Brooklands Double Twelve

James Robinson
July 3, 2012
Former sidecar passenger Sue Darbyshire now campaigns this 1929 Morgan Super Aero

Elsewhere, accompanying an eclectic range of pre-war cars, there was a selection of Morgan three wheelers contesting Saturday’s Speed Trials on the Mercedes Benz test track. Among them was the Super Aero of ‘reformed’ vintage sidecar road race passenger Sue Darbyshire. She partnered husband George for many years.

Sue was lucky to be at Brooklands, as she had managed to invert the Morgan at a Wiscombe Park hill climb a month previously. As well as damaging the car, the accident was also the cause of a broken arm, but this did not become apparent until two weeks later! An arm brace that was a product of modern technology enabled her to thread the 1929 Morgan around the sinuous sprint course. Her efforts resulted in fourth in class (Pre-1941 Racing Cars 1101-1500cc) and Fastest Time of Day by a Lady Driver.

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