Jack won the Jack Daniels Trophy for Apprentice of the Year and a cheque from for £250 from The Morris Minor Owners Club. Jack Daniels was an automotive engineer and worked with Sir Alec Issigonis to develop the Morris Minor and was a key developer of the hydrolastic suspension found in the classic mini.
Jack is employed by Richards of England who are Aston Martin Specialists based near Lincoln. He is being trained by The Heritage Skills Academy and his nomination for the award was for the way in which he has changed disciplines from Mechanical at Bicester Heritage to Coachwork at Brooklands seamlessly. The tutors also reported that Jack approaches all his work with huge enthusiasm and has a real can-do attitude.
But Jack has another connection to Morris Minors. He and his friend James who is also an apprentice at The Heritage Skills Academy have entered the 2023 Poles of Inconvenience Rally and the car they have entered is a 1967 Morris Minor. The Rally is in support of the charity Cool Earth who do brilliant work supporting indigenous and local communities battling increasing changes in the climate. With the war in Ukraine stopping crossing northern Europe our hardy apprentices have chose a southern route through Europe before heading south and then further east through Turkey towards Georgia and Azerbaijan and the Caspian Sea.