Author to sign copies of latest book at Morris Centenary Rally

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Jon Pressnell, author of six Haynes motoring titles, will be signing copies of his new book, Morris: The cars and the company at the Morris Centenary Rally at Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, 15-16th June 2013. The story of the rise and fall of the Morris business is a fascinating one, encompassing two world wars, commercial success at home and embarrassing failure abroad. The first Morris car was built in 1913 by William Morris, Britain’s most prominent industrialist of the inter-war years. In its 71 year history, countless models found a special place in the heart of the British motorist. At one stage his famous ‘Bullnose’ Morris, made in his ever-expanding works in the Oxford suburb of Cowley, took 41 per cent of the British market – a figure no other domestic manufacturer has ever achieved. This book examines anew the career of the modest but dynamic Morris and tells in detail the story of all the cars carrying his name between 1913 and 1984. About the author Jon Pressnell is a well-known writer and researcher on the British motor industry and a Senior Contributor to Classic & Sports Car magazine. He has written six books for Haynes, including Morris Minor: Exploring the Legend (1998), Classic British Sports Cars (2006), Morris Minor – The Official Photo Album (2008) and Mini – The Definitive History (2009). He lives in the Lot region of south-west France. Sales Information: Morris: The Cars and the company by Jon Pressnell is available from all good bookshops and direct from Haynes at call 01963 442030, priced £40.00.