MSCC made a great showing at the Classic Restoration Show at the NEC over the weekend of the 18/19/20th March. The club stand was a big success and attracted many visitors, only one of whom enquired about the (in)famous wooden chassis. There was a wide variety of work and general "fettling" taking place on the five cars on display. Phil Royle who organised the stand said: "I am sure that if there was an award for the most welcoming stand we would be a strong contender. Our offering was, as usual, very basic consisting of whatever can be packed into a couple of Morgans. This was made up for by the enthusiasm and professionalism of those who volunteered their cars, skills and time on the stand."
It was good to see the number of younger enthusiasts who took an interest in how Morgans are constructed and the partially rebuilt interim cowl car on the stand provided a perfect opportunity to illustrate the combination of wood-framed body and a steel chassis. Surprisingly, many Morgan owners who visited the stand knew that there was 'wood in there somewhere' but had never seen the details up close.
Club members who manned the stand were kept busy answering a lot of queries about their cars and were engaged in many reminicences and Morgan stories. It was good to be back after a two-year wait with with visitors from all over - including Eire - coming to enjoy this event, which for many, marks the start of the Classic Car season.