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Heated seats for a pre-war Minor!

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Open-air motoring during a northern hemisphere winter can be a 'brass monkeys' experience unless suitably attired. Network member Joe Rayner uses his 1932 Minor Two-seater all-year-round and concluded that it…

Autovac cutaway added

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A photoscan of an Autocar magazine cutaway diagram of an Autovac device has been added to the Carburation & Fuel section of the Technical area of the website earlier today.

Hornet Specials article from 1975 added to the site

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An insightful article written by Terry Webster and Henry Burrell, two former doyens of the Wolseley Hornet Special Club, has now been uploaded to the Hornet Specials page in the…

Hornet launch images

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A PDF containing a sequence of images taken for The Autocar at the time of the model's launch in April 1930 has been added to the Wolseley Hornet page in…

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Ken the Horse, Hawick

Postcards can be a great source for learning. It was this image of a 1932 Minor that led to a little internet research which uncovered the fascinating story outlined below. The Minor Saloon is about to pass the 1514 Memorial in Hawick, a town located just on the Scot’s side of the Anglo/Scottish border. The following passage has been extracted from the Ken the Horse website: This memorial commemorates the victory of local youths or “callants” from the town over a party of English raiders at Hornshole, just outside Hawick in 1514, most of the men of the town having been killed on Flodden Field the previous year. The English flag was captured and carried back to Hawick, the capture of which is commemorated in this proud statue.

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Wolseley Hornet Specials no.37

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The value of tagging and captioning images stored away on your hard-drive, on in the cloud, becomes apparent when something triggers a ‘ringing a bell’ moment. In this case it was the the GX registration of this recently uncovered photograph of a 1932 Abbey Trophy Hornet  Special (GX 1827), found within the Motor Sport magazine images section of the LAT collection. A search of the Network’s archive revealed a later snapshot of the car with its probable owner alongside. Was he the first owner of the car? Did he compete in it? The search also revealed that the car was the subject of a Light Car magazine road test in May 1932, a PDF of which resides in the document archive on the Wolseley Hornet Specials page. This page can be found within the Member’s Area of the website. Sadly, the car is not a survivor but a little of its semi-illustrious early history is now known. (Image courtesy of Motor Sport Images)

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A further batch of enameled high quality club badges are now available. Priced at just £22.50 each + £1.50 P&P (U.K.) Order yours today by emailing, stating quantity required and delivery address. (October 2018)