About Us

Miles Morris and Malcolm Welford are fine classic, sports and racing car specialists. They are pleased to announce they have joined up with UK-based JD Classics and have now opened an all new showroom in Newport Beach.

Where Miles is based in Connecticut, Malcolm is based in California. Prior to establishing Morris & Welford, LLC in 2003 they have spent over 25 years of combined service in the fine classic and sports car auction business.

They are pleased to announce their new showroom is now fully operational at 4040 Campus Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660. This facility will house their own collection of classic and sports cars and also serve as a showcase for the many cars being brought to market.

Miles Morris

Miles is based in Connecticut and he can be contacted on 203-722-3333.

Miles hails from a famous UK motoring family and is a third-generation collector and enthusiast. His grandfather raced cars at Brooklands prior to World War I, while his father Martin Morris was well known for historic racing particularly in a Works D-Type Jaguar and an ERA.

In 1989 Miles joined Christie’s motor car department and helped position them at the very forefront of the international market for collector’s cars. In 1995 he became Head of the classic car department in London, he then transferred to Beverly Hills to expand Christie’s US presence. In 1999 Miles moved to the East Coast and in June 2000 he became the worldwide head of Christie’s International Motor Cars Division.

Miles is passionate about classic cars and is an active participant in classic racing and driving events. Miles has competed in Europe in a C-Type Jaguar, an ERA and a Frazer Nash, and in America he has enjoyed events such as the Colorado Grand 1,000 mile tour in a diverse range of cars including a 1913 Mercer Raceabout, a 1953 Aston Martin DB3S and a 1959 Ferrari California Spyder.

Miles is an official FIVA inspector and examiner. As such his season includes judging at many international classic car events including the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (where he also serves as a member of the Selection Committee), the Greenwich Concours in Connecticut, Louis Vuitton events in New York and London and the Amelia Island event in Florida.

The Today Show and CNBC’s Power Lunch regularly invite Miles to talk to about the classic car market, and he was also a contributing author of the book published by the Simeone Automotive Foundation “The Stewardship of Historically Important Automobiles.” This book won the prestigious Motoring Publication of the Year in 2013.

Malcolm Welford

Malcolm is based in California and he can be contacted on 949-500-0585.

Malcolm has been involved with and has enjoyed classic and sports cars all his life, having grown up watching motorsport in England during the 1960s at circuits including Goodwood, Oulton Park, Brands Hatch and various other club circuits.

An economics graduate of The University of Manchester, Malcolm worked in the City of London for a Lloyd’s underwriting syndicate before joining a UK car auction business in 1988. In 1995 he joined Christie’s as a Senior Specialist in the UK offices of their international motor car department before moving to California.

Malcolm is appointed to the FIVA Technical Commission Working Group and is also an official FIVA inspector and examiner, and is an active member in numerous car clubs and motoring organizations. He has competed in the Mille Miglia, the Tour Auto, the Marrakesh Historic Rally, Le Jog and many other prestigious car events.