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of the 1100 club!

The 1100 Club was formed in 1985 to cater for owners of the BMC 1100/1300 range of cars - also known as the ADO16 - from the 1962 Morris 1100 to the Mk3 Austin 1300, and all the various MG and Wolseley 1100/1300, Riley Kestrel and Vanden Plas Princess 1100/1300 versions in between.

The aim of the club is to provide members with technical help, support and information and to keep as many examples of the ADO16 on the road for as long as possible.

Although based in the UK, the club enjoys an international following with members in Europe, USA and Asia as well as New Zealand and Australia.

Latest Idle Chatter Magazine - The 1100 Club

The 1100 Club also produces a bi-monthly magazine, "Idle Chatter", six times a year and club members can log into the Members' Area of the website to access every back issue.

Members also benefit from a searchable database of technical information, PDFs of key 1100 related documents, and the latest classified adverts are available to members exclusively in the Members' Area for the first two weeks of posting.

(May-June issue has been published.)

These insurance companies advertise with the 1100 Club - they are all worth a call when you are ready to insure your ADO16, or indeed any other classic that is in your garage!

Adrian Flux Insurance

Peter Best Insurance Sservice

BMC 1100/1300 Front Wings For Sale!

BMC 1100 Brand New Front Wing

The 1100 Club Puts Original BMC Tooling Back Into Action...

In 2019 the 1100 Club purchased the original BMC factory front wing tooling for the 1100 and 1300 range of cars, recommissioned it and in 2020, used it to produce a run of brand new top quality panels which are now available to purchase.

Read how this project unfolded...

Members can login to the members' area of this website to discover the substantial discounts available to them.

Enquiries are welcome via email on info@the1100club.com

Book: The Story of the BMC 1100

-- Still available for just £25+p&p

Book: The Story of the BMC 1100

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 Morris 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 covering all variants of the ADO16.

Read an article in the Oxford Mail about the book.

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

Over 1,100 copies have been sold and, in February 2022, its 8th print run was completed ensuring brand new copies continue to be available for purchase through the 1100 Club website.

BMC 1100/1300 Exhaust Systems For Sale

BMC 1100 Brand New Exhaust System

The 1100 Club can supply exhausts for the ADO16 range.

These are made to the correct original specification and are available for single carb or twin carb models - although note that they are centre exit and are also not suitable for the three branch LCB setup. In the picture you can see the rear section plus the two different front pipe options.

Please contact the chairman to place an order if you are an 1100 Club member, or drop us a line on info@the1100club.com if you are not. Members can login to the members' area of this website to discover the substantial discounts available to them.

Austin 1100 Countryman Skeleton car

Austin Countryman skeleton car

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

After being restored by club members, the car made a special appearance at the 1100 Club 2016 National Rally to mark 50 years of ADO16 Estates.
Read more about the Austin 1100 Skeleton car...

MG 1100 Cutaway Engine

MG 1100 Cutaway Engine

In 2017 The 1100 Club acquired an original BMC motor show exhibit - a cutaway MG 1100 engine.

After being restored it went on display the following year at the 2018 NEC International Classic Motor Show.
Read more and see it in action...

Riley Kestrel eBay Car Challenge!

eBay Challenge

28 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....

The 1100 Club Ireland Heritage Tour

BMC 1100 Club Group Photo, Ireland Heritage Tour 2016

Our 2016 tour visited Southern Ireland during August 21-27.

Beginning with a ferry crossing from Holyhead to Dublin; then onto the Guinness Storehouse; Waterford Crystal; followed by some breathtaking Atlantic coastline; the long way to Tipperary and the famous Gordon Bennett Racing Circuit...

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

The 1100 Club D-Day Tour

BMC 1100 Club D-Day Tour Group Photo April 2014

Our 2014 tour looked 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.


To celebrate 50 years of the 1100/1300...

BMC 1100 Club Group Photo August 2012

   ....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.


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