It was known as the ‘People’s Car’ and one of the first cars that the working class could afford.
And this week, despite the pouring rain, fans of the Morris Minor or “Moggy” turned out to put 45 models on show at Kirklees Light Railway, Clayton West.
The exhibition was put on by members of West Yorkshire’s Morris Minor Owners Club.
The car was manufactured from just after the end of World War II in the austerity times of 1948 and production continued through the Swinging 60s until a halt in 1972.
By that time more than one million had rolled off the assembly lines.
Club chairman, Simon Austerfield, a 40-year-old HGV driver from Ossett, said: “My involvement with the car dates back to when my great uncle Tom ran them.
“He just never ran anything else and we used to go all over.
“He had no other car than a Morris Traveller.
“He has been dead since 1991 and left me with a lot of treasured memories.
“But it wasn’t until 2008 that I decided to buy one for £500 on ebay.
“I hadn’t dare tell my wife, Elaine, what I was up to but she smelt a rat as I had been busy clearing out the garage...
“When the downloader arrived I had no option but to tell her. It wasn’t in the best of condition. I remember her saying: ‘I don’t believe it’.
“But from that moment I have never looked back. The number of friendships that I have forged has been tremendous.
“And everyone you know knows someone who had one.”
John Scott, a retired social worker and Methodist from Slaithwaite, said he had also bought his black Morris Minor on ebay two years ago for £3,500.
He said: “I have a 2.5 litre Jag at home which I use for day-to-day purposes. The Morris is the ‘People’s car’.
“This was the first car really that was properly available to ordinary people. Interestingly it was ‘over-engineered.’”
The club meets at Cleckheaton Sports & Social Club from 8pm on the last Wednesday of very month.