At last – a new home…

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Christian Ehrbar from Zug, Switzerland has just acquired this lovely 1933 Minor Two-seater MMS8 29435 which has been for sale on the French/Swiss border for almost six years. Christian now has two Minors in his garage, his new car will now sit alongside 1932 Minor Two-seater SV 19350 (formerly GY 1482).

UD 2682 – not necessarily!

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The question of vehicle identity is a hot topic in the old car world and is just one of the reasons why the mandarins at the DVLA are currently reviewing this controversial area. Here we have UD 2682 (a 1929 Oxford registration) which is not what it appears to be, this as a direct result of the DVLA allocating an historic registration to the builder of this replica Minor Fire Tender in the eighties. The fire tender was built upon a May 1930 Minor saloon chassis (24126) by Sheffield enthusiast Peter McCall who made no secret of the fact that his car was indeed a replica, and neither did another former ‘keeper’ Tony Gamble who sold it on some years ago. (Image Ken Martin)

Tony Gamble – bodybuilder…

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Tony Gamble from Selby, North Yorks U.K. has been constructing a Tourer body on his extremely rare 1928 Minor chassis, of which under a dozen are known to have survived. When finished the car will be unusual in that the body is to be skinned in fabric, a variant of the Minor that Morris Motors did not list in the late twenties. The completed body frame saw the light of day for the first time earlier this month.

2017 Rutland Rally details imminent…

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A series of website technical problems has prevented the publication of the 2017 Rally Page and entry form. Thankfully these issues have now been resolved and the page is due for launch on 9th September. Thank you for your patience. (Photo shows Ashmore village, Dorset over-run by Minors and an Eight during the course of the 2016 rally – image Kate Martin)

Award winning Minor…

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Mick Roberts owns this beautifully restored Derbyshire registered 1932 Minor Two-seater (RB 6357). Morris Register member Mick (seen here with wife Judith) rebuilt the car himself and has won numerous awards following its show debut three years ago. (Photo: Tony Nathan)

What’s it worth…?

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Considering buying a pre-war Minor? How much should you expect to pay? If you are currently not a member, register for our Discussion Forum and take part in the conversation. www.prewarminorforum.com (compilation image Peter Brock)

Wedding triumvirate…

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As part of their 40th wedding anniversary celebrations Ken and Kate Martin re-visited the Bath church in which they were betrothed. Their wedding carriage back in 1976 was UX 4950 Ken’s 1930 Minor Coachbuilt Saloon, a car that had been a part of his life for as long as he could remember. Congratulations to all three!

Significant discoveries…

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An ‘All British Day’ at Parramatta, Sydney Australia on 28th August brought to light two Minors, one of which has not been seen in public for forty years while the other was totally unknown. Network member Ewan Lambess attended the event and captured images of both cars one of which is seen above. This is the substantive remains of a 1934 lwb Minor Coupe with a body by Holden. Currently only one other lwb Minor Holden Coupe is known to survive. Further details on this and the other Minor ‘find’ via the website’s Discussion Forum. (www.prewarminorforum.com) Image courtesy of Ewan Lambess