However, I do like to keep the Morgan in first class shape and especially at this time of year and feel it desirable that the body should have a good waxing, the hood a good clean and of course all the brightwork cleaned and polished.
It was while completing this task, in a garage well protected from the howling wind outside, that I pondered the decision by the Board of the Morgan Company to oust Charles Morgan.
In the light of this important development and in the absence of any announcement from the Board about the future direction of the Company, there is bound to be a high level of speculation.
On reading the news in the Daily Telegraph Business Section and the comments of his wife concerning 'greed' amongst other members of the family and the Board, it suggests to me that these people might have ill-founded grandiose ideas about the Company's future.
As I said to another Morgan chum, if they are keen to move away from the enviable niche position that Morgan enjoys in the marketplace and have hopes of lining their pockets by going into the mainstream, they would, in my opinion, be extremely misguided
It is the eccentricity of this hand-built marque, even at the most expensive model level, that is it's attraction and from where it's success stems.
The Board needs to be very sensitive to the key and unusual attractions of the product before allowing their imaginations to run away with them.
I do hope that they have the nous not to kill the goose that has laid the golden egg!