Sadly, we must report the passing of Craig Morrison on Sunday, June 13th due to complications from COVID-19. Craig’s wife Clarey Morrison was at his side when he passed.
Craig was born on April 27th 1975 to Art and Jeanette Morrison in Tacoma, Washington – seemingly with a wrench in one hand and a fishing rod in the other. He enthusiastically followed in his father’s footsteps as an avid outdoorsman and automotive enthusiast.
Following his graduation Craig embarked on a series of travels around the world, and on a trip to England he met the love of his life, Clarey. She emigrated to the United States, married Craig, and they had a son, Alexander – who is now 12.
Craig began working on his first car, a 1940 Ford, before he had a driver’s license. The ’40 was followed by several notable projects including a 1980 Chevrolet C10 and a 1950 Chevy “Farm Truck” that were both featured in prominent automotive enthusiast magazines.
He tried his hand in competition too, driving the Art Morrison Enterprises-built “Project Super Glass” 1955 Chevy in NHRA Super Gas competition at Division VI events.
After getting some “real world experience” in the automotive aftermarket, Craig returned to AME and became involved in many facets of the company business – eventually rising to Vice President.
It was Craig who recognized the need of a true “bolt-on” replacement chassis to provide a contemporary ride, handing, and stance for older vehicles and was the impetus behind the creation of the Morrison GT Sport chassis line – which has become an important cornerstone in the “Restomod” movement.
Above all, Craig was a “people person” of the highest order. His enthusiasm, sense of humor, and genuine caring enabled him to make friends the world over.
He will be sorely missed.