TG Speed Week: The Skeleton Crew
Radical SR3 SL. BAC Mono. Caterham SP/300.R. Morgan 3Wheeler. Time to clear the track...
Posted: 23 Aug 2012
Returning to the Top Gear hangar, my body clock spins wildly backwards. The Morgan 3Wheeler could've been parked in this fusty corner for 80 years; a nostalgic throwback complete with RAF roundels and decals from a Forties warbird. Wriggle into the cockpit, and your world is now observed through twin flyscreens. There's no need to tap the aviation-style dials, but it feels right to do so. Flip the ignition toggle, which is actually a bomb-release cover from a Typhoon jet, and prod the starter button until the big V-twin splutters into life. Exposed and proud of the front axle, all it's missing is a propeller.