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.