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Late autumn in Dorset…

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A beautiful autumn day lured Mike and Sue Rose away from their painting and decorating and into their 1932 Minor Two-seater (WP 1085) for a meander along some of Dorset’s beautiful byways. This golden leaved tree-lined lane provided the perfect setting for a great photo.

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White Minor at ’34 Lewes Speed Trials

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A June 1934 Light Car report on the Lewes Speed Trials has been added to the 'White Minor' page within the Member's Area of the website. Both Barbara Skinner and…

Revealed & reviewed – Hornet Special chassis for 1934

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The Light Car & Cyclecar published a short article reviewing the revised Hornet Special chassis for 1934, in their October 6th 1933 'First Show Number' edition; the updated chassis making…

McEvoy RC 300 Tribute

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The Competion Minors page within the Member's area of the website has been updated with the inclusion of two galleries dedicated to the 1932 RAC Rally car, McEvoy Minor Le…

2018 Event Galleries updated…

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A further 17 images taken at the autumn's pub-meets have been added to the 2018 Event Galleries page and can be viewed at the foot of this page.

I(s)OTW no.453


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Designed by Gordon England

It wasn’t until July 1930 that Morris Motors added a two-seater to their Minor range,  a full two years after the model was first launched. They turned to an established coachbuilder for assistance and the Gordon England concern effectively resurrected a design they had first used some 18 months previously on their own ‘England Minor Two-seater’. The similarities are very evident in the photographs to be seen here including the stippled bonnet finish, which on the Morris Semi-Sports was rolled into the bonnet sheet metal, while a matching fabric to that of the body was applied to the bonnet of the England Two-seater. However, the England car was far better appointed in that it was supplied with Moseley ‘Float-on-air’ cushions and an integrated chassis lubrication system among other refinements. The heavily dished steering wheel to be seen on the England Two-seater dates the car to late 1928 or early 1929, making this special one of the earliest to be produced.

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Triple M corner no.118

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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.

A huge crowd congregated in Blue Hills Mine, Cornwall on 4th April 1931 to witness cars and crews negotiating (or otherwise) the twists, turns and climbs of that cavernous man-made arena. All were competing in the 1931 running of the MCC London-Lands End trial. The image to be seen here shows A. G. Murdoch in his 1930 MG Midget MG 644 hitting a bank at one such sharp turn. Murdoch went on to eventually collect a Silver award. (LAT Autocar photoscan – this image first appeared in that magazine’s 10th April 1931 edition)

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