Lives: Hastings, Sussex
Ford Escort BDA
The suspension and running gear is all conventional Mk4 with no modern updates…No Power Steering… No Fuel Injection…No Management System…No big 14inch Wheels…4 Speed Gearbox etc.
Ray and his wife Heather have run their family business a Garage in Hastings for over 30 years, during that time they have raised 2 children; their Daughter is a Teacher at an Agricultural College and Son Gavin an F1 Mechanic.
Ray has a whole host of Motorsport experience, that began with Motorcycle Trials, Enduros and Motocross. He moved over to 4 wheels in the form of Autocross, Trials, Autotest and Hill Climbs to eventually end up in Stage Rallying. Ray’s first car was a Ford 100E, with a 1600 Crossflow engine. A Ford Escort Mk1 (twin cam) came next until finally ending his Rallying career in a H.S Chevette.
Ray purchased his Mk2 2 ltr BDA engined Escort off ex Lydden Hill owner Tom Bissett, The car had previously competed successfully in the hands of one time owner Mark Lloyd; Mark who now lives in Australia, had used the car in BRC and ERC events, it was this car that Mark drove as part of the very successful British Internations Team in the mid 1980’s.oss on Twitter
The most successful Retro Rallycross driver to date; Morgan has lifted the Retro top prize, the inaugural award created in the memory of the late John Button, Father to F1’s Jenson. The John Button Memorial Trophy is undisputed as the most magnificent trophy in European rallycross. Morgan narrowly missed out on winning the award in 2017 to Lance Foster in his Green & White sponsored Mini. Joining Retro rallycross in 2012 at its launch event Morgan found the series had everything they were looking for, offering the opportunity for the whole family to become involved.
You can expect Ray to turn on his flamboyant sideways driving style and entertain rallycross fans in 2018 as he seeks his 4th Retro Rallycross Title.