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Three-wheel Morgans take over Bridgnorth

By Sue Austin | Bridgnorth | Bridgnorth entertainment | Published:

Morgan Three-Wheelers took over a Shropshire town this weekend, with about 75 of the historic motor cars driving into Bridgnorth.

A replica of the very first Morgan, built in 1909 was one of the stars of the event, along with some of the last factory model three wheelers, being built by the Morgan Motor Company.

The day was marred by a road accident involved one of the cars and two occupants.

Organiser of the event, Mr Dave Anscombe, said he understood that the two people had been taken to hospital.

"It has unfortunately put a downer on an otherwise excellent day," he said.

The Morgan Three-Wheeler club met at the Severn Valley Railway on Sunday.

A display of the three-wheelers stood outside the railway station all day, while there were about 75 three-wheelers that also arrived, driven to Bridgnorth by their owners.

"We had members come with their cars from all over Britain, some from the Netherlands and Germany and at least two from the USA," he said.

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Specialists and enthusiasts will also be on hand to answer questions and talk about the classic cars from their time of creation to present date.

"This year is the 110th anniversary of the building of the very first Morgan three wheeler and the display included a replica of that vehicle," Mr Anscombe said.

"Morgan stopped making them in 1952 but re-started in 2011. They are now developing an electric prototype looking ahead to the future."

Morgan cars have been built continuously in Malvern, Worcestershire since 1910 and the company have just announced their latest model at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Mr Anscombe, the West Midlands group organiser for the club, thanked the Severn Valley Railway for hosting the meet.

"This is a great venue as there is not only the attraction of the SVR, but Bridgnorth also offers plenty of interest for those who want an alternative to Morgans and oily machines," he said.

"About 60 of our members were given a fascinating, guided tour of the engine sheds at the railway. The Severn Valley Railway staff and volunteers were really very helpful."

The Morgan Three-Wheeler Club has around 1000 members across the world who are dedicated to preserving and enjoying the use of the historic motor cars.

More information on the club and events can be found at mtwc.co.uk

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
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Chief reporter of the Oswestry/Mid Wales office. Keen to hear your news.

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