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PUBLISHED IN THE MARCH 2020 SAFETY FAST
The MGB Register AGM is to be held on Sunday March 22 2020 at 11.00am at Kimber House. Any member is entitled to attend, so don’t be shy! More details, as ever, on our website at www.mgb-register.org
Apart from the AGM, other upcoming events include the ever-popular Spring Run on April 5 starting at Millett’s Farm, Abingdon, and eventually going to Stowe, outside Buckingham. You can always go in your other MG if you wish, should your B still need some fettling! Astonishingly more details are on…the website.
We’re attending the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show (NEC Birmingham, UK) from March 27 to March 29 2020. Be part of the friendliest of classic car shows and visit the MGB Register on stand 5-535 #NECRestoShow Plus MGCC Members can benefit from discounted tickets
in advance by using the code in the MGCC Members area: mgcc.co.uk/members/members-discounts The code gives you an exclusive discount on Saturday and Sunday adult or family tickets ONLY up until midnight on Thursday March 26 2020. …
MG/Triumph Spares Day The Register made its’ annual pilgrimage to Stoneleigh on February 9 for the annual MG/Triumph Spares Day. As usual the day was well attended even though the country was being battered with gale force winds and heavy rain. For many this is the first event of the year when you brush the cobwebs off the car to meet up with like-minded friends. There was a good mix of Trade and Club stands covering everything to purchase, from nuts and bolts to body shells. With the decline of the local motor accessory shop it’s great because you can usually find that little connector or gizmo which Halfords fail to stock, plus it saves on the postage cost of mail order.
We displayed three cars on the stand which covered the development of the car during its production years.
They were: – 1967 Chrome MGB GT, 1974 Chrome MGB Roadster, and a 1979 Rubber MGB GT, all of which were of great interest, particularly to those undertaking rebuilds.
We had a steady flow of visitors to the stand, some even from Germany and Luxembourg asking technical and general questions. One chap was considering converting an early rubber bumper roadster to chrome. We made the point that if more and more people do this there will be shortage of rubber bumper models. A sad prospect as this model reflects a big part of MGB history.
As always, the committee enjoyed the day talking about our favourite interest and meeting fellow enthusiasts. As we left, we looked forward to next year and were arranging a meeting to finalise plans for the Restoration Show in March.
There’s never a dull moment on the Committee!
Hopefully see you at the NEC in March.