Wednesday, 28 March 2012

'A Weekend with a Plus Four'

This excellent article is in the April issue of Classic Cars Magazine and captures much of what it is like to own a Morgan.

The writer, Sam Dawson, borrowed the 2004 Plus Four for a weekend, from Allon White Sports Cars , driving it to London's Ace Cafe, the Imperial War Museum at Duxford and then to the 'Green Man' pub at Silverstone.

Needless to say on his drive into London in the rain, he commented on the propensity of the Morgan to leak, I can't believe that can you? However, the following day he took to sunny Cambridgeshire A-roads revelling in the cars capabilities and everything that we enjoy about our Mogs.

He was in an aeronautical state of mind on leaving Duxford and commented that after 'take-off' and heading to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds, "it is a stable base for launching into overtaking manoeuvres on rep's BMWs - or Heinkels and Messerschmitts as they become when driving a Morgan."

His last two paragraphs encapsulate all my feelings about the car  beautifully.

" Morgans offer an intoxicating shot of undiluted interactivity, in a world where cars try to block out reality with sybaritic comfort options. It's a blistering intense experience where every facet of motoring is exaggerated- from basic operations of steering wheel and pedals to the full drama of the landscape you're travelling through."

" The Plus Four is a piece of pure Britishness: no other nation's motor industry can find a place for something that channels the spirit of its vintage cars so purely or cultivates such emotion on ordinary roads. And if you can drive a Morgan without requesting permission to land in a clipped accent over an imaginary radio when you are nearing home, then you have no soul."

Get out and buy the magazine and read the article in full!

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