Classic Morgan sports cars converge for weekend of motoring tradition

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Three-wheel Morgans parades from the Malvern factory | Morgan photos

Morgan are well-known as the most-traditional of traditional British sports cars, still built by hand in the original Malvern factory using time-honored techniques, and still keeping with the pre-war roadster style while other British marques such as MG and Jaguar moved on to more-modern designs.

The Morgan Motor Company hosted more than 1,500 Morgans recently in its Run for the Hills reunion celebrating the company’s 108-year history, which includes the iconic three-wheelers that harken to the beginning, and which are being produced by Morgan once again.

The Run, held at the Malvern Three Counties Fairground just a few miles from the Pickersleigh Road factory, was organized by the Morgan company along with the Morgan Sports Car Club.

As well as scores of three-wheelers, Morgan owners brought along their Plus 4s, Plus 8s, Aeros and other sports car models, new and old, for display and driving tours.

A highlight of the weekend was a drive from the factory to the fairground by more than 50 0f the sporty three-wheelers, and witnessed by about 5,000 spectators. The oldest models were built in 1909 by H.F.S. Morgan, while the newest model had rolled off the assembly line that week.

The parade was led by the new all-electric EV3, driven by Morris managing director, Steve Morris.

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“We are continually blown away by the unrivaled passion that our owners and enthusiasts have for the marque,” Morris said in a news release.

 

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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