Classic Van and Pick-up Show 2015

The Classic Van and Pick-up Show at Gaydon saw four J-vans get together, along with a varied selection of other light commercials.

The weather was much better than last year, which may well have helped a few people with their decision as to whether they brought along a vehicle.

Interestingly, the Transit van was celebrating 50 years of production and many Transit owners made the effort to attend.


Tony Cripps R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that we report that Tony Cripps, the founder of the Morris~Commercial Club, and the LC register from which it grew, died on Friday 31st July.

The funeral will be on Wednesday 19th Aug, 12.20pm, at South West Middlesex Crematorium, Hounslow Road, Hanworth, Feltham, Middlesex. TW13 5JH

No flowers, but donations can be made to a designated charity.

In keeping with his love of old vehicles, his wife Carole has arranged for a 1966 Austin Princess hearse.

I’m sure all J-Register members will join me in offering our condolences to Carole.

J pick-up truck in Australia

Visitors to the Sydney Boat Show this weekend will see a unique sight – a Morris J van utility. This van has been in Tasmania since new and recently arrived in Sydney for a refit. It runs an 1800 Morris B series and an auto box. Chassis number is to be confirmed. It is the promotional vehicle for Aquanami Jet Powered Kayaks and will be seen in the eastern suburbs of Sydney this summer.

Peter Bateman Sydney August 1, 2015

J-Bake-offMeanwhile the UK is awash with J-type vans. They’re in every newsagents, featuring on the front cover of the Radio Times!