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Welcome to the official website of the 1100 club

50 years of the Morris 1100The 1100 Club was formed in 1985 to cater for owners of the BMC 1100/1300 range of cars, Austin, Morris, Wolseley, MG, Riley and Vanden Plas.

The aim of the club is to provide members with technical help, support and information and to keep as many 1100/1300 cars on the road for as long as possible.

The 1100 club also produces a bi-monthly magazine, "Idle Chatter", six times a year.

In 2012 The 1100 Club embarked on a special project in the form of a celebratory book to mark the 50 years since the launch of the BMC 1100.

Book: The Story of the BMC 1100

The book is A4 (hardback), in full colour and has in excess of 160 pages which contain over 500 pictures/illustrations and over 57,000 words.

The book is still available and copies can be purchased through this website.

Read an article in the Oxford Mail about the book.

Read some feedback and some reviews of the book from the classic press.


2016 Irish Tour

We are pleased to announce the next 1100 Club Adventure!
In 2016 we have an 1100 tour planned to Southern Ireland. The perfect tour, the perfect escape in your 1100/1300 our tour to Ireland has something for everyone, whether it's drinking Guinness, driving through breathtaking scenery or kissing the Blarney stone or singing in your 1100 that it's a long way to Tipperary, this tour is a must! More info and application form....


eBay Car Challenge Gears Up With The Final Three

eBay ChallengeeBay unveils the three classic restoration projects to take part in the first ever eBay Car Challenge.

A Volkswagen Beetle, Riley Kestrel 1300 and Mk3 Triumph GT6 will be transformed over the next three months using only parts and accessories from eBay.

Read about the Riley Kestrel....


NEC Show Advert


Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show

11-13 November 2016, The NEC, Birmingham

Come along & see The 1100 Club Club

Call 0871 230 1088 to book tickets or online at www.necclassicmotorshow.com

For our Members there is an exclusive advance ticket offer giving £5 off the Sat/Sun door price. See the exclusive Club Show advert in the next issue of Idle Chatter for details and discount codes.

D Day Tour SignageOur 2014 tour looks to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the WW11 D-Day landings in Normandy France. Our tour took place between 6-13 April 2014 starting at the D-Day Map room at Southwick House before commencing our landing operations in Normandy. Our tour visited over 25 historical sites of D-Day including the iconic Pegasus Bridge.

Follow our progress and see the reports and pictures of each day's tour and visits.


LEJOG Tour SignageTo celebrate fifty years of the 1100/1300 we took our great cars on an epic adventure from Land's End to John o' Groats completing our historic journey at the National Rally in Gaydon, Warwickshire.

The journey took place over six days (and 1,600 miles!) starting at Land's End on Sunday 5 August 2012, and visited sites where the car was manufactured and some interesting sightseeing tours along the way..

Follow our progress and see the report, pictures and video footage of each day's tour and visits.


Austin Countryman skeleton car
The 1100 Club owns and maintains this Austin 1100 Countryman Skeleton car, used at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show and other such events by BMC.

Previously on permanent display at the Stondon Motor Museum in Bedfordshire until the museum closed, the car is currently in storage.

Organisations interested in displaying the car can contact the club chairman chairman@the1100club.com.

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