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.
Hertford Street, Coventry
These two images were taken less than seven years apart. The first shows a peaceful city centre scene with an early 1933 Coventry registered Minor Saloon KV 4341 parked at the kerbside outside a W.H. Smith’s store. A jeweller’s shop clock shows the time to be just a few minutes past 4:00PM on what is perhaps an early autumn afternoon. The second image depicts the same street on the night of 14th November 1940 taken during the course of an air raid that laid waste to great tracts of this once imposing Midland’s city.
The Triple M series of MG’s all belong to a family of models that commenced with the 1929 MG Midget and continued through to the mid-thirties via a long string of four and six cylinder OHC engined cars that forged the marques identity.
Throughout the early thirties Charles Wynn wrote a column for The Autocar entitled Touring Topics. The column was invariably headed up by a photograph, which in many cases had been submitted by a reader, and depicted an interesting touring related scene. The LAT archive contains many original pieces of The Autocar artwork which in the case of Touring Topics consisted of a re-touched photo, graphically overwritten in a studio. This is a scan of one such item showing JJ 673, a late 1932 London registered MG J2 Midget on Exmoor, Devon, the photo first appearing in a September 1933 edition of the magazine. (Image courtesy of LAT Photographic)