Morgan Challenge

A one-make race series for Morgan sports cars

Morgan Challenge 30th Anniversary

We are celebrating 30 years of the Morgan Challenge this year and have a special logo to commemorate it.

Created in 1985 by a group of Morgan racing enthusiasts, the Morgan Challenge is a one-make race series for Morgan sportscars. Since its formation it has gone from strength to strength and is now one of the most successful one-make race series.

This year it celebrates its 30th year and there will be a distinct party feel in the paddock at Brands Hatch on 31st August when the Morgan Sports Car Club is running it annual race meeting. This event is the focal point for the anniversary celebrations.

Some of those who took part in the first ever race at Snetterton are still competing in the Challenge and will be on the grid at Brands Hatch. They include John Milbank, Jack Bellinger, Barry Sumner, Leigh Sebba, Graeme Bryant and Mary Lindsay.

There will be three Morgan only races and also races for MGBCV8s, Sports car vs Saloon, Thoroughbreds, Bentleys and pre 1955.

Morgans at Snetterton in April 20125
A full grid of 39 Morgans at Snetterton thundering towards the rolling start of the first race of 2015
Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of David Stallard

Zandvoort start
Fun and games at the start of the Challenge race at Zandvoort last year
Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of Gunter Biener photography

The series continues to enjoy growth year on year with some of the largest grids and mix of Morgans that we've ever seen. There has been continued support by the traditional V8 and four cylinder powered cars plus the more modern V6 powered Roadsters and the superb new four cylinder +4SS and the new BabyDoll.

The series is open to all 4-wheeled Morgans and the championship is divided into several classes, encompassing both standard and modified cars, to encourage entries from as broad a spectrum of cars as possible.The increase in support for the 4 cylinder classes has encouraged more of these cars to enter.

It is well known for being friendly, welcoming and supportive of both new and seasoned competitors.

Grids throughout the 2014 season were well supported with an average of 30 cars and it is acknowledged to be one of the most successful one-make race series. 2015 looks like being an even more successful year.

There are 10 championship rounds with the best 8 to count towards the Championship positions. Points are awarded to class winners, second, third and so on, with an extra point being awarded for the fastest lap in each class. This enables a quick and consistent driver from any class to become overall champion and win the coveted Peter Collins Tray at the end of the season. It also ensures that, although the overall race winner is likely to come from the highly modified and very quick cars in class A or B, the battles for class honours throughout the field should be just as hotly contested.

Helping hands in the paddock
Helping hands in the paddock at Assen in 2012
A full grid of Morgans in the last race of 2012 at Snetterton
A full grid of Morgans at Snetterton

There are around 60 registered competitors in the series: several have been racing in the Challenge since it began in 1985 and some are new drivers, either novices to the sport or who have migrated from other forms of motor sport or other race series. Some competitors drive to the circuit in their race cars on the day of the event, some overnight in a local B&B and others bring their cars on trailers behind motor homes. The variety of competitors is wide, both in age and occupations and we also currently have four lady drivers. The only qualifications you will need are to be enthusiastic and sporting; commitment ranges from fiercely competitive to laid-back. The Morgan racing fraternity is one of the most friendly race series around and if anyone has a problem with their car there is always a helping hand.

The Aero Racing Morgan Challenge is a one-make race series for racing Morgans, sponsored by Aero Racing the performance arm of the Morgan Motor Company and supported by Yokohama Tyres.


Welcome to the AR Motorsport Morgan Challenge, a one-make race series for racing Morgans, sponsored by AR Motorsport the performance arm of the Morgan Motor Company and supported by Yokohama Tyres.


BDC Silverstone 1st August


Race reports


30th Anniversary party for Challenge!

Read all about it

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Spa Summer Classic
Results on Calendar page
Photographs here

MSCC Brands 31st August
Regs and entry form here

At last! We have a guide to drivers and cars in each class. Just click on the image.

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