Saturday, 21 March 2020

Corona Virus

After the easing of lockdown and opening of cafes we have decided to have our first meeting of 2020 at Puckpool Park:


Other events including the 2020 Rally remain cancelled.

It is with much regret that I announce the cancellation of the Isle of Wight Morris Minors Owner's Club Rally this year.  With the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Covid 19 it seems the safest action to take.  I hope everyone will understand the decision was not taken lightly or without much thought and consideration but myself and the Committee feel it is paramount that everyone stays safe through this testing time.  I hope we can all get through to the other side together and look forward to better times ahead.  
Stay safe.
Stuart 
Chairman IOWMMOC
28/05/2020



Below is the advice we have been given by the National MMOC:

Branch and Club Activity

Considering the most recent government information and MMOC branch activity at a local level,
it is the view of the Directors of the MMOC that all branches should also follow the current and
future government advice and take their own measures to locally reduce the spread of this
virus. It is our view that all branches should strongly consider postponing or cancelling their local
monthly branch meetings, rallies and events until the national picture becomes clearer.
This is an unprecedented crisis and requires co-ordinated action by agencies and organisations at
national, county and local levels across the UK. The Directors of the MMOC strongly urge branch
committees to adopt a sensible, proactive and definitive stance and to play their part in tackling
the Covid-19 virus. The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC), of which the
MMOC is a member, has issued its own guidance to clubs. This guidance can be found at the link below:
https://www.fbhvc.co.uk/news/article/coronavirus.

In conclusion, our overriding intention is to focus on keeping everyone safe. Many of our club
members are in the highly vulnerable age group likely to be at the highest risk of infection. We
fully accept that there will be significant disruptions and changes to the way our members will
need to live their lives over the next few months as we weather this national health crisis.
We want to ensure that members can spend the maximum amount of time caring for their family
and loved ones at this difficult time. We hope and trust that all members will recognise that these
measures, though extreme, are taken to do our part to safeguard the welfare of our
members. The MMOC will survive this unprecedented national emergency and we hope that all
members will support the Directors, Committee and staff and the importance we are placing on
keeping everyone safe.

The Directors and Committee are working extremely hard to safeguard the interests of our
members in a challenging and rapidly changing environment. We are acting on the best advice
we have access to at the time. Our guidance may change as the national guidance
changes. We are keeping the situation under continual daily review and we expect to issue
further guidance as the situation evolves.

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Regalia

Our new committee have sourced new items of club regalia and this can be viewed by selecting the Regalia page on the header above.

Saturday, 14 December 2019

Happy Christmas from all at the IOW MMOC

Stuart, our newly elected Chairman and the committee of the Isle of Wight Morris Minor Owners' Club wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful 2020!

Saturday, 13 July 2019

New venue for Club Night




The committee have decided that the Club meal on the Sunday night after our rally will be at the Dairyman’s Daughter at Arreton Barns which will then become our new 2nd Thursday in the month Club meet venue.

Although we have had a good time at the Woodman’s Arms at Wootton with chips in the basket it has been felt for some time the club has out grown the area allocated to us there. Arreton Barns is central to the Island with plenty of parking with potentially a larger area to hold our Club meets in the future.


Thursday September the 12th will be our first official Club night visit to the Dairyman’s Daughter, 

Arreton Barns, Main Road, Arreton, Isle of Wight, PO30 3AA
Telephone: 01983 528353
https://arretonbarns.co.uk/the-pub/



Monday, 3 September 2018

Branch Rally 2018

The Saturday started with the usual lunchtime gathering of Minors in the Havenstreet railway car park ready for this year’s road trip to Sandown Zoo. What soon became apparent was the condition of the thirty or so cars each
and every one polished like a new pin gleaming and shining in the summer sunshine. The cars bathed in sunshine made for a fine spectacle as we moved off in convoy to Sandown.

We couldn’t have been prouder to be a part as the convoy snaked its way across the Island over Ashey and Brading Downs,  we lost a few on the way but we all made it to Sandown Zoo in the end.

The highlight of the Zoo were the three new tigers taking full advantage of the plunge pool on this warm and sunny day and having time to catch to catch up with some old and new friends of course.


Sunday morning Rally day was going to be another fine day. The weather this year at last was playing ball.

Chairman Will had been camping on site so much of the preparations were in place. A stage set, tables in place awash with raffle and tombola prizes and even new gazebo tents ready for the clubs donated auto jumble yet to be
 arranged.

The Old Girl open top classic bus went out packed to the rafters on her mystery tours on what must have been awesome trips on this sunny day. Stars of 45 band performed the songs from yesteryear to the delighted crowd while falconry displays were shown throughout the day. There may have not been the seventy Minors that we were hoping for, but there was a large collection of other classic cars on show and some truly remarkable cars for all to enjoy. Quite a spectacle as they shone in the beautiful sunshine.

The five awarded cars were exceptional and the raffle completed this amazing weekend Rally.

Big thanks to Will for his hard work and all the other committee members and helpers, the Steam Railway, IOW Zoo, the IOW Bus and Coach Museum. Sponsors Tim Lang, Wight Business Services, SES and Barry Price. The band ‘Stars of 45’ all our visitors from the mainland and anyone else I’ve forgotten. Thank you all for making the rally such a success.

The club made a profit with our commitment to charity realized so at the end of the day a good day all round.
 













































Rally Show Winners
 
Best in Show.
Red Pickup ACG 687J

Tony Parker.

Best IOW Restoration.

Metallic Four Door Salon LH565F

Doug Barker.

Best IOW Car.

Snowberry White Traveller 477 BHR

Roger Butler.

Best Visitor.

Blue Ford Console Capri GT 280 FLW.

Robin Bright.

Chairman’s Choice,

Grey Two Door Saloon 800 8MY

Tim Lang.