Marv Coulthard has assembled a masterpiece. He set out to tell the story of G. B. Sterne’s long history with Morgan and of his racing
success with the marque and accomplished these tasks very well. I believe, however, that Marv has accomplished more than he set
out to do when he started collecting stories and photos of GB.
As I worked on transitioning the vast content Marv assembled from website format to book form, I realized that the story of George
Beatty Sterne is the story of a man cut from different cloth. GB, as most people referred to him, was an icon of the sports car racing
world, but he was also a man who pursued his passion with uncommon intensity and focus. Together with his wife Lydia, they formed
a team that gives the story added depth.
GB’s story is one of racing in another era, when cars were driven to the track, raced, then driven home. His story will be of interest not
only to the Morgan community of the Pacific Northwest but also to enthusiasts everywhere who enjoy reading about rugged
individualists who make a mark on the world. I hope readers will enjoy these stories and see the man behind them and the woman
who supported him. GB was a giant of his time, and we thank Marv Coulthard for bringing all of this material together.
The eight chapter book is now available on this
website in separate chapters and as a single, large file that
you may read with a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat. If you would like a hard copy of the book, you can
save the material from Acrobat and have it printed and bound a copy
To read a chapter simply click on the chapter title. To read the entire book click on
"The Entire Book."