Pre-War Morris Cars at Leyburn 2016
The Morris Register
The Morris Register is a friendly, thriving and active club for enthusiasts of Morris vehicles (cars, vans & heavier commercials) designed before 1940. (A range of vehicles in production from 1913 until, for one model, 1953).
The club is organised into a number of British Isles and Overseas sections and runs a number of groups which exchange information and advice as well as sharing a wealth of experience about particular model types. Much of this is captured in a members’ only on-line forum, whilst other information is being made available through archived correspondence. Find out more on their web site http://morrisregister.co.uk/
On Show at Leyburn 2016
This year the club will be showing over a vehicles at Leyburn 1940s Weekend 2016. The earliest of the cars will be a1933 Morris Minor – No, not the post-war jelly mould ‘Moggy Minor’ with which we are all familiar, but the original model made from 1929 to 1934. The Morris Eight produced from 1934 until 1948 was the most popular family car of the time and saloon and open tourer examples will be present at Leyburn this year.
The Morris Ten was also a best seller for the company and versions from 1933 to 1939 will be on display. The daddy of all Morris cars was the Twenty Five Special Coupe and the example at Leyburn is one of only three to survive, the other two being in New Zealand. Morris also made light commercial vehicles based on their cars and one of the popular Series I Eight 5cwt or Series II Ten cwt versions will be here too.