On Wednesday 4th July Simon Diffey took delivery of his Morgan Pedal Car chassis No 117 from designer Jon Wells who dubbed the car “ Mog Rod’ due to the Diffey Brothers Racing team colours of Gold with a Black stripe.
The car was immediately entered it for the following weekend at the Vintage Sports Car Club’s Prescott Hill Climb in the Children’s Pedal car class.
Diffey said “ Only minor preparation was required to ready this production model for its first competitive outing. I was lucky that works driver, 7 year old, Johnnie Tarring was available at short notice and to achieve a 2nd place straight out the box is a testament to driver and machine”
From a grid of 22 vehicles including a series 1 Land Rover the Mog Rod was only narrowly beaten by Archie Collings driving a 1920 Zust, third place went to Morgan team mate Louis Parkin driving the grey Morgan protoype chassis No 001.