Morell LaRue 1947-2018

It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of Morell Larue, one of our earliest and most regular members. Morell passed peacefully on July 3, 2018 from complications related to cancer. No one who has met Morell could avoid his infectious enthusiasm and joy.

I cannot say anything more eloquent than what was offered by his friend, Daryle Murray, so I will quote:

“It was with a Very Heavy Heart that I said Good Bye to my Best Friend, Morell LaRue last night at (11:55 PM July 3rd, 2018) He had complications from recent Colon Cancer and therapy treatments. He was the Ultimate MG Car Enthusiast! Owning three, all in British Racing Green! He, along with myself, established the Morelli Car Show Group in 2010. He continued annually sponsoring these shows until his health started diminishing after the 7th show in 2016. He was one of the founding members of the North American MGB Register, attending many National meets, and winning the MG 2010 Concours Top Point Winner with his exquisite 1967 MGB Roadster. He was Vice President of the MG Car Club of Oklahoma, and a Big Supporter of the Oklahoma British Car Breakfast Club. His friendliness,and never meeting a stranger attitude, will live on in all the people’s hearts that had the pleasure to know him. RIP Morell.”

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Day 3 – 2018 Silver Summit

So, Day 3 was a little bit lively. First, Dave Hord our illustrious organizer couldn’t get the rally Beetle started without some assistance. Then the Datsun 1600 decided to catch fire. Luckily one of the Hagerty insurance employees just happened to be close by with a fire extinguisher. She should probably ask for a raise, seeing as how she saved Hagerty tens of thousands of dollars by keeping the Datsun from burning. You might consider switching to Hagerty not only because they sponsor this event, but because they will literally come put out an engine compartment fire for you.

Then Dave Hord’s rally Beetle caught fire. No word on whether Hagerty put that one out as well. Then the Fiat lost its oil drain plug and released an entire engine worth of oil on the road. Somehow everyone managed to make to the end.

Of course, for the Oklahoma folks, it wasn’t the end. We got back on the road, headed to Buena Vista, CO. The vistas are, in fact, buena.