This is the story of two days inside the London ULEZ with our splendid zero emission Morris JE all electric van, between supporting the BBC at the ExCel and exhibiting at the Regent Street Motor Show. Find a photographer (Neil Frazer), work out a route, get some “edgy” East End shots and some “stylish” West End shots and of course, make people smile on the way as we always do with the Morris JE! Adopting what Neil calls “Guerrilla Shooting” … chase car (Tesla EV of course), some pre-determined targets, but also stopping and shooting anything fun on the way, avoiding payments, tickets etc. So let’s go!

We turned this scientific demonstration into a competition, inviting the Morris admires to guess the weight of the pink and cream Morris JE door by picking it up. The competition really suited all ages with lots of children taking part in the fun, with big smiles of total surprise on their faces as they triumphantly held the unexpectedly light, full size door up high. We had over one hundred entries, with wide ranging estimates and the closest to the actual weight on each day has been sent a Morris Commercial “goody bag”!

We were also told by one visitor that the high potential strength of carbon fibre was realised in 1963 by him and his colleagues at the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough within a few metres of where we were standing. It was then patented by the UK MoD…. You learn something every day!

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This coming weekend, we’ve been invited to the “Classics at Prescott” charity event on 15th May, run by the Winchcombe Rotary Club at Prescott Hillclimb in Gloucestershire. Monies raised go to local good causes, but this year most is going to support Ukrainian projects. The Morris JE will be sitting proudly in the orchard display area, where we also hope to meet Richard Hammond, who is filming for his new garage project. This should be a fun and informal day and a chance for local artisan traders to see the Morris JE for the first time and to understand how it will greatly benefit their businesses. Just the job for the Cotswolds!