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1963 Morris Minor to Travel 3,500 Miles Within Britain in September

Published 04 August 2016

To celebrate the Morris Minor Owner's Club 40th Anniversary, a 1963 Minor 1000 is to travel 3,500 miles in September visiting every MMOC branch and all nine Marie Curie residential hospices.

During its marathon drive, starting at John O'Groats and ending at Land's End, the car will also visit locations significant to the Morris Minor, including the site of the former Morris works at Cowley where it was built, the British Motor Museum at Gaydon, the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu and the former home of the founder of Morris Motors, Nuffield Place.

Supported by Classic Car Insurers Footman James, who will be comprensively insuring all drivers of the car from age 17 upwards, the intention is to raise funds for Marie Curie and the club has set up a 'Just Giving' page at It is also possible to donate by texting MMHA63 and the amount you want to donate to 70070 (eg: MMHA63 £10 then enter 70070 in the phone number box of the message). If you donate by text you will be offered an option to gift aid the donation.  

On social media, you can follow the build-up and progress of the run at or visit the MMOC website at

The Charity Marathon will start at John O’Groats at 11.00am on Friday September 2nd 2016. It will conclude at approximately 3.00pm at Land’s End on Saturday 1st October 2016. 


Shamshad Ali    on 17 March 2024

In September, a 1963 Morris Minor embarks on a nostalgic journey, traversing 3,500 miles across Britain. This iconic car, a symbol of endurance and timeless charm, will captivate enthusiasts and onlookers alike, evoking the essence of a bygone era. exmouth devon

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