The Pre-War Minor Network
A community for enthusiasts of the pre-war Morris Minor
‘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 Saturday rallyists can opt to take lunch on-board while being transported around England’s largest man-made reservoir. 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 Sunday’s short(er) tour. The Blaston Showground is the second main venue and starting point for the Saturday tour. Itinerary details on the new webpage here.
A Minor Coupe Special
The drawing seen here was scanned from a May 1930 coachbuilding trade magazine in which details were provided to construct an enclosed Coupe body adapted to fit a 1930 Minor chassis. This chassis drawing includes many of the important dimensions needed when restoring an early OHC Minor although it should be noted that in this case the steering wheel illustrated is the early dished type and using this as a reference point in conjunction with a later steering wheel will I’m sure cause some head scratching.
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.
MG J2 Midget RX 9980 has featured earlier in this series (Triple M corner no.7) that photo being taken at the February 1933 running of the Sunbac Colmore Cup Trial as it is in this Brunell/Getty image. The winter of 1932/33 was particularly harsh and conditions for the trial were difficult for competitors. The Midget was being driven by J.R. Temple and was the very same car that The Autocar had used in it’s road test of the type in August of the previous year.
NEW ENAMEL BADGES!
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New Forest Run and Pub Meet – Sunday 23rd October: Meet at the Royal Oak, North Gorley, Hants – from noon.
Home Counties Pub Meet – Monday 31st October: The Seven Stars, Leigh, Reigate from noon.
VSCC pub meet – Saturday 5th November, The Kings Head, North Lopham, Norfolk – from noon.