Harry’s legacy…

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Harry Edwards, the former Morris Register Historian, died in September 2010. He left behind a mountain of material in the form of books, articles, a handwritten register of surving cars and countless notes. Much of this material continues to be referenced on a daily basis by Morris enthusiasts from around the world. A small part of that legacy are these sketches of Morris Minor specials, drawn over 50 years ago for publication in the Morris Register’s quarterly ‘Bulletin‘ and used to illustrate a series of articles on the topic.

What’s under the bonnet?

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The view upon lifting the bonnet of every Morris Minor engine will reveal many subtle differences, one engine to the next. Few under-bonnet views will resemble that to be seen in Morris handbooks, with differing routes for pipework, non-standard float chambers on carburettors, the use of modern plug leads, the location of the manufacturer’s plate along with a host of other trivia. While to some these anomolies annoy and irritate, to others they simply represent practical pragmatism.

The middle class Minor…

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The £175 Morris Minor Special Coupe was the most expensive factory produced Morris Minor by some margin. A 1995 article from the Classic & Sportscar magazine will shortly be uploaded to the website explaining why these Coupes were so popular among the car manufacturers, while less so among the buying public.

Cooling down…

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June 4th 2016: After a day of hill clinbing along Dorset’s Jurassic coast, three of the Minor’s taking part in the 2016 PWMN Rally rest-up and allow their oil to cool in the late evening air.

Enthusiasm is contagious …

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Fifteen year-old Joe Tyldesley shares his father Adrian’s passion for vintage vehicles. Joe is seen here at the wheel of his dad’s recently acquired 1934 Morris Minor Two-seater (AAO 426), this car joining FH 7004 (1929 Morris Minor Fabric Saloon) in Adrian’s growing fleet.

VSCC Brooklands Driving Tests postponed…

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Following the announcement of the latest English national lockdown, the VSCC have postponed the Brooklands Driving Tests event that was due to take place later this month. Club Chairman Paul Tunnicliffe comments “… these will not go ahead in January, although we are hoping that they can run later in the year.” This photo was taken during scrutineering for the 2019 event, with Paul Compton’s 1934 Wolseley Hornet Aerees Special (ACJ 154) well to the fore, behind which is Clive Hamilton-Gould’s 1930 Morris Minor Tourer (DG 325).

A European union…

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Gerhard Wedenig fom Untersiggenthal, Switzerland own’s this striking 1932 Morris Minor Saloon (AG 128 827). Gerhard had been experiencing clutch problems on his car and turned to the members of this website’s Discussion Forum for help. Practical advice and tangible assistance was provided, most notably by Joe Rayner from Ireland, who repaired the Minor’s clutch ‘fingers’ and constructed a tool to aid the setting-up of the clutch upon re-installation. The parts were then mailed to Gerhard over the Christmas period, who reports that the car has recently successfully completed a test run.  A fine example of European co-operation.

Where & when?

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This internet image find of a 1932 Morris Minor Tourer (CE 7999) is reluctant to give up it’s secrets. Can anyone recognize the car’s likely location from its registration plate?

2021- A new dawn…

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Former member Arthur Bell took many carefully composed photographs of his 1933 Morris Minor (JJ 9069) in scenic East Anglian settings. This shot perfectly captures the spirit of the period through which we are now passing.