The Pre-War Minor Network

A community for enthusiasts of the pre-war Morris Minor


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Barry Robinson is seen here with his newly acquired 1932 MG M Type (DG 4888), a car that was last in his care almost sixty years ago, and an reunion that was facilitated by Sam Christie, a website member. A very happy ending to a long quest.

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Autumn pub meet images added

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Images from the recent autumn pub meets have been added to the foot of the 2019 Event Galleries page.

Firle Hill Revival

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Thanks to Philip Butland for providing a short sequence of images taken at the recent Firle Hill Revival Meeting. They can all be found at the foot of the 2019…

Tuning the Hornet Special engine…

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A PDF has been added to the miscellaneous section within the Technical area entitled Tuning & Maintenance of the Wolseley Hornet, which specifically looks at the 12 HP Hornet Special…

Two Breweries Run photos…

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Images from the Two Breweries Run, held on 1st September can now be viewed at the foot of the 2019 Event Galleries page here.

PWMN annual rally

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The 2020 'Marches' Rally - Titley, Herefordshire

Be part of a great weekend!

The Network’s 11th annual rally is to be held in the spectacular border country known as the Welsh Marches – For more information and entry details visit the rally webpage here.

IOTW no.498


Here is a snapshot of a late 1931 or early 1932 MG Midget which is identifiable by its sculptured wings and short boot lid. What is not clear from this image is if the car is fabric skinned or one of the ‘new’ metal panelled variants. Folklore has it that all short boot lid cars were of the metal panelled variety as MG were keen to clear old stocks of the fabric skinned version. Certainly, their pricing for the 1932 season reflected this with the fabric skinned car being listed at £165 while the new panelled body versions were priced at £185. Could it be possible that Carbodies were supplying MG with short boot lid versions of both the panelled and fabric skinned cars? Is there evidence to say that this is not the case? PS Stowing the spare wheel on the tail was not a standard feature offered by the company.

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Triple M corner no.155

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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.

On 13th July 1934, in bright mid-summer sunshine, R.L. Doble was taking part in the Llandudno Trial aboard MG J2 GV 2183 (J4231). He is seen here passing a public house on “Badfort” on his way to collecting a Premier Award. (LAT Autocar photoscan – courtesy of Motorsport Images)

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Network merchandise…

Coming soon – new penguin style bibs (price tba)

Club car 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