The Editor

Welcome to Issue 21, December 2013.

2013 has been another good year for TTT 2 and the website I’ll report more fully in the February 2014 edition (due out around 15th January) as I’m typing this on 29th October and the year has still a couple of months to go. However, I can report that donations to date amount to a staggering £2,145.

Subscriptions are due from those of you who receive a ‘hard’ copy of the magazine and you should find a subscription renewal letter in the envelope. I’ve decided to keep subscriptions the same as last year, which means that we are running at the same subscription level as was set when the magazine first came out in August 2010. The subscription asked for would not be commercially viable but we are not running a commercial enterprise; there are more important things in life than money!

Following the successful Tour of Rutland in September we have organised another one in 2014. However, all 39 rooms available in the Shanklin Hotel on the Isle of Wight are already fully booked and we are running a reserve list. Those for whom a booking is assured and those on the reserve list were notified by e-mail on 21st October. The next communication will be sent out in January 2014 when the Tour organising will start in earnest.

The 2014 Tour has a truly International flavour with participants from Australia (two entries), Germany and France.

Looking ahead to 2015 the likely Tour venue is North Yorkshire.

The ‘tried and tested’ “MG International Show and Spares Day” held at Stoneleigh Park in February has morphed into the “International MG & Triumph Spares Day”. More space (Halls 1, 2 and 3) is being provided to accommodate the increased number of stands and the show has moved to a March date (Sunday 3rd March). I hope to be in attendance and sharing a stand in our usual ‘pitch’ with Brian Rainbow (as we have done for the past umpteen years). Unfortunately my assistant, who was a great help to me at this year’s Show will be in the Far East on the date in question so I will have to cope.

We managed, at relatively short notice, to find a TC for a photo ‘shoot’ which was to have taken place on 29th October in London. In the event it was cancelled and it has been rescheduled for 11th November in Eastbourne. Thanks must go to Paul Ireland for being so accommodating.

Next on the agenda are a couple of road signs which might raise a laugh or two:

Acknowledgement must go to Don Harmer of the South Eastern MG T Register Ltd (SEMGTR) for allowing me to reproduce the left filter/no left turn sign which was featured in October’s mgTalk.

The next sign was created by a frustrated resident of Melksham, Wiltshire (UK) and was featured in a local newspaper.

So fed up was this resident with road works in the area that he altered a ‘Men at Work’ sign to show one of the contractors taking a break for a cup of tea and a cigarette. ‘Men at Work’ therefore became ‘Men at Rest’.

October’s editorial mentioned the trip to Bollezeele and the three nights stay at the Hostellerie Saint-Louis

The organisers, Peter Cole and Gillian Smith have been in touch to let you know that there are still a few places available. Just to recap, the plan is to arrive on Tuesday 20th May in time for a welcome reception and dinner then leave on Friday 23rd May after Breakfast. The price per room (2 people) for the 3 days Dinner, Bed and Breakfast package is expected to be in the region of 400 to 472 Euros depending on room choice (Single occupancy rates are available).

More information is available from Peter and Gillian at peter.cole11(at) {substitute @ for (at)} 01420 85434; 07800950333. 10 Princess Drive, ALTON, Hants GU34 1QS.





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