Born on this day (29th - April)
1916 - 1988
1941 - 2008
1957 - 2001
1967 - 1992
Died on this day (29th - April)
1874 - 1925
1913 - 1978
1936 - 2002
1917 - 2002
1923 - 2008
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Miles is a third generation collector and racing enthusiast. His grandfather raced at Brooklands, while his father Martin was well known for historic racing particularly in a works D-Type Jaguar and an ERA.
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. Miles’ brother David is also well known as both a driver and owner of his own race preparation firm.
Miles completed a Business Studies diploma at Bristol Polytechnic in the early 80s and then worked in the sporting gun trade for a few years before moving to London to work for a sports promotion company and then an entrepreneur. In 1989 he joined Christie’s car department and helped establish them at the very forefront of the international market for collectors cars. By 1995 he was head of department in London at which time he transferred to Beverly Hills to expand their US presence and market leadership. In 1999 he moved to the East Coast and from June 2000 until November 2003 he was worldwide head of Christie’s International Motor Cars.
Miles is an active participant in the motoring scene and has competed in Europe in a C-Type Jaguar, an ERA and a Frazer Nash. While in America he has enjoyed events such as the Colorado Grand 1,000 mile tour in such diversified cars as a 1913 Mercer Raceabout, a 1953 Aston Martin DB3S and a 1959 Ferrari California Spyder. He has judged at many international classic car events including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the Greenwich Concours in Connecticut, Louis Vuitton events in New York and London and the Amelia Island event in Florida. Miles has been a frequent guest to discuss the car market on the Today Show and CNBC’s Power Lunch as well as appearing on various documentaries.
Miles lives in Connecticut with his wife Amy and three children.
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