The Editor

Hello and welcome to Issue 44!

Firstly, an apology to those of you who subscribe to the printed copy. I had unbelievable problems with Lavenham Press concerning the printing of the last issue and they will not be getting any more of my business. I understand that The MG Octagon Car Club experienced similar problems with this company. I have now changed Printers and look forward to a new relationship.

We’ve not long come back from the annual TTT 2 tour. This year it was based at the Chichester Park hotel from where we toured West Sussex and East Hampshire. Ably organised by Peter and Vanessa Cole, it was good to see several new faces this year. We were pleased to welcome Dave and Laurel Godwin from Australia and (for their second TTT 2 tour) Patrick Michel and Christiane Kondoszek from France. With support from a handful of ‘day tourists’ we reached the magic number of 50 cars. If anyone has photos to share, please send them to me at jj(at)ttypes.org {substitute @ for (at)}.

Next year’s tour is based at The Wyck Hill House Hotel and Spa http://www.wyckhillhousehotel.co.uk The hotel is situated just outside the small market town of Stow-on-the-Wold in the heart of The Cotswolds. The tour is being held over the weekend of 17th to 19th August 2018. The cost of a room with breakfast and dinner is £190 for each of the Friday and Saturday nights and £170 for the Sunday night. The booking reference is 63999. A £100 deposit per room is required to confirm your booking. The cancellation policy for bookings is two weeks prior to arrival. Before this point, the full deposit can be refunded. After this point, the full deposit will be non-refundable.

We have only been able to reserve 40 twin/double rooms; regret, no single rooms in the hotel. At the time of penning this editorial 19 rooms have been booked. If you are intending to book, please do so as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. I’d appreciate an e-mail to the address given above so that I can keep track of bookings.

Some sad news was received on 2nd September regarding the passing of Dick Knudson. Dick was the driving force behind the New England MG T Register, which he co-founded in 1964 with Frank Churchill. Dick was member no.1 and Frank no.2. Dick was also an Anglican Minister, a college professor (spending time in Oxford with visits to Abingdon) and was not only the author of many MG marque books (and other marques), but he also wrote books about espionage. I felt privileged to know and correspond with Dick.

In the last issue, I managed to get wrong both the logo and the telephone number of Classic & Sports Cars Essex. Here’s the correct information.

Looking ahead to some other events in 2018, the MG Octagon Car Club ‘Founders Weekend’ is being held over the weekend of the 11th to 13th May in the Peak District of Derbyshire. There will be scenic tours of around 75 miles on the Saturday and Sunday starting from the Rutland Arms Hotel in Bakewell. The dinner bed & breakfast rate for the 3 nights is £248 per person for a twin/double room, slightly more for a single room. The telephone number of the hotel is 01629 338051 and the booking reference is BK32706. A £50 deposit is required to secure the booking. When you have booked, Brian Rainbow would appreciate an email to brian(at)brianjrainbow.free-online.co.uk {please substitute @ for (at)}

Norman Verona is planning a Coast-to-Coast run on Saturday 18th August 2018 from Morecombe to Scarborough using a scenic route through the Yorkshire Dales and The North Yorkshire Moors.

For those who wish to arrive in Morecombe on Friday night, Norman has negotiated preferential rates with a couple of hotels and he has made the same arrangement at Scarborough for those wishing to stay the night at the end of the run.

The run has its own website, which is: http://www.lotus7news.co.uk/c2c.htm Please contact Norman at norman(at)frenchblat.com {substitute @ for (at)} to register an interest. Expressions of interest by the end of Nov. please.

Last but not least, Ron Ward has sold the rebuilt engine he was advertising in Issue 42, but he has started another build for a TD/TF (1350cc). Call Ron on 01422 823649. However, if you experience any difficulty in contacting him, please phone the editor on 0117 986 4224 or e-mail him via the website contact form.)

JOHN JAMES

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is produced totally on a voluntary basis and is available on the website www.ttypes.org on a totally FREE basis. Its primary purpose is to help T-Type owners through articles of a technical nature and point them in the direction of recommended service and spares suppliers. Articles are published in good faith but I cannot accept responsibility or legal liability and in respect of contents, liability is expressly disclaimed.


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