February 2018 Classic Car and Motorcycle Events

February 2018 is host to a number of classic motoring events across the country, from local autojumbles to huge internationally recognised classic car extravaganzas. Here’s our top picks for this month!

10th February: Footman James Great Western Classic Car Show

The Footman James Great Western Classic Car Show on February 10-11 is the largest of its kind in the South West of England, and this year promises more than ever before. With thousands of classic car enthusiasts expected to be in attendance, the event will be held at the Royal Bath & West Showground, and will feature trade stands, restoration demonstrations, a heated marquee, raffles, refreshments and hundreds of cars for sale! Tickets from £8 when booked in advance.

10th February Lakeland Historic Car Club Autojumble

The monthly Lakeland Historic Car Club Autojumble gives classic motoring enthusiasts the opportunity to find interesting car parts, books and accessories amongst likeminded car owners. The autojumble is open from 9am to 1pm and is only £1 per person.

11th February MG and Triumph Spares Day Stoneleigh

Book your tickets now for the MG and Triumph Spare Day at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. Over twenty MG & Triumph car clubs will be in attendance to answer your questions and help you find the right part for your motor. There will also be marquees and cars for sale! Whatever you need, you’re bound to find it here. Tickets are £13.

15th February: The London Classic Car Show

Located at Excel London, The London Classic Car Show is an annual event you won’t want to miss. This year will feature a homage to Getaway Cars – an evocative tribute to those vehicles made famous in film or used in headline-grabbing real-life robberies and getaways. There will also be an icon award, where an entire showcase will be dedicated to Nigel Mansell CBE, as well as hundreds of car displays, stalls, trade stands, refreshments and entertainment. Book your tickets now! Tickets from £25.

17th-18th February: DubFreeze

Taking place at Bingley Hall, Staffs. County Showground, Stafford, DubFreeze is a not-to-miss VW classic vehicle show that this year will feature vehicle sales and displays, entertainment and an opportunity to stay at a campsite! Click the link for more details and an opportunity to book your space.

23rd-25th February Race Retro Stoneleigh

A celebrated annual event, Race Retro at Stoneleigh features some of the most iconic cars on the planet. This year’s event will celebrate its 40th anniversary of the ground-effects era in the Motor Sport Hall of Fame Live. Not to be missed will no doubt be the Lotus 79 which took Mario Andretti to the world championships and was the first car to take on this ground breaking technology back in 1978. You will also have an opportunity to view the Williams FW07 which saw Alan Jones win the championship in 1980, the Ralt 3 Martin Brundle raced against the late great Ayrton Senna in British F3 and the ex-Siegfried Stohr Chevron B48 F2, freshly restored by Steve Worrad Racing. If that’s not good enough, there will also be an autojumble, representatives for an array of car clubs, as well as trade stands and experts.

Not sure what to wear? You’re in luck! We have a fantastic classic motoring selection on our website.

 

Morgan Motor Company To Celebrate 50 Years Of The Iconic Plus 8 With Limited Edition Anniversary Model Due In 2018

Morgan Motor Company will celebrate its most iconic Plus 8 with a 50th Anniversary Special Edition. The British marque has today released teaser images and video for the exclusive special edition ahead of its much-anticipated reveal at the Geneva Motor Show. 

The family-owned, bespoke sports car manufacturer will produce 50 of the special edition models, each to be sold through their existing Dealership network. The Plus 8 50th anniversary edition will be a true V8-powered thoroughbred tribute to Morgan’s most celebrated 4-wheeled model.

Morgan’s crowning vehicle for fifty years, the Morgan Plus 8 continues to pioneer new technology within the classic Morgan bloodline. Deriving its name from the famed eight cylinder engines it has adopted throughout its 50 years, the Plus 8 consistently offers the greatest power to weight ratio of any Morgan.

The Morgan Plus 8 is the ultimate combination of craftsmanship, luxury and technology. A lightweight aluminium chassis and 4.8 litre BMW engine sit beneath the traditional Morgan body. At just 1100kg, the Plus 8 is one of the lightest V8 passenger cars in the world and is capable of 0-62 mph in 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph.
First conceived by Peter Morgan, the head-turning Plus 8 prototype was revealed to the public at the Earls Court Motor Show of 1968. With a Rover V8 engine and a Moss gear box, the original Plus 8 was based on a Plus 4, however was proportionally bigger and featured a large number of changed or upgraded hand-crafted parts.

The British coachbuilder’s first Plus 8 production model, MMC11, was one of the most successful cars that the company has ever built, and production continued for 36 years. Approximately 6,000 Plus 8s were built at Morgan’s Pickersleigh Road factory until the model was discontinued in 2004 when the production of Rover V8 engines ceased.

In 2012, the Plus 8 was reborn into the Morgan range, on a lightweight aluminium chassis with the powerful 4.8 litre BMW engine, as used in the Aero range. With a restyled body, the new Plus 8 was proportionally larger and significantly quicker than any ‘classic’ Morgan before it.

This very special car will be the star of the show on the Morgan stand when it makes its public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show next March alongside the race inspired Aero GT. 
Steve Morris, Managing Director of Morgan Motor Company, said:
 
“The Plus 8 has always been the driver’s Morgan. Born of the racetrack, and having been no stranger to it since, has meant performance pedigree underpins every Plus 8 we have built. The Plus 8 has raced, and won, all over the world and has a fanatical following among Morgan owners. 
 
“We can’t reveal everything about the Plus 8 50th Anniversary Special Edition yet but we’re excited to show some teaser images today. We can’t wait to unveil the car at Geneva in March.”

Jon Wells, Head of Design at Morgan Motor company said:

“Each design detail of the Plus 8 50th has been considered to celebrate the Plus 8 and what it has meant to Morgan and its customers over the last 50 years. This famous V8 was a darling of the automotive industry in the sixties and has today become an unrivalled machine offering raw exhilaration and effortless power delivery. Overlooking the long wide bonnet sat directly on the rear axle, when driving a plus 8 you are very aware of, not just its sound track, but its significance and its capability. The design of this special final edition hopes to do both justice.”

Holden Morgan have secured two build slots secured for this iconic car. Contact us now to ensure you don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity!
Contact Katie@holden.co.uk or call us on (0) 1885 488488

 

January Classic Motoring Events 2018

The new year brings with it a host of extraordinary classic motoring events across the country, from the iconic Brooklands Museum New Years Day Gathering to vintage motoring film events and classic autojumbles. Read on to discover an event near you this month.

1st January 2018 Brooklands Museum New Years Day Gathering

From 9am until 4pm, Brooklands Museum will open its doors to classic motoring enthusiasts and owners across the country for a festive new years day celebration. Numerous display paddocks, as well as an abundance of food and drink will be available for you and the entire family to enjoy. If you are coming in a pre-1988 vintage or classic car, or you are part of a pre-paid and pre-booked club display with a window pass, you should use the Campbell Gate off Brooklands Road. 

1st January 2018 New Years Day Gathering Cotswolds

Run by a local group, this free New Years Day event is a celebration of all classic cars, both old and new. Most members own cars dating from 1900 to the early 1990s. Open from 11am to 3pm.

11th – 14th January 2018. AutoSport International Show 2018

Hosted by NEC Birmingham, this year’s Autosport International Show is bound to mesmerise. Featuring celebrity appearances from the world of motorsport, a coys auction, trade stands, restoration demonstrations, a rally feature and much, much more, this large scale event is not to be missed. Tickets from £33.

14th January 2018 4X4 & Vintage Spares Day

Hosted at Wye Halls, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, this fun filled vintage spares day gives you the opportunity to find parts and accessories for your vintage 4×4. If you’d like to pitch a stall, the participation price is £35. Admission price is £6.50.

24th January 2018 MAC Clee Hills Trial

Run by Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, this fantastic road based classic car trail runs for approximately 75 miles in the picturesque Shropshire countryside. Unlike 2017, which celebrated the climb’s 70th anniversary, the 2018 event will see additional diversity with the introduction of classes for motorcycles.

27th January Vintage Motoring Film Evening

Head over to Brooklands museum from 6.30pm and indulge in some classic motoring films alongside your friends and family. Tickets include an exquisite 2 course dinner and bar service. To book, email annwatson@brooklandsmuseum.com or phone 01932 857381 Ext 243. Tickets are £25.

 

 

Make A New Years Resolution For Your Classic Car

With 2018 only days away, you might be considering a series of ambitious New Year’s Resolutions, most of which (let’s face it) you’ll have forgotten about by Spring.

So how about making and sticking to a resolution for your classic car instead? After all, we’re sure there’s plenty more you’d like to do with your vehicle, so why not plan ahead and make it happen?

Here’s 5 resolution ideas you might like the sound of:

  1. Show your vehicle off at an event

Each month of 2018 will play host to numerous classic and vintage vehicle events across the country (and the continent!) These superb events are overflowing with likeminded classic motoring enthusiasts, breath-taking displays of spectacular cars and motorcycles, and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to meet motoring legends. If you couldn’t attend any of these events in 2017, make a New Years Resolution to drive your beloved vehicle to a show or run near you over the next twelve months. We regularly update our blog with the latest classic car events, so keep an eye out in January for the next update! Or, come along to the annual Bromyard Speed Festival in April and talk to us about it in person!

  1. Give it some TLC

All of us at some point have been guilty of procrastinating over much needed classic car restoration work. Whether your speedster requires a lick of paint or a whole new chassis, make 2018 the year you act. Holden Vintage & Classic offer servicing and restoration at our Bromyard premises, or alternatively you can purchase the parts and accessories for a home garage restoration from our website.

  1. Spruce up your car’s interior

The outside of your car might be gleaming, but a grubby interior can make for an uncomfortable drive. If the seams of your leather seats are lined with crumbs, make 2018 the year you complete a full spruce-up of your interiors. We recommend purchasing the Autoglym leather cleaner, hi-foam interior shampoo and hi-tech interior microfibre. You can also use Autoglym fast glass to wipe down both sides of the windows.

  1. Learn a restoration skill

If you have a home garage and enjoy dabbling in the occasional restoration job, why not give yourself the gift of a new skill next year? There are a number of regional car restoration courses you can attend ranging from beginner to expert, or alternatively you can visit us at our premises and make an enquiry in the workshop about your particular interest. From there, you can be advised on parts and tools you will need to complete the job at home.

  1. Find your car a friend

If you’ve enjoyed a long and passionate relationship with your classic vehicle(s) and wish to expand your collection, 2018 might be the year to do so! There are a number of classic car auctions you can attend across the country, including a monthly auction hosted by Brightwells, or, if you think your next purchase could be a Morgan, our Holden Morgan showroom is frequently filled with some of the most spectacular Morgans around. Enquire with General Manager Katie Turner on katie@holden.co.uk or visit the Holden Morgan website for an up-to-date listing.

Whatever resolution you decide on, we’re here to help you make it a reality. From the team at Holden Vintage & Classic, we wish you a Happy New Year!

Fred Spaven’s All-Electric Royal Enfield Bullet

Having watched the recent rise of electric power with interest, we have decided to get involved in battery vehicle project to see what all the fuss is about. Local engineer Fred Spaven is building an all-electric Royal Enfield Bullet to ride from Land’s End to John O’Groat’s next summer and we are helping sponsor the build.
Fred Spaven, of Spaven Engineering, has been restoring classic cars and bikes locally for some years now but, after graduating from Cambridge University, initially went into a career in superconductivity research – the perfect background for an electric vehicle project! After looking at the electric bikes on the market he decided none had quite enough vintage style and a half-completed Royal Enfield restoration was commandeered for the conversion.


To retain as much character as possible the bike’s frame will remain unaltered, with a new subframe fabricated and bolted up in place of the original engine and gearbox. This will hold a dozen Nissan Leaf battery modules to provide power for a British-built Saietta motor capable of 22hp at 48V. The resulting bike will have a similar balance, weight and power to the original Enfield except with no maintenance, fuel costs or oil drips: the ideal commuter bike!
With a few road miles of testing under the tyres, the bike will then be ridden from Land’s End to John O’Groats; charging along the way at public charging stations, campsites & hostels and they might even pop in here for a top up! For more details and regular updates on progress, check out the project website: charging-bullet.co.uk
We’re hoping that the lessons we learn working with Fred on this project will help us understand this new world of battery vehicles, including Morgan’s eagerly anticipated EV3 electric three wheeler.

December Classic Motoring Events You Can’t Miss

It might be bitterly cold outside, but that shouldn’t stop you from attending these fantastic classic motoring events across the country. Here’s a list of some of our favourites – and don’t forget to wrap up warm!

5 December 17 – COYS True Greats Auction

If you’d like to treat yourself (or someone else) to a classic vehicle this Christmas, turn up to the COYS True Greats Auction in London. Their listing includes a 1987 Caterham Super 7 HPC-BDR and 1973 Triumph TR6. For more information visit their website.

8-12 December 17 – HERO’s Land’s End to John O’Groats Reliability Trial 

Considered by many as one of the most demanding and challenging classic motoring events in Europe, the HERO Land’s End to John O’Groats Reliability Trial is open to pre-1986 vehicles. For a full description of the route, and expected weather conditions, click here.

10 December 17 – Newark Autojumble

Browse an enormous range of classic motoring parts, accessories and memorabilia at the Newark Autojumble. Situated just off the A1/A46/A47 junction, this event offers you a last chance to stock up on gifts for the classic motoring enthusiast in your life before Christmas. Opens at 10am. Admission from £7.

16 December 17 Waterloo Classics

Join fellow classic vehicle owners at  the Lower Marsh Market – on Lower Marsh Street just behind Waterloo Station, between 12pm and 4pm on 16th December and enjoy a casual friendly atmosphere with plenty of refreshments on offer. A wonderful relaxed event that allows you to expand your classic motorist network and show off your favourite car.

26 December 17 – Benington Classics Boxing Day Special

From 12pm onwards, classic motoring enthusiasts and owners are welcome to join the company of likeminded petrol heads at The Lordship Arms, Stevenage. You don’t need to be a member to attend, and it’s completely free.

If you’d like something snug to wear to these exciting motoring events, head over to our website or our ebay page to browse a range of classic motoring and country clothing.

 

Holden Morgan 2001 Plus 8 For Sale

Although Rover’s attempts to acquire the Morgan Car Company in 1966 had proved fruitless, it nevertheless granted the sports car manufacturer access to its newly acquired, ex-Buick lightweight aluminium V8 engine with a view to cementing a supply contract. Hired by the Malvern works to assess the powerplant’s merits/suitability, race engineer Maurice Owen lost little time in shoehorning one into a Morgan Plus 4 chassis. With trials of the resultant prototype successfully undertaken in 1967, the Plus 8 debuted at the following year’s Earls Court Motor Show. Built along familiar Morgan lines, its ladder frame chassis was equipped with independent ‘sliding pillar’ front suspension, a leaf-sprung rear axle, and disc/drum brakes. Supported by an ash frame, its swooping bodywork looked as traditional as ever but gave no clues as to the new model’s extraordinary performance potential. Backed by a four-speed Moss gearbox (Rover’s own engineers had only experimented with automatic transmission up to that point), the 3.5-litre V8 unit was credited with some 160.5bhp and 190lbft of torque. In a car weighing comfortably less than 900kg, ‘Autocar’ magazine found that these outputs translated into 0-60mph in 6.7 seconds and 124mph.
This particular UK right-hand drive +8 was delivered new in 2001 by Mike Duncan of Hartlebury Garage, to its one and only owner, our vendor. Finished in Connaught Green with Yarwood Beige interior piped green and matching carpets, options included; chrome wire wheels, Blaupunkt radio CD player, a side screen bag, a walnut dashboard and extra tread rubbers on the front wing – a typically Morgan extra!
Servicing on the car has largely been done by the supplying dealer and latterly by a local garage to our vendor. The history file includes the purchase invoice, servicing invoices, and previous MOT certificates to commensurate the mileage. A busy work life and other distractions in the garage mean that our vendor has barely used this burbling beauty, and has therefore covered an incredibly low 1,540 miles in his ownership.
Supplied with a UK V5c and an MOT until August ’17, rarely will you come across such a low mileage Morgan +8, and with this example looking as beautiful as the day it left the Pickersleigh Road factory, this car represents the opportunity to own a true British Sports Car.

If you’re interested in viewing this stunning vehicle, contact sales@holden.co.uk or call 01885 488 488.

2017 Classic Car Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is coming and it’s time to think about what you’re going to buy for the classic car enthusiast in your life. Whether they have a passion for car parts, a need for a new wardrobe or just adore all-things-country-living, we are certain that you’ll find what you’re looking for at Holden Vintage and Classic.

As well as a huge range of classic motoring clothing, we stock classic car memorabilia, hardwear and electricals, as well as classic car accessories and even classic car toys for children!

For gift inspirations, we have put together some of our favourite classic vehicle stocking filler ideas, main gifts for him and main gifts for her! But there’s plenty more to see on our website, and, for a limited time, a huge clothing sale you won’t want to miss.

Stocking Fillers for Him

Austin Healey Tie

Perfect for smart casual events, this vibrant classic car Austin Healey tie is guaranteed to be a conversation starter! £9.99.

Tyre Service Kit

A handy gift for any classic car owner, sold in a stylish retro tin. £12.50.

Union Jack Badge Set

This patriotic three part badge set will spruce up your classic attire and makes a perfect stocking filler. £8.25.

1929 Castrol Poster

On March 11th 1929 Major Sir Henry Segrave attained 231.36 mph in his Napier powered Golden Arrow at Daytona Beach to break the World’s Land Speed Record using Castrol Oils. This reproduction of an original Poster celebrates the event. £4.99.

VW Beetle Haynes Model

At 1:24 to scale, this wonderful VW Beetle Haynes Model is a fantastic collectors item and ideal for any Beetle enthusiast. £12.

Classic Car Clock

Add a piece of tasteful decor to your office desk with this 10″x10″ classic car clock. £32.95.

Turning A Series Engines Book

Enjoy this technical book on tuning for performance or economy. Ideal for anyone interested in learning more about the inner workings of their vehicle. £25.

Jack Murphy Ocean Socks

This vibrant pair of socks is not only smart to look at but soft against the skin too. Multiple sizes available. £2.

Stocking Fillers For Her

Morgan Mug

From a painting by Richard Wade, this Morgan Mug can be appreciated by Morgan owners and enthusiasts alike. £5.50.

Italian High Performance Cars Book

By Anthony Pritchard and Keith Davey. This is a reprinted book that covers the early history of Maserati, Lancia, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Cisitalia, Osca, Isotta-Fraschini and Diatto. £19.95

Alpaca Fur Halo

Look elegant and feel warm in this chunky fur design headband made from 100% alpaca. Perfect for winter driving. £40.

French Cruisewear Socks

Keep your feet snug in the cooler seasons with this cute pair of French Cruisewear Socks. £2.91.

Jack Murphy Powder Room Scarf

Ideal for spring, this Jack Murphy floral scarf is elegant, chic and beautifully made. £7.00.

Main Gifts For Him

Metrinch Spanner Set

A man can never have too many spanners. Make sure your chap has his tool box nicely stocked with this Metrinch Spanner Set. £77.26.

Tool Roll Leather for 8 Tools

Need somewhere to keep a few extra tools? You can do not better than this convenient and easy to store tool roll leather. £62.70.

Leather Toolbag 

Sophisticated and upmarket, this leather tool bag can hold a good number of tools and features two straps and gold plated buckles. £99.

Neoprene Sligo Wellingtons

A handy and versatile pair of Wellington boots, perfect for country living and long walks in muddier terrain. £50.

Jack Murphy Men’s Shirt

Made from 100% cotton, this Jack Murphy long sleeved checked shirt will look fantastic paired with jeans or chinos on Christmas Day! £20.

Dara Quilted Wax Jacket

Cosy and warm, the Dara Quilted Wax Jacket is perfect for cold seasons. £87.50.

Boston Felt Hat by Jack Murphy

This is a versatile, crushable wool felt hat with a leather trim band and branded pin badge to add a touch of style. £29.16.

Flying Jacket

The Holden Aviator flying jacket is British made and quite possibly the softest lightest flying jacket you can buy. It weighs about 20% less than traditional flying Jackets making it super comfortable and flexible. £495.

 

 

Main Gifts For Women

Wool Scarf

Wrap up nice and warm in this stunning crimson blue wool scarf. Ideal for top down motoring. £18.

Esther Ladies Tweed Jacket

Look sophisticated in this classic styled ladies tweed jacket with a detachable faux fur collar and velet detailing. £110.

Omogen Ladies Jacket

The Omogen Waxed Cotton Jacket by Jack Murphy is a chic, classic styled ladies waxed jacket made from British waxed cotton. Perfect in all seasons. £100.

Classic Car Plates

Artist Richard Wade brings you charismatic renditions of an Austin Healey, Jaguar, MG and Morgan with these gorgeous classic motoring china plates. £40.

Katie Sweater By Jack Murphy 

The eye catching Katy Sweater is a classic cable knit v-neck sweater with a luxurious touch of cashmere. Perfect for Christmas Day. £25.

For more gift inspiration or to buy gift vouchers, head over to our website.

 

(Please note all prices noted above exclude VAT)

November Classic Motoring Events

November plays host to some spectacular classic vehicle events across Britain and beyond, from fun-packed autojumbles to the longest running class car show in the world!
Here’s our top picks:

4th November 2017 Regent Street Motor Show

London’s iconic Regent Street is set to close on Saturday 4th November in order to make way for an extraordinary variety of classic and veteran cars spanning 125 years. This year, the motor show is partnered with Route 66, and there will be an emphasis on American culture, with one luckily competition winner gaining the opportunity to visit Illinois, USA. This event is completely free and a must-see for the whole family.

5th November 2017 London To Brighton Veteran Car Run

The Veteran Car Run is the longest running motoring event in the world, and is in its 121st year. This year will feature a Bonhams Sale of Veteran Motorcars and automobilia, a French themed reception, an appearance at the Regent Street Motor Show and lunch at Pall Mall. To access the full brochure of information and view entry prices, click here.

10-12th November Lancashire Insurance Classic Motor Show NEC Birmingham

Last month we hosted a competition for two lucky winners to enjoy a day at the Lancashire Insurance Classic Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham, and those winners have now been selected! This event is guaranteed to impress any classic car enthusiast. It promises a display of over 2,500 classic vehicles, 650 exhibits and a huge autojumble. If you didn’t win any tickets but still want to go, you can purchase them online here.

11th November 2017 The Lakelands Trial

Located at the World Heritage Site, Cumbria, the Lakelands Trial promises picturesque landscapes and a collection of stunning classic vehicles spanning the eras. Now in its 49th year, this event will feature Drumhouse and Routenbeck Rise as well as Hobcarton and Beck Wythop Forests. Drumhouse at Honister Slate Mine is the only spectator hill which has ample parking.

16th-21st November 2017 Beaujolais Run

The iconic Beaujolais Run begins in the UK and ends in Burgundy, and each year attracts supercars, kit cars, classic cars, 4x4s, specialist cars, daily drives and touring motorcycles. This makes it the perfect occasion for any petrol head or classic motoring enthusiast. Proceeds from this event go to the Air Ambulance. To enter please enquire via the website.

19th November 2017 Newark Autojumble

If you love shopping for your classic motor, you’ll love the Newark Autojumble. Featuring hundreds of indoors and outdoors trade spots, you will be sure to find exactly what you’re looking for, no matter how obscure! There will also be a classic car display and refreshments. Tickets from £7.

26th November 2017 Malvern Drive-In Classic Car & Bike Autojumble

A wonderful day out, the Malvern Drive-In Classic Car & Bike Autojumble promises an exceptionally entertaining shopping experience guaranteed to give you the tools, parts and products you’re looking for. Opening time 10am-3pm. Refreshments available on site. Entry is £7.

26th November 2017 The Great British Land Rover Show

Returning to the NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, the Great British Land Rover Show is perfect for all Land Rover owners and enthusiasts. This year will feature an off road course, a Land Rover walkway and live Land Rover workshops! Entry is £7.50 per adult.

Did you know that we currently have special offers across our country clothing range? Head over to the Holden Vintage & Classic website now and choose a sophisticated outfit to wear to your next classic motoring event.

This Week In The Workshop

This week, our days in the workshop have been both varied and interesting. The week began with a snagging list on the Dove Grey +4, as our customer had identified a couple of things that required attending to. These being slight misalignment of the rear bumper, the desire for a Moto Lita wood rim steering wheel, a luggage rack, and a slight mark on the hood cover, all of which were swiftly dealt with, as well as fitting clear indicator lenses to the front.

The car was handed over with all of the above attended to, and with every single blemish removed. This was, after all, the first brand new customer car hand over at Holden Morgan!

As well as dealing with the new +4 previously mentioned, the +8 awaiting it’s new exhaust system was tackled, with removal of the old, in advance of fitting the new!! The old having rusted and reached the end of its time, whilst the new waited, bubble-wrapped, and ready to fit. Once the old system was removed, the new fitted incredibly easily, very much a quality product, properly engineered and beautifully made. Keep an eye on the website, as we will shortly be listing more Librands products!!

Having finished the exhaust system and fully appreciated the V8 growl in the confines of the workshop, an oil leak around the sump pan was dealt with as well as a new oil filter and a fill of fresh Castrol Magnatec, plus a look at the rear brakes as they seemed to be binding a little

Fitted into this packed schedule, a slight body repair to a Roadster, as the rear valance beneath the bumper was deemed to be a little misshaped, something that was swiftly, yet carefully dealt with!

To end the week and also add a little intrigue to next week, an addition to the Holden Morgan fleet, in the form of an ‘Interim’ +4, very much a rarity in the Morgan world and something which will be expanded on next week…… Suffice to say it arrived by trailer, hasn’t run for many years and will be a very interesting project, once we have all recovered from the trauma of unloading the car!