NEWS AND VIEWS
As I write there are signs of spring already – let’s hope we have some good motoring weather in 2018. There was a good turnout of Triple M’ers at Stoneleigh back in February; the Register stand was surrounded by midday – including no less than seven D owners! Someone commented to that there seemed to be a few more pre-war items about than in recent years; but always a good meeting point anyway.
Facebook watchers may have noticed this picture of D0493 and F1183. This was kindly posted on my Facebook page by Barrie Dean with the caption ‘D0493 meets big brother F1183’.
I re-posted on the D Type page with the comment – ‘should that be big sister?!’ Barrie took the picture in the early eighties after his restoration of the F Type. Incidentally F1183 is the car pictured on the cover of Richard Monk’s book ‘The MG Collection – the Pre-War Models’.
The next MG event is MG Era Day at Brooklands on 1st April followed closely by Drive it Day on 22nd April. MG Silverstone is confirmed as 2nd and 3rd of June and don’t forget Pre-War Prescott on July 21st – entries are already being accepted.
Always nice to see a period black and white picture – I wonder how many of you who take the VSCC Bulletin noticed this one in their Winter edition before Christmas? It was taken in 1963 and wrongly captioned as J1. Well we were, with the help of fellow Registrar Cat Spoelstra, able to tell them it was D0476 alive and well in The Netherlands – see the recent picture alongside – owned by Jan Van Der Werf.
Now first the bad news – the D mentioned as having been found in the last Dispatch, PO 5028, apparently doesn’t exist after all; seems the Museum has paper work for 3 Triple M cars but only 2 actual cars to go with them! What we thought in the pictures was the D turns out to be a J1! Still we now know it was D0333 and we shall open a file with all the information and paperwork – you never know! However, next the good news…