Peter Brock’s 1934 Minor Four-door Saloon AAO 463 had been off the road for many months while its engine underwent repair. Thankfully, these repairs have now been completed and Peter can once again enjoy the freedom of the open road in and around his native North East. Here the car is posed in front of The Spanish City in Whitley Bay, immortalised in the Dire Straits track The Tunnel of Love. (Photo montage P. Brock)
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A community for enthusiasts of the pre-war Morris Minor
Brooklands – Mid-twenties
The Jappic was a 350 cc ‘V’ twin JAP powered cyclecar which held many speed records between 1924 and 1931. Apart from being quick, the car was also extremely lightweight and could be manhandled easily as seen in this YouTube video. There is also much more about the car elsewhere on the internet. (LATplate Red 1085)
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.
1931 MG M Type Midget UT 7942 is seen here in a sunken lane while taking part in a combined Inter Varsity/WASA trial in February 1935. No driver details are available although its known that Leicestershire registered UT 7942 carried chassis number 2M/2205. This car was campaigned extensively at WASA events during the period 1933-1935. (LAT Motorsport Film) Addendum: Tom Drewett is the current custodian of UT 7942 and advises that the driver of the car in this photograph is D.B. Tubbs, known as Bunny to his family and friends.
The Womens Automobile and Sports Association (WASA) was founded in 1927 and formally constituted as a club in 1929 to specifically enable women to take part in motor sport and other sporting events. While females could enter the annual national trials at that time some were excluded from certain observed sections of the route, therefore being unable to compete fairly against allcomers. Much more about WASA here.
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Sunday 22nd April: New Forest Noggineers Drive-it-day run. Full details on the forum.
Sunday 29th April: Far Eastern Spring pub meet at The Crosskeys, Redgrave, Suffolk from noon. All pre-war cars welcome.
Monday June 4th from noon onwards: Home Counties quarterly meet at The Parrot, Forest Green, Surrey RH5 5RZ
June 8th-10th: PWMN Annual Rally Thorpe Abbotts, South Norfolk. Find out more here.