Running since 1985 and with around 500 members worldwide, the 1100 Club is a fantastic source of knowledge and support for fans of the models known as ADO16. But even it would admit that rust troubles dent the car’s reputation for being ‘built to last’.
This year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, will see the Club celebrate aspects of the cars that thoroughly deserve recognition by showcasing the forward-thinking design and engineering that went into these popular classics.
Featuring a transverse engine, front-wheel drive, and independent suspension, the 1100 and 1300 range set the template for family cars to come.
Then of course there is the famous A-Series engine that began life in the Austin A30 that was launched at the 1951 Earls Court Motor Show and lasted right up until the very last Mini was produced in 2000. Classic car owners have been enjoying the delights of this legendary engine for more than 60 years, and having powered the 1100/1300 since the very beginning, it certainly deserves the title of ‘built to last’.
The Club is planning a very special centrepiece involving the A-Series, and further details will be announced closer to the show.
Visitors will also be treated to a superb selection of models including a 1300GT in concours condition and a Morris Mk II. A Vanden Plas model described as one of the best in the country is also sure to attract plenty of attention.
Visit the 1100 Club in Hall 3 of Birmingham’s NEC from 9-11 November. For the latest news, schedules, more information, ticket prices and booking details, visit www.necclassicmotorshow.com.