The Pre-War Minor Network
A community for enthusiasts of the pre-war Morris Minor
The beautiful village of Finchingfield in North West Essex is set in a shallow valley through which flows the Finchingfield Brook. Its village green provides a focal point and its around this central feature that the village grew and expanded. The Network’s 2014 rally passed through the village during the course of its Saturday tour and many rallyists stopped to take photographs. Philip Butland was one such photographer and he captured the green and its surrounds immediately after a thunderstorm. The second b&w image here was taken in early March 1937 and apart from a distinct lack of traffic it seems that little has changed in the intervening 77 years. (B&W image courtesy of LAT Images – An Autocar photo scan)
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 Bugatti Owner’s Club held regular events on Gold Hill Common, Chalfont-St-Peter, Bucks throughout the early thirties. The gravel byway from the village to the top of the hill provided the track, with competitors generating thick clouds of dust as they negotiatiated the bends. Here 1930 MG Midget MG 764 commences the climb with an unknown driver at the wheel.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, stating quantity and delivery address.
Morris Register & MVA National Rally, Thoresby Park, Ollerton, Notts NG22 9EP 5th & 6th August
Beaulieu International Autojumble, Beaulieu, Hants 2nd & 3rd September 2017 visit The Sears Emporium – stand no. to follow.
Network autumn pub meets, Sunday 1st & Sunday 8th October – venues to follow.