Useful Contacts and Links

Morris Minor Owners Club

The principle club for owners of, and anyone interested in, post second world war Morris Minors manufactured between 1948 and 1971. The club is dedicated to the preservation and use of those vehicles. The club publishes a bi-monthly full colour magazine and provides a host of services including insurance, spares, regalia, and travel offers.

The web site hosts an active discussion forum (messageboard), and offers technical tips, interesting articles, online regalia shop, and the option to join the club or renew your membership.


British Motor Industry Heritage Trust

BMIHT can provide Production Trace Certificates for your vehicle – visit their web site and then select Online shop and heritage certificate.  The charity is housed in a purpose built museum featuring many well known British vehicles, including the famous Works Fire Engine based on a Morris Minor.  There is a charge for the production trace, but you can also make an appointment to view the original leather-bound production ledgers completed in copper-plate handwriting, and find the details of your own car – there is no charge for such a visit; and you can purchase lunch at the onsite canteen.


Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

The DVLA maintains a database of all vehicles registered in the UK.  You can request a list of previous keepers for any vehicle that you own, or any other vehicle is you can show good reason for requesting the data.  There is a charge for obtaining the information.

For details of how to get information from the DVLA Records see this page:

To request details of a vehicle’s history you will need to download a form V888 from this page:

You can also write to the DVLA:

      Vehicle Customer Services
      SA99 1AR


National Association of Retired Police Officers

NARPO represents the interests of in excess of 76,000 former police officers of all ranks from England and Wales, and their widows. Whilst their primary concern is to promote measures for the welfare of their members, they may accept letters of enquiry for publication in their magazine or via branches. We know of one successful enquiry for information about an ex-Panda car being answered by the Officer who used to drive it!


Retired Police Officers’ Association (Scotland)

This organisation is similar to NARPO above, but for retired Officers from Scotland.


Police Vehicle Enthusiasts Club

PVEC originated in 1986 with the founding of its predecessor, The Police Vehicle Collectors’ Club, which catered for collectors of models.  Within a few years, the club’s successor was formed to meet the interests of dozens of collectors of the full-size vehicles, with a few individual members even achieving fleets numbered in double figures.  Today the club provides a regular magazine on CD, interesting articles and a web site with discussion forum and online shop.


Police Car UK

PC-UK is aimed at the serving and retired Police officer and at those with a proven record in the preservation field, whether as a car or bike owner, photographer or other archivist. Their aims include preserving our Police transport heritage for future  generations to enjoy.

      Police Car UK
      PO Box 5003
      BA14 4BT