New Year Greetings from Keynsham!
I ran out of room in the last issue, so couldn’t include a photograph of TA0252, the prototype TA (CJO 617). I promised one for this issue, so before I forget, or run out of room again, here it is….
Some of you may have already seen it in the December issue of the Octagon Bulletin where it was accompanied by a nice write-up from the owners, Angie and Andy King.
Having survived the Christmas festivities, my thoughts turn to the coming year and the prospect of the daylight hours lengthening. The months of November and December are damp, dark and cold in the UK; January, particularly towards the end of the month, does at least offer some cheer.
Talking of which, I need to prepare and send out the entry forms for the TTT 2 Tour of the Cotswolds in August. I hope to be in a position to send these out by the end of January and then it will be a case of sitting down with Brian Rainbow to draw up an outline plan. We shall start by considering the venues where we will be stopping and then getting the routes to fit – well, I think that’s the way it’s supposed to work, but Brian is the expert!
We shall miss not seeing our friends from France, Patrick and Christiane on the tour. They sent us this delightful card featuring The Lickfold Inn in Petworth, West Sussex, with their TC parked outside with Christiane studying the roadbook.
In May the MG Octagon Car Club are holding their ‘Founder’s Weekend’ in the Peak District of Derbyshire. The event is centered on The Rutland Arms Hotel in Bakewell on the 11th, 12th and 13th of the month. Brian Rainbow tells me that it is pretty well booked up, but I hope they can find a space for us.
I omitted to mention the 80th Anniversary of the TB in Issue 45. Mike Inglehearn (TB0457) and Jeff Townsend (TB0489) are canvassing ideas for an event in 2019 to commemorate this important anniversary. Suggestions range from a one-day event to a weekend one and a stand-alone event to one that is tagged on to another T-Type event.
Mike and Jeff are in the early stages of planning, but they do need to gauge the level of interest and the type of event that would be supported. Please give this some thought and contact them at:
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In Issue 45 we reproduced the TD and TF wiring diagrams in colour and we have included the early TC diagram in this issue (space did not allow us to include the later TC diagram). We said that we would investigate the possibility of producing some colour A3 laminated copies and we now have these available. They measure 42cm x 30 cm (16.5 inches x 12 inches) approximately. First thoughts were to send them in a tube, but they do not take kindly to being rolled, so it is better to use a large envelope. The cost is £2.50 plus 50p for the large envelope plus £2.90 sent as a Royal Mail 2nd class ‘Small Parcel”, total £5.90. We have diagrams for all the T-Type models and these will also be available at Stoneleigh. Orders please to jj(at)ttypes.org please substitute @ for (at).
Jim Waltrip has e-mailed with some useful information on Lucas ammeters, which will be published in the next issue. He has in stock a NOS original Lucas TC ammeter, #369269 date code of 3/1950. If anybody is looking for one he can be reached at pstaneart(at)aol.com substitute @ for (at).
I leave you with a picture of some Danish T-Types at an event, sent to me by Peter Clausen. Peter tells me that the annual Danish T-type tour is being held during the last weekend in May. These weekends are usually very well attended with over 60 cars coming together for the tour.JOHN JAMES
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