Minor’s major triumph

Elizabeth Marshall with her champion Morris Minor
Elizabeth Marshall with her champion Morris Minor

A CHAPEL-EN-LE-FRITH woman has driven off with a top award after exhibiting her restored 1957 Morris Minor convertible at a major UK transport festival.

Elizabeth Marshall and boyfriend Chris Nuttall have spent the past two-and-a-half years on a bare shell nut and bolt rebuild of her first car.

And their efforts were rewarded with the ‘Car of the Day’ award at the recent Sandbach Festival of Transport.

Elizabeth said: “This is a great achievement. Since we finished restoring the car we have been to eight shows - and won awards at six of them.”