I bought my Morris in Byfleet,
Surrey (near where I ended up living 16 years later!) in December,
1976 for £462 (about $700 then). Drove it all over England
and Europe and shipped it to Hollywood. In '86 I restored it and
painted it red, then shipped it back to England for a year in
1987, then shipped it back, then shipped it back to the UK again
in 1991, drove it all over for 9 years, put a 1300 MG Midget engine
in it, which doubled the horsepower, and put telescopic shocks
all around, sway bar, etc. The thing flies, now, and handles like
a sports car. I bought it with 58,000 on the clock, and it's now
at 250,000. It now is awaiting money so I can do all the cosmetics....the
welding has been done, it just needs paint, upholstery, and a
Can you believe that the convertible was same price as the sedan???
Morris and Maureen in Hertfordshire, 1987
Me and my constant companion on the Windemere
ferry in the Lake district, 1999.
One of my favorite pubs in England...the
Drunken Duck, Hawkshead, in the beautiful Lake district.
The pub got its name when in the late 19th century the landlady
found her pet ducks lying comatose, thinking they were dead. Not
to let the terrible opportunity go to waste, she began to pluck
one of the ducks in preparation for roasting when the duck woke
up and quacked loudly! What had happened was that one of the beer
barrels in the cellar had burst, the ducks got in and all got
sozzled to the gills!
Wrynose Pass, Lake District 1976
1994, Dorking, Surrey. Moggy resting while Alex prepares
to break his neck.
This car gets more smiles from
the girls than a Ferrari...and with the wheel on the right side,
cruising Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive is a real treat!