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PRE-WAR MINOR NETWORK

The online magazine for enthusiasts of the vintage Morris Minor 1928-1934...

...in affiliation with the

2016 Rally page header Martin Gregory

Minor melee - 2015 Rally Holme-next-the-sea, Norfolk (Martin Gregory image)

To book your place on the rally, print and complete the booking document behind the blue button.

The rally ethos...

Our rallies are meant to be fun and provide us all with a hardly needed excuse to use our cars in the manner William Morris and his design team intended. Our two tours, over planned routes and longer distances than our day-to-day Minoring excursions, are aimed at achieving just that, while providing a weekend of 'proper' vintage motoring alongside other like-minded enthusiasts.
While our cars may be the focus of attention for many, our rallies also provide us with an extended opportunity to meet up with old friends and to make new ones. The common thread of Minor ownership facilitates this and new faces (and cars) are always made welcome. A successful rally weekend can usually be assessed by just how much our jaws ache on Monday morning!
For many years the pre-war Morris Minor was undervalued and almost forgotten. In recent times, slowly and surely it is beginning to regain its rightful place in the pre-war motoring pantheon. Our rallies play a small but important part in spreading 'the word' and bringing about that change in profile our cars deserve.

Our venues...

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The Crown Inn, Marnhull DT10 1LN Rally dinner venue and starting point for both tours.

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Abbotsbury Sub-tropical Gardens DT3 4LA Tearoom and patio. Saturday lunch stop.

Udder Farm Shop and tearoom

The Udder Farm & Coffee Shop, SP8 4LQ Gillingham. Saturday afternoon cream tea destination.

Blackmore Vale Inn Sunday venue

The Blackmore Vale Inn, Marnhull, DT10 1JJ Sunday evening 'Farewell' pub meet.

Itinerary...

Friday 3rd June: From 6:00 PM onward: Rallyists gather at the Crown Inn, Marnhull for the 'Welcome' pub meet. It's here that Rally Packs are distributed and acquaintances renewed. If you are intending to eat in the pub please ensure that you book in advance Tel: 01258 820224

Saturday 4th June: Crews are requested to gather in the car park of The Crown Inn from 9:00 AM and assemble for the official rally photo. Crews then leave to commence the tour in their own time.
10:30 AM approx: Coffee stop at the Poachers Inn, Piddletrenthide.
12:30 PM onwards: Crews arrive at Abbotsbury Sub-tropical Gardens for planned lunch stop.
4:00 PM Saturday tour concludes at The Udder Farm Shop East Stour, Gillingham www.udderfarmshop.co.uk where tea and coffee can be purchased along with a fine selection of locally produced food.
6:45 for 7:30 PM (until late) Crews are requested to gather at The Crown Inn, Marnhull for the rally dinner and presentation of club trophies.

Sunday 5th June: Crews will assemble at 9:30 AM, once again in The Crown Inn car park, a little later than on Saturday. Tea and coffee will be available for those taking part while a shorter tour means that departure times can be relaxed a little. At the conclusion of the tour the remainder of the afternoon is free of planned activities enabling an opportunity for crews to explore Hardy Country and take in the beautiful Blackmore Vale countryside.
7:00 PM onwards: The farewell pub meet, for those rallyists staying over until Monday, is being held at another pub in Marnhull village, the Blackmore Vale Inn. The pub does serve food on a Sunday evening and also stocks a number of real ales in its cellar. It is essential to book in advance if your intention is to eat. www.theblackmorevaleinn.co.uk Tel: 01258 820701

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