Chengdu Motor Show media launch a success for Morgan Cars in China

The Chengdu Motor Show press day attracts both automotive and general media, and both sections were present at the press briefing hosted by Morgan and San He Group at 09:30 – held early by China exhibition standards and well attended in spite of the drizzle and heavy traffic. Over 30 media came to see the Plus 8 unveiled by Zhang Depeng [张德鹏], Director President of the San He Group and Jim James, Managing Director of Morgan Cars Limited. Zhang Depeng said that he was confident of the success of Morgan cars in Chengdu; with the Aero range for the young performance seeker, the Classic range for the more established businessman community, and also for businesses such as property developers which may want to promote their businesses using the eye catching cars. The Chengdu motor show is a 7 day event which claims to attract...

Morgan cars at Chengdu Motor Show 2012

The Morgan Aero and Plus 8 will be on show at the Chengdu Motor Show (CDMS) 2012 in China. This is the first time that Morgan cars have ever appeared in west China. They will be on the San He Group booth No. 8 Hall H806-3. The 15th CDMS is going to be held on August 31 – September 9 2012 at New International Convention & Exposition Center Chengdu Century City. It continues to be organized by Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai Ltd. and Chengdu International Exhibition & Convention Center, as well is supported by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Automotive Sub – Council and Society of Automotive Engineers of China. The show attracts over 400 international brands, 1,500 media and  most importantly over 500,000 car enthusiasts. As the gateway to west China, the CDMS is the ideal venue to launch Britain’s...

Pebble Beach Weekend

McCalls at Monterey Aerodrome Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center is one of the most exclusive lifestyle events of its kind in the country. The one night event privately kicks off the World-Class automobile week held each August on the Monterey Peninsula. With an “A-List” of VIP guests from Hollywood celebrities to Captains of Industry, this “Jet Set” crowd arrives in first-class style, to feast on the latest offerings from some of the world’s top luxury brands in a relaxed and elegant party setting. The Quail Concours For ten days each August, connoisseurs and enthusiasts from around the world converge on the Monterey Peninsula to celebrate the ultimate in automotive design, engineering and camaraderie among fellow aficionados. The crown jewel in a whirlwind of events is The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. Since its inception, it has combined a lush setting in...

OAK Racing to enter pair of Morgan-Nissan 2012 LMP2s in the World Endurance Championship

The recurring engine problems faced by OAK Racing’s LMP1 entry since the start of this season have forced the team to temporarily withdraw its #15 OAK/Pescarolo LMP1 from the FIA World Endurance Championship.  Instead, the French outfit will enter a second of its Onroak Automotive-designed and built Morgan 2012 LMP2s from the upcoming 6 Hours of Silverstone onwards. The #24 and #35 prototypes will both be powered by Nissan VK45 engines and appear in the legendary blue and orange racing livery of Gulf Oil International. Two of the LMP1’s driver line-up have been drafted into the #35 LMP2 fold for Silverstone, although both have previous experience of racing the Morgan. Bertrand Baguette’s excellent performance helped OAK Racing score victory in the recent ELMS round at Donington Park, while Dominik Kraihamer was on duty at Paul Ricard earlier this year.  Danish gentleman driver David Heinemeier...

Perfect team performance from OAK Racing brings Morgan 2012 LMP2 to victory at Donington

A combination of excellent strategy, pace and reliability helped contribute to OAK Racing claiming their first European Le Mans Series victory of the season at the 6 Hours of Donington today. The French team’s #35 Onroak Automotive designed and built Morgan-Nissan 2012 LMP2 of Olivier Pla, Bertrand Baguette and Dimitri Enjalbert ran faultlessly throughout a race that also saw the #24 Judd-powered sister car come home sixth. Having recorded his maiden prototype pole position on Saturday, Matthieu Lahaye maintained the #24’s advantage over his opening double stint while, behind, Baguette battled through to run third. Jacques Nicolet showed strong pace after replacing his team-mate Lahaye but later incurred a drive-through penalty for speeding in the pits. His misfortune would open the door for Enjalbert however who, making his LMP2 class debut this weekend, produced a very strong double stint – albeit one punctuated by...

Autodesk Helps Morgan Cars Produce One of its Most Successful Designs Yet

Autodesk Visualisation Software ‘Applying Speed, Accuracy and Efficiency’ to Traditional Design Processes . Farnborough, UK, July 12, 2012 – Morgan Motor Company, has become the latest automotive manufacturer to use Autodesk visualisation software to help accelerate time to market for new car models. Autodesk software helped Morgan to go from sketches of its new 3-Wheeler model to first production in just five months and to meet early deadlines for marketing material before the car was actually produced. As a result of the 3-Wheeler’s success, Morgan is bucking current economic trends and “selling more cars than ever,” according to senior designer, Jon Wells. The British sports car manufacturer, famous for its iconic designs which combine modern technology with classic styling, is using Autodesk Alias, Autodesk Showcase and Autodesk 3ds Max software from AutoCAD Design Suite Ultimate to, “apply speed, accuracy and efficiency to traditional design...

Morgan Cars Beijing Showroom

Designed by anySCALE, the showroom for Morgan Cars in Beijing. The showroom is 320m2 in The Worker’s Stadium complex with automotive neighbours Lotus Nyo, Sports Car Club of China and Bentley. Morgan will be in the units 79-81 on the west side of the stadium. The Morgan ‘Experience Centre’ will also be accommodated within the showroom. The goal is to display cars, culture and build a Morgan community at the flagship store. The show room will due to open at Q4 2012.    

Morgan at Silverstone Classic 2012

Morgan Motor Company had a fantastic weekend at Silverstone classic showcasing cars amongst some of the most beautiful and powerful motors on the market. Highlights including the Celebrity Morgan Race, passenger hot laps around stowe circuit, chassis displays and the Morgan owners club bringing morgans from all eras to be displayed by the stand. Celebrity Race (VIDEO COMING SOON) Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher won thie Celebrity Challenge race ahead of musicians AC/DC ‘frontman’ Brian Johnson and Jamiroquai’s Jay Kay at the Silverstone Classic powered by the AA event. The annual race at the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival with its ‘Rocking and Racing’ theme has raised money for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK and the RPJ Chron’s Foundation. Other celebrities to participate included Hollywood actor Sir Patrick Stewart, Nicola Stapleton and Tony Hirst of Eastenders and...

San He Group to Market Morgan Cars in Sichuan Province Aero Coupe and Plus 8 on Show in Chengdu

San He Group to Market Morgan Cars in Sichuan Province  Aero Coupe and Plus 8 on Show in Chengdu

Beijing  China: 6th August 2012.  Morgan Cars Limited has agreed a partnership with the San He Group for the marketing of the British handmade sports cars in west China. The agreement means that the two parties will cooperate to introduce the Morgan Motor branded cars in 2012 at two events in Chengdu with a view to establish a permanent showroom and full after sales service facility in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province. The partnership with San He Group, the largest automotive service and sales organization in south west China, is part of a strategy to extend the access to Morgan cars for potential customers via quality partners with extensive automotive experience. Founded in 1996, the San He Group holds the dealerships for British luxury brands Rolls Royce and Aston Martin therefore the Morgan Motor range of hand built cars is a natural addition...