Morgan Motor Company: The Most Honest Car Factory in the World – /DRIVEN

Morgan Motor Company: The Most Honest Car Factory in the World  – /DRIVEN


[ENGINE REVVING] [MUSIC PLAYING] JF MUSIAL: What you’re about to
see is the most authentic, honest car factory
in the world. Welcome to the Morgan
Motor Company. Unlike other factory tours that
take weeks of phone calls and emails just to orchestrate, Morgan is an open book. Every other car factory we’ve
been to, we’re always ushered past secret rooms that hold
future designs and technology worth millions of dollars. This Malvern, England based
workshop holds no secrets. All you’ll find here are happy
designers, craftsmen and women, the smell of wood,
glue, leather. And did I say wood? So what do you need to know
about this place? Well, this is the oldest car
company in the world owned by a single family. Their designs, not much
different from five decades ago. They produce a three-wheeled
car called, well, the three wheeler. And simply put, this is just
the coolest [BLEEP] place you’ll ever visit
as a car enthusiast. And what better person to give
us a tour than a Morgan? A Mr. Charles Morgan. So, Charles, where
are we right now? CHARLES MORGAN: Right,
well, this is where it starts, really. This is the start of the
Morgan assembly line. It all starts with the chassis,
of course, that we actually import in from
Birmingham, which is only about 30 miles north of us. But this is built for
a [INAUDIBLE] shape to our designs,
obviously. It’s designed on a
CAD [INAUDIBLE]. And as I said, it’s cohesively
bonded aluminium. You’ve got what is the same
principle as the racing cars. In other words, what I’m saying
is, the chassis does all the work. It provides all the stiffness. It provides all of the mounting
points for the engine and the gear box and
the power train. And we even, of course,
fit the fuel tank. We fit all the electric wiring,
which is neatly hidden inside the chassis. And you can actually
start the car. You can drive it as a chassis. It’s not actually driven. But we do run it. And of course we run it because
we have a quality check that is demanded
by BMW or by one of our engine suppliers. And that means you go through
all the diagnostic checks on the engine. And what I quite like about
that, doing it as a chassis, is that everything is visible. So if there are any leaks, or
if there is any problems at all, it’s all accessible
to put right. And that’s particularly
pleasant if you’re an electrical engineer, for
example, because modern wiring [INAUDIBLE] are very,
very complicated. What happens in this e-box,
there’s actually five computers, I think,
in this car. This is actually the 4.8 liter
BMW, which it’s still a current engine, but they’ve
built it especially for us. And the reason they do that is
they’ve gone twin turbo 4.4 liter to keep the
emissions down. But actually, the 4.8 in this
car, because it only weighs, less than 2,000 pounds– it’s about 1,150 kilos. This car is ultra light. So actually, the emissions
are very low anyway. So we didn’t need to go to the complications of the twin turbos. But this is the diagnostic
check equipment, so that allows us to run
the engine up. -Are you sure that doesn’t pick
up any Nazi frequencies? [LAUGHTER] CHARLES MORGAN: It’s an early
mobile phone actually. I think one of the reasons why
BMW quite like working with us, to be honest, is that most
of their cars are still [INAUDIBLE]. And they tend to be a lot
heavier than an aluminium car. So the engineers– I’m not talking about the
marketing people here, but the engineers quite enjoy seeing
their product in our lightweight frame. Dr. Schmidt– who’s left
unfortunately, I think he’s gone to Ford– but he was
the head of engine power train at BMW. And he got out one of the
earlier versions of this and said, at last, Charles,
I can feel my engine. Because normally
it’s so quiet. [MUSIC PLAYING] JF MUSIAL: I wouldn’t be able
to do a full episode on the history of Morgan. It would just take too long. But here’s what you
need to know. The roots of the company come
from HFS Morgan, with a basic vehicle formula– Powerful motorcycle motors,
light chassis, simple, resourceful, and fun. And for Malvern, where every
road somehow leads up a mountain, that’s especially
useful. So let’s start off with–
what is this thing? I’ve seen it before, but I
have no idea what it is. JONATHAN WELLS: OK, well, this
is our 2009 life car concept vehicle, really. And this was a car that featured
a hydrogen fuel cell platform underneath it. So it’s a completely
zero emissions car. It was a great advertisement
for the company, because people see a zero emissions car,
and they go, wow, Morgan, a sports car maker is building
something very environmentally friendly. But then you actually to get
into Morgan and the brand, and it does a lot more. When you realize that all the
materials in this car are locally sourced. And the factory itself isn’t
using big machinery, and it’s hand crafting these vehicles. It’s a low energy manufacture. The car is very lightweight. You’ve got all these other
fantastic environmentally friendly accreditations that
they’re adding to it. So although it is a zero
emissions vehicle, every Morgan is actually very
environmentally friendly. They have a long life span. They’re kept for a long
period of time. So, it was just a testament to
the way in which we build cars considerably. JF MUSIAL: I think the one thing
that we all notice when we first come in here
is the smell. CHARLES MORGAN: Yes, this
is the wood shop. This is very unusual to
find a wood shop like this in a car factory. You’ll find veneers in a luxury
car factory, but you won’t find guys putting together
solid hard wood that’s this grand. Obviously these are
the back presses. When you laminate some wood– this is really heavy– ah,
I can’t pick it up. But when you laminate wood,
obviously you put the grain in the different directions, and
then you bond them together. And of course, you want to take
all the air out of it that you can to stop the air
bubbles in the glue, so that creates a bonded laminate. And that’s a very strong
component. And of course, it’s got
a lot of spring in it. And it seems to last forever. That’s partly why we use wood. We also use wood, to be
honest, because it’s environmentally correct. Because it encourages people
to plant forestry. And it’s the young trees
that clean the air. So it’s our, if you’d like,
bit of greenness too. But we’re actually using wood
in sustainable forestries that’s being kept going by
people who use wood. But I suppose the other thing
is it gives us a unique proposition. And these days, basically,
there’s so much competition in the car industry, we
want to maintain something that’s very Morgan. Something that’s
very different. And as you said, the smell’s
very nice, too. The 1950s. Plus Morgan plus four coupe. And we’ve got it here just to
show that we can actually build the cars and keep the
cars going on the road. For instance, Morgan probably
has got about 30,000 or 40,000 cars around the world. And they do say that a
Morgan never dies. The wood– it’s not in brilliant
condition, is it? But the fact is that
you can replace it. So basically, what people tend
to do with Morgans, is that they re-chassis them. They re-body them. And they keep them going with
components, which again, is very, very good from the
environmental point of view. Because ideally, what you want
to do is produce a product that generation after
generation, like a watch, is going to want to keep going. That’s very much part
of our philosophy. Now, one person definitely is
responsible for a chassis and for a wood frame. So if you like that,
that gives the ownership to the operator. And he signs it off. He could actually sign it. Sometimes they do. They sign it. But I think it’s very important
to recognize that a car is a combination. It’s not one person that build
the whole car, but it’s a combination of different people
who actually are really skilled in their own
particular area. The wood’s ash. It’s English. It grows fairly straight. Comes from England or Europe. Not America. It’s faster growing
in America, but it’s a slow grow here. What’s good about
it is the grade. You don’t tend to get too many
knots in it, and so you can use a lot of it. And it grows fairly straight,
whereas oak tends to go in lots of different directions. But it’s the same material
as a handle of a cricket bat, for instance. It absorbs shock really well. In the old days, in the Italian
factories, they have this thing called Superleggera,
and that was the aluminum body. And then you added some
tubular steel frame underneath. And in a sense, this is
exactly the same. This is the structure underneath
the aluminum body of the three wheeler. Under this, of course, is
a big tubular chassis. Yeah, but this if you like, is
just a way of keeping the aluminum taut and acting as
a little bit of a cushion between the chassis
and the body. The problem with Superleggera,
of course, is that it was steel against aluminum. So of course the aluminum
reacts with the steel and corrodes. We don’t have that problem
with the wood. So to an extent, this is
Morgan Superleggera. Without the problems. When you actually treat the
wood, and obviously this is to a certain extent, how much
work you want to put in. A bit like a favorite
pair of shoes. They tend to get better
with age. JF MUSIAL: Yeah. CHARLES MORGAN: And
so will wood. And it will look better and
better and better the more you rub it and polish it. This is obviously [INAUDIBLE]. So I prefer this style of luxury
interior to veneers. Veneers are an acquired
taste, really. Veneered cigar boxes and
all that kind of thing. This is more honest, I think. Proper real wood. And of course, what you get
here is you get the same thing, where you get every bit
of wood slightly different. So you’ve got a very personal
product out of wood. These jigs are slightly
fascinating. They’ve been here since
the war, I suppose. JF MUSIAL: What is
the jig for? CHARLES MORGAN: Well, this
is the real [INAUDIBLE] for one of the traditional
cars. JF MUSIAL: Oh, cool. CHARLES MORGAN: And as you see,
it’s just three bits of ash with the grain going
a different direction. JF MUSIAL: So you’ve got the
vacuum stuff over there. That’s the modern
version of this? CHARLES MORGAN: Yes. This is just sheer
brute force. JF MUSIAL: And how long are
they staying in here for? CHARLES MORGAN: Half a day. Six hours. JF MUSIAL: Cool. It’s very cool. JONATHAN WELLS: But what I
brought to the design team essentially is 3D surfacing. So Matt would sketch the ideas
out, and I’d draw with him. And then we needed some way
of relating these concept sketches and aesthetic design
training to the way we build cars in the shop floor. So my job would be to take the
sketches and model these in 3D, sometimes in clay as well,
but mainly in 3D on the computer screen. We’d apply textures and
materials and colors to this, and visualize exactly
what this car is going to look like. Show this to Charles, and say,
here you go, Charles, this is your car in 3D. Once we have the sign-off, we
would then chop this car up on the screen, take out some
printed plots to the wood shop, they would make this out
of wood, and then the plan would be to hand craft
this entire car. So everything you see here is
hand beaten from a flat sheet of aluminum. JF MUSIAL: It’s amazing you’ve
from modern technology back to old vintage technology. JONATHAN WELLS: Exactly, yeah. [MUSIC PLAYING] -And that brings up an
interesting point. Every corner you turn your
smell something new and wonderful, like a chef walking
into a fresh produce market. But not only that, you start
looking at the faces. Less than 200 people work
in these work shops. Everyone from designers
to wood craftsman. It’s a close-knit family. Men and women with 40 years of
experience between these walls training young teenagers. There are no instruction books,
no Volkswagen era just-in-time logistic systems. Everything is taught by word
of mouth with the hands of experience. And despite the archaic
methods, it’s all just working. It will continue to work for
years to come, even as they ramp up daily production. CHARLES MORGAN: So once you’ve
got the wood frame, then we cover it in aluminum. And the panels are a combination
of pre-formed and literally hand assembled. So what you’ll see is
somebody actually wiring the edge of this. So he’s turning it around
and putting a– JF MUSIAL: It’s all hand done? CHARLES MORGAN: Hand
done, yeah. This is actually a 1950s
or 1960s body. It’s a lot narrower. People were smaller
in the old days. JF MUSIAL: Seems
that way, yes. CHARLES MORGAN: Cars
were smaller, but they’re all very light. Once you’ve– JF MUSIAL: Whoa! Could we both pick it up? CHARLES MORGAN: Yeah,
of course. That’s the whole car. JF MUSIAL: That’s incredible. CHARLES MORGAN:This, again, is
about a six-hour process to assemble the aluminum panel. We tend to have a half day cycle
throughout the factory, so that things move
on every half– I think you’ll still find
the affordable cars, they’re using aluminum. The new Jaguar F type is very
much an aluminum car. And we pioneered that technology
on the Aero, so yes, we’re not perhaps
pathfinders anymore, but we were pioneers then. The trouble with carbon fibers
is there’s a very short supply of it. It’s mostly wanted by the
aircraft industry. So the price has gone
through the roof. So it’s really only super
car territory. And our buyers are not
necessarily people who want to pay 500,000 pounds for a car. JONATHAN WELLS: There’s certain
elements that have a nod to a more classic
era of motoring. And that’s what’s nice
about a Morgan. Morgan doesn’t conform to
generic car design. It doesn’t follow
any rule book. Nowadays, car design can be
quite constricted by the rules and regulations and positions
of certain parts of the car. We try not to get too
blinded by that. We like the proportion
of the Morgan car. The wind line in vehicles like
this, we try to add a bit more tension to it, and strengthen
it a bit, and give it a bit more stance and purpose. But, as you say, that classic
form is very much there. It’s the British Coke
bottle proportion on the side of the car. But, as I mentioned, some of
these lines are sped up a great deal. There’s a lot more sharp edges,
which break the air away cleaner, and improve the
aerodynamics, while staying true to what we can achieve
with the actual materials. CHARLES MORGAN: So, this
is our paint shop. As I say, once the car’s
disassembled, they all come in here. And each component is painted. We’ve actually got two paint
shops because the constraints on our production system
is paint, really. It’s the slowest process,
is baking the paint. JF MUSIAL: Waiting. CHARLES MORGAN: And waiting
for it to dry. JONATHAN WELLS: In the
development department, there’s 10 of us. Very closely tight knit team. JF MUSIAL: Are you
all in the same– JONATHAN WELLS: Literally
all in the same room. And everybody is a genius and
a specialist in their own right that gets involved with
lots of different things. And as you mentioned, you do
have to conform to things like harmonization, and get
this passed off. In a lot of companies, the
design may happen, and then enters the next division
where you can’t do this and can’t do that. And something’s lost. And then it moves on again,
and the material engineers can’t quite work with this,
so something else is lost. And you end up with a
fairly generic form. But for us, when we’re drawing
and we’re sketching, I’ve got harmonization here looking over
my shoulder going, oh those headlights need
to be a bit higher. So I scrap that drawing, and
I work on the next thing. And arguably, that could
compromise the design in some instances, but what we find is
when you do hit the nail on the head, and you get something
that works, really exciting concept sketch, and
harmonization are happy straight away. And so are the material
engineers. So is everyone else. That idea has got more chance to
make it all the way to the road, to the end user,
with that same excitement and drama. I think essentially over the
last 10 years, it’s been a roller coaster at Morgan. Cars like the Aero have come
along and shown people that you can build super cars
with this DNA. And when you are building
vehicles, with those performance figures like the
Aeros– and even the three wheeler on the other end the
spectrum– do have, you do have to consider a lot more
suspension dynamics, and aerodynamics, and all
sorts of stuff. These tests are very
expensive. Wind tunnels are
very expensive. So small companies like us are
encouraged, really, to start using a lot of onscreen
simulation. So we do. We run every single CAD model
through onscreen CFD. CHARLES MORGAN: Oh,
nice and quiet. JF MUSIAL: Yes. CHARLES MORGAN: We’re now
smelling cow or leather, as we would call it. But no, essentially as I say,
the assembly goes back together, and then we start to
trim the inside of the car. And this is where you see the
different specifications that a customer wants coming out. We actually use Scottish
leather. The cows are from Scotland. I think there’s less barbed wire
out there, so they don’t scratch them. But no seriously, that’s
the reason, actually. And– JONATHAN WELLS: We had the idea
for three wheeler, and we started sketching it. And 18 months later, we’re all
in the workshop doing a 48-hour stint building the
things up ourselves, and seeing this design
come to life. And it’s at the Geneva
Motor Show. A matter of a few months later,
the first cars are on the road going to production. So from a sketch to a full
complete production car on the road, you’re talking less than
two years, which is no time really, compared to
other companies. JF MUSIAL: Comapred to the
big manufacturers. The Americans, the Germans, the
Japanese, who spend six, seven, eight years designing– JONATHAN WELLS: I think that’s
testament to the way in which we work. And the way the factory and
development and technology are all united in this pot. CHARLES MORGAN: This is
basically where all the cars come after they’ve
been road tested. JF MUSIAL: Every car
gets road tested? CHARLES MORGAN: Every car
gets road tested. And then it comes in here. And this is the detailing,
if you like. So it enables us to really,
really inspect the paint work. Essentially, each car will
spend about half a day in here, get a thorough inspection,
and then be passed off for quality control. JF MUSIAL: Who’s the final
person that signs off on a car going to the customer? CHARLES MORGAN: One
of these guys. JF MUSIAL: Each person
is assigned a car and sign it off? They go through a checklist
of things? CHARLES MORGAN: Absolutely. JONATHAN WELLS: I think Morgan
design is uncompromised. I think it’s excitement
and fun. It’s happiness. I think people see a Morgan, and
it makes them feel happy. There’s no pretentiousness,
there’s no arrogance. It’s a very honest design,
which is challenging, uncompromised, and there’s
a lot of stories to it. There’s a lot of story. There’s a lot of meat to
talk about in the pub, when you pull up. CHARLES MORGAN: Morgan’s link
with motor racing, really, is that we’ve used it
as a test bed. So essentially, we feel that if
a car performs well on the track, then it’s going
to perform quite well on the road. There are now, of course,
test tracks as well. And that’s another thing. The German manufacturers will
tell you that if you can drive a car 200 miles an hour, it’s
going to be really quite good at 100 miles an hour. So there’s an element
of that in it. But we also, of course, were one
of the first cars to have a bonded aluminum chassis– adhesively bonded aluminum. Now, when I told that to my
father, he said, is that a good idea, Charles? I know we made those air fix
kits, but should we actually make a car like that? So we thought it would be quite
a good thing to test it on the track first before some
poor owner actually finds out that the bonding doesn’t work. Seriously though, Le Mans
is a 24-hour race. So if a car lasts 24 hours at
the max at Le Mans, then it’s pretty sure it’s going to be a
good road car as a chassis. So we use the long distance
endurance racing and the GT championships to bottom out
exactly what this chassis would do under great stress
and under great strain. And of course, you do put
bigger strain, because typically a modern sticky
race tire will pull 3G, perhaps more. Whereas a road tire will
only ever go up to one or a bit over one. So you’re putting a hell of
a lot more stress into the components. That’s the main reason
we do motor racing. Because it’s all about
enjoyment when it comes down to it. We are about actually a car
factory, which provides people with the experience of having
fun behind the wheel. And I think you still
can in safety. The super car world, and to a
certain extent, the racing world has just gone out of– it’s gone completely out of
the possibilities of the normal person, and
that’s a shame. Because to an extent, Morgan was
really about offering an affordable way of going racing, going into motor sport. I’ve got some lovely stories. In fact, one of them
is American. The very first race at Sebring, the 12 hours at Sebring. And in fact, a competitor had
had his car blow up and was in the pub, when a Morgan
owner arrived. He’d only just bought his car. I think it was a week old. And he came to watch the race. And the guy in the pub said, do
you want to enter with me? Because my car’s blown up. And this poor bloke went,
well, all right. So he ends up doing the race,
and they came 13th overall. JF MUSIAL: With the car just
off the showroom floor. That’s cool. CHARLES MORGAN: So that was the
philosophy behind Morgan, really, was to provide a car
that without much work, you could enter in a race
and do quite well. Those days are certainly gone. Well, internationally
they are. But that doesn’t mean to say
that we don’t still believe in that philosophy. This is the top of the hill. We have a very sophisticated
assembly line, actually. It’s gravity feed. Well, it’s only gravity feed
relatively recently because an engineering guru came
around here. And he said, gosh, this
is brilliant. You’ve got this business of no
expensive equipment because you just push the car
down the hill. And I said, but the problem is
we’re pushing them up the hill at the moment. So we’ve changed it now. We are pushing them
down the hill.

100 thoughts on “Morgan Motor Company: The Most Honest Car Factory in the World – /DRIVEN

  • Wow! I'd love to visit that place. A place Can you get some milk from the store? Cars are built with love and care.

  • Nice to see the hand crafted cars being made still. No machining process will ever match experienced and skilled hands. True craftsmanship is unfortunately falling by the wayside, for more profit on the bottom line. Thanks for sharing the video ! Peace !

  • I love the nostalgia, and evidently enough people do who would buy one of these. But wood went to the wayside during the "alloy period", (which still goes on). "A"la"min"i"um, (a different vowel sound and a extra 5th syllable as if the letter "i" is before "um"). A'lu'min'um, (proper 4 syllables). How exactly do the Brits spell the word? Because it sounds just like it is spelled.

  • Love the company, it's a real shame the guy doing the interview gives "The Drive" a bad look, the guy looks like a bum…

  • Frankly, I never thought about "driving" as "fun"; it has always been something I had to do, to do something else. Thanks for reminding me how much I loved my 1968 MGB-GT.

  • 2 commercials now to watch 1 music video or short story and they are getting longer and if YouTube keeps this up I am going to be done with them

  • Built for runts and tall midgets; wood, leather…? yeah, let's all get back to cars built of wood and canvas, with an engine that'll get it up to at least "too loud" mph(earing).

  • Wonderful video and what a great product being made. I had little idea these cars existed. The BBCs series that featured Rowan Atkinson as “Mr. Bean” often featured a ubiquitous 3 wheel car that Mr. Bean and his car would go out of their way to “do-in” and demonstrate contempt for a 3 wheel vehicle that dared share the road with his 4 wheel vehicle. Mr. Beans day was “made” if he could manage to upset and tip the 3 wheel car onto two.
    Does anyone know if the 3 wheel vehicle I refer to is a Morgan? Does anyone suspect, as I do, that the Morgan spokesman spends much time on a horse?

  • Way long ago, 1960 or so, my wife and I seriously considered buying a Morgan Plus 4 as our one and only car. The dealer was located in Denver and we lived in Grand Junction. Then the realization that we lived on the far side of the Colorado Rocky Mountains from the dealer–the only source of maintenance and repair–set in and we abandoned the notion. To this day I regret that decision to not buy a Morgan.

  • I guess preserving the unfinished wood under the aluminum skin makes this a disposable vehicle! Using a sealer for the wood will extend the life of the wood which as any manufacturer doesn't want is it to last too long. There are so many errors in this video I have to laugh. For example When Mr. Morgan says half a day is 6 hrs 11:13? What planet is this? and later on picks up the shell and says that's a WHOLE car 13:49 ??? Is he drunk or something? Are the doors hood, bonnet chassis not part of the car? There are so many more its not worth mentioning.Stupid video!

  • Man this story was a breath of fresh air. What a great video. I'm so glad to see that this great company operates this way. Artisans performing their craft, creating quality English vehicles . Thanks so much to "The Drive" for making and posting this inspirational video, and thank you to the Morgan Car company for continuing to do things properly.

  • What a delightful interview with Mr. Morgan and guide through the Morgan factory. Thank you for uploading and sharing !

  • Ash dieback fungus could present a significant difficulty for future production of the Morgan's traditional ash frame.

  • Brilliant! Coruscating! Oh well done! Excellent! Superb! You can't even get 3 minutes in to a programme without swearing, bleeped out or not. You are one of those truly sad, uneducated, illiterate half-wits who cannot even put three sentences together properly. Frankly, no matter what you might have to say, and I doubt that it is very much, you have rescinded the right by your sheer common, foolish, buffoonery. Stick to cheap, nasty, plastic Transcontinental mass-produced garbage rather than pollute a civilised nation. Thank you.

  • morgan vs s600 mercedes , morgan goes to morgue and guy in mercedes says i think a mosquito just bit me , ouch charlie just bit me

  • Im from the States, i luv chevys, fords, and dodge but theres something about a morgan, i dont think we have any manufacturers in the states with this kinda quality and engineering, such nice cars just wow

  • Im sorry, but I cant look away from Mr Morgan's goose eggs hanging down in his left pant leg. I cant look away. You can call me whatever you like, but now that I said it, your looking to, huh.

  • Excellent production, pity the over riding MUSIK drowns out the narrative, WHY do video producers use this garbage idea, especially since the style is 'Syntho' or better suited to mindless teenagers, The Narrative is blanked by its use.Terry Offoird

  • I was a the proud owner of a TR/4 in Germany, in 1975 I bought it from a Captain who is in the Armored Calvary, I had my Datsun 73 240Z on wooden blocks back in Oregon( fire with theft Insurance was Dirt cheap with no wheels on it) The TR /4 had a cracked head, went down to Stuttgart at the P.O.V lot pulled one off of another wreck TR4,,,, total cost round trip was less than 80 marks,$42.00 Drove that little sweetie all over Germany, I remember I paid that Captain $600 for it. I had a blast for 36 months until I D.R.O.S back to the States, I sold it to a medic for $2,600 He just happened to reenlist and get his S.R.B (servicemen's reenlistment bonus,) Then he had it shipped back, through the military, we kept in contact, he called me up one day,, said he just got done selling it another GI for $4,500 I missed that wood grain Dash that tight turning radius, I felt like I was A J foyt & Parnelli Jones, when I drove that little Bee. The 240Z was Sweet,,,,,,,,,, But that TR4 was pure honey.😊😊😊

  • The fact that my family owns a Morgan is one of the single most incredible parts of my life. +8 from 1987, triple list, 80's extra wide body, V8 with a specially tuned single tube exhaust system. Its…. beyond words.

  • the choise is to be honest in marked or make money. no one making money is honest, they only sell you plastic with sensors

  • It looks like someone is realizing if ev's are going to be a reality, the charging networks that are now are not going to make that happen. My only car now is a 2018 Bolt. For most of where I go the system is fine. Ninety percent of my charging is at home, level 2, so no problem. I live in norcal and if I were to go to LA (like you do all the time) I can't see spending an extra 2 hours charging my car and of course an extra 2 hrs coming back. (or more because I will have left home with a full charge). So far every EVgo charger in NorCal has never given me more than 100A, that is only 35 to 37KW. Car makers also need to let the batteries charge faster too. I understand super fast charging is not good for batteries, but in time new technology will allow for faster charging, so these 'new' charging stations will be great. At home I never charge to full because that is not real good the batteries, but on the road, I don't care, I just want to get there as fast as I can. Btw, you drive your Bolt harder than I do! I like to get at least 275 miles out of a charge.
    I enjoy your videos, keep it up.
    Thanks

  • What I love, is that from 1:24 on, Drive didn't have to add in anymore narration or voiceover.
    Charles, his workers, their cars and how they make them, they all spoke for themselves.

  • I'm lucky enough to live very near the Morgan factory and I generally walk my dogs on the Malvern Hills most days.

    Having Morgan Cars in the world in the 21st century still gives me hope for humanity 🙂

  • One of the cars that I would LOVE to own one day. I love the looks of Morgan vehicles with those long, swooping lines and fenders that look like they're one piece per side. Absolutely beautiful cars.

  • When Paramedics show up to a Morgan crash the First thing they grab are Tweezers to remove the Splinters from your body!! 😉

  • I like English cars always have, Morgan is one of my favorites, another one would be Aston Martin. Too bad they want a kings ransom for their cars.

    /The American

  • My boss had a flat rad plus4 back in England. Visited the factory on holiday a few years back. Chatted with a man he met in the factory for about an hour. Asked the fellow what he did for the company…"I'm the President of Morgan Motors!" the man replied. How cool is that?

  • Where do they fit the airbags, ABS brakes, inertia reel seatbelts and all the other palava dictated by modern safety regulations in such a classic design – or do they have a waiver for limited production vehicles?
    What beautiful cars – if I wasn't putting some poor Brit out of a job, I'd work there for free

  • Only 2 British Car Companies remaining, Morgan and McClaran. Very sad. The British spend more than £350 million per week on German cars. I think we should try to buy British made goods where possible and save our economy, and create jobs for our children.

  • The best salesman in the world are those that make it , when you show pride as they have in their work you just know it is going to last .

  • They're my favourite existing car company, I'd love to take a tour like that! The amount of craftsmanship, heart and soul there is incredible!
    I'm so happy that something like this can still exist in the modern world overruled by safety and environmental regulations…

  • ¿A esos autos… los consideran lindos…? Aún cuando sean hechos a mano… esos modelos parecen zapatos con ruedas.

  • This "journalist" is so typical of the millennial generation of SCHLEPS! Thinking they are "hip" and "authentic" by dressing down. Such a smug bunch of no-nothings.

  • I love the Morgans.  It was built so close to the MG-TD I did own. I just couldn't afford a Morgan. This video is great except the moderator rattles on too much. He needs to let the car people speak for themselves.  Otherwise thumbs up!.

  • Burn OutMidland

    11:03 amEverything's Gonna Be AlrightDavid Le

    ——– Eredeti üzenet ——–
    Tárgy: Nem kaptam meg a visszigazoló e-mailt. Részt vesz így szelvényem a játékban? 
    Feladó: theLotter 
    Címzett: [email protected]
    Másolatot kap: 

    Hello Csaba
    Thank you for using our services!

    I apologise for any inconvenience while attempting to purchase in our website.

    However, you can use an alternative payment method to continue purchasing your favourite lotteries in our website.
    To see which payment methods, you have available for your country, please access the “My Account” tab, enter the “Payment Details” page and click on the “Add” button. A list of payment meth-ods will be displayed with the options available for your country of residence.

    If a desired payment is not in the means, means we are unable to support it for your country.

    Please advise if I can be of further assistance in this or any other matter, and I will be standing by to be of service by email or live chat.

    Wishing you the best of luck in lotteries,
    Stephan

    Customer Service Team
    theLotter 

     

    To find out what SPECIAL offers we have for YOU – visit our LiveChat now!

    This is the perfect time to get in the game with Powerball   for a chance to win up to 294 000,000 $ — and growing

    From: [email protected] – Csaba
    Sent: 26/12/2018 15:40:04
    To: Management
    Subject: Re: Nem kaptam meg a visszigazoló e-mailt. Részt vesz így szelvényem a játékban? "(external)"

    Thanks for the help. Then I didn't understand the payment status.

    ( Köszönöm a segítséget. Ekkor a fizetési állapotot nem értettem.)

     

    It translates almost exactly. I would have played Raiffeisen in Hungary for a bill. Can I refer to their account number in another version? Bankcard without use?

    (  Szinte pontosan fordít. Raiffeisen ban Magyarország számla terhére játszottam volna. Számlaszámukra utalni más verzióban tudok e? Bankkártya használat nélkül?) 

    Game deleted? 

    Törőlt a játék? 

    Balog Csaba Magyarország Domaszék. [email protected]mail.com 

    theLotter <[email protected]> ezt írta (időpont: 2018. dec. 26., Sze 11:43):

    theLotter – Play the world’s biggest lotteries anywhere anytime

     Hello Csaba,

    Köszönjük szolgáltatásaink használatát!

    Kérjük, vegye figyelembe, hogy jelenleg nincs képviselője, aki beszél az Ön nyelvén, de online fordító segítségével tudok részt venni az e-mailben. Előre elnézést kérek az e-mailemben előforduló nyelvtani hibákért.

    Kérjük, vegye figyelembe, hogy épp most igazoltam a fiókodat, és láthatod, hogy a tranzakció státusza most elutasítva van.

    Abban az esetben, ha valami helytelenül történt, a következő lépéseket kell követnie ahhoz, hogy Paysafe kártyával vásárolhasson.

    Először is, ha a Paysafe-t fizetési lehetőségként szeretné felvenni fiókjába, egyszerűen jelentkezzen be fiókjába, kattintson a "Fiókom" részre, válassza ki a "Fizetési adatok" lapot az oldal alján, kattintson a "Hozzáadás" lehetőségre, majd válassza a 'Paysafe'

    A Paysafe opció kiválasztásakor meg kell adnia az e-mail címét és a pénznemet. Ebben a szakaszban egyszerűen írjon be egy e-mail címet az első mezőbe (nem lesz különbség, hogy van-e Skrill-fiókod, vagy nem), és válassza ki a kívánt pénznemet, amint elkészülted, kattintson a „Küldés” gombra.

    Ezen a ponton sikerült Paysafe-t adni fizetési lehetőségként. Amint elkezdi a lejátszást, és áthelyezi a vásárlási folyamat fizetési szakaszát, győződjön meg arról, hogy a Paysafe opció ki van választva, és kattintson a „Tovább” gombra. Alternatív megoldásként dönthet úgy is, hogy átalányösszegű befizetést hajt végre a fiókjába.

    Egyszerűen kattintson az oldal tetején lévő narancssárga "Betét" fülre.
    Most megnézheti azt a részt, ahol be kell írnia a Paysafe-kártya adatait. Ha ez egy új Paysafe-kártya, kattintson a „Pay with Paysafe Card” opcióra, és adja meg a 16-jegyű PIN-számát, fogadja el a feltételeket, és kattintson a „Pay” gombra.

    Ha már van számlája a Paysafe-nál, kiválaszthatja a második opciót „Fizessen Paysafe-kártyámmal”. Ezután megkérjük, hogy adja meg Paysafe-fiókjának felhasználónevét és jelszavát a fizetési folyamat befejezéséhez. Ezt az opciót akkor használhatja, ha már elhelyezte a Paysafe-kártya egyenlegét a Paysafe-kártya számlájára, mivel a PIN-kódok csak egyszer használhatók.

    Ezen a ponton a fizetésnek sikeresnek kell lennie.
    Kérjük, értesítse, ha további segítséget nyújthatunk e vagy bármely más kérdésben, és mi leszünk e-mailben vagy élő chatben.

    A szerencsejátékok szerencséjét kívánva,

    James

    Ügyfélszolgálati csapat

    theLotter

    Ahhoz, hogy megtudd, milyen különleges ajánlatok vannak az Ön számára – látogasson el most a LiveChat oldalunkra

    Ez a tökéletes alkalom, hogy bejöjjön a játékba az amerikai megamillionokkal, hogy nyerjen akár 348 millió dollárt.

    Hello Csaba,

    Thank you for using our services!

    Kindly note that we currently do not have a representative that speaks your language however I can attend to your email using an online translator. I apologize in advance for any grammatical mistakes in my email.

    Kindly note that I have just verified your account and can see that your transaction status is showing refused now.

    In case something was done wrong, here are the steps you need to follow to be able to make a purchase using Paysafe card.

    Firstly, to add Paysafe as a payment option in your account simply log into your account, click on the ‘My Account’ section, select the ‘Payment Details’ tab from the bottom of the page, click on the ‘Add’ option and select ‘Paysafe’

    When selecting the Paysafe option you will be asked to enter your email address and currency. At this stage simply enter any email address in the first field (it will make no difference whether you have a Skrill account or not) and select the desired currency, once done you may click on ‘Submit’.

    At this point you have managed to successfully add Paysafe as a payment option. Once you start playing and move onto the payment section of your purchasing process, make sure that the Paysafe option is selected and click on ‘Next’. Alternatively, you may choose to make a lump deposit into your account.

    Simply click on the orange ‘Deposit’ tab at the top of the page.
    You will now view the section where you need to enter the Paysafe card information. If this is a new Paysafe card, you may click on the ‘Pay with Paysafe Card’ option and enter your 16-digit Pin number, agree to the terms, and click on ‘Pay’.

    Should you already have an account with Paysafe, you may select the second option ‘Pay with my Paysafe Card’. You will then be asked to enter your Paysafe account Username and Password to complete the payment process. You may use this option if you have already deposited your Paysafe card balance into your Paysafe card account since pin numbers are only allowed to be used once.

    At this point your payment should be a successful one.
    Please advise if we can be of further assistance in this or any other matter, and we will be standing by to be of service by E-Mail or Live Chat.

    Wishing you the best of luck in the lotteries,

    James

    Customer Service Team

    theLotter

    To know what SPECIAL OFFERS we have for YOU – visit our LiveChat now

    This is the perfect time to get into the game with US Megamillions for a chance to win up to $348million.

    From: [email protected] – Csaba
    Sent: 26/12/2018 08:18:22
    To: Management
    Subject: Nem kaptam meg a visszigazoló e-mailt. Részt vesz így szelvényem a játékban?

    Jeams kollégája írt kérdésemre hogy aktív a fogadafogadás 5lototto Magyarország Domaszék fizetni hogylehet bank lett megadva. Balog csaba +36-20801-4432. Kérem válaszoljon 

    Hogyan értékelné szolgáltatásunkat?     Visszajelzése fontos. Csak 5 mp-et igényel.
    Válassza ki az élményét tükröző értékelést. 

    Ha a jövőben nem szeretne ehhez hasonló üzeneteket kapni, ide kattintva módosíthatja értesítési beállításait a Fiókom oldalon.

    További információkért látogasson el Adatvédelmi nyilatkozat és Felhasználási feltételek oldalainkra.

    Hogyan értékelné szolgáltatásunkat?     Visszajelzése fontos. Csak 5 mp-et igényel.
    Válassza ki az élményét tükröző értékelést. 

    Ha a jövőben nem szeretne ehhez hasonló üzeneteket kapni, ide kattintva módosíthatja értesítési beállításait a Fiókom oldalon.

    További információkért látogasson el Adatvédelmi nyilatkozat és Felhasználási feltételek oldalainkra.

  • ——– Eredeti üzenet ——–
    Tárgy: Nem kaptam meg a visszigazoló e-mailt. Részt vesz így szelvényem a játékban? 
    Feladó: theLotter 
    Címzett: [email protected]
    Másolatot kap: 

    Hello Csaba
    Thank you for using our services!

    I apologise for any inconvenience while attempting to purchase in our website.

    However, you can use an alternative payment method to continue purchasing your favourite lotteries in our website.
    To see which payment methods, you have available for your country, please access the “My Account” tab, enter the “Payment Details” page and click on the “Add” button. A list of payment meth-ods will be displayed with the options available for your country of residence.

    If a desired payment is not in the means, means we are unable to support it for your country.

    Please advise if I can be of further assistance in this or any other matter, and I will be standing by to be of service by email or live chat.

    Wishing you the best of luck in lotteries,
    Stephan

    Customer Service Team
    theLotter 

     

    To find out what SPECIAL offers we have for YOU – visit our LiveChat now!

    This is the perfect time to get in the game with Powerball   for a chance to win up to 294 000,000 $ — and growing

    From: [email protected] – Csaba
    Sent: 26/12/2018 15:40:04
    To: Management
    Subject: Re: Nem kaptam meg a visszigazoló e-mailt. Részt vesz így szelvényem a játékban? "(external)"

    Thanks for the help. Then I didn't understand the payment status.

    ( Köszönöm a segítséget. Ekkor a fizetési állapotot nem értettem.)

     

    It translates almost exactly. I would have played Raiffeisen in Hungary for a bill. Can I refer to their account number in another version? Bankcard without use?

    (  Szinte pontosan fordít. Raiffeisen ban Magyarország számla terhére játszottam volna. Számlaszámukra utalni más verzióban tudok e? Bankkártya használat nélkül?) 

    Game deleted? 

    Törőlt a játék? 

    Balog Csaba Magyarország Domaszék. [email protected] 

    theLotter <[email protected]> ezt írta (időpont: 2018. dec. 26., Sze 11:43):

    theLotter – Play the world’s biggest lotteries anywhere anytime

     Hello Csaba,

    Köszönjük szolgáltatásaink használatát!

    Kérjük, vegye figyelembe, hogy jelenleg nincs képviselője, aki beszél az Ön nyelvén, de online fordító segítségével tudok részt venni az e-mailben. Előre elnézést kérek az e-mailemben előforduló nyelvtani hibákért.

    Kérjük, vegye figyelembe, hogy épp most igazoltam a fiókodat, és láthatod, hogy a tranzakció státusza most elutasítva van.

    Abban az esetben, ha valami helytelenül történt, a következő lépéseket kell követnie ahhoz, hogy Paysafe kártyával vásárolhasson.

    Először is, ha a Paysafe-t fizetési lehetőségként szeretné felvenni fiókjába, egyszerűen jelentkezzen be fiókjába, kattintson a "Fiókom" részre, válassza ki a "Fizetési adatok" lapot az oldal alján, kattintson a "Hozzáadás" lehetőségre, majd válassza a 'Paysafe'

    A Paysafe opció kiválasztásakor meg kell adnia az e-mail címét és a pénznemet. Ebben a szakaszban egyszerűen írjon be egy e-mail címet az első mezőbe (nem lesz különbség, hogy van-e Skrill-fiókod, vagy nem), és válassza ki a kívánt pénznemet, amint elkészülted, kattintson a „Küldés” gombra.

    Ezen a ponton sikerült Paysafe-t adni fizetési lehetőségként. Amint elkezdi a lejátszást, és áthelyezi a vásárlási folyamat fizetési szakaszát, győződjön meg arról, hogy a Paysafe opció ki van választva, és kattintson a „Tovább” gombra. Alternatív megoldásként dönthet úgy is, hogy átalányösszegű befizetést hajt végre a fiókjába.

    Egyszerűen kattintson az oldal tetején lévő narancssárga "Betét" fülre.
    Most megnézheti azt a részt, ahol be kell írnia a Paysafe-kártya adatait. Ha ez egy új Paysafe-kártya, kattintson a „Pay with Paysafe Card” opcióra, és adja meg a 16-jegyű PIN-számát, fogadja el a feltételeket, és kattintson a „Pay” gombra.

    Ha már van számlája a Paysafe-nál, kiválaszthatja a második opciót „Fizessen Paysafe-kártyámmal”. Ezután megkérjük, hogy adja meg Paysafe-fiókjának felhasználónevét és jelszavát a fizetési folyamat befejezéséhez. Ezt az opciót akkor használhatja, ha már elhelyezte a Paysafe-kártya egyenlegét a Paysafe-kártya számlájára, mivel a PIN-kódok csak egyszer használhatók.

    Ezen a ponton a fizetésnek sikeresnek kell lennie.
    Kérjük, értesítse, ha további segítséget nyújthatunk e vagy bármely más kérdésben, és mi leszünk e-mailben vagy élő chatben.

    A szerencsejátékok szerencséjét kívánva,

    James

    Ügyfélszolgálati csapat

    theLotter

    Ahhoz, hogy megtudd, milyen különleges ajánlatok vannak az Ön számára – látogasson el most a LiveChat oldalunkra

    Ez a tökéletes alkalom, hogy bejöjjön a játékba az amerikai megamillionokkal, hogy nyerjen akár 348 millió dollárt.

    Hello Csaba,

    Thank you for using our services!

    Kindly note that we currently do not have a representative that speaks your language however I can attend to your email using an online translator. I apologize in advance for any grammatical mistakes in my email.

    Kindly note that I have just verified your account and can see that your transaction status is showing refused now.

    In case something was done wrong, here are the steps you need to follow to be able to make a purchase using Paysafe card.

    Firstly, to add Paysafe as a payment option in your account simply log into your account, click on the ‘My Account’ section, select the ‘Payment Details’ tab from the bottom of the page, click on the ‘Add’ option and select ‘Paysafe’

    When selecting the Paysafe option you will be asked to enter your email address and currency. At this stage simply enter any email address in the first field (it will make no difference whether you have a Skrill account or not) and select the desired currency, once done you may click on ‘Submit’.

    At this point you have managed to successfully add Paysafe as a payment option. Once you start playing and move onto the payment section of your purchasing process, make sure that the Paysafe option is selected and click on ‘Next’. Alternatively, you may choose to make a lump deposit into your account.

    Simply click on the orange ‘Deposit’ tab at the top of the page.
    You will now view the section where you need to enter the Paysafe card information. If this is a new Paysafe card, you may click on the ‘Pay with Paysafe Card’ option and enter your 16-digit Pin number, agree to the terms, and click on ‘Pay’.

    Should you already have an account with Paysafe, you may select the second option ‘Pay with my Paysafe Card’. You will then be asked to enter your Paysafe account Username and Password to complete the payment process. You may use this option if you have already deposited your Paysafe card balance into your Paysafe card account since pin numbers are only allowed to be used once.

    At this point your payment should be a successful one.
    Please advise if we can be of further assistance in this or any other matter, and we will be standing by to be of service by E-Mail or Live Chat.

    Wishing you the best of luck in the lotteries,

    James

    Customer Service Team

    theLotter

    To know what SPECIAL OFFERS we have for YOU – visit our LiveChat now

    This is the perfect time to get into the game with US Megamillions for a chance to win up to $348million.

    From: [email protected] – Csaba
    Sent: 26/12/2018 08:18:22
    To: Management
    Subject: Nem kaptam meg a visszigazoló e-mailt. Részt vesz így szelvényem a játékban?

    Jeams kollégája írt kérdésemre hogy aktív a fogadafogadás 5lototto Magyarország Domaszék fizetni hogylehet bank lett megadva. Balog csaba +36-20801-4432. Kérem válaszoljon 

    Hogyan értékelné szolgáltatásunkat?     Visszajelzése fontos. Csak 5 mp-et igényel.
    Válassza ki az élményét tükröző értékelést. 

    Ha a jövőben nem szeretne ehhez hasonló üzeneteket kapni, ide kattintva módosíthatja értesítési beállításait a Fiókom oldalon.

    További információkért látogasson el Adatvédelmi nyilatkozat és Felhasználási feltételek oldalainkra.

    Hogyan értékelné szolgáltatásunkat?     Visszajelzése fontos. Csak 5 mp-et igényel.
    Válassza ki az élményét tükröző értékelést. 

    Ha a jövőben nem szeretne ehhez hasonló üzeneteket kapni, ide kattintva módosíthatja értesítési beállításait a Fiókom oldalon.

    További információkért látogasson el Adatvédelmi nyilatkozat és Felhasználási feltételek oldalainkra.

  • So basically, elegant English gokarts. It’s so beautiful and simple. This has something that gokarts just don’t. I don’t know what, but all I know is that I want one!

  • Too bad it’s so hard to get a Morgan in the US. I’d have one if I could get one. I totally understand them wanting to maintain their heritage but I think they could do so while keeping up with modern safety requirements – the very reason you have to pull so much trickery to get one in the US.

  • It's cool to see the simple selection of 1.6, 2.0, and 3.7 Ford engines waiting to go in. I'm curious as to why the 3.7 V6 only has 280hp, when it looks like they're using the 300hp V6 that the 2015-2017 Mustang V6 used. The BMW V8 has to be the coolest though.

  • Never been a big fan of Pommy cars but I’ve always had a soft spot for car companies like Morgan. It’s always refreshing to see a car company who builds such fine cars the traditional way.

  • It's almost a shame they cover such beautiful craftsmanship. I work with both metal and wood, combining both is visually stunning

  • We use wood as it is traditional then we fit it to 4.8 BMW engine as it makes environmently friendly. British sense of humour? I still like morgan

  • “Does it pick up nazi frequencies” at 3:29 ….wow and you didn’t edit that out. I’m sure BMW enjoys that part.

  • "Same material as in the handle of a cricket bat", Charles Morgan? Hmm – that tends to be Sarawak cane and rubber. I think you might have been bluffing our American friend on that

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