A reproduction of the 1932 MG 8/33 MG Foursome brochure has been added to the MG Midget page in the open area of the website. Subsequently known as the MG D Type, this lwb version of the original MG Midget has an excellent survival rate, with Ted Hack’s MG D Group providing a focal point for enthusiasts and owners.
Peter Brock has provided dimentioned technical drawings and photographs both to aid identification and fabrication of a 1934 season Morris Minor starting handle dog. The item can be found in in the Member’s Area Technical Section under ‘Engine’.
Ewan Lambess has kindly forwarded an article which first appeared in a recent edition of Beaded Wheels, the magazine of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand. Written by John Loudon the article recalls his exploits while owning an already fairly ancient 1929 OHC Morris Minor. The article is reproduced with the generous permission of the VCC of New Zealand http://vcc.org.nz/ and the magazine editor of Beaded Wheels to which grateful thanks are extended. It can be found in the Post-war Minor articles archive here.
A section of a 1931 Morris Motors van leaflet (in colour) has been loaded onto the the vans page on the open area of the website. To find it, open The cars/The Minor/Minor vans It can then be found beneath a red button.
The Morris Mirror was the house magazine for the Morris Motors group of companies. Inside the September 1937 edition was Part Two of a three part series of articles entitled ‘The History of the M.G.’ This article is dedicated to the record breaking attempts undertaken by Eyston and Denly in December 1932 and February 1933 in EX127. It can be found under a blue button at the foot of the ‘Competition Midgets’ page within the Member’s Area of the website.
The 1932-1934 long wheel base Morris ‘Sports’ and ‘Special’ Coupes were members of an automotive fashion fad that was shortlived and all but exstinct by the end of 1935. Fashionable they may have been, but these models sold in small numbers. A Classic & Sportscar article from October 1995 tells the story and this can now be found under the Post-War Minor Articles sub menu in the open area of the website here.
Although not the earliest business to market special bodied versions of the Hornet, Eustace Watkins, the Wolseley London based main dealer for the brand were the first to list a four-door saloon type. The body was built for them by coachbuilders, Mulliner and a short introductory article appeared in a November 1930 edition of The Motor magazine. The article, along with a corresponding Eustace Watkins coloured advertisement have been uploaded to the Hornet Specials page in the Member’s Area and can be found at the foot of the page in the model’s article archive.
The Wolseley Hornet was launched in April 1930, well into the 1930 model season. It’s first appearance in a Wolseley range brochure was to be in September 1930, detailing models for the 1931 season. Ten pages scanned from that catalogue can now be found in PDF format on the Wolseley Hornet page under The Cars sub-menu on the website’s homepage.
A revised PDF version of the Morris Minor Semi-Sports road test scanned from the October 31st 1930 edition of The Autocar has been added to The Vintage Minor Story, to be found via The cars/The Minor/The vintage Minor story menus.
A significantly cleaner version of the 1931 Wolseley Hornet Instruction Manual has recently been scanned and uploaded as a PDF to the Technical Bits section within the Member’s Area. It can be found on the ‘Handbooks’ page.