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Morgans at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - Click above for high-res image gallery

When car people think of Morgan, they probably picture trikes or think of wooden frames. Perhaps they envision the cross-eyed late-model cars that attempt to update the classic British roadster with aesthetically mixed results. What gets lost in the discussion is the fact that Morgan started out building cars a full century ago. That's right, it has been 100 years since the first Morgan automobile was produced. To honor that centenary accomplishment, there was a special tribute to the boutique automaker at the 59th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

The entrants ranged from a 1909 Morgan 7 hp Runabout to the 2009 Morgan LIFECar Concept. Filling out the class were cars from the '30s, '40s, '50s and '60s. The three-wheeled 1937 Sports 2 Seater Barrelback and 1947 F-Super Sports 2 Seater (above) represented the old guard three-wheelers, while four +4 models rounded out the group. Highlights included the LeMans-inspired SLR (one of three) and the 1965 +4 Coupe, which wasn't as successful as hoped for and ended its run with just 26 built. Check out our gallery below and pick out your favorite.

Photos copyright ©2009 Frank Filipponio / Weblogs, Inc.

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      Hi Guys, If you get a chance can you ad the Monterey2009 tag to this so it shows up with all the others? I've been having fun clicking through the images and sharing all the Monterey posts with friends. Thanks!!
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      Thank you for the placards!