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Origins of HFS

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HFS Born

August 1, 1881
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The founder and the man who guided the destiny of the Morgan car for almost…

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Motor Car Wins…

January 1, 1901
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In 1901 H.F.S. was apprenticed to two of the greatest railway engineers of the period, William…

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The First Garage

May 1, 1905
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In May 1905, with the encouragement…

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Founded on an Icon

May 1, 1909
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The success of the Morgan Motor Company was…

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The Runabouts

November 1, 1910
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The first production Morgans were simple single-seat machines steered with…

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Harrods

February 1, 1911
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The following year a two-seat ‘Runabout’ was developed, equipped with…

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The Cyclecars

May 4, 1912
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The factory…

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Racing Success

August 1, 1913
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In the few years leading up to the outbreak of…

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Cyclecar Grand Prix

October 20, 1913
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From the start it was very much a family business…

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Pickersleigh Road

December 1, 1913
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In December 1913, H.F.S. purchased a plot of land on Pickersleigh Road, Malvern Link, from Earl Beauchamp. This was…
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Development of the Three-Wheeler, the ‘20s & ‘30s

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Four Seater Runabout

November 1, 1911
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New models were added to the Morgan range, and for the first time a…

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Peace Restored

October 16, 1919
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When peace returned in 1918 Morgan was one of the first manufacturers to resume…

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The “Aero”

January 1, 1920
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Another special Morgan, inspired by…

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Brooklands

January 21, 1921
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Throughout the 1920s the Morgan…

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Factory Expansion

May 21, 1925
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Mr George Goodall joined the firm in 1925, taking over the position of General Manager from…

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The Super Aero

May 21, 1927
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Racing successes encouraged the introduction of another sporting model in 1927, called the Super…

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One hour World Record

January 1, 1930
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In 1930 Mrs. Gwenda Stewart broke the One Hour World Record at the banked…

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Worldwide Motoring

June 21, 1930
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Robust and reliable, Morgans were also exported worldwide as with this…

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The F type

January 1, 1933
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1933 was a vintage year for Morgan, bringing in its train a large number of…

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Introduction of the four-wheeled Morgan

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The Morgan 4/4

January 1, 1936
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In 1936, after a prototype had been tested in trials and on the track, a four-wheeler was…

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Prebendary George Morgan

May 1, 1936
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In 1936 H.F.S’s father Prebendary George Morgan died…

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Le Mans

May 21, 1937
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The 4-4 maintained Morgan’s reputation for building…

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The Second World War

January 1, 1939
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Car production stopped completely throughout the Second World War and only two…

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The Three Wheeler Club

January 1, 1945
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The Morgan Three-Wheeler Club had been formed by a small band of…

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One Engine Policy

January 1, 1947
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In 1947 the Standard Motor Co announced their ‘One Engine Policy’…

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The Series 2

January 1, 1955
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In 1955 the Morgan 4/4 was reintroduced as the Series Two. This was a car of similar design to the Plus Four but…

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The Baby doll

January 1, 1956
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During 1956 the TR 3 engine was…

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TOK wins Le Mans

January 1, 1962
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In 1962 success was achieved again at the 24 hours endurance race at Le Mans. A Plus Four Super…

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The Plus 4 Plus and Morgan SLR

January 1, 1963
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1963 saw the introduction of an entirely new car…

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The Famous Morgan Plus 8

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Birth of the Plus 8

February 1, 1966
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In 1966 the Triumph TR engine was nearing the end of its life and a suitable replacement…

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Race Success

January 1, 1972
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The racing pedigree of the Morgan was…

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The Morgan sports Car championships

January 1, 1985
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The Plus Four was reintroduced in 1985 with…

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The Morgan Aero and LIFEcar

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Aluminium chassis Plus 8

January 1, 1990
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In the mid 1990s a remarkable new Morgan began to take shape. In order to remain competitive on the race track and…

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The Original Aero 8

March 1, 2000
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To achieve this he worked with engineer Chris Lawrence (who had driven Morgan Plus 4 TOK258 to a…

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The Aero 8 GT

January 1, 2002
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Morgan returned to LeMans once again in 2002, the 40th anniversary of Chris…

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RIP Peter Morgan

February 1, 2003
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In 2003 the Morgan community and motor industry…

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The Aeromax

January 1, 2005
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Following its introduction, the Aero…

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The Roadster V6

January 1, 2006
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Throughout the development of the Aero models, the traditional cars continued in…

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The Lifecar

January 1, 2008
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To emphasise the Morgan Motor Company’s…

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Celebrating the Centenary

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Celebrations

January 1, 2009
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2009 was a very special year for Morgan Motor Company when the factory and enthusiasts from…

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The Aero Supersports

March 1, 2009
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To mark the Centenary the new Aero model was…

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The Morgan GT3

May 1, 2009
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To emphasise the importance of…

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