REVVED UP: Jill and Keith Fowlie will have their 1959 and 1929 Morris Minors all shined up for the Morris Register 21st National Meet in Hervey Bay at Easter.
REVVED UP: Jill and Keith Fowlie will have their 1959 and 1929 Morris Minors all shined up for the Morris Register 21st National Meet in Hervey Bay at Easter. Alistair Brightman

Rally to celebrate the love of a Morris

AN INTERNATIONAL contingent of Morris Minor enthusiasts will visit the Fraser Coast this month for the 21st National Morris Register Rally.

Hosted by the Hervey Bay Morris Register of Queensland branch, passionate owners from England, America, New Zealand and Australia will gather during the Easter long weekend for a static show and a few casual drives.

Co-ordinator Keith Fowlie said the rally was a great opportunity for people to check out the iconic cars, ranging from 1914 to the 1970s.

 

Morris Register 21st National Meet in Hervey Bay at Easter - Jill and Keith Fowlie with their 1959 and 1929 Morris Minors.
Morris Register 21st National Meet in Hervey Bay at Easter - Jill and Keith Fowlie with their 1959 and 1929 Morris Minors. Alistair Brightman

"Saturday there will be a static display at the Hervey Bay Cultural Centre," Mr Fowlie said.

"There will be probably be between 100 and 110 cars arriving on the Fraser Coast for the event.

"Half the fun of owning an old car is going out and enjoying it with other people."

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Mr Fowlie bought his first Morris Minor in 1962 and said there has been one in the family ever since.

"Morris Minors are a bit of a disease - once you get one, you're stuck with them," he said.

"The 1959 (Morris Minor) is fully registered. It's our second car and we drive it around all the time.

"It's the 1929 model that's on limited public registration.

 

Morris Register 21st National Meet in Hervey Bay at Easter - Jill and Keith Fowlie with their 1959 and 1929 Morris Minors.
Morris Register 21st National Meet in Hervey Bay at Easter - Jill and Keith Fowlie with their 1959 and 1929 Morris Minors. Alistair Brightman

"(It could) probably do 75km if you were brave enough.

"Bearing in my mind the brakes are 1929 and the steering is 1929 so you wouldn't want to be careering down the highway."

He said the static show at the Hervey Bay Cultural Centre was open to anyone who owned a Morris car.

To find out more about the rally or becoming a member of the club, phone 0409 278 970.