I received an email yesterday from the Secretary of the MG Car Club T Register letting me know that Pam & I have been awarded the Montague Burton challenge trophy for 2016. The trophy is awarded to those who use their T Types regularly, or for an outstanding feat in a T Type. The T Register committee decide that we should have it for our exploits on this trip.
We were very surprised, very flattered and over the moon about it.
A presentation time & place is yet to be arranged and hopefully there will be a picture or two which I'll post later.
This one is from the MG Car Club T Register email newsletter and posted here with their permission.
For those of you who have been following Owen and Pam Frankland's 4,000 mile clockwise trip round the coast of Britain you will know they have had some trials and tribulations, but have also had some great days ... but they finally had to give up at Fort William.
They started at the Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough on 22 July, and travelled clockwise round the coast. They met generous people, even people who slipped money under their tonneau in the middle of the night in Southport. They had great shirt-sleeved driving days. But they also had their problems - a broken half shaft at Brightlingsea in Essex, continuous problems with their exhaust from Devon and round into Wales. But even these problems got them to meet up with some great people from small garage owners who dropped everything to help them on their way, a mobile mechanic who was only too pleased to help and who refused payment, to the RAC helping them out at the end. It was collapsed UV joints in Fort William which forced their giving up the drive.
They have a very well written and interesting blog about their journey, and posted a lot of photos of their adventures. They have also set up a Just Giving page if you want to help. They also have a Twitter account (@jg9052) which has lots of links to their adventures.
The first from the Tyne Tees Centre notes.
The second from the T Type newsletter.
Such wonderful thoughts and it's so good that the word is still getting out even though we're back home. Lets hope it brings in some more donations for Harrison's Fund.
Take an old couple and an even older car, add in over 4000 miles of driving and this is the result. This is the story of Numbum's drive round the UK coastline, driven by Owen and ably navigated by Pam. We hope you enjoy the journey. We will.