The Morgan community celebrated over a century of innovation and craftsmanship at the first ever Run For The Hills event on 26th & 27th August, with 1,500 Morgans from a 108 year history returning home to Malvern.
Held at the Malvern Three Counties Showground in association with the Morgan Sports Car Club, Morgan owners and aficionados from around the world gathered for two days and nights of entertainment, just a few miles from the Morgan factory on Pickersleigh Road
The RFTH weekend saw 6,000 owners and enthusiasts enjoy a range of different attractions, with something on offer for all ages. The Morgan Motor Company would like to thank all Run For The Hills visitors for supporting the weekend, a full image gallery can be found below…
“We have had such a wonderful weekend here at Run For The Hills. We are continually blown away by the unrivalled passion that our owners and enthusiasts have for the marque. There were many highlights for me, however seeing the 3 Wheelers leave the factory on Saturday morning and then watching the English Symphony Orchestra concert and fireworks closing the event were perfect book ends of the show.
“We welcomed 1,500 Morgans home to Malvern throughout the weekend from early pre-war cars to latest production cars, returning home from all over the world. The strong attendance of the event and the superb atmosphere throughout the weekend is a signal of great strength for the Morgan community. On behalf of the Morgan family, directors and staff, I would like to thank all those involved in helping to make this event a success. We are already looking forward to our next event”
Steve Morris, Managing Director of Morgan Motor Company
Over 50 Morgan 3 Wheelers assembled on Saturday (26/07/2017) at the Morgan factory in Malvern Link as part of the Pickersleigh 3 parade to the Morgan Run For The Hills event at the Malvern Three Counties Showground.
Original Three Wheelers from the early 20th century joined newer models to form an impressive line-up on the main drive at Pickersleigh Road before taking in a 15 mile route around the iconic Malvern Hills.
Arriving at the Three Counties Showground for a lap of the main arena, the procession was led by Morgan Managing Director, Steve Morris, in the latest Morgan EV3.
Glorious sunshine engulfed the showground all weekend as 6,000 people and 1,500 Morgans made the most of the attractions on offer during both Saturday and Sunday. The surrounding grounds were a sight to behold, full of Morgans from the UK and further afield.
On Saturday, the AutoSOLO provided much interest as owners competed against each other in a number of different classes to set the fastest time around the course of cones. The AutoSOLO also provided an ideal opportunity for those without a Morgan to get an exhilarating passenger lap around the course.
Also taking place on the Saturday was the Concours competition. With a strong entry list and some incredible machines, it was not an easy choice for the judging panel, which included Morgan Head of Design Jonathan Wells, to make their final decisions. Congratulations to all the winners in both the AutoSOLO and the Concours.
An exhaustive list of attractions were on offer over both days, with plenty on offer for the whole family.
On Saturday evening 550 guests attended the Run For The Hills Gala Dinner. A stunning transformation of the Severn Hall had taken place, as individual elements of Morgan cars were showcased as works of art around the room.
Dinner was followed by a speech from Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the world’s greatest living explorer, who amazed the audience with endless recounts of expeditions in the toughest places on earth.
A charity auction, raising money for the British Heart Foundation, saw a number of ‘money can’t buy’ lots go under the hammer. Auctioneer Philip Serrell worked the room well and a grand total of £22,000 was raised for charity. Stand out lots included a clay model Morgan Aero 8, and a signed Morgan body frame.
Morgan Motor Company would like to thank all those for attending the dinner and giving so generously to the British Heart Foundation, Morgan’s chosen charity for 2017.
The fitting finale to a memorable weekend, the Sunday evening Morgan Prom was a highlight of the event for many. Supported by the Youth Orchestra and the Rockabellas, the English Symphony Orchestra took to the stage just as the sun was beginning to set over the Malvern Hills.
The English Symphony orchestra played pieces of music to Morgan visuals, with their performance culminating in a spectacular firework display.