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Morgan Centenary 2009 The Year in Photographs

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Foreword New Years Eve Party 31st December 2008 Drive Away Party 2nd January 2009 Flag Raising 5th January 2009 Geneva Motor Show 3rd to 15th March 2009 Royal Visit 17th April 2009 Repton to Malvern Commemorative Run 18th April 2009 Villa d’Este, Italy, 24th April 2009 European FIA GT3 Championship Silverstone 2nd & 3rd May 2009 Family Fun Day 6th June 2009 Three Counties Show 19th to 21st June 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 3rd, 4th & 5th July 2009 Welcome to Malvern 24th July 2009 Prescott Garden Party 25th & 26th July 2009 Berkeley Castle 27th July 2009 Steam Train Charter 27th & 29th July 2009 Riverboat Cruise 27th & 30th July 2009 Beaulieu 28th July 2009 Castle Combe 29th July 2009 Centenary Golf Tournament 30th July 2009 Morgans at Madresfield 30th July 2009 Stoke Lacy 25th July to 2nd August 2009. Welcome to Cheltenham 31st July 2009 Morgan Centenary Festival, Cheltenham, 1st & 2nd August 2009 Pebble Beach Concours, California, 16th August 2009 Plaque unveiling 2nd to 4th October 2009 Thanksgiving Service 10th October 2009 Lord Mayor’s Parade, London 14th November 2009 Children in Need & Y100 MMC Raffle Draw 20th November 2009 Y100 Signings Factory Presentations Hats & Costumes

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Acknowledgements & Thanks Behind the Scenes Manufacturer of the year awards 2009 List of Photographers

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On 31st December 2008 over 200 staff, dealers, suppliers and customers gathered at the newly refurbished Visitor Centre to celebrate the start of Centenary year. A lavish meal, live music, specially commissioned Morgan champagne, fireworks and a birthday cake all added to the party atmosphere which lasted well into the small hours.


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A tour of this historic house, the original setting for Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, was held on 30th July by kind permission of Lady Morrison. The private road that leads up to the house, Gloucester Drive, was the stunning venue for the Auto Tests which ran for much of the day.


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A cavalcade of 100 Morgans, headed by a German Morgan police car, made the journey from Malvern to Cheltenham to mark the start of the festivities. A cocktail party at Pittville Pump Rooms provided the local Mayor with the opportunity to welcome Morgan to Cheltenham.


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Running simultaneously with the concert the Centenary Gala Dinner was held for around a 1000 guests in the Centaur at the racecourse. Charles and Kira arrived on stage with a screech of tyres in an orange Aero Eight. Walking amongst the tables Charles interviewed special guests such as Lord Montague of Beaulieu, Prince Eric I Sturdza and Richard Hammond. With Morgans hanging from the ceiling and live music from Ray Gelato and the Giants this was a truly spectacular evening of the Centenary Celebrations.


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