The Pre-War Minor Network
A community for enthusiasts of the pre-war Morris Minor
‘Multum in Parvo’
Put the dates of 23rd to 25th June 2017 in your diary now as the Network’s 8th annual rally is scheduled to take place over the course of that weekend, set in a beautiful corner of rural Leicestershire, just a stones-throw distant from Rutland, England’s smallest county.
Our rally will have at least four venues in 2017, the most unusual being the Rutland Belle boat where on Saturday rallyists can opt to take lunch on-board while being transported around England’s largest man-made reservoir. Rally HQ will be based at the Nevill Arms in Medbourne, Leicestershire venue for the rally dinner on Saturday evening while the Inn’s car park will be the gathering point for Sunday’s short(er) tour. The Blaston Showground is the second main venue and starting point for the Saturday tour. Itinerary details on the new webpage here.
Minor Two-seater KV 309
This image of a very late 1931 Coventry registered (32 season) Minor Two-seater was found in a January 1936 Autocar editorial folder in the LAT archive. It’s unusual for a car no longer in production to appear in a current edition of that magazine but this shot was used to illustrate the effectiveness of the wing-bracing bar with which this car had been retro-fitted.
In just about every other respect (from what can be seen) this Minor was very much a run-of-the-mill four year old example of the model. It was running on almost treadless front tyres, which was not unusual in any way for the period and had a filthy underside. So very much an image of a Minor in regular daily use. (Image courtesy LAT Photographic)
The Wolseley Hornet Special, along with the sporting versions of the Singer Nine and the many variants of the M.G. Midget epitomise the club motor sport scene in the thirties decade. Here we celebrate the rich variety of Hornet Specials which were bodied by many of the trades finest coachbuilders.
RC 450, a 1932 McEvoy Hornet Special survives to this day. During the thirties it had an illustrious competitive career in the hands of H.C. Laird but currently awaits restoration after decades of inactivity. This photo, with Laird at the wheel, was taken in April 1936, at a time when the car was already over four years old. Although the location is not known the date and time of the event is recorded as the Derbyshire Sporting Trial held on 10th April that year. This Autocar photo-scan appears here courtesy of LAT Photographic.
NEW ENAMEL BADGES!
A new batch of enameled high quality club badges are now available. Priced at just £20 each + £1.00 P&P (U.K.) Order yours today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, stating quantity and delivery address.
New Forest Run and Pub Meet – Sunday 23rd October: Meet at the Royal Oak, North Gorley, Hants – from noon.
Home Counties Pub Meet – Monday 31st October: The Seven Stars, Leigh, Reigate from noon.
VSCC pub meet – Saturday 5th November, The Kings Head, North Lopham, Norfolk – from noon.