One page per month version
Safety Fast Newsletters
A full back catalogue of Newsletters scanned from Safety
Fast, from the first in 1992, to date.
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 on how to buy and what to look for.
MG Y Type Screensaver
Let there be Ys Screensaver
5 Speed YB Conversion
(241kb) A PDF by Tony Vernall.
for creating a desktop shortcut to the website. You may need both
MG Engine History
(289kb) 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.
Luggage straps for the MG Y
Details on the luggage straps that were available as a period
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.
Brad Wilson has
updated progress on his MG Y based, using
D Type replica based Special .
Robin Bawn (YB
0942 and YB 1094) sent in a picture from
the box of Wychwood Beers - with a Y on it! See
A bit later than
usual, but the mid-month Reprinted
Article has been added taken from February 1994 Popular Classics Readers'
Cars and features David Herbert's Y 4187.
happen. Ted Evans sent me a great story of how he was reunited with his
former Y ... on the other side of the planet, such is the power of the Internet
and Ys on Parade when he located Y 7142 that he
had owned in the 1960s! His story has been added to
Stories from the Rear View Mirror.
Today, please welcome
Paul West and our latest car to Ys on Parade,
Today I have received
an email from the Secretary of the MG Car Club Y Type Register, on behalf of the MG Car Club Y Type Register, confirming that
they do not wish to sell their Regalia, Accessories and other items via this
website. They have also confirmed that they no longer wish to have
anything to do with it, and will not engage in any cooperation with respect to
interchange of information on owners or their cars. This decision is a
shame for all those who are not members of the MG Car Club and one
that I hoped where common sense would have prevailed for them to continue working with
this site in the best interests of the MG Y owners worldwide. Their
reasons are that they "consider that it is inappropriate" for them to sell
through this site. I am sorry to have to advise you of this change, but at
the end of the day I have no option but to comply with their demand, albeit it
that I consider it to be the wrong thing to do. At the end of the day
though, each person has to make their own judgements and decisions - this is
clearly theirs. The Direct Links to Vendors page has been amended accordingly.
A book review of the
new Brooklands Book MG Y-Type and Magnette ZA/ZB has been added to the
Also, details drawing sent in by Terry Ciantar have been added to the
Parts Drawings page.
We are pleased to
announce the expansion of the International Representatives for the MG Y Type.
Please check out our Contact Us page for contact
details, but we now have Alf Luckman and Tony Slattery in Australia, Willem Van
Der Veer in the Netherlands and Europe, Scott Barrow for the Eastern USA, and
Wayne Musselman for the Western USA, Daman Thakore for India, and Masaaki
Sakaguchi for Japan. Further expansion of the International
Representatives will happen over the next few month's so watch this space!
Guest Book has also been out of operation since the
beginning of the month. This has now been fixed too, so please feel free
to add your comments about the new site. We hope you like it.
The MG Car Club Of Queensland, Australia have decided to host a Clubroom night for Y-Types on the evening of Friday 5th March. Details of this have been added to the
Picture of the Month has been added from
David Mullen. Also, a new
Reprinted Article, has been added from 1948 and the debut of the MG YT at
the Earls Court London, UK Motor Show of that year. This extract is from
the Autocar magazine guide to the show published on 29th October 1948.
We have also changed
the page layout so that instead of the buttons and main page being in "frames"
everything is now on the one page. This has a disadvantage in that if you
are half way down a page and "lose" the buttons you will have to scroll back up,
however, the advantage is that if someone is searching the internet for "MG Y
Type" and they locate any page, they will then be able to easily see the whole
site and learn more about these great little cars. There are some other
minor changes, but I believe they are for the "good of the order" and are
to the benefit of MG Y owners.
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