Although we are well into spring this winter image demands publication. It was taken by either Kate or Ken Martin on an early morning run to Hackpen Hill, Wiltshire in VX 4590 and was among a batch of unsuccessfully posted items to the forum, all of which have since been deleted, freeing-up storage space in the forum’s attachment archive.
The Pre-War Minor Network
A community for enthusiasts of the pre-war Morris Minor
(artwork – Peter Brock)
‘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 Sunday afternoon rallyists can opt to board the craft and view England’s largest man-made reservoir during the course of an hour long cruise. 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 both our tours. The rally itinerary has now been updated following an enforced change and can be viewed on the webpage here.
1934 Minor four-door Family Saloon
This eBay image provides few clues as to the photo’s origins. The lwb Minor Family Saloon has seen better days therefore the image is likely to be dated toward the latter part of that decade while the officer’s khaki drill uniform and the local architecture indicate that the photo was taken in warmer climes – but where?
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 1932 Wolseley Hornet Special (GX 6560), driven by a female, is seen here taking on an MG F Type Magna (GX 430) at the June 1932 running of the BARC’s Inter Club Meeting at Brooklands. There is another LAT image (B8511) of the two cars together on the starting line. If the names of the crews are known please contact the website at firstname.lastname@example.org (LATplate B8509)
Postscript: Thanks to Dick Serjeantson’s booklet Hornets at Brooklands (Wolseley Hornet Specials Club) it can be revealed that the female driver of the EW Daytona is none other than Kay Petre who was making her Brooklands debut. The driver of the Magna was Doddy Moncrieff.
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 email@example.com, stating quantity and delivery address.
Far Eastern Spring Pub-meet: The Manor House, Wortham, Suffolk Sunday 2nd April from noon. All pre-war cars and their crews welcome.
Home Counties Spring Pub Meet – Monday 10th April: The Eight Bells, Bolney, West Sussex from noon onward.
Far Eastern Drive-it-day event – Sunday 23rd April. The Black Swan, Homersfield, Suffolk IP20 0ET Start Noon