On Saturday we went sketching at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. In one of the sheds out back, they’ve got a 1931 Morgan barrelback three-wheeler.
Three-wheeled vehicles were classified as a motorcycles in Britain, so owners could avoid road taxes. The Morgan was low to the ground and weighed only about 850 pounds. With its crank-start water-cooled Matchless V-twin engine, it could go up to 80 miles per hour.
According to Jay Leno, who owns one, 80 mph in a Morgan is like 180 in any other car. Check out Leno’s video, which is a lot of fun.
Jay Leno's Garage Video
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome