Norb Bries, owner of Northshore Sportscars and Keith Pickard, chief technician share the passion of vintage automobiles both on the track and off. We are pictured here at Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI. in front of our hospitality tent where friends, family, customers, and race fans stop by to share stories. Vintage sports car racing allows us to “fly the flag” of favorite British marques and test skills against formidable machinery from around the world with cars prepared in our shop.
“Big Blue” is the name given to this one of kind factory built Morgan Plus 8 GTR. It was designed in house by Morgan race engineer & Lemans winning driver Christopher Lawrence in 1996, to develop the first all new chassis in over sixty years. This is the number one Aero 8 chassis tested at Sebring and Laguna Seca in 1997, successful enough to be used in the subsequent production of Aero 8, Aeromax Coupe, and now the new Aero Super Sport targa. Northshore Sportscars purchased the car directly from Charles Morgan in 2004, refurbished it and has been racing it since in vintage venues around the Midwest. It is pictured here racing in the 1st inaugural “Peter Morgan Memorial Challenge” race and finishing first place against hefty competition from an Aero Lemans competitor. The car has been predominantly featured in two recent books written about the Morgan Motor Company 100th anniversary.