Any true Britophile should be familiar with the subject of MGL Media’s latest short film, ‘Morris – A Minor Documentary’.
It’s a celebration of the Morris Minor – a British design classic that’s still popular with vintage car enthusiasts, young drivers and celebrities alike.
Filmed on location throughout the UK, this light-hearted documentary focuses on the younger generation of drivers now using the ‘Moggy, as it’s affectionately known. The Morris Minor is such a huge part of British driving heritage that almost everyone has a story to tell about the little car that was once an everyday sight on UK roads.
“I’ve been driving in my car . . .”
Even when remembering a breakdown or explaining some of the Minor’s faults, owners always have a smile on their face. Mike Barson, pianist and songwriter from the London-based band, Madness, talks fondly of his Morris Minor, which doubled as a work vehicle in the day and a band van at night. It left such a strong impression on him, he decided to immortalise the Morris in the Madness song, “Driving in My Car” – and he even gives a rendition on the piano.
Like their owners, vintage cars are quirky, fun and sometimes a little unpredictable, which makes for a great film about how iconic British design and good old-fashioned nostalgia are introducing a new generation to the Morris Minor.
Although the Morris failed to make an impression in the US the first time around, many American classic car fans are now seeking out this quirky little car, as recently reported on classic car blog, Hemmings Daily.
What are your Morris Minor stories? Perhaps you’re a fan of other vintage British cars and brands – let us know in the comments below and take a look at MGL Media’s Youtube Channel to see more of their films.