December 2018

At the time of writing I had just got back from the Richard Thorne Breakfast meeting for November. It was an enjoyable morning, and I would like to thank Helen and all at Richard Thorne Classic Cars for their kind invitation for us to talk a little about the Morgan Sports Car Club. Pulling things together for the session, Steve Bridge worked out, to his and my surprise, that we have held 44 social events this year. I think this may be a record and long may it continue. Once again, thank you Helen.A few days before our visit...

November 2018

Stop press: monsoon conditions at Westgreen House. I would like to congratulate everyone that made it along to this fine classic car meet up. I understand we were the largest or at least one of the largest groups that turned up. Brave souls I think.It reminds me of when I bought my old Morgan from Phoenix Motors (that was) The proprietor told me, as I was about to drive off, that I would learn to look out for road bridges to shelter under while trying to put the hood up.Last month, our trip to The Trenchard Museum and...

October 2018

I only wish we could incorporate augmented reality in these Centre notes. Tim Jones’s recent Dealer day trip came across the last Aero 8 to be delivered. It had a light golden coloured body, hood and rear valance and alloy wheels with dark British racing green wings. My colour descriptions may not be perfect, but the car looked stunning in the photograph. I understand the owner already has some substantial offers; after all it represents the end of an era.Tim’s trip started in wonderful weather commensurate with our fine long summer. I have come across a weather app, known...

September 2018

At the time of writing I had just returned from a welcome return to Fawley Railway Museum. Lady McAlpine was clearly in attendance waving at the steam train locomotive and its gleeful passengers. Many thanks to Terry Tedman for organising the trip: the feeling is that Lady McAlpine will keep the museum going at least in her lifetime. As always we were honoured to be there.Up to this point we have been sweltering in the heat of this exceptional summer in the northern hemisphere of mother Earth. This week though, the temperature has dropped and rain has returned. I...

August 2018

This month we have a welcome return to Fawley Railway Museum. I am not sure if the future of this facility is in doubt or not, however, if it is this may be our last chance to attend, since the sad passing of Lord McAlpine. Please contact Terry Tedman as soon as you can if you would like to go. We may be able to collect tickets from Terry on the first Thursday noggin in August. I hope you can join us.Later on this month, we are visiting Gilbert White and the Oates collection. This will be a very...

June 2018

I would like to thank everyone that attended our AGM on May 3rd at The Novello during our normal First Thursday Noggin evening for that month. Steve Bridge chaired the meeting for what turned out to be a pleasant night. The circulating slide show of past events brought back some happy memories, not least those of us sitting out in the garden of The Novello last summer. They do have some comfortable seats, those weather proof ones that are more like sofas. There is also a fine view across the countryside that nicely frames all the Morgan Sports cars. Steve...