It all started several years ago when Ian and Maria Parkinson, having been doing extensive touring in UK and Europe in their 1934 Morgan Matchless Super Sports embarked on a mission to engage with owners of the new M3W and create a group of owners who enjoyed the pleasures and pitfalls of using their Morgan Three Wheeler as Mr Morgan intended. With the addition of our Annual Goggles and Gauntlets event and the annual Albert Ball meeting organised by Chris Golding in France we had a foundation that was solid. This quickly expanded with social events throughout the year plus the annual pilgrimage to Switzerland for the M3W Treffen in Grindelwald organised so well by Laurens and Rineke Vos.
We had now become a group of Morgan owners enjoying our vehicles to the full. It was decided early in September that it was time to have our own identity and the decision was made to approach the MTWC to form our own group within the club. The club AGM in September was by Zoom ( due to Covid19) the proposal by Ian and Maria to form a Touring Group received a 93% vote in favour and we thank our fellow members wholeheartedly for their support.
So we had to start sorting ourselves out, Chris Golding ( Red Leader) was first choice for position of GO ( Group Organiser) Ian Parkinson leads Promoting and Events, Maria Parkinson, Secretary and Events Admin, Colin Duggan and Paul Pitfield are involved in general activities/advising. In the last few days Paul has had to back off his involvement with the group due to running a busy company.
Though Covid 19 has curtailed our activities somewhat we are still planning ahead till we see a light at the end of the tunnel. There will be lots of events for the Morgan Three Wheeler owner to participate in, our flagship Goggles and Gauntlets on The Isle of Man week has now been rescheduled twice but will eventually go ahead. With 50 old and new Morgan Three Wheelers already entered this will be a week of driving and social fun for sure.
We hope to see some of you and your Morgan at our events once things go back to some normality.
The team are pictured here,
(from Ian Parkinson)