The Classic British Steering Wheel – Moto Lita

Since the late 50’s Moto-Lita handcrafted wood and leather rim steering wheels have taken pride of place in classic cars and sports cars around the world. Moto-Lita steering wheels have been chosen as original equipment by almost every prestigious car marque from AC Cars to TVR. Thousands of enthusiasts have used our classic and retro design steering wheels to grace their classic car restoration and renovation projects, or to give a prestigious edge to kit cars and custom cars. From the day the business started, each and every steering wheel Moto-Lita made has been made by hand. Moto-lita takes a pride in its avoidance of hi-tech gadgetry. Moto-Lita doesn’t profile wheels with lasers, they cut or press them. A robotic arm doesn’t spray varnish on; it’s applied, coat-by-coat by hand with a beautifully effective low-tech brush. To some this might sound old-fashioned and inefficient. Sure,...

MWS – Morgan Motor Company OEM Wire Wheels Provider

Motor wheel service is renowned worldwide for the manufacture and restoration of vintage, veteran and classic wire. Motor Wheel Service International Limited was originally founded as Motor Wheel Service and Repair Co. in 1927 on Becklow Road, London. In 1947, after working there for a number of years, George Smith took ownership and spurred the growth of the company until it had expanded enough to move to new premises on Jeddo Road in 1969. In 1974 MWS was appointed as an official UK distributor for wire, light commercial, car, caravan steel and alloy wheels by Dunlop Ltd. George Smith was becoming affectionately known as “George the Wheel” due to his knowledge and experience within the industry. George’s reputation led to MWS being awarded exclusive UK distribution rights by Dunlop Ltd for all wire wheels in 1978. During these years George was making sure his son, Colin, was being...

Morgan cars Beijing, China, showroom renovation progress

Work on the Morgan Cars Beijing showroom are moving on nicely in time for the Year of the Snake. The 320 m2 space on the west side of Gongti stadium will be completed just before Chinese New Year 2013.The cars for the showroom will be put onto a ship in Southampton to arrive in Tianjin port 26th February. The Morgan Cars Beijing, China, showroom renovation continues under the guidance of anySCALE.  

Morgan Nordkapp Challenge in aid of Marfan Trust

In May 2013, a fleet of Morgan Cars will leave the company’s historical factory on Pickersleigh Road enroute to one of the most northern points in Europe, Nordkapp, situated on the northern tip of Norway. Initiated by Andy Abbosh and Simon Murphy, both Morgan owners, the desire to undertake this drive to the Arctic Circle came about because as a result of the plight of one of the Directors of Morgan Motor Company. You can read the full story of how this charity run came about and why Marfan syndrome is at the forefront of the participants minds by reading the Why page on the Driven at Heart site; however, in short, the purpose behind this two-week, 5,000mile journey is to raise awareness for a medical condition known as Marfan Syndrome. The condition attracts very little awareness, yet in the UK alone over 10,000 people are...

Interview with Matthew Humphries on Morgan DNA

An interview with Matthew Humphries, Head of Design at Morgan Motor Company. Morgan DNA – the honesty with which Morgan uses materials such wood, leather and metals. We believe that Morgan’s have always been engineered in a way that reflects the family values of Morgan. All materials that we use are used in an honest manner.  From my research within Morgan, investigating the 100 years of history of building cars here in Malvern, it was the honesty with which materials are used that stood out. We use wood, for example, in its natural form and only make the wood perform to the boundaries of it’s natural ability. In some cars there is a metal console with a wooden veneer laid over the top – that doesn’t sit well with our definition of ‘honesty.’ Wood can be used for the natural qualities which it possesses and...