As this story comes to a close, the last part is collecting the Montague Burton Trophy. The presentation was planned to be in Blyth near Doncaster and we set off in Numbum in high spirits.
Sadly about 60 miles into the trip there was a loud crack and lots of smoke from the left rear wheel area. It turned out that the left rear suspension mount had broken completely and the wheel was tight up inside the rear wing. We weren't going far like that so we contacted Sally & Bill Silcock who were travelling north to meet us and formally present the trophy to save them the long journey.
Next was a call to the RAC for recovery which duly happened about an hour or so later.
Once old Numbum was safely tucked up in the garage we jumped in the MG3 and headed of to our planned overnight stop. The next morning we headed off to Bill & Sally's place for the formal presentation. Pictures will follow.
The beautiful trophy is now with us for a while.
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.