Fine weather, long days, empty roads and a 1930 Morris Minor.
Geoff Lane from Halstead in Essex has recently purchased GU 1342, the ex David Roscoe, Semi-Sports replica. The car originally left Cowley at the end of March 1929 as a Tourer but was rebuilt as a Semi-Sports model by Dorset restorer David Cooksey in the early part of the last decade. (Photo Geoff Lane)
Trevor Wilkinson along with his 1934 Minor Two-seater (UN 6979) visited Cardington airfield recently and witnessed, in flight, Airlander 10 the U.K.’s largest aircraft. It has been calculated that 432 Minors could fit into the interior ‘envelope’ of this enormous craft. (N.B. That calculation was carried out on the reverse of the same envelope.)
This long wheel base 1932 OHC Cunard Calshot Minor Special MU 5674 is now ‘available to view’ at Mike Rolls MG Car Sales emporium in Gillingham, Dorset. Just three such cars are known to survive and one of these is subject to a long-term restoration. Therefore this car’s availability represents a rare opportunity for someone to purchase an important piece of Minor history. More images and further details are available on this website’s forum. www.prewarminorforum.com
Neil Elder’s Minor special features regularly on this page. Neil lives in the Christchurch area of New Zealand and is seen here recently competing (rather enthusiastically) in the Hadstock Driving Tests event. Local PWMN member John McDonald reports that although greatly outnumbered by Austin Sevens the Minor performed magnificently. The event results are yet to be published.
The West Region of the Morris Register have been holding their annual motoring break, this year in and around the city of Hereford. Four Minors took part including those owned by Toby Sears and Ken Martin, both of whom are seen here just prior to departing on their separate journies homeward. (Photo Kate Martin)