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Morris Minor Traveller Wins Best Classic Vehicle at the Wayland Show - Restored by Classic & Retro

There was a nostalgic note to the inaugural winner of the Graham Griffiths Memorial Trophy, named in honour of the popular main ring commentator who died in February at the age of 72.

The prize for the best classic vehicle was awarded to a 1967 Morris Minor Traveller, named Madge, owned by David and Mary Stancer of Poringland, who have spent £8,000 on its restoration.

Mr Stancer, 72, said: “The car will be 50 years old next year, and we will have been married for 50 years next year, so it is Madge’s 50th anniversary too. “The engine is original. It has not quite done 100,000 miles yet, so it ticks along quite happily. Mary uses it around the village.”

Jane Griffiths, widow of the long-serving announcer whose name was given to the trophy, helped judge the entries.

She said: “It is very evocative in a way, because so many people used to have Morris Minors, myself included.

“It sort of took me back to the old days when most people couldn’t afford a holiday, so you put a blanket and a Thermos and some sandwiches in the back of the car.

“My husband and I had been married 52 years, so it all seemed to tie in. I think it probably is what he would have chosen.”