Centenary Hill Climb,
Prescott, 25 July 2009
Ettore Bugatti started building
his own cars in the same year as H.F.S. Morgan did, 1909. As such, Bugatti also
could have had its own centenary in the same year, but that was not to be.
The club that was formed in England for his products, the
Bugatti Owners' Club, is one of the oldest in the world. It was initiated in
1929! Its greatest asset is of course the Prescott Hill Climb course, in
Gotherington, just outside Cheltenham. Here many hill climbs have been held over
the years, including quite a few where Morgans participated. Just one famous
Morgan which was successful here was Ray Meredith's +4, registered XOV 555. This
is still going strong.
Of course, on this
celebration day, Morgans of all kinds were allowed to climb the hill, varying
from three- wheelers, to the latetst models, from standard to heavily modified.
Also during the celebrations for the 75th Anniversary of
Morgan, Prescott was used, so some non-competition Morgans relived this lovely
experience and enjoyed the attention they got from the public on this lovely
Two fellow Dutch enthusiasts, John Bijsterveld and Jan Mulder, attended the hill climb and were so kind to provide the following series of pictures.
Centenary Hillclimb, Prescott