The Editor

Welcome to the first issue of 2017!

What a momentous (tumultuous/tempestuous?) year that has just passed – perhaps the less said the better – just keep tinkering with/fettling/driving our T-Types and enjoy them while we can.

January is the month when we get down to detailed planning for the 2017 TTT 2 Tour and I know that Peter and Vanessa Cole will be visiting the Chichester Park Hotel soon to firm up our booking arrangements.

They will then be thinking about mapping some routes through the lanes of West Sussex and Hampshire.

If you haven’t yet booked the dates are 18th to 21st August. The hotel website is http://www.chichesterparkhotel.com and the telephone number of the hotel is 01243 817434.

Booking reference is GA000367. The hotel will ask for your credit card details to confirm the booking, but nothing will be deducted until your arrival. An acknowledgement of booking will be e-mailed which includes the hotel’s cancellation policy.

The rate for the weekend is £370 per room based on 2 guests sharing, to include dinner, bed & breakfast. For those not staying on the Sunday night the equivalent rate is £270.

Single Occupancy rooms will incur a supplement of £25.00 per night.

When you have booked, Peter would appreciate an e-mail advice from you to let him know that you have done so. Peter’s e-mail address is as follows: pcoleuk(at)gmail.com {substitute @ for (at)}.

We have decided to set the entry fee this year at £45 per car with two occupants or £35 for entrants without a passenger. The entry fee covers the cost of road books for the Saturday and Sunday runs, the rally plate, entry to any of the attractions we will visit, wine reception on the Friday evening, and wine provided on the tables for the Saturday night gala dinner.

To lighten Peter’s workload, I’d be grateful if those of you who have already booked could e-mail him requesting an entry form; he can then ‘piggy back’ on your e-mail and send you the necessary.

For those yet to book, Peter will send you an entry form when he receives your advice of booking.

I have just booked for the 2018 TTT 2 Tour which is being held in the Cotswolds from 17th to 20th August and is based on the Wyck Hill House Hotel & Spa, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.

Don’t forget the Carole Nash International MG & Triumph Spares Day at Stoneleigh on Sunday 19th February. As usual we will be in Hall 1 on a shared stand with ‘TA Brian’. Peter Cole will be joining us on the stand.

Another date to note is the MG Octagon Car Club’s ‘Founder’s Weekend’ which is being held over the weekend of 19th to 22nd May and is based at the Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. Organiser, Brian Rainbow tells me that his allocation of rooms is almost used up, but there are still a couple of vacancies. Full details were given in the last issue.

Dr Christian Bianco is organising another of his MGs in the Dolomites events https://mg-dolomites.jimdo.com/mg-meetings. The event takes place from 14th to 19th June and the application deadline is 8th February. A UK contact is Gary McCarroll Tel: 01604 404939.

I reported in the last issue that we have now got our incorporation through as THE MG ‘T’ SOCIETY LIMITED. Since then we have now come through unscathed from the tortuous rigmarole of setting up a Treasurer’s Account with TSB Bank, albeit, at the time of writing, we are still awaiting bank cards and paying in/cheque books.

Now that we are registered with Companies House under Company number 10411553 we have to observe rules governing companies under The Companies Act. Apart from filing accounts with both Companies House and Revenue and Customs, we also need to keep better records of members and their postal addresses. Our existing records are not acceptable so we have to start afresh. In particular we have to ask members to agree to act as guarantors and give an undertaking to contribute £1 (1 GBP) in the event of the winding up of the company.

This means that we must wipe the existing facility from the website, including the registration process to receive an e-mail whenever a new issue of TTT 2 is uploaded to the site. This will be done as soon as this issue is launched. In future, only members will receive this e-mail, but of course, you will still be able to access TTT 2 on the website if you have not joined as a member.

To join now as a member of THE MG ‘T’ SOCIETY LIMITED please go to https://ttypes.org/ttt2/join – there is no cost to be a member and it only takes a couple of minutes. On receipt we will process your application and confirm your membership.

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