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Newsletter July 2019

Reports:

I'm sorry I was not at the August Club Night (and won't be there for September but not many more holidays this year!!). My spies tell me the meeting went well and that David was very good at reading my notes!! Nigel gave everyone a run down on the plan for next year's Weekend Away and I have collated his information into a 'Leaflet' which I will attach with the Newsletter, there were some concerns about this year's venue but Nigel has made a lot of effort and has addressed most of them. Bookings are now open with confirmation deposits by November Club Night.

Three events to report on, firstly the Quiz on Wheelz - A little down on numbers but a good evening, great meal at the Cross. I think the new format worked well, maybe a couple of tweeks required, what did everyone else think? Yet again Lech & Pam were the winners and Marg won the 'table quiz' prize. I was not going to embarrass the wooden spoon winner but there again it was Richard & Fiona! Well done to Graham, with help from Lech.


Badsey Flower Show - Went very well, even the rain held off, lots of interest in the show field and

Alan & Julia did a great job with the Scones and Strawberries, with added attraction of Prosecco,

many thanks to them and Steve & Gaynor.


Chairman's Picnic - Everyone I talked to said how good the venue and the run were, so I guess we

can consider this another successful event and despite the mixed weather forecasts the rain held off

and the sun eventually shone. There was plenty for everyone to eat and not much left!! The 'Team'

did a wonderful job preparing the site for the arrival of the convoy. The cars looked good parked up

in the Courtyard, all the other visitors to the Park were treated to a fine spectacle. There was even a

hardy bunch of us who braved the narrow bumpy road to enjoy the excellent views.


Future Club Events:

Sunday 25th August - Broughton Castle Transport Show:

This is a new show which we think we should give a try and this will be in place of the Plum Festival. The location is just outside Banbury and a scenic run to get there has been set (thanks Lech). Meet at the Golden Gross to leave at 9am (note bacon rolls & coffee will NOT be available, however they might open the doors if you need to use the loo). If you would like to join our display please let Alan Cleobury know, or I can pass a message on and he will hand out the route instructions and entry passes at the 'Cross'.

Monday 26th August - Pershore Plum Festival:

This will no longer be a 'Club Event', however anyone can book to attend.

Tuesday 3rd September - Club Night:

Social gathering at the Golden Cross.

Tuesday 1st October - Club Night:

Social gathering at the Golden Cross, however we have a battery powered MGB coming to visit us as well and test drives may be possible, the builder will also give us a brief explanation of the project.

Sunday 13th October - Malvern Festival of Transport:

One of the last outdoor events of the year, lets hope for better weather than last year. Let Alan know if you would like to join our display.

Friday 18th October - Skittles Night: This year's event will be again at the Butchers Arms in Mickleton, same format as usual. Menu details will be available for the next Newsletter and I would like payment by the October Club Night, numbers limited to 30 people, so book early (by email, pay by October) when we are full, we are full.

Tuesday 5th November - Club Night:

Social gathering at the Golden Cross.

Other Events:

Sunday 25th August - MG95 Event at Beaulieu

This year the MG marque reaches a significant milestone - its 95th anniversary and to mark the occasion one of the biggest events of the year is MG95 to be held at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu on Bank Holiday Sunday 25 August. This is the one and only event for the MG marquee to be held at Beaulieu this year, so this is an excellent opportunity to come together with fellow MG'ers.

The event is being co-ordinated and organised by Solent MGOC, celebrating their 30th anniversary as a Club with Bournemouth and Poole MGOC and Southampton and New Forest MGOC who are also marking their 35th birthdays this year. It should be a great occasion for us all at this lovely venue. Many of our Region 10 local clubs have already pledged their support and several hundred examples of the MG marque (classic and modern) from regional clubs and individuals are expected.

The gates open (to MGs only) at 9am with the public arriving from 10am - those taking part should be in place by 10am, but you can arrive and depart at any time during the day. There will be a public vote for 'Car of the Day' with prize-giving in the afternoon - awarded by the Owner and Founder of MG Owners Club in person - our own Roche Bentley

Spaces may now be booked for both cars and club marquees for the event with the organisers; see contact details below:

Main Organiser: Solent MGOC - David Bromley Email: david.bromly@aol.co.uk

Southampton & New Forest MGOC - Robin Plumley Email: mgtf160mg02@yahoo.co.uk

Bournemouth & Poole MGOC - Chris Adamson Email: chris@whizzco.co.uk

Alternatively, you can get Advance Event Entry Tickets for visiting MG owners at £13.50 per person which are available in advance online at: www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/mg-owners-rally/ (or pay at the gate on the day).

Admission includes access to the museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey, the World of Top Gear, monorail and grounds. There is a restaurant with the usual facilities on site.

Sunday 8th September - Wellesbourne Lions Classic Funday

Sunday 8th September - Dorriage Day Classic Car Show:

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September 2019 - The Peaks to Lakes Run: The Cat & Fiddle, Peak District to Wrynoes Pass, Lake District. Details from Norman Verona, email: norman@frenchblat.com .

Other Matters:

Nothing to report this month

What Have You Done With Your MG This Month:

No one has sent me anything this month, so I will finish with the answers to last month's 'Guess the Car' quiz.

I had a couple of repliers (thanks to them) the first from Doug: 'I think the car is a Graham. I seem to remember they bought the tooling from the Administrators of Cord and converted from FWD to RWD'.

However the correct answer came from Tony Barr: 'Hupmobile Skylark convertible, it was the only convertible made of this model. Some people may think that it is a Cord'.


Happy MG'ing

Paul