Morgan Cars Shanghai Showroom

Shanghai is one of the biggest cities in the world with a population around 30 million. Now State Capitalism encourages growth above all and China’s GDP growing at around 5% per year. All property is held by individuals on a long lease from government but this does not seem to impede development and Shanghai is about to be home to biggest Disneyland in the world and a new Dreamworks entertainment centre. This will be a huge complex by the side of the Yangtze river designed by Geoffrey Katzenberg where you can star in your own version of Shrek or Toy Story. The Morgan car dealership is in centre of the city in an area called Xin Tian Di. This is a conversion of traditional buildings into cafes and restaurants and some expensive boutiques. It is a very popular area and is a bit like Soho...

Kierra Morgan & Yvonne Tang

Kierra Morgan, left, and Yvonne Tang chat before taking a ride in a Morgan sports car during the opening of China’s first Morgan showroom in Shanghai. Sales growth in the global luxury market is expected to slow sharply this year as Chinese and European customers rein in spending and concerns about the global economy take their toll. Chinese consumers, many of whom shop abroad, have become the world’s No. 1 buyers of luxury goods, according to one recent study. Chinese consumers make up half of luxury purchasers in Asia. The article appeared on washington post.

Sporty look – Shanghai Daily

A local resident admires a Morgan sport car at the opening of China’s first Morgan showroom in Shanghai on Thursday. Sales growth in the global luxury market is expected to slow this year as concerns about the global economy take their toll. The article appeared on Shanghai Daily.

Shanghai Image – First Post

Charles Morgan and his wife Kiera Morgan drive a Morgan sport car at during the opening of China’s first Morgan sport cars showroom in Shanghai October 25, 2012. Sales growth in the global luxury market is expected to slow sharply this year, as Chinese and European customers rein in spending and concerns about the global economy take their toll. Chinese consumers, many of whom shop abroad, have become the world’s No. 1 buyers of luxury goods, ahead of the Japanese, the Americans and the Europeans, according to one recent study. Chinese consumers make up half of luxury purchasers in Asia. The article is appeared on http://www.firstpost.com.

Morgan OAK Racing claims LM P2 podium at Shanghai season finale

Jacques Nicolet, Matthieu Lahaye and Olivier Pla rounded off OAK Racing’s FIA World Endurance Championship campaign with a satisfactory third place LMP2 class finish at the 6 Hours of Shanghai today, while the LM P1 lineup of Bertrand Baguette, Dominik Kraihamer and Takuma Sato finish seventh in the prenier prototype catergory. Sato finished seventh in the premier prototype category. Despite fine efforts from both driver crews, the French team feels the results fall below expectations given the true pace of its #15 OAK-HPD LMP1, which was making only its second appearance of the season, and Onroak Automotive designed and built #24 Morgan-Nissan 2012 LM P2 that finished fourth overall in this year’s final class standings after scoring four podiums in eight races. Nevertheless, these results do offer much optimism for next season. The battle for a place on the LM P2 class podium proved...

All-round team performance nets Morgan LMP2 podium in Japan

A battling performance helped OAK Racing score their third FIA World Endurance Championship LM P2 podium of the season at the 6 Hours of Fuji today, while its LMP1 machine came home eighth in class on its series return. Despite the #24 Morgan-Nissan 2012 LM P2 being less suited to the Fuji Speedway than other circuits, the French squad was confident that its pace over a longer stint could make it a podium contender in race conditions. And Olivier Pla immediately proved the point by jumping from sixth to fourth on the opening lap before engaging in a short, intense battle for third place.  Matthieu Lahaye, who took over just before the end of the opening hour, continued to demonstrate the car’s excellent race pace throughout a rapid double stint that saw the Frenchman relentlessly hunt down and pass those ahead to run second...

Morgan LMP2 Nissan to compete at FIA WEC in Shanghai 28th October

The season finale of the inaugural FIA World Endurance Championship will take place in China one day later than planned with the 6 Hours of Shanghai now on Sunday 28 October. With a busy track schedule the date change was made for technical reasons to allow the circuit staff to prepare the circuit for the arrival of the FIA WEC. The FIA WEC (FIA World Endurance Championship) is an extension of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC), initiated by the ACO in 2010 and 2011. It also revives the historical thread of the World Championship of Brands of the 50s, 60s and 70s, the Endurance World Championship Group C of the 80s and the World Sports Car Championship of the 90s. The FIA WEC represents the popularity and attraction of endurance racing today on legendary circuits (Sebring, Spa-Francorchamps, Le Mans, Fuji, Interlagos, Silverstone), and...