FIA' cars are pre 65, so you're down to stars of the 70's etc where I've read they have an average grid of under 10 cars compared with 38 for the Swinging Sixties for example. The races in the SS are twice as long, 2 driver and probably cheaper too!

I like the idea of getting hold of the papers from the FIA (good luck) and building a car to spec, but I fear it would be uncompetitive as GP2 was based on production spec of which 1000 had to be made in 12 consecutive months before 71 I would imagine. I'm 99% sure you'd get into the CTCC races without doing it to the homologation as I was told mine would be ok when it had flared arches on.

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