West Midlands Holly Run 2019

It’s getting to that time of year again and the West Midlands group are organising the Holly Run. The event is open to anyone with an “interesting” vehicle. The run starts at 10:00 and ends at the pub for traditional Sunday lunch – note booking with the pub is advisable.  See poster below and for […]



M3W Problems including Quick Release Steering Wheel

Our November magazine will carry an article about problems with the new Quick Release Steering Wheel on the M3W. We think it’s important to bring these problems to your attention so just click here to read the article. There’s an associated YouTube video which you’ll find when you click here. The club’s M3W 5 Speeder […]



Great North Closing Run Oct. 19

Last weekend saw the third GNCR organised by Steve and Val Hughes, supported by Peter and Mary Pattinson, the weekend beginning with a get together meal on Friday night at the hotel, lots of food, drink and chat. Saturday started with a run to the stunning, and newly opened Windermere Jetty: Museum of Boats, Steam […]



MTWC AGM Weekend at Leamington Spa

Wow what a fantastic weekend!   Just got back from the Morgan Three Wheeler Club AGM weekend at Leamington Spa. What a lovely venue; great feeling of space, loads of parking with a lovely area in front of the hotel to display our three wheelers (spot the interloper!- there was another one later from the […]



The October Bulletin is Online Now

This month’s cover features Charles Smith’s and Andrew Warren’s Morgans on the Swarkstone 2 run. You’ll find a full write-up inside the magazine. The Group Reports are back too after a month’s absence due to the AGM papers being printed last month. If you’re logged in, just click here to get started!  



There’s a new Mogspares Catalogue on the website

Just in time for the AGM Weekend in Leamington Spa. If you’re a club member and logged on to the website, just click here to download your own copy. Hurry on down to the AGM and fill your boot!



AGM Weekend Breaking News

After Dinner Speaker is Announced. It’s just been confirmed that Jon Wells, Morgan’s Head of Design will be the after-dinner speaker at our AGM weekend. We are thrilled as Jon has a fascinating background in design, starting with motorcycle cafe racers and then onto Morgans, combining tradition with modern components. With this background he believes […]



Broseley Festival of Motorcycling – West Midlands Group

In early August, five Morgan Three-wheelers joined about a hundred and eighty motorcycles for the Broseley Festival of Motorcycling.   The run started with a steep climb up what was an early hill-climb course from the Coalport Bridge up the side of the Severn valley.  The gradient and hairpin bends were a challenge for Bob’s Derricott’s trike but he […]



Membership Renewals 2019/2020

A note about Membership Subscriptions Since July 2019, the club has not been able to accept direct Credit Card payments for membership subscriptions and this may affect your membership renewal. If you’ve paid by credit card in the past, we would suggest that you pay by Standing Order, Bank Transfer or by cheque. But you can […]



Swarkestone 2 – Run for the Dales – Sunday August 25th

  Swarkestone 2 – Run for the Dales – Sunday August 25th   The Swarkestone scenic run took in some beautiful areas of Derbyshire and the towns of Ashbourne, Buxton, Bakewell & Matlock. The weather was glorious and the roads…. and fords were interesting!       Read all about it here  



West Midlands Holly Run 2019

It’s getting to that time of year again and the West Midlands group are organising the Holly Run.

The event is open to anyone with an “interesting” vehicle.

The run starts at 10:00 and ends at the pub for traditional Sunday lunch – note booking with the pub is advisable. 

See poster below and for additional info click on the hollyHolly linkHolly Run 2019

                                                

 

 

 

 

M3W Problems including Quick Release Steering Wheel

Our November magazine will carry an article about problems with the new Quick Release Steering Wheel on the M3W.

We think it’s important to bring these problems to your attention so just click here to read the article.

There’s an associated YouTube video which you’ll find when you click here.

The club’s M3W 5 Speeder Liaison Officer has also compiled a note about recalls issued by the company and letter text from the company. Read them here:

 

5 Speeder Recalls for Chassis and Brake Failure.     Ian Brett

Morgan has acknowledged two serious safety issues that were brought to the attention of MMC and reported on the Talk Morgan forum and in the Bulletin some months ago, by putting a recall notice on the Talk Morgan Forum. As many 5 Speeder owners do not monitor this valuable source of information, it is reprinted below. As things stand at the time of writing no letters or emails have been sent to owners asking them to get their vehicles checked, as normally happens with a recall.

Not all 5 Speeders require these checks, only early cars with pre 2014 specification chassis and/or cars with the laser cut “M3W” pedal boxes.

The chassis problem was covered in an article in the August 2018 Bulletin. The rectification for cracks is a welded strengthening bracket done by Morgan FOC. The brake pedal failure fix consists of a link bracket that makes the current critical brake linkage a fail-safe set up. There is a weld that needs inspecting and fitment of the bracket is subject to the condition of this I believe. I would insist on the bracket being fitted if it was my car, no matter what the condition of the weld is. A brake pedal linkage like this needs to be fail-safe by design.  Again, a dealer should carry this work out FOC.

I would insist that these inspections and any work are recorded in the service record. This may well be useful if there are problems in the future or if you sell the car.

 

A message for 3 Wheeler owners from The Morgan Motor Company

Dear Morgan 3 Wheeler owner, 

Morgan Motor Company carries out ongoing monitoring and development of its model range. As a result of this programme it has been recognised that there is a potential cause for warranty affecting ‘new’ Morgan 3 Wheelers manufactured up to December 2014.

Chassis: If your vehicle was manufactured between 2010 and 2014 it may be due to have a chassis modification which will eliminate any signs of fatigue. Any inspection or subsequent modification will be carried out at no cost. Morgan 3 Wheeler models manufactured after 2014 are unaffected. 

Brake pedal Assembly: We are aware of potential, safety related, remedial work being required to the brake pedal on Morgan 3 Wheelers manufactured between 2011 and June 2013. This affects some vehicles with M3W laser cut into the pedal arm. Morgan wish to have the pedal assembly inspected by an official Morgan Dealer. Your vehicle may require a modification to the pedal assembly and this will be carried out free of charge. Vehicles without the logo on the pedal require no further action. 

If you own a 3 Wheeler manufactured between 2010 and December 2014, we would encourage you to make yourself known to your Morgan Dealership or the Morgan Motor Company to enable us to arrange to carry out any necessary work. If you have already heard from the Morgan Motor Company or your Morgan Dealership, please ignore this message.

If you have any further questions regarding these inspections, please contact Morgan Aftersales directly via e-mail to dsc@morgan-motor.co.uk

Yours Sincerely,

Morgan Motor Company

 

 

Great North Closing Run Oct. 19

Last weekend saw the third GNCR organised by Steve and Val Hughes, supported by Peter and Mary Pattinson, the weekend beginning with a get together meal on Friday night at the hotel, lots of food, drink and chat.

Saturday started with a run to the stunning, and newly opened Windermere Jetty: Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories on the banks of Lake Windermere. Housing many boats from around Windermere it told the stories of boats and boat-building in the area. Actual restoration of boats could also be seen in the live workshop and one of the boat restorers gave a really interesting talk. Many of the group had a trip on the lake in ‘Osprey’, a restored 1902 steam launch. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. Leaving the museum, there was a 40 mile run back to the hotel down some lovely backroads, with stunning views, including a great pit-stop at the ‘Yew Tree Barn’ for tea & cake and a chance to check out some architectural antiques. The day was rounded off with the event dinner with entertainment – a quiz, and jokes from Peter Pattinson!

On Sunday, after heavy rain in the night, everyone gathered in the car park, and, with some trepidation, set off for a run to see a private car collection. There was a diverse range of old cars, many of which had been used for rallying, together with a large collection of motorcycles. Having reminisced and shared experiences, it was time for lunch at the ‘The Shepherd’s Inn’ at Langwathby, followed by a scenic run back to base.

Another great weekend!!