The Pre-War Minor Network
A community for enthusiasts of the pre-war Morris Minor
Recently added content
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!
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).