The annual Moulton Bicycle Club weekend gathering took place at the Hall in Bradford-on-Avon between 29th-31st August 2014, writes Guy Vincent.
The Hall is the home of the late Dr. Alex Moulton and where the Moulton Bicycle Company continues to produce his bespoke range of cycles. This year the trustees of The Hall Estate and the bicycle company’s Technical Director, Dan Farrell, in conjunction with well-known car enthusiast, Allegro Club International Chairman and Bradford boy, Paul Vincent, organised guided tours of Dr. Moulton’s former HQ.
A display of vehicles fitted with Hydrolastic and Hydragas suspension systems designed and engineered by Dr Moulton appeared in the car park, three of which were making a nostalgic return to Bradford-on-Avon as they were owned by Alex Moulton from new until his death in December 2012. The full list of cars present was as follows:
1) 1966 Morris Mini Cooper S GMR135D (with Downton conversion) owned by Alex Moulton for 46 years and now residing in Buckinghamshire; 2) 1967 Morris 1100 Saloon FTK943E from Leicestershire; 3) 1970 Austin 3 Litre Saloon WTB511H from Shropshire; 4) 1972 Austin Maxi 1500 Saloon KPG292K from Surrey; 5) 1973 Wolseley Six Saloon MUC300L from Bristol; 6) 1981 Austin Mini Metro 1.3S HHR499W (formerly owned by Alex Moulton) now owned by Paul Vincent in Leicestershire; 7) 1981 Austin Allegro 3 1.3 HL RPH977X from Surrey; 8) 1996 Rover 100 Knightsbridge Saloon N743MMW (Alex Moulton’s 3rd car) from Somerset and finally 9) 2001 MGF M44RAG from Warwickshire.