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For the first time ever, a drone has taken flight around the historic home of Morgan at Pickersleigh Road. The 108-year-old factory – which welcomes around 30,000 visitors each year – is famed for being home to the production of the Morgan Plus Four and Plus Six, and will shortly be the site where the company’s all-new three-wheeled model will be produced.
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Viewers are transported in a one-take shot of the production line, moving through the Chassis, Assembly, Sheet Metal, Wood, Trim, Final Finish and Paint shops, before [...]
Anyone who has been in this Morgan World for any length of time knows that its orbit will sweep in great circles but end up back where it started; again and again….and again. I bought my first Morgan in 1972 in Los Angeles, California. LA is a funny place in many respects. South Pasadena, where I lived at the time, is way out to the north east of the city and Long Beach is a bazillion miles to the south west; but miles in LA don’t seem to matter. A 50 mile drive to go to a movie was not uncommon so it seemed perfectly reasonable for me to drive from Pasadena to Long Beach for Morgan Plus Four Club of Southern California meetings. Unfortunately that first Morgan, and the several that followed it, were not paragons of reliability so I never really integrated with the club. But I did meet people; Morgan people, like [...]
Morgan is working on an all-new high-performance sports car flagship that will both reinforce its reputation for classic design and move it on a couple of decades, notionally into the Jaguar E-Type era.
The new car, which will be made in both coupé and roadster forms, follows several years of research into what a traditionally minded 109-year-old car company should do next, without threatening its successful classic model range. It is being created in-house by design and engineering teams that now total around 30 people as a result of recent, well-targeted investment.
The new hand-made flagship’s first iteration is understood to be a two-door, two-seat coupé that should appear in the mid-2020s, estimated to be priced near the level of an Aston Martin V8 Vantage. It will use a new architecture with the classic Morgan front-engine, rear-drive layout and continue the marque’s tradition for compact dimensions and light weight, while utilising the latest in chassis [...]
Morgan Motor Company celebrates 100 years on Pickersleigh Road.
Many automakers can make claims about their heritage and old-world craftsmanship, but few can back up those claims quite like the Morgan Motor Company. Not only does Morgan still produce a range of ash wood-framed sports cars by hand alongside three-wheelers that are remarkably similar to Morgan’s Runabouts of the 1930s, but it does so in a factory built by Morgan in 1914. Though the Morgan Motor Company celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012, this year marks yet another milestone: the 100th anniversary of the Pickersleigh Road works.
n 1905, Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan (Harry to his friends, or simply H.F.S.) opened the Morgan & Company Garage and Motor Works on Worcester Road in Malvern Link, Worcestershire, England, in what was originally an automotive repair facility and automobile dealership. By 1909, H.F.S. Morgan had constructed his [...]
Congratulations!. The Morgan 3 Wheeler is highlighted in Robb Report’s recently released March issue as one of the Car of the Year contenders. The March issue features 13 of the world’s most impressive new automobiles put through their paces in our annual Car of the Year competition. The fashion industry’s brightest stars channel classic Hollywood in this sneak preview of the season’s showstopping styles. Australia’s wild west beckons with its otherworldly landscapes, pristine coast, staggering extremes, and newly civilized ways to explore it all. PLUS grand openings in Malta, Brazil and Bhutan.
Los Angeles, CA May 25th 2012: Hero clothing brand Superdry and heritage car manufacturer Morgan Motor Company team up again to showcase their Morgan 3 Wheeler- Superdry Edition; these two iconic British brands join forces to compete in the Gumball 3000 with Charles Morgan behind the wheel.
On the 1st of May Charles took an absolutely standard Superdry 3 Wheeler from the end of the line of production and completed 500 miles of running in. The car was then shipped to Manhatten Motorsports (the Morgan dealer in New York) so Charles and Kira Morgan could begin the legendary race.
New York to Los Angeles, 7 days, 2 countries, 12 states, driving 3000 miles, the adventure of a lifetime! With key check-points and parties on route. The event combined automobiles with music, film and entertainment throughout [...]
A 1953 Morgan +4 from MorganWest takes center stage on the third episode of season 15 of ABC’s “The Bachelor”. Bachelor Brad takes our Morgan on a tour of the Santa Maria wine country and the Cambria Winery. Click below to take a ride with Brad and his date.
Charles Morgan chose a Hollywood landmark for the intimate launch of his new Morgan Supersports. Stahl House, is a modernist styled house in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles, California that was designed by Pierre Koenig. Photographic and anecdotal evidence suggests that the architect’s client, Buck Stahl, may have provided an inspiration for the overall cantilevered structure. Built in 1959 and part of the Case Study Houses program, the house is considered an iconic representation of modern architecture in Los Angeles during the 20th century. It was made famous by a photograph by Julius Shulman showing two women leisurely sitting at a corner of the house with a panoramic view of the city through the floor to ceiling glass walls at night. The house was used in numerous fashion shoots, ad campaigns and at least five films.