Picture Puzzle No 3
MG YT Factory
Production Records ~ recreated
A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 8 October 2005).
MG Y Type Screensaver
Models of the MG Y Type
Details of models of the
MG Y Type
of Y history events and
contemporary world news
Picture Puzzle No 1
Picture Puzzle No 2
Sister Cars to the MG Y Type
by Neil Cairns
5 Speed YB
A PDF by Tony Vernall.
Icon and instructions
for creating a desktop shortcut to the website. You may need both
Trivia Quiz 1.
Test your skill and knowledge of the Y Type.
Trivia Quiz 2
how well do you know your Y Type?
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 - 1999
(4.5mb including colour pictures) by Neil Cairns.
The MG Y Type Tool
by Jeremy Havard
Terry Ciantar's original tool kit
Photographs by Terry Ciantar
Willem van der Veer for spotting another Y on Film -
this time in "Le Petit Soldat".
Birthday! The website is 4 today! It is amazing how time has flown by
since we opened the first tentative pages, and the information and cars keep
coming! As a special present to you all, we are releasing another
Reprinted Article for you. This
one is from Popular Classics November 1993.
a certain amount of consternation was caused by various
comments about the speed of a Y Type. This month's mid-month
Reprinted Article addresses this very issue
and will totally debunk the theory that Ys were, or are 'slow': see the article
from Motoring September 1950 entitled 'Well ... you were right' for more
It is with great
sadness that we announce the passing of Keith Dillingham. Neil Cairns
"Keith Dillingham of Luton, that grand
old man of the MGCC Y Register, died quietly on the 2nd March 2006, aged 89. He
was featured in an article in Safety Fast magazine in January 1999 with his 1952
MG YB 'KJM539'. Keith had been a member of the MGCC from 1935, joining at the
Abingdon Factory when he collected his first brand new Midget there. He was also
given a £5 'MG' voucher for any extras he might wish to buy. He went back in
1952 to collect his brand new YB, having had to wait for it due to post-war
restrictions. He attended Y Register meetings up until he could no longer drive,
giving up his car in 2001 when 84. We will miss him, and send our
consolations to his surviving wife, son and daughter."
As a special tribute
to Keith, we are releasing a special Reprinted
Article this month being the one from Safety Fast
January 1999 featuring Keith, with his YB.
One of the greatest
jobs in the world has got to be bringing new Ys on Parade to you. I am
delighted to add our first original special bodied Y Type. Please extend a
warm welcome to Armin Kuriger from Switzerland with the original Beutler bodied
Y 1373 to Ys on Parade.
We hope to get some more photographs of this amazing new find (for us) and bring
them to you soon. Thank you Armin for sharing it with us.
Bill Eberhardt has
sent in a new picture of Y 0833 to
Ys on Parade. Bill has decided to sell the
car and has placed an advert on the Classified
OK two things for you
today - first off, everyone knows that YA/YT halfshafts are difficult to come by
at the best of times, and impossible when you need one. We are fortunate
to have the possibility of a manufacturer stepping forward to make this unique
part for our cars at exceptional quality. Price, and feasibility, will
depend upon the size of the batch so if you are interested, please email us here
with your expression of interest and how many pairs you'd like. We will
compile these and see what the results are and let you know.
although this initiative began as a British demonstration of interest in classic
cars, there is no reason why everyone worldwide cannot join in. Apparently
the FBHVC suggestion is that everyone with a vintage or classic vehicle of any
description should use it and make it visible to the public on April 23rd.
There are no rules or entry fees, just use your classic vehicle that day: I
More details have
been supplied by Barry Lain for Y 0595 and these
have been added to his entry on
Ys on Parade. Thank you Barry - great story
and motivation if ever there was to get on with that restoration folks!
Please welcome Barry
Lain and Y 0595, the 301st car on
Ys on Parade and the 142
- only another 6,000 to go and we'll have a complete listing. Barry's car
brings a whole new meaning to the term "Beyond Economic Restoration" and
consequently he is having to break the car and it is currently advertised on the
Classified Advertisements page. There
are still some rare and interesting pieces available. Please contact Barry
directly through the Classified Advertisement.
We hope you enjoyed
our special month on South Africa with 300 cars on the Ys on Parade pages now.
We begin April with the Picture of the Month
featuring Des McCall's Y 4739 from Australia. We
also have a new Reprinted Article for you from Classic Car magazine August 1993
featuring the rebuild of the late Mervyn and Mary Davies' YT. Who knows
what else April will bring?
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