This year’s annual Morgan meeting saw the Morgan Motor Company in the driver’s seat for organisation. ‘Run for the Hills’ was the name, 26th and 27th August was the date and the Three Counties Showground was the location. 1,500 Morgans from around the world descended on Malvern for, quite possibly, the biggest home coming in history!
Things kicked off on Friday at the Morgan factory on Pickersleigh Road with car servicing, cream teas, souvenir shopping and factory tours. A sea of cars were parked up on the Factory’s football pitch (as they call it). It was like a taste for the large scale of cars that was to come the next day.
A gloriously sunny weekend saw visitors treated to fair ground rides, a wide range of food stalls, a promenade of shopping stalls, arts and crafts, and of course the dealer village. All the dealers were allocated a lovely little white tent to showcase their cars. For the Rutter’s tent it was a sea of blue cars; a metallic blue Aero 8, an Ocean blue 4/4 and the famous 1976 Plus 8 owned by Melvyn for 41 years.
The art deco themed gala dinner on Saturday night saw 550 very glamorous, mad Morgan owners hone in on the Severn Hall. Individual elements of Morgan cars were showcased as artwork around the room. Morgan held an auction with all proceeds going to the British Heart foundation; a fantastic £22,000 was raised thanks to the generous audience and auctioneer Philip Serrell working the room.
The grand finale of the weekend was the Sunday night Morgan Prom; featuring the Youth Orchestra and the Rockabellas, the English Symphony Orchestra was the grand finale with their performance rounded out with a stunning firework display.
A big thank you must go to MMC for organising an unforgettable event. How pleasing it was on the eye to see that many Morgans together and at ‘home’.