The Pre-War Minor Network
A community for enthusiasts of the pre-war Morris Minor
Entries are now being accepted for the Network’s 2018 Pacesetters Rally. Rally Headquarters will be the 100th Bomb Group Museum at Thorpe Abbotts in South Norfolk while further details and an entry form can be found on the rally webpage here.
A recent eBay find, this snapshot reveals very little. The Minor is a 1929 Tourer model, that much is deduced from the presence of a ‘Morris’ script on the radiator, an item the Minor wore for just that first season. The design of the tax disc on the car’s windscreen indicates that the photo was taken prior to 1961 (velologists may know more) while almost nothing can be determined from the driver’s attire. It seems most likely that the photo was taken in the thirties as the car’s paintwork appears to be in excellent condition and the Dunlop triple stud tyres look almost new. Is that a horn on the scuttle or something else?
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.
This atmospheric night shot was taken in the early hours of 28th December 1935 near Shaftesbury in Dorset. The occasion was the 21st running of the MCC’s London-Exeter Trial, the cars having left the start in Virginia Water, Surrey a few hours earlier. The three recognisable cars here are are the Midgets of N.E. Bracey (‘P’ Type BPL 999) and J.H. Summerfield (‘P’ Type JB 4611). The Ford V8 3.6 litre behind the two MG’s is that driven by F. Allott. While Allott and Bracey both went on to win Premier Awards, Summerfield retired his car before the finish. (LATplate C7825)
NEW ENAMEL BADGES!
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Home Counties Christmas Pub-meet 4th December. Venue TBA
1st January 2018: New Years Day VSCC pub meets Kings Head, North Lopham from noon.
PWMN Annual Rally Thorpe Abbotts, South Norfolk June 8th – 10th 2018 Find out more here.