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Honestly, it is fun …

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Competing in a Minor can be fun – even when it’s blowing a gale and the driving rain is stinging your face. If you find that hard to believe just ask Alistair Bond and Tom his young navigator. It was he who was tasked with plotting a route under these conditions while taking part in the recent LC&ES Welsh weekend activities in Alistair’s 1930 Morris Minor Semi-Sports (IA 9142).

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Repair, maintenance & operating the slow-running control

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Thanks to the engineering skills of Hayden Edwards and Peter Brock's graphics expertise a new 'How to' pdf has been uploaded to the Technical Bits section under Instruments & controls…

2024 Event Galleries page added …

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A new 2024 Event Galleries page was launched today. It can be found under 'Events' on the website's main menu or view it via this link.

Get-you-home dodges Part 1 added

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On 12th May 1934 a new weekly motoring magazine, the  Practical Motorist, was launched with little fanfare. It was aimed at the do-it-yourself owner driver and was continuously in print…

2023 Events galleries updated

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More images have been added to the 2023 Event Galleries page with photos taken at Far Eastern pub Meet and the VSCC's Welsh Trial. the latters courtesy of Ali Bond.…

Announcing the 2024 PWMN rally…

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The Network’s fourteenth rally will be based upon Chard in Somerset, England and is scheduled to take place over the weekend of 7th-9th June 2024. Chris and Sue Hipwood, our rally hosts, have put together a full program of activities including our traditional Saturday and Sunday tours. These will take in a meander through the world renowned Somerset Levels and the outstanding Blackdown Hills. An entry form can be found here, while an accommodation list is here. It should be noted that all of the rally’s social gatherings will be taking place at The Hornsbury Mill where accommodation is also available. If you are intending to stay at the mill, then it is advisable to book early and specifically quote the Minor Rally when doing so. There are just 30 rally entry slots available, so to avoid disappointment please get your entry form in quickly.

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Mike Tebbett contributed this rare photo of a 1931 season Wolseley Hornet Saloon. The car bears a 1932 Surrey (PJ 4412) registration although where the image was taken is not known. The presence of overhead trolley bus cables might indicate a proximity to Croydon or another London suburb, while the price of ‘Super’ grade fuel at 1s/3d per gallon may help a detective determine the approximate year.

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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.

UF 6441 is a 1930 Brighton registered MG Midget seen here inconsiderately parked on a bend in the road. The driver with spade ignition key in hand looks as if he is about to board the vehicle from the nearside, perhaps to avoid the risk of injury by entering from the roadway. The overcoat, scarf and plus-fours would seem to indicate that he was journeying in cold weather or perhaps he and his passenger just had a very early start.

Morris Register Merchandise:

The third (fully revised and updated) edition of the John Nagle compiled handbook The Complete Morris Minor is now available to purchase from the Morris Register Spares store HERE.

Priced at £19.47 + Postage & Packing (Rest of world p&p prices also available upon request.)

Network Merchandise: 

The 2024 edition of the Pre-war Minor Network calendar, featuring memorable images from all 13 annual rallies held to date is now in stock.   The calendar is available in two versions, these being: Standard size A4 per page,  and: Extra large A3 per page. Prices including U.K. postage & packing are A4 £14.40, and A3 £15.49. To order, email providing your postal address details. Payment via PayPal is preferred although other payment options are available upon request.

FAR EASTERN 2024 planned events

The following list details the dates and times of the proposed East Anglian events through the 2024 driving season. If other Minorists wish to establish similar events closer to home then please email and they will be similarly advertised here.

  • Wednesday 6th March Noggin Cross Keys, Redgrave from 7:00 PM
  • Sunday 21st April Short ‘Drive-it-Day’ Tour and pub meet Star Wing Brewery, Redgrave(provisional start time from 11:00 AM)
  • Wednesday 8th May Noggin Cross Keys, Redgrave from 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 5th June Noggin Cross Keys, Redgrave from 7:00 PM
  • July, August, September Venues TBA
  • Sunday, October 6th Autumn Pub Meet and short tour Cross Keys, Redgrave from 11:00 AM
  • All pre-war cars and occupants are welcome.
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