Morris is the mascot of 2 of the clubs well known members Jim Brown and Brian Johnstone. All 3 “bears” are tackling the La Croftterra Pandemonia, two day classic sports car tour, at the start of September.
The mode of transport for the event is a 1971 MG convertible loaned to the 3 from Pathhead Nurseries and there lies a slight problem. All 3 don’t fit into the car with the roof up! Morris explained that he fits in no problem but one of his co-competitors is a bit larger and appears to be the route of the problem.
This problem is not going to stop them. The trio will need to do the full journey with the roof down. The 2 day run is 500miles but as it starts in Fort William and ends in Inverness the total distance is approx. 1000 miles. “Here is hoping the weather changes for the better”, Morris says, “If not, 2 of us have a lot of fur that is going to get very damp”.
So Morris why are you doing this? “Well Grandma bear is poorly and along with many others relies on the support of MacMillan Cancer Support. We are hoping to raise as much money as possible for this worthwhile cause.”
Anyone wishing to support the “3 bears” and help them raise some money can do so through the just giving website – www.justgiving.com/morrisbear. Please remember to tick the giftaid box too, that way you are helping even more at no extra cost.
As you will see from the images Morris has been taking advice before heading off on his epic journey. He has been getting tips from British and Scottish rally championship winner David Bogie, chatted with the famous Jimmy McRae and even listened to the natter of top motorsport journalist Jaggy Bunnet.
As well as raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support Morris is hoping to make new friends along the way. If you wish to follow Morris on his lead up to and during his journey you can do so by friending him on his very own facebook page – morris.bear.7