The aim of this Club is "The preservation of the Wolseley 6/80, Wolseley 4/50, Morris Oxford Series MO, Morris Six Series MS, and Commercial Derivatives", and it was formed in 1977 by the amalgamation of the separate Morris Oxford & Wolseley 6/80 clubs in existence at the time.
The unification was an entirely practical move, as all the Morris & Wolseley vehicles introduced at the 1948 Earls Court Motor Show shared a common Issigonis design, & consequently many common parts, even extending to the commercial vehicles like the J Type van, which is based on the Oxford.
The Club has over 300 members worldwide, with a particularly strong following in ex-Commonwealth countries as a result of the "export or die" British government dictate in the immediate post-war period when the cars were manufactured. Put simply, the availability of raw materials for car production at that time depended entirely on the percentage of products exported.
Quite a number were actually transported as CKD (Completely Knocked Down) kits for assembly abroad. This situation has had the bonus for the Club of a very international membership, with cars turning up all over the globe, whose owners we can now keep in touch with very easily via this very web site. It's great how modern technology is now helping to keep yesterday's technology on the road!
In the UK, the Club generally holds one combined national rally & AGM event each year, held to approximately match the end of the membership subscription year of July to June - for other UK & international events, go to the 'Diary & Events' page.
Annual membership is currently £25 for a full year, or a proportional amount for part years, & new members pay an additional £5 joining fee which provides them with some back issues of Newsletters as available, a Membership Booklet, & a windscreen sticker. There are reduced rates for the over-70's & overseas members, details of which are all on the Application Form downloadable from this site.
If you don't yet own a Club car, you are still very welcome to join as an Affiliate Member. As for the benefits of Club Membership: our superb award-winning A4 glossy 32 page quarterly Newsletter is well worth the subscription on it's own; we arrange re-manufacture of mechanical parts and trim items when the demand becomes apparent; & we maintain a large information base to keep members informed as to where parts & services can be obtained.
There is also a very lively & useful discussion area on this site, to which Members have access via a Club log-on & password. We hold a number of monthly get-togethers around the UK, & the Australasian Branch has its own organising Committee.
I hope that has given you a flavour of our Club - please have a look around it & get to know us. Details (& scary photos!) of the Committee can be found at Who Does What.