Launched six years ago, the 3 Wheeler represented something of a revival for Morgan as it was inspired by a cyclecar
launched in 1910 which first got the company going.
Mr Morgan is the grandson of company founder HFS Morgan, who began his cyclecar
manufacturing business in 1910 and continued as managing director until 1959.
He backed an effort to package the French-made Ajax Cyclecar
as the Argo Motor Vique in the U.
The cars were an Itala driven by Prince Scipione Borghese of Italy, a Dutch Spyker driven by an unknown named Charles Goddard, a three-wheeler Cyclecar
piloted by Lily Pons' father and two French De Dions.
The original he refers to is the Morgan Three-Wheeler, a cyclecar
originally launched in 1910 which proved to be the foundation of the Morgan Motor Company.
His supercharged cyclecar
was capable of reaching speeds approaching 200 mph in trials at Elvington aerodrome near York and yet Stan from Hartlepool said that this exploit had been ignored by the press, the public and sponsors.
WITH the credit crunch and a recession on the horizon, I am surprised nobody has had the idea of exhuming the great, but more than usually daft British cyclecar
At the 1912 Olympian Show a new cyclecar
was launched; amazingly before the end of the second day the company was refusing further orders; unlike many other makers the firm had wisely designed the model as a car in miniature avoiding hybridism, and it paid off.
Later on his instruments were manufactured under licence and sold through a neighbouring firm, Rotherham's of Spon Street, who produced a catalogue in the 1930s listing his speedometer for a car or cyclecar
at pounds 6.
After Ilkley it was open picturesque country, and the route took in Bolton Abbey, the narrow, rough climb up Fleet Moss (1700ft) where a cyclecar
had overturned, fortunately without serious injury.
Having established themselves as cycle manufacturers around the turn of the century, they spotted "the next big thing" and produced a chain-driven cyclecar
Although orders were coming in from all across the world, he abandoned the motorcycle-car and moved on to designing more conventional cars and cyclecars