In 1985, two couples who were keen Morris Minor enthusiasts decided a car club was needed on the south side of Brisbane. A call for a meeting to gauge the interest, was placed in the newspapers together with flyers in windows of local businesses.
Twenty four people attended on the day and it was agreed to start a club which would be known as the “Brisbane Southside Morris Minor Car Club”.
Easter 1989 saw many Club members travel to Toowoomba for the Morris Minor National Rally. This was a combined effort of five Morris Minor Clubs in Queensland and helped in forming close bonds with the other Clubs.
To commemorate the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Morris Minor, the Brisbane Southside Morris Minor Car Club was allowed a display for ten days at the Brisbane Motor Show at the Convention Centre. It was a great opportunity for the Club and a huge success.
In October 1993 it was decided to hold a Picnic and Display Day which would be open to any person who owned a Morris Minor, in any condition, to come along and mingle with other enthusiasts. The display day has continued to be held each year in October with invitations extended to other car club enthusiasts.
As well as a Run each month to a destination anywhere north, south, east or west of Brisbane, other activities held during the year are the Issigonis’s Birthday Run, an Ice Cream Night, a Christmas Party and General Social Evenings. Rallies hosted by other Car Clubs are also becoming popular with members.
To foster the preservation and appreciation of All Morris Minor vehicles produced between 1948 and 1971, and also including other Models of Morris vehicles;
To conduct a variety of social and motoring events;
To support and promote motoring organisations or institutions, whose aims fall within the scope of the club member’s interests.