Epsom thoroughbreds…

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The recent Morris Register Epsom noggin was a well-attended affair with ten cars and their crews parked up on the downs adjacent to the race course. Network attendees included Kenneth Allen, John Emmett and Alister Reid who brought along his ‘Bullnose’ and what may have been coffee in his flask.

Almost POTY time…

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It’s time to begin thinking about your entry for the 2017 PWMN Photograph of the year competition. Start combing your computer’s photo folders for an image of your car that catches the eye or just take to the road and find a suitable backdrop to show off your car’s best features! Competition entries will be accepted from 1st December onward. This memorable photo was taken by Ken Martin on the 2013 ‘White Horse’ Rally and features the 1933 Minor Two-seater OJ 4733, currently owned by David Hockley in Cambs.

Rallying…

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Pictured here entering the car park of The Noel Inn, Whitwell are Charles Crisp and Rachel Miles in the Crisp owned 1934 Minor Two-seater (AXV 51). The photo was taken during the the course of the Network’s 2017 Rally in Rutland. The clubs 2018  rally will be based on the Norfolk/Suffolk border and will take place over the weekend of  8th-10th June. A rally entry form will be published shortly.

New Minor racer mock-up…

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Geof Wilson is in the process of designing a period racing body for his 1929 Minor chassis. (MM 9326) He has reached the stage of mocking-up the body shape in polystyrene and will now finesse this into the final design before committing to the shaping of metal.

Another Holden bodied Minor surfaces…

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Located in the Sydney suburb of Cronulla this 1934 lwb Minor Tourer is a rare survivor of its type. Imported by York Motors in Sydney in 1934 and bodied by Holden this is only the second of its kind recorded by this website. The car was originally painted blue and was owned by a proprietor of an ESSO service station in Sydney for 32 years from 1936 until 1968. More about this car here.

Not an MG…

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While the Austin Motor Company developed their Seven for racing and other competitive work, William Morris refrained from sporting sponsorship of Morris cars, leaving that to a business he personally owned, The MG Car Company. However, there were Morris products that were used in competition, the Minor in particular winning many awards when entered by their owners. In this image Alistair Bond rounds ‘Pardon’ in his 1930 Minor Semi-Sports (IA 9142) at the Bugatti Owner’s Club Prescott hill-climb venue, the photo redolent of that period when privateer Minor owners tested their cars and themselves in competition.

Rare survivor – available to buy…

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An extremely rare 1934 lwb Holden bodied Minor Coupe is currently for sale in Australia. One of just two known survivors, this historic car will reward its restorer with its handsome period looks. Further detail can be found on the website’s Discussion Forum here.

Rain stopped play…

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Awful autumnal weather played a part in the poor attendance at the Network’s Far-Eastern pub meet on 1st October with some members using their modern’s to get to Wortham. Nonetheless, a good time was had by those who did brave the conditions.

Ulster Minor Special…

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This photo was taken on 1st June 2013 at the Ulster Riley Club’s Cultra Hillclimb event.  The Robert Andrews owned SV 1933 Minor Special is being piloted by noted motoring artist Debra Wenlock. Examples of her work can be found on her website here.