Hard-rid­ing racer

Classic Sports Car - - Letters -

You can’t imag­ine the plea­sure I got from the MGA Twin-cam fea­ture (C&SC, Oc­to­ber), in par­tic­u­lar the photo of Ted Lund’s ex-le Mans MGA. In the late 1960s I lived in Stan­dish, near Wi­gan, and Ted’s garage was a cou­ple of miles up the A49. The car was of­ten parked at the front of the garage, prob­a­bly as an ad­ver­tis­ing fea­ture.

I used to take my Spit­fire and Vitesse there be­cause Lund had a very good me­chanic called Bert, who tuned old-style – by ear! I re­mem­ber him telling me about the MGA and say­ing: “The sus­pen­sion is so bloody hard that if you run over a three­penny bit you can tell whether it’s heads or tails.”

Some things you never for­get, and I have of­ten won­dered what hap­pened to the car, so it’s great to know that it has sur­vived.

Roger Ma­son

Isle of Man

Ma­son re­mem­bers Ted Lund’s Le Mans car

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