Audrey is a 1959 Morris Minor Saloon. Commonly known as a \”Morrie 1000\” by most but is actually a 948cc according to \”The Grumpy Old Man\” (TGOM)(AKA my husband Brian) who will be driving her much of the way.
Chief Navigator for Audrey is \”The Teenager\” (TT) (AKA my son Metin) who will also, sometimes, spend time navigating for Jane in Myrtle, her gorgeous 1952 red convertible Morris Minor. Mostly though, it will be Jane and I hurtling along with the wind in our hair and with TGOM and TT tootling along behind in Audrey the entire 850 odd kms to Rotorua for a Morris Minor Convention and then all the way back again!
This would be a big trip for any car but for two old MMs it will be quite a challenge! We are funding the trip ourselves but really hope to spread the word about the wonderful work the people of the New Zealand Spinal Trust are achieving and hopefully raise some much needed funds in the process.
My uncle passed away a few years ago, after many years in a wheelchair, from sustaining a T4 level injury at work. He has always been an inspiration to me and holds a special place in my heart. Compared to the challenges he faced, and the challenges that many with a spinal cord injury still face every day, any small hiccups along our little trip will be just a wee bump in the road!
Please give what you can to this great cause and watch all the fun we have along the way through our blog!
From Anita, Jane, TGOM, TT, and (of course) Audrey and Myrtle =)
After traveling nearly 2000kms and raising over $5195 we have made it home safe and sound! The journey involved the odd hiccup and one very cold and wet day with a broken window wiper and a leaky roof but was masses of fun! Check out our Facebook page “Audrey and Myrtle’s North Island Hurtle ” … Continue reading We made it!!!
Please visit our Facebook page “Audrey and Myrtle’s North Island Hurtle ” There you will find out how you can eat a lovely meal AND raise funds at the same time! 👍😊🍕🍰🍷❤
Been pillaging from the “Donor” car so Audrey can have an oil pressure gauge. Trial run over some hills this Saturday for our two lovely ladies with a brief stop at Burwood Hospital on the way home around 2pm.
Some hilly driving means it’s vital the brakes are working well, especially for the down hill sections!! Gavin MacDonald from Kaiapoi Automotive did a great job so we can do a short test run on Waitangi Day during their Vintage Car Run! If I am here to give you an update on the 7th then … Continue reading Myrtle gets her brakes done!