Betts Snett 67

Betts took 2nd in the Snetterton 2-hour race in 1967

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'and finally we should not forget Albert Betts for his stirling efforts in the ancient but sparkling Jaguar 3.8, which continued to recall the halcyon days of Equipe Endevour' - Ian Titchmarsh in his 1969 club season review in Autosport.

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'He ( Albert Betts ) developed it into an outright race winner.He was a great driver and engineer'- Reg Palmer

Albert Betts

Car : Jaguar Mark 1 Reg : UXF 363

Albert Betts was a racer/engineer who ran AWB Motors of Clapham offering tuning ,fibreglass panals and metalflake respays . Skills all displayed in his 2-tone mark 1 race car. Betts raced this car from 1957 in 2.4 form ,upgrading to 3.8, through the 60s and was still going in 1970. Not as modified as other mark 1/2s ,the wider wheels can be seen proud of the near standard bodywork. Even the chrome bumper was retained.Car reappeared in 1975 raced by Reg Palmer still avec chrome but on wider tires. The car has enjoyed much success in the modern age of classic motorsport in the hands of Don Law Racing of Newcastle-under-Lyme. Gerry Marshall raced it at Goodwod in september 2002 and its been a Goodwood regular since in the hands of Don and Justin Law .

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Reg Palmer in the old car at Combe 1975

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Pete Brown

Car : Jaguar Mark 1 Reg : not known

Pete Brown was a Silverstone regualar in his self prepared mark 1 called 'The Yellow Beastie' .

John Morgan

Robert Clayson photo

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Morgan Jag

Car : Jaguar Mark 1 Reg : VYM 924

below : John Morgan dices with Mike Bennion's Morris Minor in July 1967

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Bennion July 3rd 1967
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John Morgan raced this red mark 1 for Tony Williams of the Risca Garage near Cardiff ,in the `60's and '70's particularly at Combe and Llandow. The team ran 2 cars for a while and Morgan + Williams finished 2nd + 3rd in class in one race at Thruxton in March 1974. The Mk2 car ( left ) later featured new wider body work painted in livery inspired by the Broadspeed ETCC XJ12 racer and had the engine moved further back. Williams continued to race the car after moving to the US though he and the car have since returned

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Rod Forbes

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Car : Jaguar Mark 2 Reg : not known

Rod Forbes' mark 2 had a distinctive loook with its blacked-out grille ,wheels and bonnet. Forbes was part of the Walworth Racing Team that included Brian Spicer in matching Jaguar E-Type in Modsport races.

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Right : still from video from Thruxton Aug 1970

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Tony Strawson

Car : Jaguar Mark 2 Reg : BUY 12

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Mark 2's with the new 3.8 litre engines arrived in the Brirtish Saloon Car Championship in 1960 replacing the mark 1.John Coombs' team of pearl grey mark 2's for firstly Roy Salvadori and joined by Graham Hill for '62 won 11 rounds to the end of '63. The Guildford company modified mk2s for customers and Autocar's figures stated 0-60 mph times reduced from the standard 8.5 to 7 seconds with 2 inch carbs in full racing spec. According to JaguarMk2info 'John Coombs also had three or four 3.8 Litre Mk2s raced by his team with the registration numbers BUY1 and BUY12.'

One such car was later bought by Tony Strawson. 'For 1969 we bought the ex-Coombs/Salvadori Jaguar Mk2 'Buy12'...it was a complete disaster. It disintigrated nearly every meeting but we stuck with it for nearly 3 seasons.The best we ever did was a first in class,second to Jonathan Buncombe at Castle Combe'. said Strawson in his 1974 interview with Bob Constanduros. Tony advertised the Jag in 1972 described as 'giving nearly 300 bhp' but by then had the ex-Howes Ford Falcon to play with too. Results do show Tony did persevere with the car and he did get some class finishes in 1971 and 72.

Rod Forbes - Jaguar - known results 1970

DATE CAR NO. CIRCUIT RACE RESULT
MAY 2nd THRUXTON BARC Saloon race DNF - clutch
DATE CAR NO. CIRCUIT RACE RESULT
JUL 25th SILVERSTONE JAGUAR DC Challenge race 4th overall
SEP 20th SILVERSTONE MG CC Saloon race 1st overall ( fl 1m. 9.6 )

Pete Brown - Jaguar - known results 1971

DATE CAR NO. CIRCUIT RACE RESULT
SEP 30th CASTLE COMBE Hagley + DCC Saloon race 3rd overall ( 2nd in class )

John Morgan - Jaguar - known results 1970

DATE CAR NO. CIRCUIT RACE RESULT
JUN 7th THRUXTON Jaguar DC Allcomers race 3rd overall
JUN 13th CASTLE COMBE BRSCC-SW Saloons race 3rd overall ( 2nd in class )
JUL 25th CASTLE COMBE Hepolite Glacer R10 3rd overall ( 2nd in class )
AUG 15th CASTLE COMBE Monoposto RC Saloon race 3rd overall ( 3rd in class )
SEP 27th LLANDOW BRSCC-SW Saloons race 3rd overall ( 1st in class )
OCT 3rd CASTLE COMBE BARC Osram R13 4th overall ( 2nd in class )
OCT 17th CASTLE COMBE Hagley + DLCC Saloon race 2nd overall ( 2nd in class )

John Morgan - Jaguar - known results 1972

DATE CAR NO. CIRCUIT RACE RESULT
OCT 14th CASTLE COMBE BRSCC-SW saloon race 6th overall ( 5th in class )
OCT 29th THRUXTON BARC Forward Trust R 9th overall ( 4th in class )

John Morgan - Jaguar - known results 1974

DATE CAR NO. CIRCUIT RACE RESULT
MAR 24th THRUXTON BARC Forward Trust R 5th overall ( 2nd in class )

John Morgan - Jaguar - known results 1975

DATE CAR NO. CIRCUIT RACE RESULT
JUN 29th CASTLE COMBE BRSCC-SW Saloon race 2nd overall ( 2nd in class )
JUN 30th LLANDOW BARC Saloon race 1st overall ( 1st in class )
SEP 14th THRUXTON BARC - BRDC Esso Uniflo outside top 5 ( 1st in class )
OCT 26th THRUXTON BARC Forward Trust outside top 4 ( 3rd in class )

John Morgan - Jaguar - known results 1976

DATE CAR NO. CIRCUIT RACE RESULT
MAY 9th SILVERSTONE BARC Forward Trust 4th overall ( 3rd in class )
MAY 9th THRUXTON BRSCC Simoniz 5th overall ( 4th in class )
JUN 20th SILVERSTONE BRDC Esso Uniflo 4th overall ( 4th in class )

John Morgan - Jaguar - known results 1977

DATE CAR NO. CIRCUIT RACE RESULT
MAY 8th 1 THRUXTON BRDC Esso Uniflo R4 5th ( 3rd in class )
JUL 9th CASTLE COMBE BRSCC-SW Championship 3rd overall ( 2nd in class )
OCT 30th THRUXTON BARC Forward Trust R 7th overall ( 3rd in class )

John Morgan - Jaguar - known results 1978

DATE CAR NO. CIRCUIT RACE RESULT
OCT 15th BRANDS HATCH BRSCC Rivet Supply outside top 6 ( 3rd in class )

Peter Dodd - Jaguar - known results 1965

DATE BEST LAP CIRCUIT RACE RESULT
MAR 13th GOODWOOD BARC saloon race 1st overall ( 1st in class )
APR 3rd GOODWOOD BARC Spring Grove R1 2nd overall ( 2nd in class )
APR 3rd GOODWOOD BARC handicap saloon race 3rd overall
APR 24th BRANDS HATCH BARC saloon race 8th overall ( 3rd in class )
MAY 22nd GOODWOOD BARC 66th MM saloon race 2nd overall ( 1st in class )
MAY 22nd 1m 42.2 GOODWOOD BARC handicap saloon race 4th overall
JUN 7th GOODWOOD BARC Spring Grove R3 5th overall ( 4th in class )
JUN 27th MALLORY PARK BARC Spring Grove R6 5th overall ( 2nd in class )
JUL 3rd 1m 38.4 GOODWOOD BARC 67th MM saloon race 2nd overall ( 1st in class )

Peter Dodd - Jaguar - known results 1972

DATE CAR NO. CIRCUIT RACE RESULT
JUN 18th THRUXTON BARC Forward Trust 3rd overall ( 3rd in class )

Tony Williams - Jaguar - known results 1971

DATE CAR NO. CIRCUIT RACE RESULT
JUL 10th CASTLE COMBE BARC Bristol+Bath saloons 9th overall ( ? in class ) inc p
AUG 30th LLANDOW BRSCC-SW saloon race 3 DNF
SEP 11th CASTLE COMBE MG CC Saloon race 2nd overall ( 1st in class )
SEP 26th CASTLE COMBE Bristol MC saloon race 2nd overall ( 1st in class )

Tony Williams - Jaguar - known results 1977

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