Simply hundreds of much loved and well polished Morgans and their owned turned up at the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb track for this years ‘Thrill on the Hill’. The track’s paddocks where filling up from early morning onwards with a bountiful collection of Morgrans which produced a many-hued carnival of splendid colours across the paddocks. What makes this fabled track so legendary and tantalising? Well simply put, it is the oldest Motorsport venue, in the world. While other tracks have been and gone, like Brooklands, the Shelsley Walsh venue lives on as a timeless classic example of motor sporting history.
From three-wheelers new and old, Plus Fours, Super Sports, Plus Eights; there really was something for everyone throughout the day and soon the starting line became black with tyre marks as each Morganeer sped their steed up the hill to victory. With adrenalin pumping, tyres screeching and that satisfying Morgan engine babble as it pulls up the hill really underlines why this superb Morgan event is called ‘Thrill On The Hill’!
Chris in his Morgan +8 Limited Edition LeMans arrived today to tackled the fabled track and for his first run he had Paul as his Co-Driver, who was armed with a stop watch! They rolled up to the starting line and then once the all-clear was given they powered up the hill. Sad to say that the only photograph we got of this was of the pair driving back down the hill after their run! Chris’s first run time was 47 seconds. Chris achieved the time of 51 seconds for his second run up the hill with our chairwoman, Sue.
During the day there was also an aerial acrobatics show, which, for a brief moment distracted us from the classic cars which filled the paddocks.
It wasn’t just petrol engines that hummed around the paddock; one Morgan stole the show by creating a ghostly silence! I am of course referring to the new concept car of Morgan’s which is an eclectic three-wheeler!
All in all it was a great day out with many wonderful slights to behold!
Take it easy,
Arctic Tundra Fox
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