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Maltese Minor…

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Brian Cucciardi (left) is an old car enthusiast and Malta resident who has rebuilt many classic and vintage cars. One such vehicle is this rare 1931 SV Morris Minor Tourer (SV4007) which Brian restored almost ten years ago. There are at least five surviving Morris Minors on the island.

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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 Controllable-jet SU – A 1934 Light Car Article

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There are plenty of articles in the website's archive covering the maintenance of the SU carburettor, but few as easy to read and understand as this 1934 Light Car item…

IOTW no.629


John McDonald has been a rich source of Minor images for this slot, all of which have originated in New Zealand. John believes that this image dates from around 1935 and was taken in Kauwhata and was found in the BNZ archive. It features a 1932 Morris Minor Family Eight (X19.738) but arguably the most interesting element in the photograph is the versatility of the wooden building, alongside of which the car is parked. It appears to serve at least four purposes. Clearly a branch of an NZ bank, it also dispenses petrol, serves as a hairdressing salon and houses the office of a local solicitor!

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Triple M corner no.264

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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.

Following its launch in August 1932, the MG J2 Midget was a brisk seller. The example seen here  competing in the August 1933 London-Barnstable Trial (APB 92) was first registered in December 1932 in the county of Surrey. This great action shot can be found in the LAT archive and carries plate reference C1374. The names of the crew are not known to the writer. (Photo courtesy of Motorsport Images).

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