Sunday, 3 September 2017

Branch Rally 2017

Rally report will be posted shortly: here are a few photos taken at the 2017 event. Thank you to everyone who braved the weather to make the day such fun!

Minors prepare to leave Havenstreet for Monkey World



Cars parked at Monkey World



Winner of best IOW car, Paul Robinson's Series II

Winner of Best in Show

Andy Smith's 'crew cab' pick up, winner of Chairman's choice


Our sponsor's stand - Tim Lang Classics

Wet weather all day meant tent was much needed
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Saturday, 2 September 2017

It is Rally Weekend!



Saturday looks to be a good sunny day on the island so please come along to Havenstreet from 1 30pm to assemble for a run leaving at 2pm to go to Monkey World. Entry is free but we would ask for donations which we will give to Monkey World.

Then we return to Havenstreet for an informal evening with a B B Q and we will supply some naughty puds: B B Q meat not provided!

Sundays weather may look a bit damp but  often the island escapes  showers so we  hope the weather will be much better than forecast. We have lots to do on Sunday, with Shanklin Youth Town band, train rides, Haven Falconry, Train Story and the railway museum, good cafĂ© and bus rides on Southern Vectis's Old Girl 1939 Bristol K open top.



Sunday, 2 July 2017

Arreton Barns Car Show

Our new Chairman, Will Sprack was delighted with the turn out of 14 Minors at the annual VHCC car show at Arreton Barns!


Shame about that MGB!

Thanks to Matt Birkin for the photos

Friday, 23 December 2016

Happy Christmas

Christmas Greetings from the Isle of Wight Morris Minor Owners' Club Committee!

Friday, 9 December 2016

New Chairman for the IOW Branch

Malcolm Jones


After 30 years as Chairman of the IOW Branch of the Morris Minor Owners Club, Malcolm Jones stood down at the 2016 AGM. Mary Jones, our secretary and Alan Peeling the Treasurer also stood down.

Will Sprack

Will Sprack has been elected as only the third Chairman of the branch in its 30 year history. Dave Gilliam has added the role of secretary to his existing position as magazine editor. Jonathan Lewis will take on the Treasurers role and Matt Birkin will become Membership Secretary.

Members thanked Malcolm, Mary and Alan for their contributions to the club and they all wished their replacement officers well for the future.

Full details of the new committee can be found here

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival

For the third year our Branch has a tree in the Brighstone Tree Festival

As in previous years our tree is in the Wilberforce Hall
 
 






The tree will be on display until 5pm on Sunday 11th December 2016

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

MINOR MARATHON

 

The IOW Branch of the Morris Minor Owners Club recently completed our leg of a long journey from John O'Groats to Land's End.

A 1963 four door Morris Minor was bequeathed to the Club, with the stipulation that it be used for a charitable purpose. To this end, the car was prepared for a trip that would encompass every Branch of the MMOC, including Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Isle of Wight. The event would take 30 days to complete, and collections would be made along the way, all proceeds going to Marie Curie.
Malcolm Jones and Dave Gilliam picked the car up in the evening of Thursday 22nd of September
 
Dave and Malcolm in their official jumpers with the Marathon car!
 
 
from the Surrey Hills branch, and brought the car to the Island. It was actually early at Gunwharf, where we were also met by representatives of Marie Curie. During the crossing a collection was made, and we were invited to the bridge to meet the Captain. Not exactly a new experience for Dave as he worked on the route!

It was then displayed at Havenstreet Railway Station for a couple of hours on Friday morning; this was a little disappointing as it was a non running day, so only a few visitors there, but several Club members turned up.
 
 
 
When we picked the car up, we noticed that several branches had adorned the car with Branch stickers, so we of course added our own. Dave then drove it to Yarmouth, followed by Malcolm in his Traveller for the ferry to Lymington. The ferry had been delayed due to a medical emergency at Lymington on their last trip, so we were late leaving by about 40 minutes. Once again we were lucky to secure a spot that enabled us to get off the ferry quickly, and also were allowed to make another collection. On landing, we met up with members of the Hampshire Branch, who were displaying it at Beaulieu.

In total  IOWMMOC  raised £391.40 towards the National Appeal.
The Marathon  finished  at Land's End on 2nd October, after covering over 4,000 miles.