Brisbane Morris Minors

In early 1985, two couples who were keen Morris Minor enthusiasts decided a club was needed on the south side of Brisbane.

Notices were placed in newspapers and in windows of businesses scattered throughout the area for interested persons to attend a gathering to be held at the home of one couple on Saturday the 8th June 1985.

They were surprised when twenty-four people attended on the day.

After some discussion it was agreed to start a club which would be known as the The Brisbane Southside Morris Minor Car Club (with an acronym of B.S.S.M.M.C.C) with the first meeting to be held at the same place on the 26th June 1985. It was at this meeting a committee was elected, and in September of the same year it become “INCORPORATED”.

In June the following year the club was invited to participate in a  week-end display at Carindale, this was the first display as a club and a lot of team effort went into it.

1998 was the year of the fiftieth anniversary of the Morris minor and the Brisbane Southside Morris Minor Car Club was fortunate to be offered a site at the motor show at the Brisbane convention centre to commemorate the event. It was a great opportunity for the club and a huge success due to the support of a number of members who not only helped put the display together, but also gave their time to man the stand during the ten days of the show.

In 1993 it was decided to hold a picnic and display day which would be open to any person who owned a Morris minor in any condition, to come along and talk Morris minors and mingle with other enthusiasts. The day was a huge success and has been held approximately the same time each year.

Activities held during the year are Issigonis’s birthday run with the mini club, ice cream night in December and a run each month to a place North, South and West of Brisbane.

What to Look for in Home Insurance

What to Look for in Home Insurance

What’s the Monthly Cost?

Your biggest question, especially if you are a new homeowner, is going to be what it’s going to cost you each month for coverage. This is generally going to be paid as part of your monthly house payments, so it may very well make or break your plans to buy a home. Don’t be scared off by a high initial number, though – you may find that you can get certain discounts by taking specific actions. You can generally reduce your premiums through keeping an alarm system in your home or through insuring your car through the same company.

What’s the Deductible?

Your deductible will end up being more important to you than your premiums if you ever have to use your insurance. Your deductible is the amount of money you’ll have to pay out of pocket before your home insurance will actually pay for any damage. If your deductible is too high, you may as well not be insured. If the deductible is very low, though, you’ll likely have to pay much higher premiums. Try to find a good middle ground so that you can afford your payments will still receive some benefits.

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What is Actually Covered?

Finally, you’ll want to take a look at what your insurance policy will actually cover. Generally speaking, you’re looking at structural issues. You might need a separate policy to cover anything like damage to your major household systems. Likewise, you may need a separate policy to cover things like flood damage or earthquake damage. Your home insurance policy might look cheap on paper, but it’s only really helpful if you are able to use it when necessary. Always make sure you know precisely what is covered.

Home insurance is a necessity, but make sure you don’t sign just any policy. Take some time to read through your policy and figure out exactly what it is for which you are paying. You need reasonable monthly premiums, a deductible that will actually let you use your insurance, and a policy that will actually cover the problems that can happen to your home. Home insurance should be as useful to you as it is to the company underwriting your policy. Always make sure that your insurance will work for you – even if that means paying a bit more for coverage.

Car Insurance Lapse

What Happens When You Let Your Car Insurance Lapse?

Having car insurance is something that everyone is required to maintain. This helps to protect you, as a driver, from a major financial burden in the event that you are involved in an auto accident. However, when your budget gets tight it may come to your thoughts to let your insurance policy expire for a short while until you can get the funding you need. This isn’t a good idea. Let’s take a look at the top reasons why.

Financially Responsible

In the event that you are involved in an auto accident that is your fault, you are held financially liable for the damages that you created. This means the damage to the other car, property, medical, and even their loss of income in the event the person cannot work. These are a lot of expenses to pay out of pocket. Car insurance is intended to help protect you against major financial burden, so use it too.

Impact Your Driving Record

Some states require car insurance companies to notify the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in the event a driver lets their car insurance policy lapse. These states note the lapse on a person’s driving record and can take action to suspend their driver’s license or even seize their vehicle.

Insurance Rate Increases

If you let your insurance lapse, it’s possible your rate could go up in the future. It may be a signal to some car insurance companies that you are a risky driver. These risky drivers tend to have more issues finding coverage and when they do, it typically costs a lot more than other non-risky drivers.

Not letting your car insurance lapse is extremely important as it will ensure you don’t end up in any of the adverse situations listed above. You should always prepare to pay your monthly premium on-time and never think about sacrificing your car insurance when it comes to shrinking your budget.

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