As part of the handover of several loan cars, Holly Davies, (an engineer at Rolls Royce in Derby) and her husband Scott took charge of Andrew Morison’s 1934 JAP Super Sports at the British Motor Museum on the 7th April. Holly had already joined the MTWC and with dad James had been reading up on Morgan technicalities in various publications supplied by Eric Bayley.
The ever-enthusiastic Sam Savage had helped Andrew prepare the Morgan and drove the 100 miles up from Petersfield that morning – a good shake down after two years in hibernation – the Morgan not Sam.
The scheme was the brainchild of Bob Wilkinson and project sponsors Peter James Insurance, are providing each ‘borrower’ with £100 of insurance for their loan vehicle as well as insurance advice and support. Peter James added: “We believe wholeheartedly in helping to attract and support newcomers to the classic vehicle movement and this project does just that – it is a pleasure to be part of it.” Other sponsors are Longstone Tyres, Duckham’s and The British Motor Museum.
July 2018 – An Update.
Holly is having a great time with the Morgan Super Sports but a couple of issues too. A new starter ring was required, acquired and fitted. A fuel blockage marred one trip but, after a service, all is well again. All part of the learning curve.
Holly has been out and about in the Morgan, now known as “Mabel”. She’s shared a few videos.
|The official handover. Left to right: Peter James, |
Holly Davies, Andrew Morison and Bob Wilkinson.