The Editor

Welcome to Issue 30, June 2015.

I haven’t driven my PB any distance so far this year (shame on me!) as I’ve been busy, trying to finish my swept wing J2. There are lots of ‘tidying jobs’ to do before it goes up to Brian Taylor’s Garage in Hopton Heath, Shropshire to have the engine and gearbox fitted.

It’s amazing how long these ‘tidying jobs’ take; for example, it took me the best part of a day to make three running board tread strips for the off-side of the car. Never having done this job before, I suppose that I was ultra-careful not to make a mistake as the aluminium channel is supplied in 3.65 metre lengths and ‘one false move’ would have entailed buying another length.

It took me the best part of another day to drill the holes in my nicely painted running board to fit the channel and insert the rubber infill and then to fit the running board on the car. Still it was nice to stand back and say to myself “I did that!” However, on the downside, I have to do it all over again for the nearside running board!

Whilst not looking for excuses I do find that preparing this magazine (especially when copy is in short supply) and answering queries by e-mail eats into my time. Please remember that there is only one of me but there are around 3,600 of you (TTT 2 readers) worldwide!

Looking at forthcoming events which I would like to attend in the summer months of June, July and August, the first ‘must do’ is the MG Octagon Car Club Wings Run on Sunday 14th June. It is based on Newark Park, near Wotton-under-Edge, South Gloucestershire (picture below).

Newark Park

Newark Park is a National Trust owned Grade 1 listed country house, originally built in Tudor times and extended over the centuries. It is set in glorious surroundings and the Trust management is exceptionally permitting Wings Run participants to drive through the entrance gates and park on the grass around the house.

This is a non-profit making event for which the entry fee is a modest £5 per car to cover expenses with any surplus being donated to charity.

For an entry form either send an e-mail to the Club admin at admin ‘at’ mgoctagoncarclub.com or send a request enclosing an SAE to Wings Run Admin., MG Octagon Car Club, Sparkenhoe Business Centre, Southfield Road, HINCKLEY LE10 1UB.

On the same day there is a Classic Car event at the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway at Toddington, near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

If you can’t make this one there is another Classic Car event at Toddington Railway Station on 13th September.

It seems that Gloucestershire is well blessed with classic car events this summer for Pre-War Prescott is being held on Saturday 18th July. There is an exceptionally strong Triple-M entry for this year’s event which is, of course, open to TA and TB models (there was a good turnout of T-types last year despite the appalling weather). There is a Battle of Britain Victory Party and BBQ on the Saturday evening and also the Sunday Cotswold Navigation Rally and parallel Scenic Tour.

Full details are at http://www.prewarprescott.com

MMM MG

Finally, in August the Lancashire Lanes and Yorkshire Dales TTT 2 Tour is being held from Friday 21st August to Sunday 23rd August inclusive centered on the Stirk House Hotel in Gisburn, Lancashire.

Organisers Grant and Barbara Humphreys are putting together an interesting programme starting with some vintage racing films on the Friday evening with the Lancashire Lanes part of the Tour on the Saturday, including the ‘Pendle Witches’ followed by a gala dinner in the evening.

On Sunday we cross over the border into Yorkshire and the Dales, stopping off at the Bainbridge Vintage Car event and on to Skipton by lunchtime with a visit to the Castle in the afternoon.

If all this appeals to you, a vacancy has just arisen on the Tour. For full details of cost and entry fee please e-mail grant.chumphreys ‘at’ btinternet.com

JOHN JAMES


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