Apreview of the film Morgan – 100 Not Out was held at the St James Hotel to celebrate a British century in car making.
The film tells the story of 100 years of Morgan Cars, which are still being built by the family firm in Worcestershire. Charles Morgan drove down to London for the screening in his eye-catching bright orange Morgan, on his way to Goodwood circuit for a track day. It was great to see a historic 1920s racing Morgan parked next to a line of recent models.
I had the pleasure of meeting Chris Lawrence at the drinks reception; he won his class at Le Mans in 1962 in a Morgan.
The film examines 10 Morgan models in depth from the three-wheelers of the 1920s to the AeroMax of today.
The film’s presenter, motoring journalist Guy Loveridge, said: “Many people will remember Sir John Harvey Jones visiting the factory and telling Charles Morgan’s father that the business was not tenable, and that handmade cars were a thing of the past.
“Fortunately, Morgan ignored the advice and has gone from strength to strength. It is the last wholly owned British car company.”
The film will surely be a hit with Morgan fans and excite motoring enthusiasts around the world.