2022 Midget Register Road Run

Starting from the wonderful Fosse way Garden Centre at Morton in Marsh, this year’s Midget Register road run attracted a range of cars from a rally prepared MG 1300 through to current MG ZS, with everything in between, including a lovely pair of Wedgewood MGF special editions. Unfortunately, the number of Midgets sadly diminished just before the event with a couple of cars suffering mechanical problems and a couple of owners with non-car related issues, which was a shame, but we wish both cars and owners speedy recovery. All our entrants started with refreshments in the lovely restaurant at Fosse Way, opened early especially for us, also providing some of the best bacon rolls, according to one – praise indeed!

Taking a very meandering trail across the remarkable Cotswolds, our destination was the Oxford Bus Museum, at Long Hanborough, near Woodstock, which tells the story of bus and coach travel around Oxfordshire over the last 130 years. It also contains the home to the Morris Motors Museum, which charts the story of how these classic British cars and commercial vehicles were produced at Cowley, in Oxford. The impressive collection of vintage Morris vehicles represents those produced during William Morris’s life. If you haven’t visited, then do try and find time, it’s well worth the trip!

The route itself explored the villages and hamlets of the Cotswolds through lanes and backroads, including a lovely drive through the iconic street of Bibury, threading through the tourists, but then back onto some wonderful driving roads to Burford. The route was well received by the entrants, and thanks go to our team of volunteers as ever, in the time to plan and prepare the route. They don’t just happen so if you fancy being part of next year’s event or would like to set up the run local to you, then do drop us a line, we would love to see more volunteers on our committee.