When Stephen Tobin went looking for a classic car to take on club drives he wasn't looking for a big Aussie V8 like many other fans.
Instead he fancied a small British classic, a 1979 Morris 1100.
Mr Tobin said he bought the car after joining the Gnoo Blas Classic Club when members encouraged him to get a car of his own.
So why not a V8?
"It was just the car. The price was better than the V8s," he said.
Mr Tobin said he paid about $5000 for the car which was still in good condition without being restored. "It's standard as it was," he said.
And he said he was only the third owner after it was originally bought new in Canberra and later moved to Moss Vale, but stayed in the same family.
Mr Tobin said the little Morris was comfortable for club runs and outings around Orange.
It doesn't go up hills very quickly because it is only 1100cc.Stephen Tobin, car owner
However, the 41-year-old machine is different to modern cars. "It's more just like driving again," he said.
"Modern cars do everything for you. You've got to change the gears.
"It doesn't go up hills very quickly because it is only 1100cc. And you are sitting very low to the ground so you feel like you are going 150 km/h."
The Morris will join about 500 other cars, bikes and trucks on show at Sir Jack Brabham Park on Saturday for the annual Gnoo Blas Classic car show.
Entry costs $5 with the display running from 10am-2.30pm.
Organiser Denis Gregory said this year's show was celebrating the 60th anniversary of the old Gnoo Blas track hosting the first Australian Touring Car Championship race in 1960.
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