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.