The Pre-War Minor Network
A community for enthusiasts of the pre-war Morris Minor
Pre Health & Safety!
This Getty image from the Hulton collection shows a 1932 Minor Saloon crossing the River Adur at Shoreham via a steel girder bridge which carried the A259. It was first erected in 1922 and replaced by the current concrete bridge in 1987. The photograph above shows a gang of 12 painters plying their trade on a structure that remained open to traffic, with no warning signs in place and the only visible protection on view being their dungarees – these being worn to protect their clothing! A far cry from today’s safety standards.
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.
The 1931 MG C Type Midget was a supercharged short stroke 746 cc racing car. Fourteeen examples were built prior to the third and final JCC Brooklands Double Twelve race of 8th and 9th May 1931, five of these cars occupying the top five places at the race’s conclusion. Just a few weeks later two C Types took part in the Le Mans 24 Hour race, neither car being classified as a finisher. The C Type driven by the Hon. Mrs Chetwynd and H.H. Stisted completed just 30 laps while that driven bt Sir Francis Samuelson was disqualified for failing to complete the final lap in under 30 minutes. The car pictured above is that driven by Samuelson. (LAT Motor Sport negative)
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.
Beaulieu International Autojumble 2nd & 3rd September, Beaulieu, Hants. Visit The Sears Emporium – stalls R327 & R328
East of England Autumn Pub Meet. Sunday 1st October at The Manor House, Wortham, Suffolk. Pre-meet 20 mile tour commences 11-00AM, otherwise assemble at noon.
VSCC New Year’s Day gathering. 1st January 2018 The King’s Head, North Lopham, Norfolk.