Sheared hub fails to halt epic drive

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AMor­ris Mi­nor Own­ers Club team has made the Land’s End to John o’ Groats trip in sup­port of Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis, Macmil­lan Cancer Sup­port and Cancer Re­search UK in four Minors – or rather six.

One of the Minors was the Ruby ‘Low­light’ PC re­stored with the club last year at the Lan­caster In­sur­ance NEC Clas­sic Mo­tor Show. At 68, it was the old­est car on the run and also the least for­tu­nate after it suf­fered a se­ri­ous fail­ure at Ched­dar on the way north – a rear hub sheared al­low­ing the wheel to part com­pany with the car.

After re­cov­er­ing the car to Derby, driv­ers Tom Mor­ris and Andy Wil­son col­lected their own Mor­ris Minors, changed a blown head gas­ket on one, and headed back to Land’s End to restart the run. On the sec­ond at­tempt they were able to catch the other cars just south of John o’groats and com­plete the run as a con­voy.

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Tom and Andy got there… fi­nally.

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