Stolen 1967 Morris Minor Goes on Wild Police Chase
In West Yorkshire, Someone took a 51 Year Old British Banger on a Hollywood Style Car Chase.
Who Steals a Morris?
As an American, the only reason I know what a Morris Minor looks like is from growing up watching good old Top Gear. Which why my first thought when I saw this story was, "Who the hell steals a Morris Minor?"
Over the weekend, in West Yorkshire, UK, someone decided to steal a bright red orange 1967 Morris Minor. Why? Maybe the car thief needed the practice on something with no computers. Maybe the driver was just a massive fan of the Minor. Regardless of the reasons, the driver gave police a spectacle when they started giving pursuit.
The West Yorkshire Police released dash cam footage of the Minor ripping through an intersection with the chorography of a Hollywood car chase. The driver showed some serious Wheelman ability by swerving around 3 different cars in seconds before darting into a right hand turn. This would be impressive in a new Mustang, but a 1967 Morris Minor with a 1000 cc engine? That’s downright badass!
Even the police had to hint at their amazement by posting the dash am video on Twitter and asking how the driver didn’t manage to crash. News reports say that the driver was caught and the Minor was unharmed during its joy ride. Owner must be relieved, and a little proud of his/her Morris.