Frank Higgin’s has owned his 1930 OHC Minor UY 9222 for over 30 years. It’s story is an interesting one as told by Frank himself: “My Minor (originally a saloon) has been messed about with over the years I believe at one time it had a “replica” glass fibre Edwardian style body! Later it seems that somebody found a rather rusty £100 body patched it up with liberal use of body filler put a home-made exhaust system and a modern (MinI?) carb on it and that was what it was like when I got it. Over the years I have sorted it out and although the body is still a bit scruffy (but most of the filler has been removed!). It has never been restored as such, but just maintained and improved.”
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PL 2347 again!
This post September 1930, Surrey registered Wolseley Hornet Saloon PL 2347 was used by the Chief Photographer of the Iliffe publishing group, Mr. Donald Osmond, throughout the early thirties and into the second half of that decade. It appears in many feature articles in the Autocar magazine and constantly crops up in the background of many other photographs held in the LAT Photographic Archive. This photo has a caption scratched into the plate’s emulsion that simply reads Haweswater. The Network’s archive holds over 50 different images of this car taken between 1931 and 1937.
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 MG Car Company’s founder and chief executive throughout the thirties was Mr. Cecil Kimber. His personal transport for a short time during this period was this Corsica bodied, supercharged MG Magnette. The image is a scan of a photograph from an Autocar ‘edition file’ which appears here courtesy of LAT, while the small snippet and caption was found on the internet.
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 email@example.com, stating quantity and delivery address.
Sunday 7th October: Far Eastern Pub Meet – The Cross Keys, Redgrave, Suffolk IP22 1RW K.O. Noon – All pre-war cars and their crews welcome.
Monday 3rd December (noon): Home Counties quarterly gathering: The RAC Club, Epsom. All welcome, although booking essential via the forum. (NB dress code in force)
1st January 2019 – VSCC New Year’s Day ‘meet’ (From noon): Kings Head, North Lopham. IP22 2NE
June 7th-9th 2019: PWMN Annual Rally, Marlborough, Wilts – Much more news soon.