Morris Minor to make major difference on epic journey

28 June, 2016

With more than a million models sold at auction, it’s one of the most popular classic cars ever made in Britain.

Now the Morris Minor is to embark on an epic journey down the country in a bid to raise money for a good cause.

To celebrate a very special anniversary, the Morris Minor Owners Club (MMOC) will be taking one of its best-loved Moggies out on the road on a trip from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

All for a good cause
What’s more, as the club’s members make their way down the length of the country, they’ll all be raising money for the charity Marie Curie, which offers care and support for people with a terminal illness.

And we at Footman James will be doing our bit to help by insuring the 1962 Morris Minor making the 1,000-mile trip in July.

With the motor scheduled to roll into our HQ in September, we’ll also be taking part in fundraising activities to help it on its way.

These include donating £1 for every insurance policy sold or renewed to a member of the MMOC between June and August.

Our staff will also be there in spirit alongside the Moggie, and will take it in turns to cycle the equivalent distance of the trip from Land’s End to John O’ Groats on an exercise bike.

A British icon
It’s all aimed at helping the MMOC to celebrate reaching the grand old age of 40.

MMOC was originally set up to promote the preservation of the iconic Morris Minor, which was built between 1948 and 1971.

It’s thought that some 1.6 million models of the classic car rolled off production lines in this time, with the millionth Moggie ever made going under the hammer for £25,760 last year.

It holds a special place in the nation’s heart as the quintessentially British motor, rivalled only by the Mini. Both cars were designed by the legendary Alec Issigonis.

David Bond, Director at Footman James, said: “It’s a wonderful opportunity for Footman James to be a part of.

“We congratulate the MMOC on their 40th anniversary and we look forward to participating on this amazing adventure for such a great cause.”