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Coupe cousins…

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The 2017 Pre-war Prescott event was the venue for the coming together of two Coupes that surely originated via the draughting skills of the same designer. GG 3949 is the well known 1931 MG Sportsmans Coupe owned by Roger Burnett while 1932 Wolseley Hornet Coupe JH 1446 is said to have been commissioned by London Wolseley main dealer Eustace Watkins and built in the coachworks of the Folkstone based body builder, Martin Walter. Thanks goes to Hornet Coupe owner Nigel Stroud for the photograph via the good offices of Network member Keith Durston.

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Originality – 1934 Minor four-door saloon interior.

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Restorers - take note! Thanks goes to Toby Sears for photographing the interior of an unmolested 1934 Minor Four-door Family Eight Saloon. The car had been laid-up since the sixties…

Event gallery page updated.

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2018 Jaipur Rally A small gallery of images taken at the Jaipur Classic Car Rally over the weekend of 3rd and 4th February can now be seen on the 2018…

New 2018 Event Galleries page

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Event images The new 2018 Event Galleries page has been launched and opens with a selection of images from the recent VSCC Brooklands Driving Tests event.

Light Car May 1933 EW Daytona Hornet Special article

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A glowing May 1933 Light Car & Cyclecar report on the 'new' 1933/34 Eustace Watkins Daytona Hornet special has been uploaded to the Wolseley Hornet page today.

IOTW no.417

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Freddie Kindell’s 1930 Le Mans Midget

Sir Francis Samuelson and Freddie Kindell both drove modified Double-Twelve MG Midgets at the June 1930 running of the famous 24 hour race. While neither car was classified among the finishers they performed admirably, the model eventually spawning the MG ‘C’ Type which went on to much racing success in 1931 and ’32. This photo was found on eBay, the original print having been folded in half. Thanks to a Photoshop repair effected by Ken Martin it can now be viewed as the photographer intended.  It’s Kindell’s car that is featured in this photo.

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Hornet Specials no. 27

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The second Light Car Club Relay Grand Prix took place at Brooklands on Saturday 16th July 1932 with 29, three car teams taking part. Among this 87 car strong field was a team entered by Eustace Watkins sales manager Stanley Hutchens. His team consisted of two of the new EW Hornet Daytona Specials (driven by Hutchens and Bertram Wickens) and an earlier 1931 EW Hornet International driven by Edward Erith. A complex handicapping system ensured that racing was close over a full 90 laps of the famous Surrey circuit. Each car was required to finish 30 laps before handing over to a team mate. The Hornets performed impeccably and won the race. This image shows the three drivers (left to right – Hutchens, Erith and Wickens) recieving congratulations from the Earl of March. (LATplate B8744)

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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 info@prewarminor.com, stating quantity and delivery address.