Saturday, 23 August 2014

Branch Rally 2014

Here are some extracts from our 2014 rally program, the full program will be for purchase at £2.00 along with a rally plaque on the Sunday 31st August 2014. Additionally we provide some more detail of the fun run on Saturday afternoon.

The Isle of Wight Morris Minor Owners Club would like to welcome you to our Branch Rally at Havenstreet Steam Railway Station. If you are a first time visitor to our Rally, then we hope you will enjoy the Rally and atmosphere. To all those regulars, welcome back.

Thank you all for coming to our Rally, especially the many who have travelled long distances, we appreciate that all mainland visitors have the additional expense of the ferry crossing to join us, so thank you all.

Your Rally plaque, costing £2.00, will get you a discount on the steam train if you show it when purchasing your tickets, but consult the programme of events so as to time your trip. There will also be trips on the OLD GIRL bus, this is available at a donation, £3.00 upstairs, £2.00 down.

This year, in addition, we are hosting BUSTIVAL, a bus rally; this will be a static display, but two buses will operate a free shuttle service in to Newport
Derek Hunt's Bristol K, expected to be on display at Bustival

We are once again hosting the IOW Autojumble, providing additional Trade stands and interest around the Rally field. Toilets are located in the Station, near the cafe which is on the Rally side of the tracks, plus in the field.

Raffle tickets are available from Rally Control, there are a number of superb prizes donated by local businesses, to be won.

The IOWMMOC support a local charity each year, and raffle proceeds go towards this. Last year our nominated charity was Beaulieu House, a children's respite centre.

We hope that you all have an enjoyable day, but remember, not everyone is as honest as you, so please do not leave valuables unattended in your car. LOCK IT! The IOWMMOC cannot be held responsible for any items lost or stolen.


We are continuing our practice of a non judging Rally, with no condition or concours judging. As more and more cars are restored to a high standard it is difficult to pick a winner without upsetting someone else. However, we do have four trophies that we award. They are as follows:-

Best Island car, sponsored by Barry Price

Best in Show, sponsored by Price's Garage

Chairman's choice, sponsored by Price's Garage

Best home Island Restoration, sponsored by Price's Garage


BEST ISLAND CAR, Madeline Charlston, 1957 four door saloon, ODL 926

BEST IN SHOW, Andy Westcott, 1971 Traveller, UWV 548J

CHAIRMAN'S CHOICE, Tim Lang, 1970 1000 van, EYB 137J

BEST ISLAND HOME RESTORATION, Stuart Scovell, 1961 1000 van, XDL 424.


Saturday 30th August 2104

Fun Drive out to Seaview Wildlife Encounter. We have been generously given free entry to this venue as long as we all arrive together. However, we will be collecting donations, so please give generously. This does help us secure free entry into other events in future years.



We assemble for this in the Public Car Park at the front of Havenstreet Station at 1.45pm to leave in convoy at 2.00pm. We aim to put an Island car every five or six cars, so if you lose contact in front, just wait for the next few to come along. We will distribute maps on the day, as seen below:
This is our planned route
 The day ends with a B B Q at Havenstreet from around 6pm with all staying on the island welcome: bring your food to be cooked and we will supply the hot coals and some puddings!
 Sunday 31st August 2104
10.00 am Rally opens.

10.40am Morris Dancers

11.15am Bus trip departs from main public car park

11.45-12.15pm Shanklin Youth Brass Band

12.15pm Bus departs on second trip from main public car park

12.45-1.15pm Shanklin Youth Brass Band

1.15pm Bus departs on third trip from the main public car park

During the afternoon there will be a falconry display.

3.00pm Presentation of award, raffle and competition results

Any deviations from this timetable will be given regular announcements over the public address system.

You are welcome to join us at the Woodman Arms, Station Road, Wootton for a post Rally meal. Arrive any time after 6.30 pm. If you want to attend, please advise us at Rally Control, so that we can give approximate numbers to the pub.


We thank Southern Vectis for the loan of the bus used for these trips. “The Old Girl”is a 1939 Bristol K open top bus, and is the longest continuously owned and in public service carriage vehicle in the country. She will be making three 45 minute mystery tours, driven by an IOWMMOC member, who is also a bus driver employed by Southern Vectis. The trips will depart from the main car park which is the other side of the railway line DO PLEASE REMEMBER to leave yourself enough time to cross the line, for there is no bridge, and access is only available via the crossing gates. Tickets are available from Rally Control, for a donation of £3.00 for an upstairs seat, £2.00 for a seat downstairs. All donations will go to the Isle of Wight Bus Museum.

Book early to avoid disappointment.

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