SIX MI­NORS, THREE CHAR­I­TIES, ONE BIG AD­VEN­TURE

Sheared hub fails to halt epic drive

Practical Classics (UK) - - CLASSIC WORLD -

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.

You can still do­nate at tinyurl.com/ y7pzbwv3

Tom and Andy got there… fi­nally.

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