May 2021 newsletter

Friday 30th April 2021


Secretary: David Sear email:

Events co-ordinator: John Bungay


Sunday April 25th “Drive it Day”

The weather was very kind to us and it was a real pleasure to take the MGs out for a drive and see other classic cars. We counted 16 MGs but since learnt that we missed at least another 4 so a total of 20 cars was an excellent turnout. Some took picnics and others ventured off to the local pubs, a good start to the season. It was great to actually meet some of our new members face to face, Roger & Diane, Martin, Alistair and Catherine and I believe that Sharon met Kevin & Janet at Wroxeter, hopefully we haven’t put them off from joining our outings.


There is a Zoom Meeting on our normal club night Tuesday 4th May at 8pm, if you have not joined before, please me know and I will send you the link, otherwise I will send details out a few days before. This will hopefully be the last Zoom meeting as we plan to have a Club Run on the Tuesday meeting in June and July.


(there is a maximum 15 cars for these events)

May 18th Tuesday Informal Drive to Attingham for picnic.

This is the first day we are allowed to have up to 15 cars, and the idea is for members to make their own way to Attingham and for us to gather at the far end of the car park for a walk and picnic. You will need to book on the National Trust Website and suggest you book the 11 to 11-30am slot. The booking system will be available from Friday14th May.

May 24th Monday B-B-Q at the beach

This normally takes place between Christmas and the New Year!!!!

This is a drive to the west coast of Wales and take your own picnic or barbeque.If you are interested, please register with John Bungay ( email ) who will send out the details to you.

June 1st Tuesday Evening Club Run

This will be a short evening run starting at 6.30pm, if you are interested please register with me.

June 6/7 Sun/Mon Welsh week-end

So far, we have 9 cars registered as follows;

Paul and Anne, Peter and Gill, John and Gloria, Paul and Chris, Bernard and Simon, Sid and Ann, John and Jennifer, Chris and Lesley, David and Linda.

If anyone else has booked the hotel and not on the above list, please let me know. I will send out the details and arrangements for booking food etc w/c 17th May.

For any last-minute bookings again please let me know.

June 27th Sunday Run to Crich Tramway (organised by Tony & Julie)

Meet at: George and Dragon Pub, Stone.

Departure time: 10.30 (There is a recommended route from Shropshire)

The run from here is anticipated to be around 50 miles and as such should take around 1.5 hours (ish). Therefore, you should be departing at around 1030. This should allow plenty of time to take in all that the tramway museum has to offer. The route is quite scenic and encompasses lanes, A roads / dual carriageways. There is an alternative route back to Stone at the end of the instructions, should you wish to take it.

We have been afforded priority parking down by the museum, in front of the pub and by the tram terminus. Once we have paid, we will be permitted to drive down (supervised as trams will be running) to our dedicated parking places.

If you are interested please register with me


July 6th Tuesday Evening Club Run Kevin & Janet


July 23rd Friday “Over the Pass” run Jonathan & Jane


August 1st Sunday Hope House Run David Sear & Julie Kirk


August 3rd Tuesday Club Concours Night


MGB Roadster. Late model rubber bumper. It is cheap because it does not look brilliant but is actually a pretty good car. I would describe it as a rolling refurbishment rather than restoration as the body is good with an exceptionally good panel fit. Inside, the trim is a disaster but the leather seats should come up well after putting in new foams. Engine very sweet, 20,000 miles gold seal unit with unleaded head. Engine compartment is dirty and untidy but everything seems to work ok.

Overall it needs a bit of enthusiasm and time rather than deep pockets. He is looking for around £5,500. The car is near Banbury.

Should anyone be interested, please contact Ian Manson ( email

Also a workshop manual for the MGTF. It is only 3 years old. Original cost was £40 will sell it for £25 if anyone is interested.

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