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A new home for SV 9789

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This much travelled 1929 Morris Minor Tourer (SV 9789) has found a new owner having been available to purchase for over a year. In the meantime it has been subject to an engine transplant, losing its original Minor OHC unit only for it to be replaced by a 918cc Morris Eight SV engine. Network member Andrew Miles, the car’s new custodian intends using ‘SV’ at the 2023 PWMN Welland Vally Rally to be held in the East Midlands next June. (Photo Simon North)

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VSCC Cotswold Trial images added to 2022 Event Galleries page

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A selection of images taken at the VSCC's Cotswold Trial by Jonathan Barwick  have been added to the foot of the 2022 Events Galleries page.

1934 Rotax booklet on lighting & starting equipment

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A 32 page booklet, one of the 'Running Instructions' series and produced by Rotax, part of the Lucas-CAV-Rotax group in 1934, has been added to the site. It includes descriptions…

2022 Photograph of the Year Competition launched …

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The 2022 Photograph of the Year Competition (POTY) page was launched today 31st October. Entries to the competition can now be submitted with adjudication taking place at the end of…

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 will be coming soon, while a Rally Booking Form can be found beneath the blue button below.

IOTW no.655


Here we have an unidentified 1932 Morris Minor Saloon with its extremities painted white in order to comply with wartime blackout regulations. Alongside stands an RAF Sergeant Frank and his sister, Eva. It’s probable that the RAF NCO was home on leave, very precious moments in a time of conflict. The photo appears here courtesy of member Paul Brigden, who writes: “The pic was taken in Dawlish and its pretty obvious ‘when’ with the hand painted blackout white stripes.  Cousin Frank was demobbed from the RAF post war and started a garage business offering petrol, car sales and repairs which he ran until his retirement, while Eva had a sweet shop.”

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Wolseley Hornet Specials no.69

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The Scottish Sports Car Club were hosts to the The Edinburgh Half Day Trial held at the tail end of April 1935. This heavily retouched image of 1934 E.W. Hornet Special (US 4663) appeared in the 5th May 1935’s edition of The Autocar (P593) and is captioned on its reverse as “…entering the watersplash”. The driver’s name was not provided. (LATphotoscan courtesy of Motorsport Images)

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: 

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

COMING SOON - 2023 Pre-war Minor Network Calendar

The Network’s NEW YEAR Far Eastern Pub Meet…

…is being held on Sunday 1st January 2024 at The Cross Keys Inn, Redgrave, Suffolk. IP22 1RW with all pre-war cars welcome.  If you intend to eat then it is essential to book early via 01379 779822. Visit the pub’s facebook page via the Red Button below for menu options etc.

Cross Keys, Redgrave Facebook Page
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