Minor excitement at North Yorkshire classic car show

Martin Brunt polishes his 1950 Morris series lightweight MM. Picture by Tony Johnson

Martin Brunt polishes his 1950 Morris series lightweight MM. Picture by Tony Johnson

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THEY are minor classics which have a devoted following.

On Sunday, some 40 Morris Minor cars were put on show 
by members of the York branch of the Morris Minor Owners’ Club at the Ryedale Folk Museum.

It was the sixth successive year that members had brought along their vehicles of various makes and models to be on display. They included Morris Minors, Austin 1800s, BMW Isettas and Sinclair C5s.

Ian Woodcock, chairman of Yorvik MMOC, said: “We’re delighted to be back at Ryedale Folk Museum.

“The event has become a popular feature on our members’ calendar and we’re expecting another good turn-out of vehicles this year.”

Jennifer Smith, museum director, said the Classic Car rally they held earlier in the year was a big hit with visitors.

She said: “The cars create a wonderful spectacle around the museum site and the owners do a fantastic job of chatting to our visitors about the cars.”

The Morris Minor debuted at the Earls Court Motor Show, London, in 1948. More than 1.3 million were manufactured between 1948 and 1972 in three series.

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