Hi i have lived in Malvern not far from the Morgan factory all my life so i know a little about the long standing problems of Morgan. Very few family members are left on the board Charles Morgan the grandson of the founder was in charge until a few years ago, then he was made overseas ambassador, then their was a big dust up his car was taken off him and he was removed from the board. Not many people no why.Suppose all the British investors are more interested in Futures or hedge funds rather than investing in British industry. Still, I'd rather see Italians take it over, at least they have empathy with cars, it could be worse, could be Chinese.
Three-wheeler engines are supplied by S & S, one of the best-known after-market Harley-Davidson tuning parts & engine suppliers & manufacturers in the US. I can't categorically say that they don't manufacture in China, but they have extensive manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin. I'd suggest that to most American motorcyclists S & S is as well-known & respected as H-D.So the Aero 8 has a powerful BMW engine and the Three Wheeler a Chinese V Twin!. Just think of the sales if they had used a Harley V Twin sales in the USA would have been mental!.
If only it were that simple!Morgan problems are simple, 'massive overheads (wage bill)' and not enough sales.
Just a couple of points to make!. I know many of the staff at Morgan some are long term friends. The Three Wheeler Engine crankcases are indeed marked S&S but come from China. Most of the cars are assembled and hand finished not like years ago when most of the cars were hand made on site. The metal body of the Three Wheeler is NOT made at the factory, like many other parts they are sourced elsewhere.cue2,
Thanks for that.
I was actually able to read the article (I keep a separate browser for sites like that one), and it is a reputable site (as far as I know).
I just think it's really bad reader interaction to drive a new viewer away (or to nag them to death) on first hit. I'm firmly of the belief that sites shold encourage readers (at least initially) to delve deeper and get them hooked on the content before slapping on the restrictions and convincing readers to sign up, deblock, etc.
Me too. Never before have total stangers chatted to me while stopped at traffic lights. But whilst great fun, the car is utterly impracticalI've been on the factory tour and rented one of their Plus 4's for a day last year. Both wonderful experiences.
+1Good luck Morgan - the motoring world needs you!