Here’s a pub-quiz fact for you: around 80 per cent of all the jobs undertaken by the average RAC technician require nothing more than a laptop.

How do I know this? Because at the weekend our long-term Morgan Plus 8 developed a fault, causing its engine warning light to turn on. 

The RAC was dutifully called and I was surprised to see their man, Phil, grab his laptop first. He was plugged into the Morgan’s On-Board Diagnostics socket within seconds – and the laptop’s diagnostics program then set about identifying the car.

As it turns out, it couldn’t. While the program lists plenty of other niche car manufacturers there was no mention of any Morgan of any kind.