Dealer Locator
Please enter a valid postcode
Home » News » Stratstone at Morgan Thrill on the Hill 2015

Last week Morgan held their fantastic third annual Thrill on the Hill event at Shelsley Walsh.

One of the largest gatherings of Morgan vehicles, over 200 Morgan owners and their cars took part in this unique hill climb. Hundreds of additional Morgans lined the car parks as a capacity crowd of thousands took to the hill at Shelsley Walsh.

Shelsley Walsh is a natural fit for such a prestigious event, having hosted MAC Speed Hill Climbs since 1905. It's the UK's oldest motorsport venue still in continuous use, and is the ideal match for the UK's oldest privately-owned independent car manufacturer. In fact, Stratstone's co-founder Ernest Instone won the first ever hill climb held here in 1905.

A hint of nostalgia was in the air as vehicles from throughout Morgan's 105-year history took to the track. Vehicles which normally stand proud in the Morgan museum got a chance to flex their engines and challenge the 1000-yard climb.

The oldest car on display, Martyn Webb's 1923 3 Wheeler, lead a lunch-time convoy up the hill in a moving evolution of Morgan vehicles - much to the delight of the crowd. Looking to the future, modern Morgans in the mobile display included the all-new Morgan Aero 8 and the EV3 electric 3 Wheeler, the all-electric Morgan which weighs just 450kg.

Stratstone joined in the celebrations too, as we brought along models from the current Morgan product range, including the Morgan Plus 4 and Morgan Roadster which stood in the enclosure. As if there wasn't enough going on, Rich Goodwin offered a spectacular aerial display in his Pitts S2S Muscle Biplane, and POPBANGCOLOUR automotive artist Ian Cook was creating motoring masterpieces before everyone's eyes.

A range of trade stands, and live music from an array of local artists rounded off the crowning event in Morgan's calendar. We were glad to be a part of it, and we can't wait until next year!