THURSDAY 17th. 8.00pm MMR Meeting. Morris Garages 4 Scoresby Road Bayswater. Details contact MMR President Richard Milligan on 97204688 (BH) or (0418) 585923. The Morris Modified Register is a CAMS affiliated club which was originally created by a small group of Morris Minor Car Club of Victoria members so that they could race their hot Morris Minors in competition with other CAMS affiliated car clubs. The MMR was officially formed in June 1996 by founding members Richard Milligan, Jon Giles & Steve Locke - it was CAMS affiliated in July 1996 and was invited to it's first event in September, which was the 2nd round of the Rob Roy Interclub Hillclimb organized by the MGCC. Since then we have been consistently invited to compete at many other CAMS affiliated car clubs events e.g. MGCC - Super Sprints at Calder & Winton / Rob Roy Hillclimbs, Sprite Car Club - Winton Super Sprint, PIARC - Phillip Island Super Sprint, Alfa Club - Sandown Super Sprint, Ford Four Car Club - Super Sprints at Calder & Sandown, Victorian Mini Car Club - Morwell Hillclimb, Heathcote 1/4 mile Drags (MMR annual event), Historic Mangalor 1/4 mile Sprints ....... ‘Sir Mike' (Barker), one of our more high profile members, has even run his Group N Morris Minor 2 Door 1000 at Historic Mt. Tarrangowa & Historic Rob Roy for the last two years!
We have surprised some of the other clubs on many occasions (and created a lot of interest too!) by posting some pretty quick times at most of the above meetings - this is due to most of our Morris Minors having much larger (and hotter) engines fitted to them than Sir William Morris originally intended for the "POACHED EGG" - as he originally called it. Some of our hot Morries have full-race MG engines (with o/drive), Hot Mazda Rotary engines & worked Nissan 1400/1500’s with 5 speed close ratio gearbox’s - we also have two 2 Door sedans built to group N spec’s. This years committee consists of: Richard Milligan (Pres.) Trevor Bennett (Vice Pres.) Daryl Lloyd (Sec.) & David Stone (Treasurer).
The MMR has bi-monthly meetings and publishes a color bi-monthly newsletter which consists of reports, profiles on members cars & coming events - we have a variety of events listed on our calendar every year & are the cheapest CAMS affiliated car club to join in Australia. Any Morris Minor enthusiast who is interested in racing their modified Morris Minor is encouraged to join & should contact the MMR President Richard Milligan on (Melbourne) (03) 97204688 (BH) or (0418) 585923. or email : [email protected] http://www.geocities.com/morrismodified/