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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:05 pm    Post subject: Australian Morris Minor Car Clubs' 19th National Rally Reply with quote

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Australian Morris Minor Car Clubs' 19th National Rally celebrating 70 years of Morris Minors.

Morris Minor Clubs presidents, secretaries, members

It's hard to believe that it's been 21 years since the Canberra Region Morris Minor Club hosted a national rally in its region (mainly because the number of Easter events here made accommodation and facilities almost impossible to book) but we're about to put that to rights.

At the Victoria delegates' meeting, we flagged an event on the 21-23 September 2018 weekend to mark the 70th anniversary of the production of the first Morris Minor in conjunction with the Australian Morris Minor Car Clubs' 19th National Rally. We were encouraged by the positive reception our proposal received but time is pressing. We need some indicative numbers to help with planning.

We are developing a comprehensive program, including opportunities for the sort of camaraderie that has highlighted previous rallies. Over coming months we'll regularly keep people up to date with our preparations. As a teaser we're planning to include most of the usual events associated with a National Rally; chances to catch up with MM enthusiasts, to have some fun, and to tour our wonderful region. A highlight will be a display marking the 70th anniversary, planned for central Queanbeyan.

Contrary to the bad press that's generated by our fly-in, fly out workforce, the Canberra region is one of Australia's best kept secrets. Those of us who live here full-time are proud to have this opportunity to show it off to you. We're inviting you and your members to come and see for yourselves.

At this stage, it would be very helpful for our planning (for venues and ordering regalia and mementoes) to have expressions of interest, including possible numbers, of people (and cars) who are considering attending. We ask you to circulate to your members or discuss this at your February club meeting and get back to us with an idea, non-binding, of participant numbers by the end of February. We're not looking for a rock-hard commitment, just a show of hands, at this stage.

To help with your planning, our regular updates will include early information about where to book accommodation, so your members can arrange to come and visit our wonderful part of the world. We would encourage members planning to attend to email us at this rally address as early as they can so we can communicate directly with them.

We look forward to hearing from you by the end of February.

On behalf of
Canberra Region Morris Minor Club Inc
Australian Morris Minor Car Clubs' 19th National Rally organising committee
morrisminorclubsnationalrally@gmail.com








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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:20 am    Post subject: National Rally 2018 Reply with quote

Hi
I for one will be attending, looking forward to it.

Brian.



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel sorry that the Canberra Club has decided to go ahead with this following the poor turn out last year.
The Morris Minor family want to return to the 4 day Easter event as we used to have every two years.
I feel this is two early after the last one and not enough days together with the fact that it classes with the All British Day at Kings School which yields as many Morris Minors as the last Rally did. Already most Clubs have decided to support this day.
Just my thoughts



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:06 am    Post subject: National Rally 2018 Reply with quote

Hi All
yes the Morris Minor family in Australia, would love to go back to the old formula, of the four day Easter rally.

Hopefully a club will take up the challenge of running a rally of old, but we must face the fact that as a group, we are getting older and do not have the willing man power with in the individual clubs to run a rally.

This is why at the Albury rally, we tried to finally put in place a national body, to run the rally's, this proved to be unworkable, due to the shortsightedness of some, that had the idea the Body was then going to try and control the clubs.

So we now have to move on. the Victorian club did a wonderful job, with in the boundary's of the man power they had, I would have liked more, but one that has been involved with the running of a full, four day rally you need a lot of help to make it work.


so where do we go from here, I am do not have the answer, but we do need to be a bit more compromising and above all supportive of any club, that would give it a go, with in what ever format they can provide, we can not let this just die.

As somebody that attends a number of different events over the year, date clashes are a problem, you have to work out which event is more important to you, and attend that one, to propose that an event date should be changed, in order for it not to clash with another event that you would like to attend, is in my opinion very rude and selfish.

I again give my full support to the Canberra club, for having a go and trying to tie two important things together under the one event.

lastly remember we are all members of social car clubs, the cars bring us together but it is the people and friends that make it so much fun.

Brian



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iíll be there. Canít wait 😊


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