|South Wales Morris Minor Owners Club||
On behalf of the SWMMOC we'd like to apologise for the lack of posts & news over the past. We are currently in the process of upgrading and re editing. Thank you for your patience & continued following.
This is one of the oldest cars in the branch. It will doing a Charity Classic Car Run on the 1st & 2nd of September for Ty Hafan Hospice Barry. It will be being travelling from the Hospice in Barry on Saturday Afternoon to Haverford West, Taking part in the Pembroke County Run and returning back to the Hospice in Barry covering a total of 300 miles in two days. We don't have a limit on what we want to collect. If you see us at one the local shows or on the run in September give us a wave and drop a donation in the bucket.
Morris Minor Owners Club South Wales Branch Rally 2018.
Our show this year is being held at Caldicot Castle on the 13th of May 2018.
Auto Traders Auto Jumblers are welcome.
For an Entry form click HERE
As a mark of respect to Godfrey Crew who sadly passed away earlier this year.
Our annual Poppy Run is being re named The Godfrey Crew Memorial Run. We will be following a route from Newport up to the Wye Valley that Godfrey used many times. We will be finishing the run at Tintern Abbey.
November 1st saw the branch hold the 2017 AGM.
Subscriptions are to rise by £1 membership for 2018 is now £10 per full member and associate members remain at £3. There are some new faces on the committee after 5 years at the helm Adrian has stepped down as chairman. Dave Flint moves from Secretary to chairman and Graham Bailys becomes Secretary, all other committee remain.
Mr. Godfrey Crew who sadly passed away a fortnight ago.
Godfrey was a founding member of this Branch and a previous chairperson. Godfrey was also a very early member of the National MMOC with his membership No. 463. Many people within the classic car scene will know Godfrey and his distinctive Bomb Disposal Van.
As most of us know Godfrey used to have a dairy business covering the Newport area. he was one of the first to embrace the electric milk float and later had some Austin/Morris derived pick up milk floats. One of which still remains and is owned by his son Adrian. Now, what many of us don't know was that dear Godfrey was a 'Film Star' a French TV. Film Star ooh la la. Ooh no no, He appeared in a French TV film called 'The Madness of Irene' where he was seen delivering milk to a house in Newport. Godfrey has also delivered and collected milk from a very important house in London many years ago. During the London Lord Mayors Parade he delivered milk and collected empty bottles from the Manson House in London City Centre.
Our Godfrey was also a bit of a traveller entering into the Monte Carlo Classic Vehicle Rally in his Convertible in 1993 a photograph somewhere sees him at the starting point at York Station. He also entered two of the famous Minors on Tour 1985 was to Interlaken and 1999 was to Dordogne.
Godfrey was a treasure. Always willing to help with his time and his expertise. He will be sorely missed by the South Wales Branch the MMOC and classic car owners alike.
A gentleman, A great friend, Sadly missed
A good turn out again for our Annual Show this year being held at Llancaiach Fawr Manor Nr. Nelson. A total of 75 mixed classics, join us in the sunshine for an enjoyable day.
A really big thank you to all the branch members that turned out today and to Dave Flint for all his hard work, time and effort in organising the run.
For Drive it Day this year our run took us to the Brecon Mountain Railway. All those that took part enjoyed a ride on the railway with a quick picnic lunch at Pontsticill Halt on the return trip. Here are some photo's of the day.
With our branch rally rapidly approaching. We have around 55 cars booked to attend. There are plenty more spaces available, so please book a place and come and enjoy the day. We are holding the event at Llancaiach Fawr Manor Nr. Nelson. Sunday May 14th Vehicles to be on site by 10.00 am. Booking forms are available from our diary page on the website www.southwales.mmoc.org.uk If you would like to enjoy a legendary Sunday Lunch at the Manor Please book in advance with Llancaiach Manor. Hope to see you there.
Saturday 8th of April saw both clubs combine for what is now, the annual Gone for a Scone Run. This years run started at Malpas Rd Newport and ran in almost reverse of last years run. The scones where as fantastic as the weather, scenery, and the company of friends old and new. Here are some photographs of the day.