The Story of Ted Brooke's Award Winning Minor Million

Since becoming a Million-heir

From a teenager in the 70s I'd always been into Morris Minors and even before I'd left high school I had bought and resurrected a few rough farmers vans and pickups.
I can always remember driving past a very rural BMC agent here in West Wales and being inspired by a funny coloured Morris Minor in the forecourt show room, this was the first Million I'd ever seen and one of only two allocated to Wales. This inspired me to look out for one of these special Morris's and some years later I spotted one for sale in a classic car newspaper and bought my Oxfordshire registered car (wreck) in 1993, I christened it Milford the Million. Chassis number 1000167.

Over the next eighteen years I embarked on a very methodical restoration doing everything myself including the paintwork and also moving house to a derelict farm that also needed rebuilding before we could move in. I finally finished Milford and took her to her first national rally in 2011 for her 50th birthday.

Over the last six years i've entered Milford in a few national events, taking 1st prize in Manchester in 2015 and runner-up in the Meguiar’s Club Showcase the same year at the NEC in Birmingham. 2017 has been a very special year for Milford attaining Grand Masters status after five years of showing within the Morris Minor Owners Club concourse series. Milford is now in hibernation for the winter but for sure she won't be lonely as there are six other Morris's here for company.

The icing on the cake for me last year was recommissioning that showroom car that had sown the seeds forty years earlier.

Ted Brooke Nov 2017, updated April 2021

1. At the Manchester Footman James Show September 2015

On the Minor Million Rally in Derbyshire September 2017

Million taking first place in the pride of ownership competition in November 2019 at the Classic Motor show in Birmingham.

Million taking first place in the pride of ownership competition in November 2019 at the Classic Motor show in Birmingham.

In the Maguiar’s Club concourse November 2015

Receiving my Grand Masters trophy August 2017

In the Maguiar’s Club concourse November 2015

There were 9 of us on the Peak District run in September 2017


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