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19th national rally 2018

19 National Rally

National Rally - Email #9

Thanks for coming, we had fun together ...

By now you'll all be back home. We hope you had a safe and incident free trip home.

Thank you to everyone who came along and contributed to making this a wonderful celebration of the 70th anniversary of the production of the modern Morris Minor. In particular, we were thrilled to host a weekend that epitomised what gatherings like this should be, a chance to simply get together and enjoy the company of like-minded car enthusiasts.

The rally was attended by some 91 cars and 160 enthusiasts, with around 140 attending the dinners each evening. Unfortunately, we had some late scratchings and we wish those unable to travel due to ill-health a speedy recovery.

Congratulations to all of those who made the journey to Canberra, with an honourable mention to Brian Parkes for his epic trek, and congratulations to all the trophy winners:

Front Right view Front view 2 pictures of the Entrants' Choice winner. Click to enlarge

The Canberra Region Morris Minor Club intended to demonstrate that a small club could organise a national event that was affordable to entrants yet provide a memorable weekend. We found having a good, unified team ensured tasks were shared and the workload was made less onerous, notwithstanding the short timeframe.

A simplified format kept formalities to a minimum and the event was almost stress-free. We are grateful for the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council's great support through making the wonderful Queanbeyan Town Park available, and for the great assistance from Mayor, Tim Overall, and Mayoress, Nichole Overall, as well as Councillor Peter Bray and council staff.

We are delighted that the Morris Minor Club of Queensland has nominated to organise the 20th Rally in 2021 and that the Morris Minor Club of Tasmania has expressed interest in staging the rally after that. Both clubs are assured of our support.

We think it would help the Queensland club to have access to the email list we generated but realise that there are privacy issues associated with this. It would therefore be helpful if you were to authorise us to pass your email details to our northern compatriots, please email the morrisminorclubsnationalrally as soon as convenient if you agree with this. We will not pass the information on without your consent.

Apart from the council, we also acknowledge the assistance from Shannons Insurance, to the Albury Wodonga Morris Minor Club for its generous and unexpected contribution and advice from Mark Parritt from the Morris Minor Club of Victoria.

Photos from the rally are available for free download from the rally Facebook page:

For higher resolution pics, please email Bruce Perry

Thanks again for your support in enabling us to hold such a successful rally. We look forward to catching up with our MM friends in Queensland in 2021.

Canberra Region Morris Minor Club