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#557425 - 02/02/19 10:29 AM Hello from Jersey
Rovert Offline
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Registered: 22/08/13
Posts: 96
Just a quick introduction, (well re-introduction really as I used to be a member)

I have an '02 +8 owned since new - grief 17 years,

I have largely owned Brit cars all my life, ranging from Midgets and Lotus' - Elan s2 and Elan +2 130/5 in my 20's and 30's then a Caterham 7 and TVRs in my 40's and early 50s.

In my youth I never really "got" Morgans, I used to see them at Station Garage Taplow where I went frequently, in normally vain attempts to keep the Lotus on the road. Seeing the Morgans tucked up with all those shiny Elans and Europas I used to think "why on earth would anyone want one of those"

But fast forward to 2001, with the launch of the Aero I cancelled my order for a TVR Tuscan - provisionally specced as Lamborghini Orange with Chrome Purple seats piped Orange, I always had taste :-) - and placed an order for the Aero. I recall I was about 540 on the list. Come 2002, I was told that I could have build 67 I think it was. By this time I had joined a number of Morgan Forums, an extremely pleasant chap called Keith Ahlers had given me a ride in his S1, his track day +8 (and his Porsche RS) and the price of the Aero had gone up 10%. All these issues combined to influence me to swap the Aero order for the aforementioned +8 which I still have

Brian

Jersey / Spain
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Jersey & Spain (at least until the Brexit mess resolves itself)

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#557426 - 02/02/19 10:39 AM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: Rovert]
Stewart S Offline
Wave & smile... It's a Morgan
Member of the Inner Circle

Registered: 14/06/14
Posts: 10473
Loc: Lancashire, England
Nice introduction and great decision all those years back

welcome back to the forum
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#557427 - 02/02/19 10:39 AM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: Rovert]
Peter J Offline
Formerly known as Aldermog
Member of the Inner Circle

Registered: 13/08/13
Posts: 11219
Loc: Salisbury, UK
Brian,

good to hear from you.

Did we meet when Caroline and I met up with the Jersey Morgan group a couple or 3 years ago?
Caroline and I were in the bronze 2014 Plus 8!

Peter
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Tarka the 'Otter Mog
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#557428 - 02/02/19 11:19 AM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: Rovert]
Rovert Offline
Just Getting Started

Registered: 22/08/13
Posts: 96
Alas no Peter, for the last 10 years or so we spend May/June and Sep/Oct and 3 weeks in November / February in Spain. I think that meet was in June? If I we had met we would remember each other, as having never seen an Aero chassied +8, I would have been all over and under your car!
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Jersey & Spain (at least until the Brexit mess resolves itself)

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#557429 - 02/02/19 11:51 AM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: Rovert]
MOG 615 Online   content

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Registered: 24/09/14
Posts: 1351
Loc: London
Hello from an old friend Brian

I must admit I am not usually a fan of two tone Morgans but yours is definitely an exception.

Delighted to see you on the this forum at last. I well remember some of those trips to France when you brought the +8 across from Jersey. Hope you and Amalah are both well and enjoying life. I will have to see if I can find some pictures from those days.
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1999 +8 , Indigo Blue.
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#557431 - 02/02/19 11:58 AM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: Rovert]
James B W Offline

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Registered: 31/07/14
Posts: 1204
Loc: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Originally Posted By Rovert
Just a quick introduction, (well re-introduction really as I used to be a member)

I have an '02 +8 owned since new - grief 17 years,

I have largely owned Brit cars all my life, ranging from Midgets and Lotus' - Elan s2 and Elan +2 130/5 in my 20's and 30's then a Caterham 7 and TVRs in my 40's and early 50s.

In my youth I never really "got" Morgans, I used to see them at Station Garage Taplow where I went frequently, in normally vain attempts to keep the Lotus on the road. Seeing the Morgans tucked up with all those shiny Elans and Europas I used to think "why on earth would anyone want one of those"

But fast forward to 2001, with the launch of the Aero I cancelled my order for a TVR Tuscan - provisionally specced as Lamborghini Orange with Chrome Purple seats piped Orange, I always had taste :-) - and placed an order for the Aero. I recall I was about 540 on the list. Come 2002, I was told that I could have build 67 I think it was. By this time I had joined a number of Morgan Forums, an extremely pleasant chap called Keith Ahlers had given me a ride in his S1, his track day +8 (and his Porsche RS) and the price of the Aero had gone up 10%. All these issues combined to influence me to swap the Aero order for the aforementioned +8 which I still have

Brian

Jersey / Spain


hello and welcome Brian.

Despite this being your introductory post,I think we need to nominate you as the TM style guru innocent

I have a 2002 Aero8 so could well have been your car ( no purple interior though.... laugh2 )

James
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Range Rover Evoque
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#557439 - 02/02/19 01:05 PM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: James B W]
Rovert Offline
Just Getting Started

Registered: 22/08/13
Posts: 96
Originally Posted By Stewart S
Nice introduction and great decision all those years back

welcome back to the forum


Thank you Stewart

Originally Posted By MOG 615
Hello from an old friend Brian

I must admit I am not usually a fan of two tone Morgans but yours is definitely an exception.

Delighted to see you on the this forum at last. I well remember some of those trips to France when you brought the +8 across from Jersey. Hope you and Amalah are both well and enjoying life. I will have to see if I can find some pictures from those days.


Really good to hear from you Andy, good times in France. You and Colin demonstrated to me how the Mog should really be driven. Following you guys sometimes I genuinely thought your brake lights weren't working!

Originally Posted By James B W


hello and welcome Brian.

Despite this being your introductory post,I think we need to nominate you as the TM style guru innocent

I have a 2002 Aero8 so could well have been your car ( no purple interior though.... laugh2 )

James


Thank you James, my wife would think that me as a style guru hilarious "You're not going out wearing that". To clarify the Orange/Purple was for a Tuscan, even I would not inflict that on an Aero. Although the interior of my +8 is a bit bright for most peoples taste.
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Jersey & Spain (at least until the Brexit mess resolves itself)

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#557457 - 02/02/19 02:41 PM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: Rovert]
pete757 Offline
L - Learner Plates On

Registered: 03/12/18
Posts: 103
Any chance of a photo on this thread please!

Sounds epic! :>)

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#557459 - 02/02/19 03:07 PM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: Rovert]
+8Rich Offline

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Registered: 15/12/09
Posts: 19475
Loc: Devonshire
Welcome back to the forum - a picture of your Plus 8 would be nice sometime.
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#557495 - 02/02/19 06:13 PM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: Rovert]
Peter J Offline
Formerly known as Aldermog
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Registered: 13/08/13
Posts: 11219
Loc: Salisbury, UK
Originally Posted By Rovert
Alas no Peter, for the last 10 years or so we spend May/June and Sep/Oct and 3 weeks in November / February in Spain. I think that meet was in June? If I we had met we would remember each other, as having never seen an Aero chassied +8, I would have been all over and under your car!



Oh well, we shall just have to come back to Jersey when you are at home! We are doing the IOW this year, but as it is a few years since we were in Jersey we could do with a refreshing return!

the Plus 8 (Aero) is no problem on the ferry, but getting round corners on some of the lanes another matter!

Peter
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Tarka the 'Otter Mog
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#557499 - 02/02/19 06:36 PM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: Rovert]
Button Offline
Talk Morgan Enthusiast

Registered: 19/12/11
Posts: 1671
Loc: Seattle, USA
Glad You made it to Talk Morgan again. I have found many old friends here as well as some new ones.
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#557502 - 02/02/19 06:45 PM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: Rovert]
OZ 4/4 Offline

Talk Morgan Expert

Registered: 25/11/11
Posts: 2557
Loc: Australia - NSW Mid North Coas...
A warm welcome back from "downunder"
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#557507 - 02/02/19 07:09 PM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: Rovert]
HeadlessBlue Offline
Learner Plates Off!

Registered: 29/12/18
Posts: 343
Loc: North of Stamford, UK
Welcome Rovert. Myself and Lady HB have often stayed in Jersey- lovely place and fun to drive around. Caught by accident the air show once and remember some fairly old Russian plane basically flying so slowly against the wind that it was almost static in the sky. Is it true that I hear the Mansell museum has gone? I enjoyed hearing Nige’s cheerful tone on the headset last time we were there.
HB

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#557517 - 02/02/19 08:19 PM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: Rovert]
Alistair Offline
Smile, it confuses them
Charter Member

Registered: 18/03/09
Posts: 5751
Loc: Hampshire
Welcome. That sounds like a nice roster of cars. Orange and Chrome Purple, cripes.
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#557550 - 02/02/19 11:39 PM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: pete757]
Rovert Offline
Just Getting Started

Registered: 22/08/13
Posts: 96
Originally Posted By pete757
Any chance of a photo on this thread please!

Sounds epic! :>)


OK will do my best.

Lets see if I have RTFMd the photo instructions...



OK that seems to have done it, this is taken at a local timber merchants, I was collecting some pallisading, I can get more in the Mog than the Land Rover!

(Apologies if people were expecting Orange and Chrome Purple that was my provisional spec for a cancelled TVR order smile )
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#557552 - 02/02/19 11:57 PM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: Rovert]
Rovert Offline
Just Getting Started

Registered: 22/08/13
Posts: 96
Originally Posted By Button
Glad You made it to Talk Morgan again. I have found many old friends here as well as some new ones.


Thanks Bill, already spotted a few more old friends

Originally Posted By OZ 4/4
A warm welcome back from "downunder"


Thanks Oz

Originally Posted By HeadlessBlue
Welcome Rovert. Myself and Lady HB have often stayed in Jersey- lovely place and fun to drive around. Caught by accident the air show once and remember some fairly old Russian plane basically flying so slowly against the wind that it was almost static in the sky. Is it true that I hear the Mansell museum has gone? I enjoyed hearing Nige’s cheerful tone on the headset last time we were there.
HB


Yes, at the moment I'm afraid it is. If you buy a car from his son's car dealership, I understand that they will offer you a private tour of it at wherever it is being stored.

The plane may well have been an an Antonov

Originally Posted By Alistair
Welcome. That sounds like a nice roster of cars. Orange and Chrome Purple, cripes.



Thank you Alistair
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#557553 - 03/02/19 12:03 AM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: Peter J]
Rovert Offline
Just Getting Started

Registered: 22/08/13
Posts: 96
Originally Posted By Peter J


Oh well, we shall just have to come back to Jersey when you are at home! We are doing the IOW this year, but as it is a few years since we were in Jersey we could do with a refreshing return!

the Plus 8 (Aero) is no problem on the ferry, but getting round corners on some of the lanes another matter!

Peter


It would be very pleasant to give you a tour of the Island Peter although, as you say, the roads can be a little err character building.

That is one of the reasons my other car is a Land Rover Defender so I can see what is coming around the corner.

Lets hope that the new Wide-Body Morgan is wider on interior space rather than overall width otherwise any potential owner here may be a bit limited on the roads here.
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Brian
Jersey & Spain (at least until the Brexit mess resolves itself)

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#557572 - 03/02/19 08:24 AM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: Rovert]
stefan s Offline

Talk Morgan Regular

Registered: 06/12/14
Posts: 566
Loc: Antwerpen Belgium
Hello from belgium. Nice color combination.


Stefan
+4
+8
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#557598 - 03/02/19 10:33 AM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: Rovert]
Peter J Offline
Formerly known as Aldermog
Member of the Inner Circle

Registered: 13/08/13
Posts: 11219
Loc: Salisbury, UK
Originally Posted By Rovert
Originally Posted By Peter J


Oh well, we shall just have to come back to Jersey when you are at home! We are doing the IOW this year, but as it is a few years since we were in Jersey we could do with a refreshing return!

the Plus 8 (Aero) is no problem on the ferry, but getting round corners on some of the lanes another matter!

Peter


It would be very pleasant to give you a tour of the Island Peter although, as you say, the roads can be a little err character building.

That is one of the reasons my other car is a Land Rover Defender so I can see what is coming around the corner.

Lets hope that the new Wide-Body Morgan is wider on interior space rather than overall width otherwise any potential owner here may be a bit limited on the roads here.


The Aero +8 is about 6" wider inside than the roadster we had before. It also has a poor lock, thanks to the 225 width front tyres. But the ride is so much better, and the power, oh the power.

The local Morgan group who took us out seemed have a bit of a relaxed view of the local speed limits once out of any built up areas. But it was fun.....!!
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Tarka the 'Otter Mog
2014 Plus 8



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#557602 - 03/02/19 10:48 AM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: Rovert]
HeadlessBlue Offline
Learner Plates Off!

Registered: 29/12/18
Posts: 343
Loc: North of Stamford, UK
Hi Rovert
By Jove, you are absolutely correct. Just did a bitta looking around on the interweb following your suggestion and i think it was the AN - 2 - thanks for the tip.
By the way your car looks stunning in that light
HB

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#557635 - 03/02/19 12:29 PM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: Rovert]
Paul F Offline

Talk Morgan Expert

Registered: 20/08/10
Posts: 2285
Loc: Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
That really is a stunning colour combination.
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Costock, UK
2014 4/4 Rolls Royce Garnet Red
Disco 4
Teddy - 17h1 Irish Draught cross

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#557646 - 03/02/19 12:56 PM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: Rovert]
madmax Offline
Part of the Furniture

Registered: 18/08/14
Posts: 4521
Loc: East Anglia
Originally Posted By Rovert
Just a quick introduction, (well re-introduction really as I used to be a member)

I have an '02 +8 owned since new - grief 17 years,

I have largely owned Brit cars all my life, ranging from Midgets and Lotus' - Elan s2 and Elan +2 130/5 in my 20's and 30's then a Caterham 7 and TVRs in my 40's and early 50s.

In my youth I never really "got" Morgans, I used to see them at Station Garage Taplow where I went frequently, in normally vain attempts to keep the Lotus on the road. Seeing the Morgans tucked up with all those shiny Elans and Europas I used to think "why on earth would anyone want one of those"

But fast forward to 2001, with the launch of the Aero I cancelled my order for a TVR Tuscan - provisionally specced as Lamborghini Orange with Chrome Purple seats piped Orange, I always had taste :-) - and placed an order for the Aero. I recall I was about 540 on the list. Come 2002, I was told that I could have build 67 I think it was. By this time I had joined a number of Morgan Forums, an extremely pleasant chap called Keith Ahlers had given me a ride in his S1, his track day +8 (and his Porsche RS) and the price of the Aero had gone up 10%. All these issues combined to influence me to swap the Aero order for the aforementioned +8 which I still have

Brian

Jersey / Spain




I wonder if Tvr people will cancel or have done already their order for the new Griffith which has again been delayed and bought a Morgan ?
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#557649 - 03/02/19 12:57 PM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: Rovert]
pete757 Offline
L - Learner Plates On

Registered: 03/12/18
Posts: 103
Originally Posted By Rovert
Originally Posted By pete757
Any chance of a photo on this thread please!

Sounds epic! :>)


OK will do my best.

Lets see if I have RTFMd the photo instructions...



Thanks for posting the photo.

What a great colour combination :>)

I reckon you could also build quiet a few body frames with all that timber!

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#557683 - 03/02/19 03:27 PM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: Rovert]
Rovert Offline
Just Getting Started

Registered: 22/08/13
Posts: 96
Thank you for the complements on the colour. My choice, but not my "design"

When I ordered my Cerbera, I chose the colour from a 2" square sample, the result was a rather uninspiring "Nail Varnish" Maroon.

Therefore when I was specifying the +8 I had already made the decision to go two-tone, but was not going to risk choosing a colour from a small paint sample again. So I asked on another forum for examples of two-tone cars. The response was pretty impressive and I ended up with a library of over 80 colour photos of two-tone cars. The end choice was between this combo and Black and Silver, obviously I went for the Blue.

I then contacted the owner of the original scheme who was pleased that I had chosen his scheme and very kindly provided me with paint colours. Very sadly his car was destroyed in a crash and fire that nearly took his and his wifes life about 2 months after mine was delivered. He did however manage to persuade the MMC to build him a new body shell in the original colours.

That car is now very well known in Mog circles. It is the Phoenix owned by Lorne Goldman of GoMog fame.


Edited by Rovert (03/02/19 04:41 PM)
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#557687 - 03/02/19 03:34 PM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: madmax]
Rovert Offline
Just Getting Started

Registered: 22/08/13
Posts: 96
Originally Posted By madmax

I wonder if Tvr people will cancel or have done already their order for the new Griffith which has again been delayed and bought a Morgan ?


Interesting thought Madmax. I am not sure that TVR buyers would be into the trad market. I certainly wasn't until I started to get involved in the Morgan "culture" via my original order for the Aero. However the new cars may be attract different market.

I do hope the TVR does materialise at some stage though.


Brian
Jersey /Spain
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#557711 - 03/02/19 04:35 PM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: Rovert]
Button Offline
Talk Morgan Enthusiast

Registered: 19/12/11
Posts: 1671
Loc: Seattle, USA
Originally Posted By Rovert
Thank you for the complements on the colour. My choice, but not my "design"

When I ordered my Cerbera, I chose, the colour from a 2" square sample, the result was a rather uninspiring "Nail Varnish" Maroon.

Therefore when I was specifying the +8 I had already made the decision to go two-tone, but was not going to risk choosing a colour from a small paint sample again. So I asked on another forum for examples of two-tone cars. The response was pretty impressive and I ended up with a library of over 80 colour photos of two-tone cars. The end choice was between this combo and Black and Silver, obviously I went for the Blue.

I then contacted the owner of the original scheme who was pleased that I had chosen his scheme and very kindly provided me with paint colours. Very sadly his car was destroyed in a crash and fire that nearly took his and his wifes life about 2 months after mine was delivered. He did however manage to persuade the MMC to build him a new body shell in the original colours.

That car is now very well known in Mog circles. It is the Phoenix owned by Lorne Goldman of GoMog fame.


My +8 Bitsa has many parts, including the front wings, from Lorne's damaged +8. He had the undamaged parts preserved and shipped them to Me. How I got the other parts for this +8 is a story in itself.
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#557715 - 03/02/19 04:41 PM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: Button]
Rovert Offline
Just Getting Started

Registered: 22/08/13
Posts: 96
Originally Posted By Button

My +8 Bitsa has many parts, including the front wings, from Lorne's damaged +8. He had the undamaged parts preserved and shipped them to Me. How I got the other parts for this +8 is a story in itself.


That is a story that needs telling Bill.
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#557804 - 04/02/19 10:30 AM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: Rovert]
MOG 615 Online   content

Has a lot to Say!

Registered: 24/09/14
Posts: 1351
Loc: London
Another Photo of Brian's car from one of our trips to France.




Edited by MOG 615 (04/02/19 12:42 PM)
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#557888 - 04/02/19 05:09 PM Re: Hello from Jersey [Re: Rovert]
Rovert Offline
Just Getting Started

Registered: 22/08/13
Posts: 96
Thanks for this Andy
Happy memories

Brian
Jersey


Edited by Rovert (04/02/19 05:09 PM)
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