Wolverhampton students show off racing cars at annual show

By Doug Wootton | Wolverhampton | Education | Published:

Talented students from the University of Wolverhampton Racing Team showed off their racing cars as thousands turned out for Morgan Motor Company’s annual car show.

The University of Wolverhampton racing team at the Run for the Hills event in Malvern

Car enthusiasts travelled from as far as Germany and Switzerland to attend the Run for the Hills event, which saw 4,000 attend to view the 1,000 Morgan cars on display.

The students displayed their Morgan Plus 4 Babydoll and Morgan ARV6 models – both of which are competing in the AR Morgan Challenge Series this season.

Mags Winthrop, communications manager at University of Wolverhampton University, said: "It was a great event, the weather held out for the thousands that turned out.

The event was held at the Three Counties Showground

"To make things interesting we brought along the Formula Renault car so people could change a wheel, sit in it and take pictures, as well as hear its sound – and I can tell you it was loud.

"The university stuck up a partnership with Morgan's in March last year, and it's great to give engineering students hands-on experience in terms of craftsmanship, which is ideal as Morgan's is the oldest privately owned motor manufacturer in the world.

"Already one of our students has gone on to secure a job with the world famous motor company."

Will Blackburn, from Wolverhampton, graduated with a first class BEng in Mechanical Engineering earlier this year and has since secured a job as a design engineer for Morgan.


The event was held at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern over the Bank Holiday weekend and the biggest Morgan event for 2017.

Professor Ian Oakes, deputy vice-chancellor at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “We’re delighted to have supported the Morgan ‘Run for the Hills’ event.

"Through our partnership with Morgan, our students are gaining hugely valuable work experience of the automotive industry.

"This exciting partnership is already having a major impact on the employability of our engineering students, which is a key focus for the university."

Doug Wootton

By Doug Wootton
Wolverhampton Reporter - @_DougWootton


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