Vintage racing is one of the more beautiful forms of motorsport. Classic machines returning to the track create a flurry of aural and visual delights. It's also a test of the person behind the wheel, as older race cars are more difficult to drive than their modern counterparts.

Morgan driver Luther Blissett left the Silverstone Classic with a personal reminder of vintage racing's inherent dangers. When taking a sharp inside line, his Morgan roadster caught the curb, which sent the lightweight two-door tumbling. Fortunately, Blissett came out of the scrape unhurt, but his classic Morgan was in rough shape. Follow the jump for the clip.


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      Number23
      • 3 Years Ago
      Roll bar works.
      Ducman69
      • 3 Years Ago
      He must have inadvertently pressed R or Z twice.
      Cakeflour
      • 3 Years Ago
      DO A BARREL ROLL!!
      the sliding dog
      • 3 Years Ago
      "When taking a sharp inside line, his Morgan roadster caught the curb" He wasn't taking a sharp inside line, he had clearly lost the rear under braking.....does anyone writing on autoblog know anything about racing? or even cars? :-/ On a side note, that roll-bar was pretty impressive!
      Mike F
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well that black and yellow X on the back means "novice", and that proves why. Glad he's OK though, helmets and roll bars are the heroes here. The driver is actually an ex football/soccer player in the UK.
      mgboy79
      • 3 Years Ago
      Male driver causes vintage car catastrophe at Silverstone.
        Thor
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mgboy79
        I agree! There are so many parallels here! I mean, a man who egregiously caused a self-contained crash on a race track with a vintage car that is difficult to handle, and a woman who oh so innocently managed to plow into four super cars in a parking lot. I, too, struggle with such advanced motor handling skills as driving forward in a straight line and applying pressure to the break pedal.
          bcworkz
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Thor
          I know this is OT and nitpicky, but it astounds me, the number of supposed car people that do not know the difference between break and brake. Thor, if English is not your first language, you are excused. Otherwise +1 on your comment. OK, I feel better now. Carry on.
      nicosan1112
      • 3 Years Ago
      You disgust me autoblog. Putting a "play" like i thought it was a video and boom! Loaded a new page. Wat a misleading cockship
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      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      One of those cars had a VTEC swap, which sounds pretty nice! Also, this is why we have roll cages...didn't bend one bit!
      mbukukanyau
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why does it sound like some cabbage eating britton wrote this for autoblog.. "but his classic Morgan was in rough shape."... aii
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