|Malcolm and Andy chat after the service and Matt stands by his traveller: Brian had helped Matt with its restoration.|
|Brian's Traveller - Malcolm, Andy, Dave and Matt in background|
|Display of Minors in our usual place by Cornwall Slip pumping station(thanks to Dave Gilliam for picture)|
|My favourite car: a 1958 Series IV Morris Oxford Traveller|
This car replaced the woody series III 2 door Traveller in 1957 and continued until April 1960. The saloon version (still a series III as the IV designation was only ever applied to this traveller) was replaced by the Farina series V in March 1959.
|A simply wonderful 1955 Ford Zephyr Six Convertible|
|1958 Ford Zodiac Mark 2 Convertible|
|1956 Series II Convertible|
|1964 Traveller - any suggestions to why there are chrome/stainless 'covers' over the bumper above the number plate?|
|An interesting 2 tone 1962 Minor|
|This Hillman Hunter had an interesting spare wheel mount and a Rover V8 engine!|
|Island Morris Mini Traveller - Cooperised and fitted with a 1275 engine|
|1966 1275cc Austin Mini Cooper S|
|1975 Renault 12 in amazing condition - why?!|
|A 1935 Morgan Super Sports three wheeler powered by a water cooled Matchless MX4 990cc V-Twin. This produced 42.5 BHP. Next to it is its modern £30,000 counterpart! This time it gets a bespoke 115 bhp 1.8-litre motor, built by S&S in the States|
|Riley One-Point-Five Mark II (1961)|
As usual an excellent display of classic cars (and some not so classic modern cars like the Jaguar XJ above) which I viewed in the morning sunshine. Shame about the very heavy showers in the afternoon.
Despite the morning rain we had an excellent turnout with over 85 Minors and nearly as many visiting classics. The Autojumble had 12 stalls and we all enjoyed the band and Morris Dancers.
|On Saturday afternoon over 50 Minors visited the Owl and Monkey Haven near Newport|
CHAIRMAN'S CHOICE (2nd from right)
Roy Gale (Dorset) 1000 Van WTT 609K
BEST ISLAND HOME RESTORATION (nearest camera)
Ken Charleston (Gurnard, IOW) 1000 4 Door ODL 926
BEST IN SHOW (3rd from right)
Colin Whiffen (Southampton) 1000 Traveller FYB 595K
BEST ISLAND CAR (not in picture)
Malcolm Jones (Parkhurst, IOW) 1000 Traveller MDL 750G
SPECIAL AWARD (furthest from camera)
Will Sprack (Carrisbrooke, IOW) Series II 4 door RRT 889
See article in County Press:
August Meeting: Rylstone Tea Gardens, Shanklin
There was a good turn out at our annual August visit to our friends Lin and Tony Buckett at Rylstone Tea Gardens Shanklin. Below are some photos of the cars parked outside the Tea Gardens:
|Yes it is a Rolls Royce but it's owned by IOWMMOC member, John James|
There was a good turn out for our monthly meeting at the Woodman Arms, Wootton on Thursday 14th July. As usual the Landlord provided us with ample and very tasty chips. As we have been made so welcome at our new venue it was agreed that we will use the Woodman Arms for our after rally dinner in September.
It also marked the unveiling of the latest home restored Minor. A black series II owned by Will Sprack, our youngest full member. Will was helped by Dad Graham and is eagerly awaiting his 17th birthday so he can drive his Minor which he is proudly standing by in the photo below, taken in the pub car park.