June 2021

 

Club News

Fifteen cars met up at Masham on the 23rd May for a chat and a picnic. The weather was a touch changeable

and most ended up eating lunch in their cars. It recovered after that and we were able to mingle more,

some wandered up to Masham for an ice cream later.

There were two other car clubs there enjoying the chance to be out and about again.

 

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At last month's club meeting (on zoom) a member expressed concern about the future direction and ethos of the club.

For various reasons a number of members have recently disposed of their MGs.

Some have replaced them with other marques, some with modern cabriolets and others have just cut down.

Whilst we have always said that anybody is welcome to join us, especially those with a love of motoring in all it's forms,

it is not obvious from the name of the club.

Should we change the name to attract more members? 

Should we show more emphasis on motoring topics?

We need to schedule a club night to throw this open for discussion but in the meantime

perhaps members could think about what they want the club to be.

 

 

Members are still meeting on Zoom for a social chat every other Wednesday.

Anybody is welcome to join. Victor would be happy to help if you are struggling. 

Next  meetings  23rd June                 7th July

 

 

 

Oatlands club is now open, we were there for a committee meeting on the 3rd.

They have spread the tables out right up to the stage, creating plenty of space between them.

At present it is table service for drinks, masks to be worn if moving around the club.

All being well July should be back to some normality. Club night 8th July.

 

We are holding a car run and picnic on the 13th June. It starts and finishes at the Wilderness/Riverside car park in Wetherby.

Meet from 10.00am, to leave about 10.30am for a 45mile run on roads less travelled by us, to return for about noon for a picnic.

 

 

There is a classic car show at St John's, Knaresborough in aid of the church on the 4th July.

It is hosted by David Salter and the Alvis club. It would be good to show them some support.

It is from 12 noon and costs 5 a car. They have previously had refreshment stalls there and the chance to view the church.

 

Northallerton are holding a car show and fun day on the 17th July (Saturday)

10.00am to 3.00pm They would appreciate numbers and reg. no's  from us if we wish to attend.

It hopes to include a car boot, stalls, cream teas etc.

It is to be held on Northallerton Football club ground, Ainderby Road, DL7 8HA.

 

The Magnette register are meeting up at Embsay railway on the 7th August, they will be in the area for our show on the 8th.

One of their members has connections with the railway and is hoping for a private coach for a rail journey.

It would be helpful to have numbers. Contact David Griffiths if you want to go and he will add you to his list.

(01423 873132    e-mail sananddave.griff@btinternet.com)

 

Harrogate MG 2021

Plans for the show to go ahead on August 8th are progressing.

The Alvis club are going to have a club stand, instead of the two cars in the arena they hope to have about twenty present.

There have also been enquiries about a static small engine display and vintage tractors. They have agreed to attend.

The Walled Garden have volunteered to help with the setup as usual and they are also having a stand on the show day.

Steads (MG dealer) have indicated they will be coming as well as MGOC.

Does anyone knows of anyone for the cars of interest section, please contact David.

 

It would help if members e-mail George at susanp543f@gmail.com if they are willing to help on set up and show day.

If you could be as flexible as possible with times on the Sunday it would be much appreciated.

He will bring rota sheets to the picnic as well.

Rest assured the show will only go ahead if we consider it safe and practical to do so.