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BRANDS HATCH MORGAN 4/4 CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

I had a meeting at Brands Hatch Morgan sports cars in Kent at the weekend, no real plans to take any photos but a gorgeous 1972 4/4 was sitting at the back of the dealers compound, in classic British Racing green paintwork it seemed the perfect addition to my weekly car photography shoot series for 2016...
25/01/2016
The Morgan 4/4 was the Morgan Motor Company's first car with four wheels. It appeared in 1936. Its model designation "4-4" (later "4/4") stood for four wheels and four cylinders. Earlier Morgans had been three-wheelers, only, typically with V-twin engines. Apart from a break during World War II the 4/4 has been in continuous production from its debut right up to the present day. Engine capacity has increased from the 1,122 cc Coventry Climax engine in 1936 to a 1.8-litre Ford engine in 2004 (except of a 997cc Kent engine between 1960 and 1961), although it is currently back down to 1,595 cc.

Brands Hatch Morgan have a great reputation nationally and in Europe for quality sales and servicing for classic and modern Morgans, I have covered a variety of photography for the dealership over the years and always enjoy popping in for a chat and coffee. The next Morgan that I will photograph is going to be the all new Aero 8 model, with revised suspension and a more focused driving set up it looks likely to be an alternative to the modern day supercars.