MG Y Type Screensaver
Picture quiz - how well do you know your Y Type?
MG YT Factory
Production Records ~ recreated (159kb)
A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 20 Feb 2003)
5 Speed YB
A PDF by Tony Vernall
MG Icon and
instructions for creating a desktop shortcut to the website. You
may need both files.
Test your skill and knowledge of the Y Type with our first
Complete your workplace, be the envy of all your colleagues,
with this practical printable
2003 Wall Calendar (even features a
topless model!!) 1.5mb
MG Engine History (330kb)
A PDF file by Neil Cairns
MG Y Ledgers
A PDF file with an introduction by Neil Cairns of guarantee plates, chassis numbers and engine
numbers, where this information is known
Post War M.G. Saloon cars 1947 -
(4.5mb but includes colour pictures) by Neil Cairns
25 April 2003
Technical Query for you today - this time on Speedometer problems.
24 April 2003
Jerry Birkbeck has filed a
report on the Spring Run from Snowshill Manor - see the
22 April 2003
pictures have been sent in to Ys on Parade by
Andrew Adamson (Y 6041) and Ted Gardner (YB 0329). Thank you both.
20 April 2003
welcome Ross Lloyd and YT 4914 to Ys on Parade, and
have a Happy and Safety Fast Easter.
17 April 2003
a little something to keep you busy over the coming holiday weekend, Jack Murray
has very kindly put together a Picture
quiz. Identify as many of the pictures as possible, and send in your
answers. You could win a Millennium Y Type model! Closing date for entries
is 31 May 2003.
In the event of more
than one person correctly identifying all 12 pictures, Peter Arnell, our
Chairman, will draw the winners name from a hat. We will publish the names
of all those who achieved full marks. The quiz will also be available on
the side of the News under "Other Items". You may enter as many times as
you wish. Good luck!
14 April 2003
Well, the website is now
officially 1 year old. The first birthday was celebrated in conjunction
with yet another splendid effort by Jerry Birkbeck and Richard Dick in
organising a fabulous "Spring Run" in the glorious Cotswold countryside.
Even the weather was good - warm, dry, with enough sunshine to make it a very
pleasant day at Snowshill Manor. We will look forward to a full report from
in due course.
There were a number of Ys which we haven't yet seen on Ys on
Parade on the Spring Run too, so we will be writing to them to obtain their entries now that we
have their photographs - so lots more to come here!
Andrew Coulson has provided our mid-month update this month
as we have another new brochure for you to enjoy -
this time from August 1948 - very similar, but with subtle differences to the
Home Edition June 1949, so please enjoy this latest addition.
Also, in celebration of our first birthday, we are pleased to
unveil another new Page for you. If you scroll through the contents bar on
the left you will find a new button, in between "Interesting Ys" and
"Register History" called "Colour Schemes". While considerable
research has gone into the production of this page it is not exhaustive, but is
based upon research on many Ys, over many years, by David Lawrence and should,
we hope, help anyone in a rebuild.
Having checked the hit counter at 01:24 am today (14 April
2003), we can confirm that we just just pipped in 15,400 hits as at 22:48:16 on
13 April 2002 - an average of 42 visitors per day! Finally, very many happy returns to you all, from all of the
team. We hope you continue to enjoY Your website.
11 April 2003
Prior has sent in first report - as they pack their cars up for shipment.
Read his first report from the link on the Events page.
10 April 2003
Schulz has very kindly sent in a scan of the original sales receipt for his YB
1493 dated 25 July 1953. This been added to the
5 April 2003
Please welcome Mike Sherrell
(author of TC's Forever, but we'll forgive that as he is a decent bloke with
a Y!) and his lovely Y 3184 to Ys on Parade.
During the UK Summer, (and let's hope it is a good one for
them), a bunch of intrepid Antipodeans will be shipping their cars over to the
UK and Europe for a touring holiday. We have received a preliminary report
of their plans and these are on the Events Page. We hope, following their
safe return to have a report of their trip too. The team consists of
Graham Booth, Darryl Robins (TC), Richard and
Barbara Prior, and Mike and
Loretta Sherrell (TC). Incidentally Darryl also owns a
YA already in Y's on Parade, and Richard's YT can be seen in
the YT Parade too.
3 April 2003
Please also welcome our 151st Y to take us onwards
in Ys on Parade, Dave Evans with
YT 2859, thank you
Dave, and welcome.
We have a new Hint and Tip on
preventing hubcaps falling off from Bill Bennett (can also can be currently
found on the BBS in answer to a recent query), and a new
Technical Advice on stiff choke cables.
A small addition has also been made to the
Original 1947 brochure Home Edition Colour Chart,
together with an explanitory note as to how this differed from the Export one.
Six of you (out of a total of 76 visitors to the site in the day) were taken in
by the April 1 news on the New MG Y Type, well done, if you were not convinced,
do not loose any sleep if you were! The page link is still live and you
can now visit it without fear to see what you missed! I hope that the
additional items we have posted overcome any ill-effects you may have had!
2 April 2003
did you get taken in? We shall see when the site statistics report comes out,
just how many of you were!
Meanwhile, as a bonus, a new brochure has been added to the
Reprints, Brochures, page.
It is from July 1950, but this time it is the Export Edition. It goes
someway to answering the question originally raised by the Home Edition.
Enjoy "spotting the differences" - this is not an April Fool. EnjoY!
1 April 2003
Fourteen days to go until the
Y Type Spring Run. If you haven't already entered, please contact
Jerry Birkbeck now to arrange for a late entry.
We have it on good authority that the next range of MG
Saloon Cars will launch the Y series once more. The MG Car Company was always
renowned for avoiding names and giving their various cars letters of the
alphabet; the original range went to Z before adopting the 50s line of MGA, MGB,
MGC etc. The 'badged' Rover saloons started at the other end of the alphabet ZR / ZS / ZT
when they were launched a couple of years ago. The practice appears to have
survived and it would seem that we could well be in for the YR, the YS and a
new YT model. This will please David Pelham as he is always keen to locate new
YTs! The launch date is uncertain but the ZR & ZS are based on now ageing Rover
Models and we could well see something at next years Motor Show.
Further credence to this has been added by the introduction
of the new van range to utilise 'platform over-capacity'. An
was spotted driving through Yorkshire on the A104, by one of our committee members last week. When he telephoned Rover/MG to ask
if this was the new model being tested they declined to comment. It would be
great to have a new series of MG Ys - we shall just have to wait and see.
A new picture of the month, with belated congratulations, has
also been uploaded for you to enjoy.
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