The Morris Eight Tourer Club of New Zealand held their annual gathering in Masterton this year, over New Year. I managed to catch up with some of them as they returned to The Highwayman Motel, where they were staying.
|The only new car my father ever owned was a 4 door saloon similar to this, but with the sloping headlamp glass.|
|The club was started for Morris 8 Tourer enthusiasts, but you don't need to own one to join.|
The Tourer on the left is having a wash after the days outing with extra protection for the top to save having to mop up any leaks.
|My Dad's saloon had headlamps like this 2 door.|
|Here's a couple of photos of the actual car that Dad owned.|
|Oversized tyres on this '36 model.|
|Series E Tourer and 2 door saloon.|
|Two Tourers in white and probably around 20 years apart in age.|
Although strictly speaking the Morris Minor is a Convertible as it has the fixed rear side windows introduced in June 1951.
|A Morris Minor 1000 "Woody".|
The wood rotted, but the rear section of the roof, in aluminium, didn't.
|The last of the Morris Eights and the first of the Morris Minors, shared the same 918cc side valve engine.|
It was very reliable, but unfortunately not very powerful.
|The later Morris Minors, of course, had the 948cc overhead valve engine.|
The very last Minors (still called Minor 1000) used the 1098cc engine as used in the Morris/Austin 1100 range.