IOTW no. 323

By February 17, 2016IOTW

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1933 MCC London Exeter Trial 29th & 30th December

1933 Minor Two-Seater JJ 6718 was first registered in London in the summer of 1933 and so was only a few months old when G.V. Firmin entered it for the 1933 running of the famous London – Exeter Trial which was held over two days (29th/30th December) that year. Firmin went on to collect a Silver Award driving at least part of the way with his windscreen in the open position. His car was reasonably well prepared for this event with trials tyres fitted to the rear, braced front wings and two large spotlights fitted low to the front. His Minor was one of six that took part that year.

(N.B. The sharp contrast seen on this LAT Plate C2355 is due in part to the deteriorating condition of the emulsion affixed to the back of the glass. Unfortunately these images won’t last for ever which is another good reason to show them now.)

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