Christmas everyone! We have often been requested for information on the
current whereabouts of Ys by former owners so we have put together a page called
Lost Ys. We have also changed the Register
your Y button to Registration and added a sub-menu for Register your Y and also
for access to the Lost Ys page. If you can help with the whereabouts of a
missing Y, or want to ask about one, please contact the Registrar.
van der Veer has sent in a Christmas card this morning to the team here, and we
thought it a good addition to Artists Impressions!
Thank you Willem, and everyone, this is your site, and you make it what it is.
Enjoy your Y over the festive season and a very Merry Christmas and Happy New
Year to you all, Safety Fast.
A bug on
the Contact Us page was recently reported to me in that the page was not
displaying the times for GMT and you local time. This has now been fixed.
several quiet months, we have another technical query
on the correct way to set up the front engine steady bar.
Murray's 2003 card can now be seen on the Artist's
Impressions page. Thank you Jack, and a HappY Christmas to you all,
and your Ys too. By way of additional interest the webmaster recently
acquired a bound set of Automobile and Aviation Industries Magazine from the
USA. Very surprisingly the June 1947 one featured a picture of The New MG
Y Sedan - no article, but a nice picture so we have added the page to the
Reprinted Articles page for your enjoYment
Car Club have announced the dates for MG Silverstone weekend 2004 - See
Events page. A new link to the Classic British
Car website, featuring a Y Type of course (Neil Cairn's car), has
been added to the Links page along with a link to Phil
Seed's Virtual Car Museum too, under Other websites and Personal Homepages.
in fast now, (must be something to do with the Australian Summer that they
prefer to be in front of a computer ...) is another episode in the
Antipodean Adventure from Richard Prior!
of the MG Saloon Day 2004 have been added to the Calendar of
Prior has sent in a picture of a mass MG wedding featuring an SA, a Magnette,
and his YT at the wedding of Jessica Sherrill for Ys at
Earlier in the Summer of 2003, Richard and his wife Barbara,
together with four other Australians, visited the UK and Europe on an
Antipodean Adventure. Richard has
now been able to sort through a myriad of photographs and has sent in the
episode from 23 June to 3 July for us to enjoy too.
we now have the 100th YA on the Parade too! Please welcome Mark Brandow and
5483 to Ys on Parade. Mark is also the
owner of the MG specialist garage and parts supplier - Quality Coaches Inc. of Minnesota USA which we are
pleased to add to the website under the Links page,
Suppliers section, General and Service Parts subsection.
welcome Bill Jenkinson and Y 0630 to
Ys on Parade.
Bill's car is the earliest Y we have on the Parade from Australia and is
clearly, from the chassis number, an early 1947 car (the 379th car off the
line), but unfortunately we do not have the month of first registration.
Bill however, clearly enjoys the car. We now have 205 cars on the Parade
and the next YA will be the 100th YA! Phenomenal, thank you, and please
keep them coming in! They are great to see.
Also, the mid-month abstract this month has been released to
the Reprinted Articles page. It is the
first of two articles (next one will be available in mid-January 2004 and is
authored by Philip Reckless, who also joined Ys on Parade earlier this month.
Sorry for not having updated earlier, but I have just
literally got back in - 24 hours ago I was with Tim Tavani in his back yard with
his YA in Arizona USA - a picture will follow. Thank you Tim for your
hospitality, ... and you have been warned!
Finally, for now at least, we have changed the last button on
the Menu frame on the left of the screen. Formerly, it was Artist's
Impressions, but now it is Artistic Ys. Y you may well ask, have we done this?
Artist's Impressions are still very welcome and are available by hovering over
the button and selecting as with many other buttons now. However, we
needed somewhere to launch our ever increasing submissions of Ys at Weddings -
here seemed the most logical so we have opened up the scope!! Go have a
James Lunn and YB 1048 to Ys on Parade.
Philip has recently returned from living in France, so welcome back too, and
thanks for sending in your car.
new Collectibles have been posted in the Manuals
and Tools section for your delight. Enjoy.
month's Picture of the Month is provided
by Floyd Inman and shows two gracious old ladies - have a look. On the
Picture of the month pages you may notice that we have removed the table of
previous month's Pictures of the Month. This has been done to save
download time. However, these are still available - click on the link to
go to the Archive of Picture of the Month on the Picture of the Month page to
navigate to the new page.
Also new for this month is an updated
Y Ledger listing from Neil Cairns now covering all
Ys with SC2 engines. While the data is still incomplete we now have a much
fuller picture of the build dates of these cars. This file can also be
accessed from the Other Items panel on this page.
Finally, please welcome Philip Reckless and
YB 0601 to Ys on Parade.
Philip is also currently undertaking the restoration of a YA too, and the
December 2003 and January 2004 Reprinted Articles will be reprints of his
articles originally published by Practical Motorist magazine. We are also
very pleased to another country to Ys on Parade following Rob Silk's recent move
from The Netherlands to Belgium. This bring the total of countries
represented to 17 now with 203 Ys on Parade. Good luck Rob in spreading
the gospel of MG Y-Types to a new country - I am sure there must be others there
to dig up and bring to the site please Rob.
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