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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

The Latest 1100 Club Adventure!
From 21-27 Aug2016 we are touring Southern Ireland. Beginning with a ferry crossing from Holyhead to Dublin, where better to begin our tour. Follow our progress...


eBay Car Challenge crosses the finish line!
Three classic cars restored to their former glory

eBay Challenge28 July 2016 - Three classic motors have been brought back to life in just three months for the first ever eBay Car Challenge using only parts and accessories from eBay.

A VW Beetle, Riley Kestrel and Triumph GT6 were transformed over 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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