26 January 2003
Coulson has kindly sent in a very rare, interesting and amusing addition for the
page some Y-Beer. A visit to the
page will explain all!
25 January 2003
welcome our first YT from Ireland to
Ys on Parade,
YT 2706 belonging to Robin McCullagh of Dublin. Robin
has been involved with MGs for more years than he cares to remember. Robin also used to race and rally MGs in earlier days. Robin
was a founder member of the MG Enthusiasts Club of
Ireland in 1981 and compiled a book on the history of
the club for its 21st anniversary in September 2002. Also of interest is that YT 2706 is our second surviving CKD YT, the
other being YT 2744 (another Irish Export. Both cars
are now featured on
Ys on Parade.
New on the
page is the latest submission - this time the SU Carburettor data sheet for the
Series "Y". Also, 1947 wall lubrication chart for the Series Y
published by C C Wakefield & Co Limited and a YB Parts List.
20 January 2003
new technical query has been filed on the Technical
Advice page- this time on gearboxes and specifically jumping out of third
19 January 2003
Coulson has sent in two excellent pencil sketches, drawn by his daughter
Odette. They have been updated to the Artists
17 January 2003
welcome Gerry Lawson with YT 4162 to
Ys on Parade - one of only two known surviving cars at this
time with right hand drive and a kilometre speedometer.
Collectibles page has been updated for a data sheet on SU Carburettors for the
Y/T and two lots of Y postcards which had been forgotten until after the last
15 January 2003
Stock has sent in a new picture of his YT 2617 and this has been updated to
Ys on Parade.
The photograph is a stunning setting of Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight.
In a recent trawl of the
worldwide web I came across the Okanagan British
Car Club website and their in-house magazine The Exhaust. Their August
2001 edition featured a front page report on the MG YT. They have kindly
agreed to let us reproduce the relevant page on our
website for your enjoyment.
14 January 2003
treat we had planned for your mid-month delight is not yet quite ready so you
may have to wait now until February for that, However, if you scroll
towards the bottom of the contents frame you will find a new section called
Over the years there has not, seemingly, been very much
for the Y enthusiast to collect. On this page we hope to bring to your
attention some of the items you can look out for and add to your collection. If you have
that is not currently featured here and would like to add it to this gallery, please
photograph it / scan
it and send it to the webmaster also
giving some details about it please.
Arkley has also sent in a new picture of his YB 1018 which is now nearing
completion. The photograph in
Ys on Parade has also been updated.
YT 5037 has returned home to the UK, having been formerly owned in Tasmania:
please welcome Andrew Morland, the proud new owner. He has very kindly
supplied a new photograph and updated his vehicle's entry for us.
is a new Technical Query, this time of particular
interest to anyone taking their Y abroad, or on a long distance journey and what
sort of spares to carry. The enquiry originated in the UK and is slanted
towards travel in Europe, however some interesting principles are established
and will stand any Y owner in good stead. You will always find that the
bit you didn't take is the bit you need though!
11 January 2003
Jinasena has sent in three more pictures of the progress being made on the
resurrection of Y 0900 in Sri Lanka. See Interesting Ys.
10 January 2003
Andrew Coulson's brace of Ys to Ys on Parade.
Andrew and Arlene are the proud owners of YT 2425, and
Y 6852. One more YA
on Parade and all models are at 1% or more of original total build! A
stunning achievement, well done and thank you to all who have contributed so
far! We know from the number of "hits" to this page that you enjoy looking
at each other's cars, so if you have not already sent in a picture of your car,
now is your opportunity to share your happiness with other Y owners - don't be
are also three new pictures on the Artists Impressions
page for you to enjoy. Please send you, or your children's drawings and
paintings in to share with us too.
7 January 2003
Pelham has sent in the
first update to the MG YT Factory Records file that he is producing. No doubt
further updates will follow as more evidence comes to light. Thank you David for
this most valuable resource.
has also pointed out that 2003 will mark the 50th anniversary of the last Y Type
(a YB) rolling off the production line. We are inviting you to help us
decide how we should mark this occasion.
Please send your suggestions to us. We will select some of the best
suggestions and try to make them happen. Meanwhile, if you are organising
a local event to mark this, please let us know that too and we will publish it
on the Events page. It is always good to have events from around the
have a few new owners and their cars to welcome to Ys on Parade. Please welcome
Janet and Rob Roberson with Y 0960, Ben Cardwell with
Y 3270, and Frank Neumann with his
brace of Ys, Y 1314 and
Y 5660. Frank also adds a new international aspect to
the Parade as his are the first cars to enter from
Finally, we have a new technical query, this time on YB Dynamos, on the
1 January 2003
verY HappY New Year to you all. We hope you have had a peaceful and restful
let us kick off the New Year in style with a message from Jerry Birkbeck for all
those wanting to attend the Spring Run this year at Snowshill Manor. A
downloadable Entry Form is now available.
Please note that to avoid last minute confusion and running about (so that the
organisers can enjoy the day as well as you) Jerry has
said that full details / rally boards / route-books
etc. will be sent out to entrants after 31 March 2003. This means that he
must have completed all his
side of the work as well as processed your entry form
Please don't leave it to the last minute - do
it now, before you forget or get double booked for the day.
and Arlene Coulson have confirmed 13 July 2003 as being the date for the Ripon
Old Car Show. As usual, if people
wish to emigrate from the more southerly counties
(or further afield) for a weekend away, we can offer
food, camping. If you fancy an evening run and dinner
at the highest pub in England you will be assured of
fantastic views, good beers and lovely food.
Contact details can be found on the Events Page.
Please welcome Barry Grey with two YTs from Queensland Australia -
4024 and YT 4167, and Rocky von Dullen, Louisiana USA, with
YB 0952 to
Ys on Parade. Barry proves with YT 4024 that we are
not bothered what state your car is in for it to feature on Ys on Parade as this
will present a challenge to any restoration project! Thanks guys and welcome.
is also a new Picture of the Month, another flashback to 2002, this time with
Peter Martyn winning the prestigious
Combined Motor Clubs Display Day held at
the Eastern Creek International Raceway in Sydney on Sunday 18 August
finally, and by no means least, with many thanks to Mike Plumstead (who
does a fantastic job of hosting the MG Sites), we are proud to announce our
search engine to assist you searching the site. As the site has grown
phenomenally in the 9½ months (yes, only 9½!) it has been up, we
thought this a very necessary addition. Mike has very kindly dealt with
all the very technical code details required and we would like to place on
record our sincere thanks to him for all his help and support in all areas.
The search engine has its own button on the main menu in the contents
frame (just below Ys on Parade). The
cheeky gifs on the search engine are courtesy of Ian Hopkins, thank you too Ian!
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