Updates!

Added the next couple of months of Events Calendar for our Club Runs and other car events that we’ve been made aware of.

Also added Aug 2010 issue of our Magazine. Club members can watch their letter boxes for the new Oct/Nov issue which should arrive later this week.

Quiz Night Update

We’ve just had an update regarding the quiz night – still the same time and place:
Saturday 28 Aug, Papanui Working Men’s Club, dinner at 6pm, quiz starts at 7:30pm in the Manuka rooms.

The update:
In addition to the optional meal prior to the quiz all attendees are asked to bring a plate for supper. The Morris Owners Club have been granted permission to take food to the club which will be eaten in a private function room after the quiz.

Let’s see if we can win the trophy a second year running 🙂

Pioneer Display Set-up

I’m just back from helping the team put the display together for this year’s classic car show and I have to say it is looking fantastic.

Dave McQueen has spent hours and hours hand painting the morrie speedo backdrop and the final result is stunning. Well done Dave! The theme for our display is the first and last Morris Minors sold in NZ (and still on the road). We have a 1949 lowlight and a 1970 4-door saloon, both in excellent condition.

The speedo backdrop has the 1949 lowlight connected to the 49mph of the speedo and the 1970 saloon connected to the 70mph on the speedo.

For a sneak peek head over to the photos section to see the team assembling the display. Unfortunately my photos don’t really do Dave’s work justice so my advise is to head to Pioneer Stadium over the weekend and have a good look yourself.

Magazine and Event Updates

June/July 2010 magazine has been added to the Club Magazines section. If you are a Club member then the printed copy of the new issue, Aug/Sept 2010, will be in your mail box in the next few days.

…also added many more events to the Events Calendar.

Do you have any ideas for events? car runs, social events or places to see within driving distance of Christchurch? Log-in and post a comment below to let us know.

Pioneer Classic Car Show – Update

The theme and title for our stand at the Christchurch 2010 Classic Car Show is…

The first and last Morris Minor Saloon sold New in New Zealand

First
We will be showing David Greenslade’s 1949 2-door Saloon. Which is the lowest numbered (SMM 5148) CKD New Zealand Morris Minor, as far as we are aware that is still in existence in New Zealand. It was sent from Morris Motors Cowley on the 24th December 1948 to New Zealand, along with another 184 examples all as completely knocked down components.

Last
Graeme Dallings amazing New Zealand ‘last order’ (special order) Morris Minor Sedan was sold to Graeme’s father on the 19th November 1970 by Dominion Motors. Dominion Motors being a subsidiary of the New Zealand Motor Corporation, in 1970.

Come over to our stand, have a chat to us and view these amazing cars. Pioneer Stadium , Spreydon, 14/15 August.

Do you know of any earlier or later models still in existence in New Zealand? If so please log-in (or register – it is free and quick) and comment below.

Postponed Annual Quiz Night

Update: new details as follows: Aug 28, Papanui Working Mens Club, 6pm for the meal, 7:30pm for the Quiz.

Regrettably the annual Quiz night which was scheduled for this Friday 16th June has been postponed until August. The Morris Owner’s Club will now be organising it. The Date and Time to be published when we have more details.