Guest Author: Carrying on the Lagonda Racing Tradition

Written by on March 30, 2016 in Racing with 0 Comments

ARTICLE & PHOTOGRAPHY BY PETER DARNALL

Lagondas Racing at Sonoma

Richard Morrison in the British-racing-green Lagonda battling with “Lagonda Joe” Harding through turn 2 at Sonoma.

There are two Lagondas which currently appear in vintage racing events in Northern California. Both cars are “replicas” in that they have been constructed using period correct Lagonda components just as the originals were. These images depict Richard Morrison’s car in recent vintage racing venues. This car is a recreation of the original factory cars which were built for and which competed at the 1939 Le Mans. There were two cars built by Lagonda, and the story of their epic run at Le Mans is part of British motoring history.

Richard Morrison racing Lagonda

Richard Morrison navigates turn 4 at the 2013 Sonoma Historics.

Al Unser Lagonda

Al Unser takes the wheel next to owner Richard Morrison at the 2007 Monterey Historics

Lagonda Sonoma Historics

Morrison hugging turn 2 in 2015 at Sonoma.

Lagonda Vintage Racing

Morrison racing through turn 4 at the 2015 Sonoma Historics.

Peter Darnall is an avid photography and auto historian. His work has been featured in several publications and on numerous websites. Peter primarily covers vintage racing in the Northern California area.

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