Posts tagged Morgan sports cars
Whilst visiting England to enjoy the sights, sounds and petrol fumes for the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed, Jay Leno has found the time to visit Malvern and take the 2011 Morgan 3 Wheeler for a spin (not literally, although Jay does seem to have a tussle with a grass verge at one stage: UK Grass 1, Mr. Leno 0!)
Despite his detour, Jay gives the latest vehicle from MMC a big thumbs-up and from his conversation with Charles Morgan, he has joined the queue of customers for this exciting trike. Enjoy…
Following in the footsteps, or should that read pod-steps?, of the audio interviews with Steve Morris, Operations Director of Morgan Motor Company, and Matt Humphries, Head of Design, Morgan Car News, in collaboration with Maximise Potential and Talk Morgan, are pleased to announce the release of Tim Whitworth’s interview.
Kevin Matthews of Maximise Potential sums of this exciting conversation perfectly: -
“Tim Whitworth, Finance Director of Morgan, has the unenviable task of making the numbers balance within this last remaining marquee of British Motoring history.
Yet Tim views this responsibility as one of the best challenges he could ever be faced with, due to his clear passion and genuine attachment to the brand.
He considers himself to be an unconventional Finance Director, who takes as much interest in the human aspects of the company as the numbers, citing Morgan’s collaborative working culture as key to so much of the company’s success.
This is a great opportunity to go behind the scenes of Morgan and also the man responsible for it’s finances, in this very informative and candid interview.”
You can listen to Tim’s interview by following this link to Maximise Potential. We hope you enjoy listening to it.
The second weekend of September saw the annual Morgan Aero Club meet take place in St Tropez, France. The gathering of enthusiastic Morgan owners converged on the South of France in a selection of Aero models: every variant of Aero 8 (from Series 1 to 4), the Aeromax and the Aero SuperSports, from locations as varied as England, Austria, Switzerland and the host country France. Participants enjoyed warm sunny weather, the excellent hotel Château de la Messardiere, an exhilarating drive in the hills above the Côte d’Azur and wonderful food from beginning to end. Photos of this event can be found on the enthusiasts forum for Morgan sports cars, Talk Morgan.
A simple article for this warm June evening – a quick 1-minute video walk-around of the 2010 Morgan Aero SuperSports. This particular example is owned by someone with the X-Factor, definitely a Britain with talent and more than a Pop Idol. A man with a razor sharp ability to speak the truth and obviously, from his latest car purchase, excellent taste in sports cars.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the vehicle in question, it is the limited production run Aero SuperSports: powered by a 4.8 BMW V8, with 362bhp and 370lb ft of torque, the light weight aluminium chassis and body, (total vehicle weight 1,175 kg), allow this sports car to sprint from rest to 62 mph in 4.5 seconds.
Following on from the superb video review of the iconic Morgan Aeromax by Drivers Republic (with the assistance of Talk Morgan), we bring you the equally brilliant interview of Charles Morgan and tour of the Morgan Motor Company. This video is a must watch for any enthusiasts of Morgan sports cars.
Hot off the press, The Guild of Motoring Writers have awarded Charles Morgan their highest accolade; Guy Loveridge, Press Officer for The Guild, had this to say: -
“The Guild of Motoring Writers recognises a unique British achievement
Charles Morgan of the Morgan Motor Company has been awarded the President’s Trophy, The Guild of Motoring Writers’ highest accolade, in recognition of the specialist car company’s centenary.
The presentation was made at the Guild’s Annual General Meeting by its president, Nick Mason. Mr Morgan expressed his “delight and extreme gratitude” in accepting the award, and went on to thank the Guild for its members’ help and support during the 66-year association between the two organisations.
Introducing the award, Nick Mason said: Introducing the award, Nick Mason said: “I’m delighted to present Charles with this Trophy in acknowledgement of The Morgan Motor Company’s commitment to British automotive engineering”. In accepting, Charles Morgan replied: “It is an honour to accept this on behalf of all those who have and who continue to make Morgan a success.”. In accepting, Charles Morgan replied: “It is an honour to accept this on behalf of all those who have and who continue to make Morgan a success.”
He added that Morgan has plans for an electric car and a small family vehicle, plus a ‘weekend’ car, hinting it might be a three-wheeler.
The presentation was a highlight of the Guild’s AGM, which was generously hosted by Rolls-Royce at its Goodwood headquarters. After the meeting, members were given a VIP tour of the production facility, and had the opportunity to drive various Rolls-Royce models.”
Morgan Motor Company have just announced a must attend event for Morgan enthusiasts and photographers.
On July 16, 2010 a limited number of people will spend the day at the Morgan Factory with acclaimed car and commercial photographer Tim Wallace. The lucky attendees will take part in a live Morgan photoshoot.
The experience will include a tour of the factory and lunch in the Morgan Visitors Centre. Places are limited!
For further information and to book, follow this link.