Herald Sun - Motoring - - Readers Write - John Gil­bert

See­ing the write-up on the new Mor­gan 3-wheeler I’m writ­ing to tell of the Mor­gan I owned some 65 years ago, when I was just a lad. I’m now 93. The Mor­gan was very fast in its day.

Very dan­ger­ous, too. It shot off in all di­rec­tions and did ev­ery­thing but climb trees. Mine didn’t have the lux­ury of a gear­box; I had a han­dle, a cou­ple of cogs and a chain. Brakes were nonex­is­tent, steer­ing (if you could call it that) was di­rect. The car would scoot off in all di­rec­tions.

I en­tered the thing in the Jer­sey hill­climb, where the young Stir­ling Moss with his Mini Cooper was favoured to win. And did. The Mor­gan was about my fourth car and was fol­lowed by an­other 96, with never an ac­ci­dent or a ticket or con­tact with the po­lice.

I’m still driv­ing, bet­ter than any other time. Ex­treme cau­tion, watch the other guy, and take no risks. Don’t drive a Mor­gan.

A great story and good to hear you are still a car en­thu­si­ast af­ter all this time.

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