It’s been a while since we last explored that jaggy-looking top left hand corner of Britain, and of course we’re always looking for an excuse for another roadtrip. For us this means asking the men of Malvern for some keys and a long slog up the M6 before we even get close to any roads worth exploring. Fellow MotorPunk Calum Fraser, though, has it a bit easier. He has a Morgan 3 Wheeler and an address north of the border. Here are a few pics from his #MorganAdventure in North-West Scotland.

Unlike much of England you’ll be free of traffic up here. Any road leading West from Inverness or Aberdeen is going to be entertaining. Here, in no particular order, we see Stonehaven, Drumtochy Glen, Skye, and our particular favourite, Applecross pass. The last time we were here it was frozen and the pass was closed, Calum has caught it on a sunny day and it looks great. The 3 wheeler is a quirky thing to drive. The wide turning circle and lack of wet weather gear are a hassle in the city but not here. The front track is nice and narrow and great for slotting down b-roads.

This Scottish roadtrip ticks all the tourist boxes; Men attempting music by blowing into bladders, overly hirsute cattle, roads with no run-off, mountains and glorious skies. The Applecross Inn is good for scallops and whisky. I love the sign on the gate to the beach warning of mermaids and a gently decaying tractor will always catch the eye of a MotorPunk. We really ought to go exploring again up here more often.

Big thanks to Calum Fraser for kindly sharing his pics with us. It looks like a great #MorganAdventure.

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Rich Duisberg

Rich Duisberg* has had work published in Classic & Sportscar, Practical Performance Car, Modern Mini, Banzai, MogMag, Evo, GT Porsche, Complete Kit Car, Absolute Lotus, Alternative Cars, Classic Retro Modern, and elsewhere. Rich often appears on CBS’s XCAR and Carfection channels, and Motors TV, plus JayEmm on Cars, enthusing about historic motoring. His latest book (find his work on Amazon) was described by SniffPetrol as "hilarious", although he was also threatened with legal action by elderly DJ Tim Westwood. In his Midlands man cave is a 1972 Fiat 500, a Lotus Elise, a BMW barge and a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike. Previous machines of interest include an Mk1 MX5 (owned for 14 years!), an Alfa GTV6, a Porsche 968 and a Sinclair C5. The Metro (right) was bought for an experiment, and abandoned in Africa. "I am not getting in a car with him" -  said Le Mans winner, Derek Bell. *A nom-de-plume inspired by the BBC's League of Gentlemen.

2 Responses

  1. James Marson

    Applecross inn for scallops, across the pass then to the whiskey bar at the hotel Torridon….it doesn’t get much better than that…

  2. Stephen Lancaster

    I and two friends embarked on a similar Scottish road trip last week taking in the spectacular sights of Banchory, Braemar, Pitlochry, Glencoe, Lochcarron and over the Bealach na Ba to Applecross. Fantastic weather, spectacular scenery and great driving – and I could swear we met those same highland coos!


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