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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

What a Great Day at Waddesdon Manor All Morgans' Day 2011


WHAT A GREAT DAY....
Well folks, your Organising Team are now adjusting to the less exciting things in life!

Last Sunday at Waddesdon was a real treat. Starting with 22 x R 100’s including a car en-route to a new home in Sweden driven by Zuzana and Jack Hoglund, whom we welcome as new members of the Register.


A total of 220 cars attended making our inaugural event a resounding success. We had every model represented of the Four Wheel variants, from older “flat rads” to the latest Aero Super Sports. 
 About a dozen Aero’s were on display along with a solitary Three Wheeler, that being the new trike shortly to go into production and recently launched in Geneva by the Morgan Motor Company. 
 Add to this an Aero Super Sport and a fantastic side exhaust Roadster displayed by the Ledgerwood dealership and the packed frontage at Waddesdon Manor was a sight to behold.

The previous day, our ladies did a sterling job assembling 200 Goody Bags, and preparing for the tombola.





Thirty people then enjoyed dinner together on the Saturday evening, staying at the Hotel such that we were well placed for an early Sunday breakfast. We were setting up at The Manor by 9.00am. 
 Peter J,  Philip and Peter G worked on the parking plan, the ladies set up the Goody Bag and Tombola stations and we were all set for the early arrivals.
The WELCOME board and R 100 banner prepared by Steve greeted everyone on arrival.


The Ledgerwood dealership had set out a display including an Aero Super Sport and a Roadster resplendent in a special paint finish, and The Morgan Motor Company had unveiled the new Three Wheeler. 
Both were busy throughout the day, with the Morgan regalia table also very lively.


The central drive was soon packed with Morgan’s nose to tail, patiently awaiting their parking directions. Over the course of say two hours, 200 cars had arrived and were parked in front of The Manor, with a further 20 or so in the overflow parking areas.


The Help For Heroes gazebo was busy, and our ladies raised a magnificent £500 on the Tombola as well as handing out the Goody Bags which were greatly appreciated.


And so the day passed by with some touring the Manor, the gardens, the aviary and wine cellars. 
 Lunch was taken either in the restaurants or picnics in the garden, and a good time was had according to all the reports we received on the day and in subsequent e-mails. 
By 5.30pm everyone had departed reflecting on a great “ALL MORGANS’ DAY”.

Looking Forward To Future Events – 
The R 100 Organising Team.

Monday, 17 July 2017

All Morgans' Day 2018 Launched Today



The All Morgans' Day Team have now opened Event Bookings to all Morgan Car owners with the launch of our Advertisement.

It is  just under 1 year away to Sunday 1st July 2018

The Morgan Centenary Roadster 100 Register hopes that you are able to join in with what will be a memorable day for visitors and Morgan owners alike.




This event will be our 

5TH ALL MORGANS' DAY

on SUNDAY, 1st JULY 2018 - AT THE WORLD CLASS
Blenheim Palace
All funds raised will be In Support of COMBAT STRESS
The British Service Veterans Mental Health Charity

We invite All Morgans of Any Model and Year to Register for this Premier Event in the 2018 MSCC and MTWC Calendars.

A Minimum Donation of £10.00 guarantees a Parking Place in The Great Court in front of Blenheim Palace for the First 150 Cars to book.

A Minimum Donation of £5.00 secures you a Parking Place around the Palace Grounds and Drives.

A heavily reduced Blenheim Palace Entrance Fee has been negotiated for everyone arriving in a Morgan:
                                                               Park & Garden:                      Palace, Park & Garden
                                                                                       (May also be exchanged for an annual pass)
                   Adult                                           £9.50                                            £15.00
        Concession (over 60)                             £7.00                                            £13.00
              Child age 5 –15                                £4.50                                            £  8.50

Blenheim Palace Entry Bookings can be made at: http://www.blenheimpalace.com/morgansday
The event will also include Exhibitor Representation by The Morgan Motor Company and The Morgan Sports Car Club, plus a number of other interesting Trade Stands.

Pre Registered Morgans will receive a Commemorative Rally Plaque kindly sponsored by Insurers Gott & Wynne.

A 2018 Blenheim Car Badge, will be available.

Gates will open at 8.30am

To Book, please contact :

allmorgansblenheim@gmail.com or telephone on: 07450 615044
    Further News on All Morgans’ Day may also be found at www.facebook.com/allmorgansday.
 We are linking this event to the MSCC MOG18 which is being held nearby on Friday and Saturday 29th & 30 June.

All Morgans' Day is also the Sunday activity for this event.

The two events are not in competition but are a joint venture for 2018 between The R100 Register and The Morgan Sports Car Club.  

Monday, 29 May 2017

Our Roadster 100 Register Visit to the Haynes Museum.

Roadster 100's Go West.

Fourteen Members of the Morgan Centenary Roadster 100 Register set out for a weekend away together with their partners to the Dorset town of Sherborne. 

On the way down a group of us visited the magnificent Haynes International Museum at Sparkford near Yeovil. It was my first ever visit so expect lots of photos.

 The Modern Haynes Car Museum.

The Haynes Museum was apparently built on the site of an old WW2 American Ammunition Dump funded by the profits made by the publishing business founded on the superb Haynes Manuals used by owners of the many British cars as detailed guides for their maintenance. 

My wife Ann & Weekend Organiser Chris stood alongside our cars.

 Owner Philip has moved to the Dark Side selling his Roadster 100 in favour of this new Plus 8.

 Having been promised a parking area together it did not happen so we were scattered far and wide around the car park. Nick and Geoff separated from Gerald below.

Gerald tells me that he uses MER Polish to achieve this smart appearance.

 In the museum foyer I was immediately attracted to this Ferrari engine while heading for the Café. Would it fit our Morgans I asked myself, tongue in cheek. 

Located above the café were these two lovely Austin 7's. On the Plinth to the left is one of the Tiny Engines found under their bonnets. 

 Having paid for our discounted entry tickets we head inside for the surprise of our lives. We are immediately met by one of the first cars to be found on roads in a small tableau of the history of the Motor Car and Motor Cycle .



 The background walls give the details of each vehicle.

An early 'Motor Cycle'

 There are so many cars on show and I am no expert in cars at all therefore most of this blog page will have to be devoted to the Photos.

 Intermingled with the cars are these beautiful Peddle Cars.

On the small plinth to the right there are one of other super ideas - Brass Rubbing plates complete with paper and wax's of one of the nearby cars. 

 Part of the Rolls Royce and Bentley collection on show.

 This military Roller has been converted into an Armoured Machine Gun Carrier

 Just around the next corner can be found this beautiful example of a 1930's Morgan Three Wheeler among the Bubble cars and others.

 The physical size of many of the exhibits is staggering. Even the old Riley is massive by Morgan standards.

 The Three Wheeler from another angle.

The Mark Weber 2010 Monaco Grand Prix Winning Red Bull Showcase





Part of the Supercar Presentation.

I am amazed by how large some of these American Cars were.

A stunning example of an Auburn.

Upstairs in the Motorcycle Display area we found this lovely example of our once owned Triumph 350cc Speed Twin.



Our UAA 394 was somewhat different in that it had been converted to a racing machine by my brother in law before I bought it and returned it to a Road Bike format.





This Fine Array of Speedway bikes took me back to my youth when we used to enjoy supporting The Saints racing at Southampton's Bannister Road Stadium where the team included the likes of Barry Briggs and Bjorn Knutsson. 


Through this upstairs window the test track used as a Kart Racing circuit.

A fine looking Indian racer.





A 1938 Lincoln Zephyr Sedan

This is the beautiful Cadillac Model 452A Madam X Imperial Cabriolet is polished to perfection.

The Duesenberg was just sparkling in the overhead lighting.



The oblong grills of the Dodge Charger

Big Big Big. Cadillac, Edsel etc.

The Pretty Little Red Corvette


The Lincoln Continental Sedan

That ' Pretty Little Red Corvette Stingray ' by Chevrolet 1963

The Jensen Interceptor

In the Jaguar corner this smart 420.


A little group of Chevy's





A fine example of an American 'Woody'

A Beautiful Model of an Alpha Romeo Monza 80.

A Showcase of more fine Models

The Quadrophenia Display of Mods, Scooters and Accessories.













The BSA Winged Wheel used in conventional cycles.

When I was young and involved in my own motorcycle maintenance my personal nemesis was a Cyclemaster wheel of a neighbours bicycle which kept breaking down.

A 1986 Ford Cosworth Formula 1 Engine.

The Racing Car Room

A Group of Lotus Race Cars.



1996 Ferrari and 1986 March F1 cars.

The 1974/5 Lola Cosworth in Embassy Trim

A 1989 Formula 3 Reynard No.42

A Haynes Racing Porsche 911.

A 1936 Delahey 135.

In the Morris Garage I spot a Bull Nose on the right.

The `1963 MG Magnette next to a Soft Top Morris Minor.

William Morris and his Morris Garages History.

An early Morris Rolling Chassis.

A 1930 Morris Minor. 

The Morris Ten Four Cabriolet.

The early Morris Van. 


A Fine Collection of Garage Equipment.  


Developing the Efficient Morris Minor seen at Brooklands below. 


Rounding the Brooklands Banking during the Trials.



The MG Sports Dashboard

The more basic Saloon Dashboard.

 The result of the Brooklands Trials.


 The Development Car & Engine


The Tiny Development Engine.

 Following a switch to a conventional engine this was the list of results for the MG Minor.

 The 1946 Humber Snipe Chassis.


The British Cars.

 The Little Metropolitan and Morris Peddle Car.

The Austin Line Up.

 A 1952 Austin Atlantic.


 Little Crimson Riley and Wolsey Six Eighty

The 1980 Vauxhall Cresta

A 1967 Humber Hawk

The Triumph Vitesse Convertible 





In the Play Area they have this very complex Driving Simulator.

Two of the more conventional driving computer games.

Outside the children's play areas are superb, provided that the weather is dry.



I wonder if JCB sponsored the Sand Pit.

More Driving Games inside.

1950's Aston Martin DB2/4

The Yellow Lotus Group.

The early Land Rover sandwiched in here.

The White Hillman Imp.





A beautiful E Type.

The Jaguar Area.

Beautiful Jaguar XK 120 in Ivory.

The Peddle Car Version.





The Aston Martin Lagonda with its Long Chiseled Bonnet shape.

That E Type again.

The Customised Morris Minor Van

Sparkling, even under the bonnet.

More 'Specials'

The Living Room finish with 'see through' floor.

The Hot Rod or Funny Car.

In the Hall of Motor Sport.

The John DeLorean DMC 12


Causing some concern for Nola & Chris

A fine line of Veterans.

The 1942 Wilys Jeep



Ann takes a seat with Diane & Geoff looking on.

A magnificent collection of Model T Fords with video showing the versatility of these very robust cars.

More Supercars with the Dodge Viper and the Lamborghini Countach. 

The infamous Jaguar CX75 Supercar.

Another Jaguar E Type this time in Red next to the Porsche 911.

An unusually Black Bentley Tourer.






More Bentley S3 & S1


2000 Bentley Arnage Red Label with its John H. Haynes Personal Plate


There were not so many cars in 'The Ferrari Room' as one may expect.


A Smart Bristol



Now we have entered 'The Red Room' with the Gordon Keeble.


The Morgan Plus 8 x 4 Seater next to a Lotus Super 7


Ann's Favorite, The Porsche 356 Speedster.


The Morgan Plus 8 - 4 Seater Rear End




A Beautiful Vintage Alfa Romeo. 


The MG TC


A 1934 Riley Brooklands Special


I am not sure about JJJ 861D located next to the Triumph.


The 1995 MG next to the Porsche Boxter.


1973 BMW 3 Litre Coupe


The AC Ace 


The Frog Eyed Sprite and the MGB. among the Peddle Cars



A 1963 Daimler Dart.


The 1972 Gilbern Invader Estate


The Marcos


The 1982 Maserati Morak SS


The Smart Mustang Cockpit.


The Mustang Convertible 

I did say that there were a massive amount of cars to see here. I hope that you enjoyed the visit.
Frank