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Another bit of History
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Posted 15/11/18 08:06 PM
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Another shot of Dad's Morgan - it would have been owned by someone else at this point (he sold it before I was born) and looks like it's from a book or magazine article.

One of his mates at the time was called Dixon-Smith, also a Morgan owner - I think he was well known in Morgan circles....

Dad was a member of the Sixty Motor Club in Worcester (used to work at Heenan and Froude)
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#542969 - 15/11/18 08:12 PM Re: Another bit of History [Re: TBM]
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Dixon lost his wife a couple of years ago, but is still slowly wandering around the Factory I believe. A lovely gent, and always willing to chat.
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#542970 - 15/11/18 08:19 PM Re: Another bit of History [Re: TBM]
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I'll let Dad know he's still around. He wants me to run him over to the factory in the 4/4.

Interestingly the one of the left is the same model and engine as the one I've just bought....

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#542971 - 15/11/18 08:19 PM Re: Another bit of History [Re: TBM]
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Still see Dixon at MMC fairly regularly. His son Greg is employed by MMC.

Can't think of the surname at present, but back in the early 90s a computer company I worked for employed a new Production Manager who moved from Heenan and Froude, ex-Marine, Jim somebody, been trying to remember the surname for a while now.
One of Heenan and Froude's engineers used to live around the corner from me back in the 80s - Roger Wenham (a fellow radio amateur).
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#542976 - 15/11/18 08:31 PM Re: Another bit of History [Re: TBM]
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If my addled memory serves me right, he had a Morgan once that he called Brigitte? It was definitely know one of Dad's Morgan mates - I had a Spitfire in my teens that I also called Brigitte as a homage - it was the closest I was going to get at that age!
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#542984 - 15/11/18 09:05 PM Re: Another bit of History [Re: TBM]
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Don’t know about the cars name, but Dixon still has his original DHC which I suspect is the car you remember.
By the way, he is also a Vice-President of MSCC and his contact details are freely available in Miscellany magazine. I am sure he would be happy to meet up at the factory.
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#543023 - 16/11/18 08:02 AM Re: Another bit of History [Re: TBM]
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I worked with Dixon when I first started as a tour guide...in fact it was he who sucked me in to both Morgan ownership and being a tour guide. We use to wander around the factory at lunch break into places we shouldn’t on the basis that Peter always let him 🙄. A truly lovely guy who I became very fond of and called him grandad....which he hated!

I’ve been drive by him a few times in various Morgans and his battered old Saab and he was a very quick and skilled driver.....they use to say the fastest in the factory🙄
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#543030 - 16/11/18 08:24 AM Re: Another bit of History [Re: Jays]
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He's still quick.
Drove me up Prescott once in Charles AeroMax.
And, I have several times been up the hill in his DHC, at one stage I understand it used to belong to Peter (Morgan).
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#543037 - 16/11/18 09:04 AM Re: Another bit of History [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Heenan and Froude


Were they anything to do with William Froude ?

He really was one of the pioneers of modern Naval Architecture.
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#543044 - 16/11/18 09:26 AM Re: Another bit of History [Re: pandy]
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Originally Posted By pandy
Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Heenan and Froude


Were they anything to do with William Froude ?

He really was one of the pioneers of modern Naval Architecture.


I think there is a familial connection....

Heenan and Froude
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