Before Charles Morgan joined the Morgan Motor Company, he had a successful career as a Cameraman. At Television News Team Ltd, Charles Morgan directed and filmed with Sandy Gall, the first documentary to go behind Russian lines in Afghanistan in 1982 and show the conflict between Ahmed Shah Massud, his Mujahedeen and the Russian army in the Panjshir valley.
After joining the Morgan Motor Company, Charles Morgan led the team that developed the Aero 8 – the first completely new Morgan for thirty years. The car is Europe’s first AIV (aluminum intensive vehicle) and has perhaps the best power to weight ratio of any current production car.
In 1978 and 1979 Charles Morgan won the British Racing and Sports Car Club and British Racing Drivers Club production sports car championships driving a production Morgan Plus Eight. In 1997 and 1998 he competed in the FIA International GT series driving a factory prepared Morgan Plus Eight GTR.
Most recently Charles has made headlines as the driving force behind the “Aeromax” Coupé, a one-off build for a private customer in Geneva, which is based on the company’s successful Aero 8 model. He has also been appointed Director of the consortium formed for “The LIFECar Project”, which aims to make Morgan the first sports car manufacturer of a zero emissions, fuel celled car, being both ecologically and economically efficient. The project is expected to take between 2-3 years.
Charles is invited regularly to speak at functions, giving a huge variety of people from all walks of life, the benefit of his knowledge and experience as head of the “First and Last” Family owned sports car company in existence, which is presently approaching its Centenary celebrations in 2009.