The Pre-War Minor Network

A community for enthusiasts of the pre-war Morris Minor


Making a splash…

By | Headline News

This great shot of Mike Dalby in his 1930 Southampton registered MG Midget (OU 4824) was taken by photographer Colin Murrell at the recent Kimber Classic Trial. Organised by the MG Car Club’s South Western Centre, the trial took place on 13th April in and around the Somerset/ Dorset border and was centered close to Yeovil. This photo was originally spotted on the Triple M Register’s forum which contained a link to the club’s Facebook page here. (Image courtesy Colin Murrell and Triple M Register)

Recently added content

Spring pub-meet photos added…

| News Story | No Comments
The 2019 Event Gallery has been updated with a sequence of photos taken at the Network's Spring pub-meet in Redgrave, Suffolk. Find the images here.

Andre shock absorbers – installation & set-up

| News Story | No Comments
A December 1950 André leaflet has been added today detailing how to install and set-up shock absorber types 502/2, 506/2, 502M/2 & 506M/2. Many Minors have been retro fitted with…

Other Owners’ Running Costs…

| News Story | No Comments
In the days when almost all owners kept a log of the cost of running their vehicles, comparing your motoring costs with that of another with an identical car was…

LC&ES Welsh Weekend images added

| News Story | No Comments
Thanks to photographs supplied by Mike Tebbett and Alistair Bond, a sequence of images taken at the VSCC Light Car & Edwardian Section's recent Welsh Weekend are now available to…

IOTW no.476


Click the image to see it full size.

Oakham, Rutland

For those who attended the 2017 Rutland Rally this scene may be familiar. It shows the Old Buttercross in Oakham which is located adjacent to the local museum, a venue visited by a number of rallyists during the course of the weekend. This heavily retouched Autocar photoscan has a 1931 Rutland registered £100 car in shot. (FP 2439). The photo first appeared in the 15th July 1932 edition of the Autocar. (LAT Photoscan courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Sponsored by Motorsport Images

Triple M corner no.136

By | Triple M corner

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.

Italian racing driver Tazio Nuvolari had never driven an MG K3 Magnette until the eve of the 1933 RAC Ulster TT race. While 29 cars started the 478 mile race just 12 finished with Nuvolari beating all comers, including  second placed Eric Hall, who was piloting an identical car.  The race lasted for almost six hours and was not without tragedy when the passenger in Balmain’s MG Midget was killed having been thrown from the car as a result of an accident. It’s reported that over 500,000 people lined the Ards course that day, many no doubt coming to watch local man Billy Sullivan driving his Sullivan Minor Special. Unfortunately, Sullivan was forced to retire after just 191 miles or 14 laps of the circuit. Nuvolari is seen here at the end of the race casually eating an apple just prior to the presentation ceremony. (Image from the LAT collection, Motor plate 802-37 courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Visit the archive and see if you can find it there. We will be slowly adding pages from the archive back to the new site over the coming weeks and months.

Network merchandise…

The Pre-war Minor Network 2019 calendar: NOW SOLD OUT!!

Club car badges: A further batch of  high quality enameled club badges are now available. Priced at £24.00 U.K. and £25.00 European Union (p&p included)

Rest of world p&p prices available upon request. Order via email to