Once a year the MMOC throws open its doors to members and non-members alike to come and see what makes the wheels turn for one of the largest single make car clubs in the UK. The 2018 event on Sunday 7th October will be the clubs third one of these events which we're working up into a great sign-off to another seasons Minoring. Come along in your Minor before putting it away in the garage for the winter, stock up on any bits you'll be needing to recommission it next spring, and have a chat and a bacon roll with friends old and new.
Following their popularity last time round, we've increased the demonstrations to give more of you the opportunity to learn some new skills or brush up on old ones. There'll be a strip and rebuild of one of the club cars front suspension, plus more basic maintenance and servicing advice. A large screen TV will allow all attending to see the work rather than having to cram round the bonnet, and we'll be streaming the feed to the web site for anyone not able to attend.
The club has a huge and always growing archive of data going back through the years, much of it not found anywhere else. Every issue of the magazine from the very first to the current issue, other magazines, books, and more. The clubs own new bodyshell is also here as a reference point.
The club has a large stock of NOS or good used parts that you can browse through on the day, including many hard to find parts for earlier cars. Good used wings, doors, bumpers are also available occasionally. If the club spares manager Bryan Gostling hasn't got one, one probably doesn't exist!
Dorothy and our regalia manager Angie will be on hand together with a huge range of goodies to tempt your wallet out of your pocket. From keyrings to clothing, bags to books, models to mugs, you'll find something here to ease your Christmas present list. For someone really special, you might be able to persuade Ray to sign your book purchase for you too.
As always, our NEC stand organiser Pete and his not-so-glamorous assistants will be running double duty knocking up bacon sandwiches and tea, coffee, and soft drinks for our visitors. There's no fixed 'charge' as such, but you'll be 'encouraged' to drop a few bob in the charity pot for the clubs chosen charity for the year, Prostate Cancer UK.
Newly installed chair of the club, Andrew has over sight of all club activities
Angie manages all regalia and merchandise sales on behalf of the club
Director of club development, Bruce is your guy for future club plans
Bryan looks after all the clubs spares and used parts operations
If it's tech related, it's under Mike's control. Along with Bruce and Andrew, Mike also has oversight of MOT
Ray is club secretary, and has also written countless works on the Morris Minor
Sue is Liaison Officer for the club and looks after all the branches
Sue is your person if your question has anything to do with Branch News in the magazine