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The Pre-War Minor Network

A community for enthusiasts of the pre-war Morris Minor


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 Ian and Judith Judd recently completed a 500 mile+ trip in their 1930 MG Midget (MG 703) travelling from their home in Leeds to Dorset, via a stop-over in Gloucestershire for the Pre-war Prescott event, before returning to Yorkshire just a couple of days later. Ian is a long-term advocate of the comfort afforded by Moseley Float-on-air seat cushions, although he did complain that by the end of the journey the car seemed narrower than he remembered! The fully laden Midget is seen here parked-up in Cirencester, Glos.

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VSCC Driving Tests Madresfield images added to Event Galleries

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Grateful thanks to Mike Tebbett, Ali Bond & Jonathan Barwick for the images that can now be found in a new gallery at the foot of the 2021 Event Galleries…

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Not all car enthusiasts are ex-engineers or even familiar with some of the technical terminology in use. The Morris Owner magazine recognised this fact and in March 1933 published an…

Amateur Repair Work !?

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The term "amateur repair work" today implies that the work in question has not been carried out to a professional standard. However, in March 1936 the Light Car magazine published…

Pre-war Prescott & Far-Eastern Pub Meet galleries added…

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Photographs from two of the weekend's events have been added to the 2021 Event Galleries page here. Scroll to the foot of the page to find the latest images.

IOTW no.597


Harold Connolly‘s automotive art which appeared throughout the thirties is widely acclaimed today. He has a particular association with the MG marque, his work appearing in many of their advertisements and car brochures during that period. This image however appeared in an October 1933 Morris Owner magazine as a ‘header’ to an article on British cars at that years motor show. Note how only the three Morris owned brands are legible, although there are nods to suppliers, Dunlop and Lucas.

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Triple M corner no.239

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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.

Taken at a very wet Brighton Speed Trials in September 1933, this unidentified and stripped down MG J2 Midget raises spray along Madeira Drive while passing a row of bathing machines. (Extract from LATplate C1954 – courtesy of Motorsport Images)

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