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Announcing the 2023 Welland Valley Rally!

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Thanks to our volunteer hosts, Janie Maeers and Geof Wilson, we can today announce the launch of our 2023 ‘Welland Valley Rally’ weekend. The rally will be based in the village of Lyddington, Rutland and take place over the  9th-11th June next year. Lyddington boasts two inns, both of which will be utilised over the course of the three days, The Marquess of Exeter being the venue for our annual rally dinner. Between them the inns have 27 bookable  rooms, so potentially just a short walk will be required after a glass of wine or two at the dinner.  A rally page and booking form will follow shortly. Please note that entry is restricted to just 30 cars, so to avoid disappointment…

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Rally galleries now open…

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Over 70 images taken at the recent 2022 Pre-war Minor Network Rally in Suffolk can now be found either via the 'Events' tab or through this link

1931 Double-Twelve build up report – Auto Motor Journal

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The 8th May 1931 edition of the Auto Motor Journal  provided a pre-race build-up for it's readers of the 1931 JCC Double-Twelve Race, despite the fact that the race had…

The Care & Maintenance of the S.V. Morris Minor – Autocar 1932

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The Autocar ran a sequence of articles entitled "The care & maintenance of ......". Two of these currently reside in the Member's Area under 'Everything else' (MG Midget, Wolseley Hornet)…

Throttle pedal detailed drawings added…

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Although far from unique, the pre-war Morris Minor was designed with a central throttle pedal and was one of the latest vehicles to feature this arrangement prior to the universal…

The 2023 PWMN Welland Valley Rally

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Diarise these dates now June 9th-11th 2023...

For 2023 the Network’s annual rally is returning to the East Midlands, or to be more precise the Welland Valley. Our rally base is to be the village of Lyddington, Rutland, its Marquess of Exeter Inn hosting our rally dinner on Saturday evening. The rally’s two tours will visit some of the region’s hidden gems, using roads that are suitable for 90 year old vehicles. A rally page with much more detail, along with a booking form will be coming soon.

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This Morris Motors image of the engine used in their newly launched Morris Minor, graced page 444 of the 14th August 1928 edition of The Autocar. The same photo was used in the 1929 and 1930 editions of The Morris Minor Operation Manual for the model despite the production engines possessing slightly visually different features. (Autocar photoscan courtesy of Motorsport Images)


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Triple M corner no.272

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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.

While the big national trials run by organisations such as the Motor Cycle Club attracted huge crowds, the best drivers and the attention of the weekly motoring magazines, many other small club events took place all over the U.K. each weekend. This photo was taken at one such trial run by the Lancs & Cheshire Car Club on 7th April 1934. Neither the location of the hill, nor the name of the driver of MG J2  Midget (XJ 5251) is known, although he is likely to be a local man as his car was registered in Manchester in the early months of 1933. (LATplate C3025 courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Network merchandise…

Club badges:

A further batch of  high quality enameled club badges are now available. Priced at £24.00 U.K. and £25.00 European Union (p&p included)

Rest of world p&p prices available upon request. Order via email to

Watch this space for details of upcoming events!

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