I got this interesting e-mail from John Prewer, who thought it could be of interest. Certainly a novel experience!
Let me take you back to Sunday June 5 1983, and no I don’t know what I was doing! I was just at the start of my second year of MG ownership with my 1978 MGB GT DVV 350T and was rebuilding my current MGB AER 155B which would be finished just three months later. But it was the day that the Space Shuttle Enterprise visited the UK on its the way back from the Paris Air Show.
The crowds were insane on the Sunday to watch the Shuttle arrive atop the Boeing 747 and I stayed away (I was probably rebuilding my MGB!), electing instead to try my hand at the inevitable traffic queues with a visit a couple of days later after finishing work on Bridge Street in Cambridge. A swift trip down the M11 and there were… no queues!
I was able to park close to the Shuttle and get plenty of photos, including my car with the Shuttle in the background!
A pleasant and slower drive back ended with a pint at the Baron of Beef on the aforementioned Bridge Street. It was a very a very memorable evening, topped only by a later trip to Florida to see a launch: STS-48 on September 18 1991.
I knew that there would be changes to the events list as published in the March issue, and here they are! I wonder if that’s definitive?
Sat May 22 MGB Register 2020 AGM Zoom
Sun June 27 MGB Spring Run Millets to Stowe
Sat – Sun July 17-18 Classic Nostalgia Day Shelsley Walsh
Sun August 1 Crich Tramway Museum Crich Derbyshire
Sun August 8 MGB Classic Car Picnic Millets Abingdon
Fri – Sun August 13-15 Triumph & MG weekend Malvern
Thurs – SunAugust 19-22 British Classic Car Show Farnborough
Fri – Mon September 17-20 MGB Weekend Scottish Borders
Sat – Sun September 25-26 Kopp Hill Climb Festival Aylesbury
Sat October 9 Don Hayter Day
Tues AM October 12 Guided tour for MGB owners Bicester Heritage
Fri – Sun March 18-20 Practical Classic Restoration Show NEC
Sun September 25 MGB60 Gaydon