The River Tar flows through County Tipperary in the Irish Republic and at Ballybacon, in the Barony of Iffa & Offa, the river passes under a humpback bridge. Seeing a photo-opportunity, Joe Rayner did no more than park his 1932 Minor Two-seater (ZV 83851) on the crest of the ‘hump’. The resulting photograph can be seen above while the traffic jam Joe caused took almost 20 seconds to clear.
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This photograph first appeared in the August 1936 edition of the Morris Owner magazine on page 561. The image caption reads as follows:
Mr J.H. Marshall, the Ilkley Motor Club’s President, demonstrates that a Minor Two-seater can cross the River Wharfe without bridge or ford. Just beyond where the car is standing is the deepest part of the stream.
It’s interesting to note that the Minor continued to be regularly mentioned in this journal right up to the commencement of WWII, demonstarting perhaps that it was a model the magazine’s editorial staff and its readership held in high esteem.
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.
Yet another Bill Brunell photograph courtesy of Motorsport Images. This one was taken in the afternoon of 19th June 1932 during the course of that year’s running of the B&HMC’s Brighton – Beer reliability trial. Here Brunell captures T.A.W. Thorpe in his 1930 MG Midget GF 5503 cresting a gradient in a sunken lane near Fingle Bridge on Dartmoor. Thorpe went on to gain a second class award. The photo appeared in the 24th June 1932 edition of The Autocar on page 1055. (LAT photoscan)
NEW ENAMEL BADGES!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, stating quantity required and delivery address. (October 2018)
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.