3 Reasons to Hire A Morgan For The Weekend

Very few cars emulate the class, nostalgia and performance that a Morgan offers, and at Holden Morgan, we want as many people as possible to experience this iconic car in all its glory. That’s why we provide a hiring service that allows you to make memories while experiencing the Morgan’s many unparalleled features.

But why should you want to hire a Morgan for the weekend? Here are three very good reasons:

Treat yourself to a weekend away

A weekend spent in the countryside helps you to restore and rejuvenate, and we think there’s no better way to spend this quality downtime than with good friends and a classic Morgan. You can pick up your Morgan at 4pm on a Friday, drive in style to a destination of your choice (see our blog post on our favourite romantic drives for inspiration) and keep it all the way until 10am Monday morning, with an opportunity to travel up to 250 miles in one weekend. Pack a picnic, enjoy a spot of top-down driving if the weather permits and take in the views as you enjoy the full Morgan driving experience. You can also visit a local attraction such as Hampton Court or Chase Distillery to make it even more memorable.

A gift for a special someone

Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or special occasion, giving a loved one the opportunity to drive (or be a passenger in) a Morgan for the weekend is bound to go down well. They might already be a Morgan enthusiast, or perhaps you’re keen to share with them your own passion for this iconic car. Either way, this unique and memorable experience gift is a fantastic way to show someone you care.

Try before you buy

It could be that you’ve been toying with the idea of buying a Morgan for a while, but are still on the fence about such an important purchase. And that’s why we encourage you to hire a Morgan for the weekend to really get to know the car before you make up your mind. The great news is that, should you absolutely love the car you’ve hired (and we’re sure you will), and you decide to purchase it, we will refund you either a day or weekend’s hire cost (depending on whether you buy a used or new Morgan).

Am I eligible to hire a Morgan for the weekend?

At Holden Morgan we like to give as many people as possible the opportunity to enjoy the full Morgan experience. We do, however, have some eligibility criteria that you should be aware of before trying to hire a Morgan for the weekend.

You must be:

30 to 70 years of age
A resident in Great Britain, Northern Ireland or the Isle of Man
A holder of a current, full, valid UK driving licence and have held this for 1+ years
Free from any disqualification on the driving licence
Free from any special terms imposed by insurers in respect of driving or had an accident in the past 3 years
Free from any current or pending offences on the driving licence, with the exception of parking and up to 2 speeding offences
Free from any medical conditions requiring referral to DVLA
Willing to complete a questionnaire to satisfy the above requirements

Next steps

If you’d like to enquire about hiring a Morgan for the weekend, please contact joel@holdenmorgan.co.uk or click here to get more information on prices and terms & conditions.

 

 

 

* Please note that the Morgans pictured in this article are not guaranteed to be available for hire at the time of reading. Please check with the team at Holden Morgan about current Morgan hire availability.

Just A Drop

Holden Vintage & Classic are proud to support Just A Drop; a remarkable international development charity dedicated to bringing clean water to areas across Africa in need.

Not often connected with water drinking, Jeremy Holden looks forward to visiting a few wells along the 6700km rally route through Africa in October 2018 as part of RallyRound’s Rally Africa. Over the last 6 months, himself and a number of Holden Morgan team have been restoring ‘Sol’, a heavily rusted and run-down 1955 Morgan +4 (so named because of its resting place for the past 40 years – The Solway Firth) which was purchased somewhat spontaneously on eBay by Jeremy and collected from Scotland shortly after.

Upon assessing the sad looking car in the Holden workshop (which by this point had disintegrated further following the long journey), it was decided that even though it was in a rather sorry state, it was complete enough to hold promise for a full restoration over the coming year. And Rally Africa became the target! While the restoration is still very much underway and the car currently disassembled for a powder coating, there remains sufficient time to complete the project and ship the car to Tanzania in September where it’ll commence its 6700km journey to Cape Town via Malawi, Zambia and Botswana. Jeremy Holden said, “We are thrilled to not only take part in Rally Africa following ‘Sol’s’ hopeful completion, but also that we can support Just A Drop with such an important cause and are very much looking forward to the adventure”.

 

Come To Our Holden Morgan Dealer Open Event!

Get up close and personal with some of the most prestigious cars on the planet.

On Saturday, October 14 Morgan dealership, Holden Morgan, will be holding an open day from 9am-3pm at Holden Vintage & Classic, Linton Trading Estate, Worcester Road, Bromyard.
And you are invited.
This is a unique, not-to-be-missed opportunity for Morgan aficionados, enthusiasts, and would be owners, to view a superb collection of elegantly classy vehicles including a three wheeler, a roadster, and the iconic 4/4, which is the longest running production vehicle in the world.
And if that’s not enough visitors will be also be able to catch up with the current Plus 4 Restoration Project, a car that’s being completely restored in time for Rallyround’s Rally Africa in October 2018.
The Holden Morgan team, as well as representatives from Morgan Motors, will be on site throughout the day to answer questions, give detailed information on the latest cars and services while offering a selection of refreshments and light entertainment.
A raffle will be drawn for the chance to win one of three superb prizes, including a Morgan Motors factory tour with cream teas for two.
And as an added bonus customers who purchase an unregistered new Morgan on the day will be given some fantastic extras, including a 2 year service plan and a £500 discount on any paint option. You will also be entered into an exciting national raffle with prizes that include two tickets to the 2018 Geneva show including flights and accommodation.
This is an opportunity not to be missed and, to express your interest, please contact Kate Turner at katie@holden.co.uk

Holden Morgan Launch Review

On 26th May, more than 100 Morgan enthusiasts gathered at the brand new premises of Holden-Morgan to celebrate its launch.
Holden Vintage & Classic and Morgan Motors have enjoyed a long lasting relationship that’s spun 4 decades, starting in the 1970s when Jeremy Holden and his father met with Peter Morgan to discuss a bumper that Holden had produced. Following this, a close business relationship ensued; and with the Morgan factory being only a short drive from the Holden premises in the historic motoring town of Bromyard, it was completely fitting that the two companies should eventually join forces.
…And join forces they did! In April 2017, HoldenMorgan was born, and the launch proved only too well how much love there is still for the Morgan car throughout Bromyard and beyond.
The event was opened by Bromyard town crier Peder Nielsen at 3pm on a hot and sunny afternoon. The Holden car park was lined with shiny Morgans and in the showroom the prosecco was flowing. Guests also enjoyed refreshingly cold bottles of Holden’s very own Plus 8 beer, created especially for the occasion.
Following the arrival of the guests, Jeremy Holden, owner of HoldenMorgan, Dennis De Roos, Commercial Director and Katie Turner, General Manager, delivered a number of informative speeches about the history of the Holden Morgan relationship and exciting ventures ahead, before guests were able to roam the premises and enjoy the atmosphere.
Also in attendance was Councillor Fred Clark (the Mayor of Bromyard), Morgan’s purchasing director Gregor Dixon-Smith, and a number of tour guides from the Morgan factory – as well as Granville and Christine Orange, Holden Morgans very first customers who both became the proud owners of a MOG 3W!
Jeremy Holden said, “We are thrilled with the turnout at the launch of HoldenMorgan and the day couldn’t have gone any better. It was wonderful seeing so many Morgan enthusiasts together in one place, especially on such a beautiful sunny day. Even a number of unsuspecting visitors who turned up to the Holden Vintage & Classic shop for some engine oil ended up joining in with the occasion, leaving with a Holden Plus 8 beer in hand! We have much to look forward to, and I’d like to thank the team at HoldenMorgan, as well as everyone who attended, for making the occasion a memorable one”.