The Morgan Three-Wheeler Club’s AGM weekend went with a swing, with at least 60 Morgans attending at Malvern. The prizes presented did not involve Concours d’Elegance, this club preferring to give them for using Morgans rather than polishing them! This ideal is reflected in an article in its current Bulletin about how to supercharge a Matchless Twin . . .
The prize-list is too long to include in full, but guest of honour Charles Morgan presented the Worcester Challenge Cup to John Rowland for taking part in the most events during 1987, the HFS Morgan Trials Cups to Geoff Cowley and Dennis Rogers, and the Vintage Trophy to Stu Harper.
The AGM was attended by 98 members, the dinner/dance by some 150. Kay Sythes replied to the ladies’ toast and George Rowell’s ninetieth birthday was celebrated.
Bugatti Owners Club got egg on its face at last year’s Prescott Concours d’Elegance, when judges awarded the top prize to a car built in England in 1985. All was well this year, as “Best of Show” was Charles Trovelyan’s Type 37A, owned by Mrs Shrubsole for some 20 years and restored by Robin Townsend. Its owner also has a magnificent Dino Ferrari. The George Harris Cup went to David Tonge’s Type 44 Bugatti which he drove to Prescott, from Bolton, the Consolation Award to Terry Cardy’s ex-Ian Preston Type 35B, and the John Broad Vintage Award to Ian Rendall’s 61/2-litre Bentley, rebuilt from a scrapped car. WB