The Pre-War Minor Network

A community for enthusiasts of the pre-war Morris Minor

The Minor as an educational tool…

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A Minor owning head teacher at a primary school has made use of his 1934 Minor Saloon (AUF 921) as an illustrative aid for a social history project. The car is seen here in the school’s entrance hall along with other artefacts from the early to mid-twentieth century.

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IOTW no.399


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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.

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Triple M corner no.67

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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.

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)

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