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The 2021 classic car show season kicks off in July as the Merton Vintage Show has been re-scheduled from May to September. More shows are being confirmed so keep an eye on our Events page. Please remember to follow Government guidelines in place at the time relating to coronavirus.

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The planned ‘Club Weekend Away‘ at Sinah Warren, Hayling Island on 14-17 May 2021 has now been cancelled.

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Frank’s spot on www.whitstablebayradio.co.uk has been moved to 12 o clock to 1pm on Sunday lunchtimes, so why not give him a listen?

He now also has a show from 1pm to 2pm every Sunday on www.radiofaversham.org

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Last Morris Minor Saloon Returns To Cowley After 50 Years

A historically significant Morris Minor has returned to the place where it rolled off the production line on 12th November 1970.

50 years after it was built the last saloon to be produced has been relocated to the building where it was made at the MINI plant in Cowley, Oxfordshire and now forms part of the factory’s collection of historic vehicles.

The gleaming car is a credit to the professionals, specialists and volunteers from the Morris Minor Owners Club who have worked tirelessly over the past four years to restore the car to its former glory. Today the fully restored vehicle looks just as good as it did when it was first built.

The transformation seemed impossible when the car was discovered in 2016 after languishing in the open for many years. The provenance of the vehicle was well established having previously been offered for sale in 1994.

Sadly, the new owner at that time was unable to enjoy the pleasure of ownership due to ill health. After his demise the car was abandoned and it deteriorated badly in the intervening years. The car was acquired by The Morris Minor Owners Club in 2016 and initially a phased restoration was planned. Substantial structural repairs were needed and the services of a specialist welder and fabricator were enlisted. In 2018, thanks to a generous bequest by a former member, things gathered pace and with the help of members with specialist skills, original components including the engine and gearbox were rebuilt. The bulk of the refurbishment and the reassembly of the car was undertaken by volunteer club members in Derby where the MMOC has it’s headquarters.

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