Carrying the title of “The Three-Wheeler”, Brian Watts’ soft-cover history of the Morgan Three-Wheeler written for the Morgan Three-Wheeler Club has belatedly appeared. It runs to 67 pages and is mainly concerned with the differences between the various models, although some Morgan Company history is included, and some old Morgan advertisements are reproduced.
There is a chapter about the Club itself but competition work is confined to a few pictures which have been seen before in the Club Journal. So this little book, obtainable from P. Thompson, The Flat, Gables Garage, High Street, Ripley, Surrey, for 50p or £1 in cloth-bound guise, plus 7 1/2p for postage and packing, augments rather than overshadows “The Vintage Years of the Morgan Three-Wheeler”, by W. Boddy, which packs a much more comprehensive coverage into its 27 pages, particularly of the racing and record-breaking activities of the famous cyclecars from Malvern.
Whereas Watts’ book has a title which sounds as it many makes of tricycle might be included, this is not the case, whereas Boddy, although the title of his history refers only to the Morgan, does compare this make of three-wheeler with other vintage specimens such as Omega, Coventry-Victor, D’Yrsan, Sandford, Darmont, HP, etc.
Incidentally, the latter 50p book has become something of a best-seller and is still available from The Grenville Publishing Co. Ltd., Standard House, Bonhill Street, London, EC2.