This year the Morgan Sports Car Club will be celebrating 110 years since HFS Morgan made his first car which was a three wheeled cyclecar in 1909. The following year he made his first commercially available car and was soon in great demand...
This year the Morgan Sports Car Club will be celebrating 110 years since HFS Morgan made his first car which was a three wheeled cyclecar in 1909. The following year he made his first commercially available car and was soon in great demand. 110 years later the Morgan Motor Company is the longest running car company in the country still in family ownership and produces hand-crafted cars in the old tradition using the original techniques and some machinery which dates back over a century. There is an often used quotation from Mr. Honda who was the overall manager of the Honda company who said " Before long there will only be five motor companies in production in the world ----- oh - and Morgan!".
These cars have brought delight to owners and the public for many years and so the club will use the opportunity of the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, at the NEC, Birmingham, in March, to kick off celebrations under the theme of "An Enduring Passion". Stand 3-075 will have five cars on the stand ranging in age from a 1930s Series 1 (known as a Flat Rad), a restored 1959 +4, a rebuilt and customised 1960s +4 which has the highest mileage of any Morgan in the country and is still used as a daily driver, a +8 still under restoration and a 4/4 sport from 2010.
These cars will be on display and also having routine maintenance and cleaning jobs on them over the weekend. Members of the club will, as always, be very happy to be distracted and discuss the cars with visitors and if work is at a suitable point visitors may try one for size (and photos) if they wish. The club also hopes to have some new banners and displays showing a brief history of Morgan Cars.
Morgan are still developing cars and innovations are in the pipeline but there will always be support for those who want to keep their classics on the road or even buy a brand new classic car made in the traditional way.
Celebrations will continue at various venues throughout the year and details can be found on the club website. We plan a grand finale at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery at the NEC in November which should have a wide range of cars from 1909 to 2019 on display with many models in between.