The Morgan Sports Car Club Holland (MSCCH) celebrated its 40th Anniversary in July 2012.
A number of three wheeler racers made the trip to join in the fun in the wet and the dry.
Here’s Pete Clews’ report:
“We had hoped for a sizable entry of Morgans for the Dutch Anniversary but in the end only five three wheelers made the trip to the TT Circuit known as ‘The Cathedral of Speed’. We were to race against a grid of Dutch Outfits ranging from a very nice 1950’s Velocette outfit to a 1980’s Suzuki whose rider had 140 bhp on tap. Friday was very wet and only myself, Steve Lister and Chas Reynolds had arrived for the very slippery first practice but for second practice on Saturday Bill Tuer and Tim Gray joined us and it rained even harder but was less slippery. Saturday dried out for the race in the late afternoon and we got a chance to try out the circuit properly. We had elected to start behind the grid of outfits and despite this Bill still managed 2nd overall behind the fastest of the Suzukis. Chas Reynolds was second Morgan home coasting over the line with empty tanks after the half hour race. Tim Gray had dropped out with a broken exhaust pipe leaving myself and Steve Lister to finish 3rd and 4th.
“Sunday was a faster race as everyone came to terms with this fast technical track and this time the Suzukis were no match for Bill who took the chequered flag after what I am told was a thrilling race. Chas had filled his tanks but it was not enough and he had to pull off 2 laps from the end. Tim had more bad luck and retired with a plug centre blown out promoting me to second and Steve to third. We had a lovely weekend so our thanks go to Machiel Kalf for organising it and making us so welcome, to Aspen Race Fuels for the fuel, to Cees Lubbers one of our Dutch MTWC members for his enthusiasm and hospitality and to all the MTWC members who came to support us.”
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