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A community for enthusiasts of the pre-war Morris Minor


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The 2014 Old England Rally was centred upon Cavendish in Suffolk. The weather over the weekend was changeable and included a full blown thunderstorm on the Saturday morning. By mid-afternoon the sun shone once again and here in Lavenham Stuart and Glenda Clark have folded back the Kopalapso roof of their 1930 Coachbuilt Saloon (WD 1430) while Andy Brown in his 1931 SV Minor Tourer (372 XUA)  still didn’t trust the conditions and kept his hood firmly in the ‘up’ position! (Photo Ken Martin)

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PLEASE NOTE: As of 1500 hours BST today Friday 29th May, the website's forum has ceased to function correctly. This has affected all Tapatalk sites and appears to be a…

Maintaining the SU Petrolift…

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Those who own the 1932 and 1933 Minor models will appreciate the latest addittion to the Members Technical Area, a 'Running Hints & Tips' item from the October 1932 edition…

‘Cowley’s first Minor’

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A scan of a five page article written by Jonathan Wood has been been added to the Post-war Minor articles archive here

Decarbonising the S.V. Minor engine…

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In June 1931, just four months after the first SV Minors left Cowley in February that year, the Morris Owner magazine published a full four-page article entitled 'Decarbonising is so…

PWMN annual rally

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The 2020/2021 '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.529


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A Manxed ‘M’

Many pre-war ‘open’ cars were the recipients of new homebuilt bodies in the austere post war years of the late forties and fifties. By now most of these cars were approaching 25 years old and their original timber framed bodies had seen far better days. This Surrey registered 1931 MG Midget PL 5390 had acquired such a body, styled with sharply cut-away doors, a flat windscreen and a docked tail, thus imitating the J and P type Midgets that followed the M Type’, although losing its louvered front valance somewhere along the way.

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Wolseley Hornet Specials no.50

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1931 Swallow Wolseley Hornet special Two-seater (RB 3136) was last taxed in the UK in 2007. These four images are all from a carandclassic car listing dating from the spring of 2012 when the car was advertised for sale by a dealer Italy. It looks very much like the car has remained on the continent. The Swallow company were among the first coachbuilders to body the (then) new Hornet chassis.

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