Luggage straps for the MG Y
Stories from the Rear view mirror
Historical research on individual cars by their owners.
Models of the MG Y Type
Details of models of the MG Y Type
of Y history events and contemporary world news
Sister Cars to the MG Y Type
by Neil Cairns
The MG Y Type Tool Kit
by Jeremy Havard
Terry Ciantar's original tool kit
Photographs by Terry Ciantar
MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated
(318kb) A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 3 January 2007).
The MG Y Type Buyer's Guide
A miscellany of resources
and articles to help you decide
MG Y Type Screensaver
5 Speed YB Conversion
(241kb) A PDF by Tony Vernall.
MG Icon and
for creating a desktop shortcut to the website. You may need both
MG Engine History
(330kb) A PDF file by Neil Cairns.
MG Y Ledgers
(310kb) 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.
Trivia and puzzles
Trivia Quiz 1.
Test your skill and knowledge of the Y Type.
Trivia Quiz 2
how well do you know your Y Type?
Picture Puzzle No 1
Picture Puzzle No 2
Picture Puzzle No 3
Collectibles have been added,
courtesy of Robert Simpson, from the Australian 60th Anniversary Gathering at
Maitland earlier this month.
It is not every day
that we come across a landmark car (although a few have surface since we started
the website) but today is a very special day, with a very special car! We
are delighted to welcome Gilbert Vickers with YB
0251 (yes that is correct - the first ever YB!!!!) to
Ys on Parade. Gilbert also very kindly hosted
our Chairman, Peter Arnell, and Secretary, Ted Gardner, to view the car and take
some additional photographs which can also be viewed
here in our
Interesting Ys feature.
Please also welcome
Barbara Goodyear with YT 2583 to
Ys on Parade making another matched pair with
YT 2582 and Chris Swale in Durban, South Africa!
Keith Herkes recently
sent me an extract from The Motor, 21 April 1948, concerning the fitting of a
Shorrocks supercharger. This has been added to the
Reprinted Articles page as a
bonus - its only a small file!
Also, please welcome
YT 3861 and Tony Slattery to Ys on Parade.
Tony is no stranger to most of us, having a total of 5 MG Ys now (Y
2413, Y 3237,
3936, Y 6531, and now
YT 3861!!) Tony says "My wife and I
only drive MGs. Besides the Ys we also have a 1969 MG Midget and a 2005 3
door MG ZR 160". Nice one Tony!!
Lynne Brompton and Alf
Luckman have filed a report to go with the marvellous pictures posted yesterday
of the Australian Maitland gathering. This has been added to the
special page of photographs from this special
Tony Bushell sent in
a couple of pictures from his daughter, Sara, recent
wedding to David and his YT.
Also, the first few photographs from the
New South Wales, Maitland 60th birthday party gathering have arrived and been
added to the special page of photographs from this
special Diamond year. A total of 30 Ys - 17 YAs and 13 YTs - attended the
gathering. We think this is a record for any one gathering of YTs in one
place (even at the factory there would never have been this many in one place
as they were made in batches of 4 - 8 max!) ... unless you have a photograph
Elsie Packman has
sent in a updated picture of Y 5539 and comments
now that 'MaGgY' has completed her restoration. Nice job!
Article this month is the fifth and final one from the March 2002 MG Enthusiast
and is titled "Quality appeal of Forties saloon". Enjoy!
The following announcement is made with great
pleasure, as I can personally think of no one other person who has done so much
for the Y Register over many years.
MG Car Club ‘Y’ Register appoints
the Annual General Meeting of the MG Car Club’s ‘Y’ Register, the committee
voted unanimously to appoint Dennis Doubtfire the ‘Lifetime President’. This
honour was in recognition of Dennis’s total commitment over many years to the
Register. It seems like a lifetime ago, but until October 1990 MG Y Types were
represented by the ‘T’ register. Dennis co-founded the Y Register with Colin Rea
when David Washbourne ‘took over the reins’ with the SVW Register.
Dennis held the position of Secretary from the Register’s
formation until he moved to Somerset in June 2000. However, it was Dennis’
enthusiasm and sheer dedication that provided the Y Register with the
foundations to become the phenomenal success it is today. When Dennis moved, he
became the Register’s South-West Representative and continues to ‘fly the flag’
in the south-west peninsula of the UK. Dennis has also organised a number of
local runs including the very successful ‘Y 2 Exe Tours of Exmoor’
Peter Arnell, Chairman of the Register, said: ‘It is with great pleasure that
the Register has bestowed this honour on Dennis. It is without doubt that this
is well deserved and recognises the unique contribution made by him to both the
Register and Y type owners worldwide. This year the Y Type celebrates the 60th
Anniversary of the car’s launch and it is highly appropriate that this honour coincides with such a significant event in
the Y calendar’.
Public Relations – MG Car Club Y Register.
Two new items have
been added to the Card section of the
Happy Easter folks.
It has been a bit slow on the site in the last couple of weeks as I have been
away, but here to get you going again is an addition to
Ys on Parade - please welcome Hugh Fergusson and
for the beginning of April is the fourth of five articles from MG Enthusiast magazine from March
2002 and is called "Y-type shows competitive streak".
As the UK Spring Run
draws near the
Picture of the Month harks back to the Spring
Run of 2002.
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