Morgan vs Wiesmann
The old enemies meet again. Morgan fights for England; Wiesmann for Germany. Let battle commence...
Posted: 13 Oct 2010
Not that that's a problem. I admire current boss Charles Morgan's obstinate refusal to sell out, and as we're collecting the car he turns up to say hello and offer tea. He's a good guy is Charles, and amusing company. Somewhat brazenly, we've parked our Wiesmann tank on his lawn. "Oh God, what's that doing here?" he says laconically. "Red leather interior, I see. How lovely..." Gin and tonic please, Charles.
Morgan's Malvern base is located conveniently close to the Cotswolds, England at its most chocolate box. But as well as elegant sandstone villages and lilac-scented old folk, there are some great roads here. As this is theme-park Britain in mid-June, the weather is naturally dodgy. The sky is intermittently blue, but it's mostly full of evil, fat clouds depositing rain in quantities that would have had Noah rethinking his exit strategy.