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End  of an Era

The Merlin is a Ford based kit car, manufactured from 1980 to 1998 in Essex, England.


The Member's club was active from 1982 to 2022. Sadly, at the club’s 40th year AGM, it was agreed that the club should be wound up. Only three members put themselves forward to be on the committee for the 2022/23 year. In accordance with the AGM agenda, failure to elect a committee was a decision to wind up the club.

The AGM passed a motion to pay the residual club monies in equal part to the British Heart Foundation and the mental health charity Mind.

Minutes of the AGM have been circulated to all club members, the key points of which are these:

  • Membership numbers had fallen to 28

  • No further subscriptions are payable.

  • No subscription refunds will be paid.

  • The Past Treasurer will close all bank accounts and pay the residual funds to the British Heart Foundation and Mind in equal measure.

  • The Past Webmaster will put this notice on the website, and point users to the Facebook page.

  • This website will be allowed to terminate in 2025 when the current subscription runs out.

Merlin owners who need a club membership to obtain an insurance discount can join other generic or regional kit car clubs who would both welcome your membership and give a route to insurance discount.

MOC Past Secretary