NEWS AND VIEWS
Drive it Day back in April turned out to be a bit unfortunate in that, despite having two D types here, we’d arranged to go in the MGA but realised all of a sudden, the night before, that the MOT had run out some months previously and ended up going in the ‘modern’- but at least it was an MG! If you have any pictures of a yours or another D on a Drive it Day run I would be pleased to see them.
As I write this in the middle of May it seems summer may have arrived, certainly we’ve had some super weather which we’ve not been used to at least in the UK of late! Let’s hope it continues and we have a dry Silverstone at MG Live! On the 2nd and 3rd June. All being well the display vehicle in The Triple M Register marquee will be D0464 for both days. I shall be on hand for the usual Triple M get together at 12 noon, each day, with the cars, which are usually adjacent or near to the marquee.
I posted this picture of D0464 on our Facebook page stating its attendance at Silverstone this year. It is known in our family as ‘The American D’ for reasons explained on the display board with the car. Hope to see you there, do come and say hello!
The next major event – certainly for the D Group! – is PreWar Prescott on 21st July this year. At the time of writing only 3 Ds are on the entry list so just download the entry form on the PreWar Prescott website and get going!
We plan to have our own D Group marquee in the Paddock as usual and another of our own rally plaques (let me know if you’d like one – those attending get one anyway!) – so do come and say hello there to! If your D is not yet running there is plenty of space for parking your modern car to visit and spectate. The facilities there are first class now with food and drinks being served all day.
Another picture posted on our Facebook some weeks back was another early black and white one from, we think, 1961.
Clearly a D Type but which one! Unfortunately, we have no other details – so if it rings a bell with anyone do let me know!
Another D nearing completion is Vincent Dransart’s D0456 in France (see website for ‘as bought picture) This picture shows the primer coat just finished but I understand the top coat has gone on now!