CONTACTS / COMMITTEE

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Chairman & MGCC Council Contact

John Watson

I have always had an interest in cars, in the 1960’s I was involved with the Ford Motor Company’s Escort Mexico Rally Championship with a car supported by Hartford Motors Oxford, from this I entered the Motoring News rally championship, with an ex works BDA Escort. My first MG, a 1972 Midget was purchased in 1986, this was exchanged for an Iris Blue 1964 MGB, EBW45B, which I still own. My current every day car is a 2018 MGZS Exclusive 1Ltr Turbo Auto.

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Vice Chairman, Secretary & Technical Adviser

Neil Hyett

Having a lifelong interest in cars and all things motoring my passion for MG’s started as a child in the sixties when my dream car was a MGB GT in red with wire wheels.  During the seventies and eighties I was actively involved in the club motoring scene.  My first MG was a Midget in which I competed in auto tests and rallies.  In 1982 I achieved my boy hood ambition in buying a 1974 damask red MGB GT which I still own.  I carried out a full nut and bolt restoration on the car at which time it was converted to wire wheels!  It was successful in concours events but now the car is used mainly on social runs and like.  Currently I also own a MGF VVC.  Having joined the MGCC in the mid-eighties I joined the committee in the late nineties and take part in as many events possible.

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Treasurer

Chris Cockram

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Registrar

Andrew Vigor

Cars and car maintenance is something I have always enjoyed. I guess I picked this up from my father. We have a photograph from the early 1950’s of him working on his old Riley in the front garden. My sister had a beautiful new MGB GT in 1976 and she let me drive it once or twice. I loved it, my friends thought it was a bit old fashioned but to me this was part of the appeal.  It was not until 35 years later that I finally acquired my own MGB Roadster, a 1974 model. I also run a 1975 VW Beetle which has been in my wife Margaret’s family since 1978. But nothing compares with driving the MG.

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Newsletter Editor & MGB Scribe

David Broadhurst

Born 1945 Headingley, Yorkshire. Married 1971, Vivien. Retired Schoolmaster. Live in Camborne, Cornwall
Written several articles for B Register and original web pages for LE and Jubilee cars. With Viv organised 2014 Register weekend in Falmouth, Cornwall. Current cars MK1 MGB GT 1967, MG3 and Skoda Yeti (with trailer for the dirty work). Other interests include our 3 border collies, singing with 4 Lanes Male Choir and membership of Truro Lions Club.

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Technical Adviser

Danny Waters

I was an apprentice at an American car specialists in the 1950s and in 1960 I had my first MGTD – KRT521. Then onto MGAs and a Twin Cam – VLP500 (we went on our honeymoon in this). My last MGA I had for 30 years. I went on to work at a BMC distributors as foreman in the 1970s – the heyday of MGBs. I had a succession of MGBs and competed in motor sports – Auto Tests, Trials and Autocross events and was an RAC Scrutineer for 25 years. I have had my present MGB – 1800MG – for 35 years and I joined the committee in 1987.

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Melissa Farrow

I have always liked cars since I was little. Was a big F1 fan and still am. First got in to MG’s with watching the MG metro cup witch a friend of mine was racing in. Saw the other MG’s and then got hooked on them. Got a MG ZR what I named Donald as my first car in 2015. Had that for a few years. Then found my first MGB in 2017. It was in a field and payed £300 for it. Then fell in love with the classic MG’s. Been restoring my MGB now for a year. Taught myself about mechanics and with the help of some friends they showed how to weld. Have done the majority of my mgb restoration myself with some help with the electrical side. Have a Daily MG ZS.

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Ellie MacBain-Williams

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Committee Member

Roger Cooper

Roger joined the new MGB Register committee in 1980 as regalia secretary. His wife had already been unanimously accepted as treasurer. When Roger’s wife died in 1991 he took on the treasurership in addition to regalia, eventually passing on the regalia and treasurers position to another committee member. He still drives the ’74 Citron/Black MGBGT UAE57N which has been in the family since 1979. My current wife, Joan, has taken a very positive approach to my MG passion, drives UAE57N as much as I do, albeit complaining about lack of power steering, enjoys meeting other club members and spouses at various functions, as well as planning routes for runs. When I am not doing things MG – I have re-established my interest in full size and model aircraft and have started a collection of model aircraft engines.

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Committee Member

Mike Barclay

I am an electronics engineer by profession and have spent most of my career travelling the world working in the medical electronics industry. I have lived in Abingdon for over 40 years so MG’’s are in my blood. I have owned Mg’s since 1974 when I purchased my first new car, an MG midget. From there I have owned an mgb, mgbV8 and my current mgb roadster which I have owned and maintained for 41 years. I enjoy tinkering with cars and with 2 car owning daughters this keeps me busy. Recently retired I can now enjoy my B a little more and hopefully as a committee member, contribute to the Mgb register.  My other interest is motorcycling.

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Committee Member

Clive Wilday

I left school in 1967 and started an apprenticeship with a Morris dealer in South East London and that’s where the passion started with the MGB.  Over the years I have rebuilt and owned several MGB GTs  My last one was an LE Roadster which is undergoing a full restoration with my local MG Dealer at the moment.

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Ex-Officio Member

Don Hayter

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Webmaster

Paul Scott

I’m a Domestic Appliance Engineer with some extra skills that I have developed over the years. My Wife had an idea in 2017 – “lets get a classic sports car!” So here we are with a 1975 Rubber Bumber Roadster. Having joined the MGB Register I could see a few missing links on the website. John Watson made contact and the rest is history. So I am the one who maintains the website and puts the eNewsletter together from the articles sent to me. If you have any queries – maybe you feel we need to add something extra – drop me an email.

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