Classic Cars

Drive It Day 2017 in a 1961 Morris Minor

Drive It Day with the Morris Minor Owners Club 2017

There is something special about just ‘going for a drive’ on a beautiful sunny day.  This year we had glorious sunshine for the National Drive It Day and we were excited to head out to meet other members of the North East Morris Minor Owners Club to go for an explore.

 

 

‘Horace’ our 1961 Morris 1000 had been duly polished and pampered by Ian who would be driving, as usual, I was in the passenger’s seat with a camera in my hand.  I don’t tend to go far without a camera and there was no way I was leaving it at home with all the beautiful blue skies promising a wonderful day.

This year we were venturing up into Northumberland, although apart from the start and end point I didn’t really know where we were going.  The thing is I didn’t really care.  These cars are not about your destination but about the journey itself.

 

Drive It Day with the Morris Minor Owners Club 2017

Drive It Day with the Morris Minor Owners Club 2017

 

Most of the drive was essentially how we had hoped it would be.  In the middle of a convoy of Minors travelling down the country lanes, just enjoying the slower pace of life (occasionally punctuated by grumbles about modern cars getting in my shots).  Then we started going up a hill and I could see Wind Turbines up ahead.  A few turned into many and they continued to grow in size as we headed over some cattle grates.

 

Drive It Day with the Morris Minor Owners Club 2017

Drive It Day with the Morris Minor Owners Club 2017

 

Suddenly we were surrounded by them, towering above us and elegantly swishing round, the sun shining down and glinting off the cars in front.  It was a beautiful sight, one that will stay with me for a long time.

– Mara