Words and pictures, thanks to- Chris Golding
It has been a busy couple of months with many tens of thousand miles clocked up around the UK, Europe and the USA.
The 11th Jungfrau Treffen was a spectacular highlight of the year with 52 Three Wheelers taking part over the 3 days. 16 came from the UK including a group of nine first time participants shepherded by “Mother Duck” Craig of M3W Services who also provided service support for the event. We all gathered in Grindelwald the night before for a welcome dinner and the odd beer or two.
Day 1 toured the north side of Lake Thun with a mix of lake, forest, and farmland roads. For those coming for the first time it is a great introduction to the area and a warmup for the next few days. That evening most of us headed up through Grindelwald and onto a single track road winding up through the fields to restaurant Schreckfeld for a fondue. Normally we have a spectacular view but that night we had our only rain of the event, albeit only for 10 mins as we left. It is always fun seeing the line of car lights snaking along the twists and turns as we made our way back.
Day 2 headed west to the Gurnigelpass hillclimb course and onto Schwarzsee for lunch. We headed back again vis the Gurnigel Pass and again enjoyed great driving and stunning scenery. That evening was a literal highlight with a drive up to up to Berghaus Männlichen at 2,225m. We arrived just as the sun was setting to a spectacular view of Grindelwald and the Eiger.
Day 3 is the big passes day including the Susten, Furka and Grimsel passes. The great weather made this year one of the most memorable and spectacular. Dinner that night was in Grindelwald and wrapped up another superb Jungfrau-Treffen. Everyone agreed it was one of the best and our thanks to Laurens and Rineke for again organising what must be the largest Morgan Three Wheeler event of its kind. Provisional dates for next year are the 29th – 31st October.
After the Treffen, six of us (5 cars) took a rather scenic route home via Austria, Lichtenstein, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Italy and France. There were so many highlights including the Grossglockner pass, Lake Bled, the coastal drive from Senj to Split and Dubrovnik, Kotor, San Marino and the hidden gem of the Roselend pass. By the end of the trip we had each done over 3,500 miles in 3 weeks.
Another one taking a scenic route home was Calum Fraser who racked up an impressive 4,140 miles for his trip from Aberdeen to Grindelwald then onto Portugal for the Caramulo MotorFestival.