An American rally driver has defied extreme weather, and pretty much any sensibilities, by driving his imported Morgan Three Wheeler through the streets of New York whilst it continues to feel the effects of Storm Sandy.
At the time several states near the US East Coast, including the area of New York City, have been struck this week by a large "super-storm" which has caused large floods, devastated buildings and knocked down trees amongst many other things on local streets.
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A "major disaster" has been declared by the US president in New York City where many locals have been evacuated and a lot of businesses have been closed during the storm. That hasn't stopped everyone in the city however from braving the difficult conditions.
One man there, named Alex Roy, opted to use this time to take his Morgan Three Wheeler for a spin, which was delivered to him just over a month ago. According to the owner, this is the first unit of the British sports car to be imported over to America.
Alex took his unorthodox sports car through the streets of New York where he met some of the perilous obstacles left by Storm Sandy which he revealed in photos he posted on his Facebook page.
The driver is in fact a famed rally driver who won the Spirit of Gumball rally trophy in 2006, at the famous and informal UK event. Alex has also participated in American sports car racing and is the current president of a European Car Rental service based in New York.
Over in Britain, Alex also won a 2004 Reality TV series called The Ultimate Playboy.
The rally driver also set a transcontinental record in 2006 for driving across the United States, a challenge he completed in 31 hours and four minutes.
His choice of motoring, the Morgan Three Wheeler, has been available in UK showrooms since 2011, with pricing set at £30,000.
It is a small, very-low slung and lightweight model with two wheels at the front and just one at the rear. Power is feed through the single rear wheel, while the engine is a front-mounted 1.9-litre petrol engine with 115bhp.
With this set-up the three-wheeler can reach from 0-60mph in just 4.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 120mph.
The fast acceleration time combined with the three thin wheels does however give the Three Wheeler rather eccentric handling characteristics, even when it's not driven on roads disrupted by a "super-storm".
Written by Stephen Goldasz