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Ireland’s new Minor…

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Joe Rayner, who lives in the Republic of Ireland has recently taken delivery of UN 4838, a 1932 Minor Two-seater following its sale via the Vintage Petrol Pump Company in Yorkshire. It’s seen here ascending a steep driveway at its new home in the Irish hills.

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New Austin Seven page

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Austin Seven page now available to view. The new 'Austin Seven' page contains four galleries of period photographs, many of which have never been previously published. The page is only…

Dismantling a Hornet four-speed gearbox

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Hornet four-speed box 'Thanks' go to Hugh Barnes for providing a 1951 'Motoring' magazine article which details the steps required in order to dismantle a Hornet four-speed gearbox. The article…

Rally page updated…

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The 2018 rally page has been updated with further venue details here. Just 48 hours after the entry list opened 14 of the 25 available 25 slots have been booked.

IOTW no.408


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A recent eBay find, this snapshot reveals very little. The Minor is a 1929 Tourer model, that much is deduced from the presence of a ‘Morris’ script on the radiator, an item the Minor wore for just that first season. The design of  the tax disc on the car’s windscreen indicates that the photo was taken prior to 1961 (velologists may know more) while almost nothing can be determined from the driver’s attire. It seems most likely that the photo was taken in the thirties as the car’s paintwork appears to be in excellent condition and the Dunlop triple stud tyres look almost new. Is that a horn on the scuttle or something else?

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Triple M corner no.73

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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.

This atmospheric night shot was taken  in the early hours of 28th December 1935 near Shaftesbury in Dorset. The occasion was the 21st running of the MCC’s London-Exeter Trial, the cars having left the start in Virginia Water, Surrey a few hours earlier. The three recognisable cars here are are the Midgets of N.E. Bracey (‘P’ Type BPL 999)  and J.H. Summerfield (‘P’ Type JB 4611). The Ford V8 3.6 litre behind the two MG’s is that driven by F. Allott. While Allott and Bracey both went on to win Premier Awards, Summerfield retired his car before the finish.  (LATplate C7825)

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