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It’s Rutland in 2017….

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Apart from the name of the next England soccer manager the second worst kept secret of the month has been the proposed location for the 2017 Pre-war Minor Network Rally. For those who hadn’t already guessed, it is to be located in and around the County of Rutland and will be hosted by Phil & Janie Shepherd. So please keep the dates of 23rd – 25th June 2017 clear in your diaries – further details will follow soon.

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2017 PWMN ‘Multum in Parvo’ Rutland Rally 23rd – 25th June …

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‘Multum in Parvo’ – ‘Much in little’

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. More detail to follow soon including a rally page, with accommodation suggestions and a booking form.

2016 rally images

IOTW no.344

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Quinney’s Super Cafe!

This postcard was sent in May 1935 and features a roadhouse on the Blackpool Road near Preston, Lancs. There are other postcard images of this location to be found on the internet some of which show the interior of this self-styled ‘Super Cafe’. It certainly was spacious as within its walls it housed a ballroom, coffee room a large lounge and the cafe itself. Unfortunately the registration plate of the Minor Family Eight parked outside is illegible.

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Triple M Corner no.26

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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.

13th, 14th 1932 MCC London – Edinburgh Trial

MG Magna TK 7277 was driven by S.W. Cottee and is seen here climbing Park Rash hill in the Yorkshire Dales during the course of the 1932 running of the event. Cottee won a Premier Award for his (and the car’s) efforts over the two days.

(This image is held in the Motor Sport image archive and is reproduced here by permission of LAT Photographic)

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Visit the archive and see if you can find it there. We will be slowly adding pages from the archive back to the new site over the coming weeks an months.


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