MG Y Type Screensaver
MG YT Screensaver
Picture Puzzle No 2
MG YT Factory
Production Records ~ recreated (175kb)
A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 17 October 2004).
Sister Cars to the MG Y Type
by Neil Cairns
A picture puzzle for you!
5 Speed YB
A PDF by Tony Vernall.
Icon and instructions
for creating a desktop shortcut to the website. You may need both
skill and knowledge of the Y Type with our first
Trivia Quiz 1.
Trivia Quiz 2
- how well do you know your Y Type?
MG Engine History
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 but includes colour pictures) by Neil Cairns.
The MG Y Type Tool
Kit by Jeremy Havard
recently came across two new adverts to share with
everyone, both from dealers. One is from an unknown date, and features
Clanfield Lawrence dealers, the other from 1953 features University Motors.
welcome Terry and Cheryl Ciantar, and Y 2866 to
Ys on Parade. Terry was very lucky and
acquired quite a lot of very original stuff with the car too!
month's Reprinted Article comes from
Enjoying MG, July 1986, and is a profile of the MG YA. Also added to the
Links page is a link to the website of the UK newspaper
of The Independent who featured an article on the MG Y Type in their Classic Car
series (1 June 2004). Owing to copyright,
we are unable to reprint the article, but have been allowed to link to it.
Look under the Other
Websites and Personal Homepages section.
welcome Ray Jacka and YT 3741 to
Ys on Parade. Ray has spent 10 years restoring the car and is considering selling it. Ray is not
on e-mail and any interested parties are asked to contact Ray through the good
Alf Luckman our Australasia Representative. Also, the MG Car Club have
confirmed the dates for the 55th Silverstone International Meeting as being the
22 - 24 July 2005: see the Events page for more details.
are now available on the 8th Annual UK 2005 MG Car Club Y Type Register Spring
Run. An application form can be downloaded
here or from the Events page. The run will be based at Sudeley Castle
near Winchcombe, Gloucestershire.
The event will
run will include a run
around the Costwolds commencing at 11.30 a.m. to return by 3.00 p.m.. This
should take no more than a couple of hours which will allow for lunch stops. At
3.30p.m. the awarding of the NTG cup (for YA’s and YT’s) and the Bill Atkinson
cup (for YB’s) will be made following a self-judging concours. Some may choose
to visit the gardens and the castle; details will be included with the
All Y Type owners are welcome – please see if we can make more than 50 Y’s this
Also on 26 June Neil Cairns will
be organizing a Ys in Steam day at the Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway. Anyone interested in narrow gauge
railways, steam and diesel, the Leighton Buzzard Railway is running a classic
car rally on Sunday 26th June 2005. The railway
gets out all its steam engines and running diesel units, (it has the largest
collection of 2ft gauge engines in the UK) and you get
a free ride on the 3.7 mile line. There is a cafe, shop, engine shed, and last
year 120 cars took part. For more
with your details and he will forward entry
forms when they are ready. Details can also be found on the
To assist navigation the Events Page has been divided into two - Events covering
current year events, and Old Events covering events and reports from previous
Van der Veer sent me a copy of a page from The Autocar 5 May 1950 recently which
included a short section on Y Type driving. I have copied this out below:
well-loved cars assume a personality! Years ago, the late Cecil Kimber
lent me a 1 1/2-litre M.G. "to play around with" for a week or two (you could do
it in those days), and since then I have followed the M.G. range with maternal
interest. The 1 1/4-litre met with my full approval and the other night I
renewed acquaintance with it.
The experience was like going home after a long
absence. I settled in the seat, groped unfamiliarly for the light switch,
found it and immediately the rest of the knobs became instinctive. There
was a moment's hesitation when I wanted reverse; left or right? Memory
plumped for right and sure enough it was. Before many miles were gone the
little saloon was zipping round the bends in the well-remembered fashion and a
few more years had been passed in The Scribe's backward progress to youth again.
I always feel that the 1 1/4-litre is a young car. There is an
elasticity about its progress along the road that humans lose as the joint
Also, please welcome the new owners of
Y 3095 to Ys on Parade
- Brian and Christine Calder.
days, and, as a special treat, a new screensaver of MG YTs
for you to download and use, based mainly on the October 1948 brochure, and the
question and answer of the new year. Also, for your enjoyment, we look
back twelve years, to 1993 with a reprinted article from MG
Enthusiast showing that even then, the MG Car Club Y Type Register organised
some pretty spectacular tours with the 1992 French Tour.
There appears to be no end of things you can do with a Y Type
at Christmas time, under Artists Impressions is another
Christmas card - from Ted Gardner this time.
Year and welcome to the 999th day of the website! Yes we have been
on-line, enjoying and sharing these wonderful cars with the world for 999 days
already - your support and participation has enabled the site to grow from the
first few tentative pages originally placed, to a most amazing and diverse site:
who would have thought that we would have found so much amazing material, and so
many owners willing to share their beautiful cars with us in all states of
restoration. With your continued participation we continue to look forward
to what 2005 will bring!
You will find your calendar for 2005 on the side panel of
this page, and we will try to bring you a rich variety of other things over the
coming months for you to enjoy and share in. Always remember, this is your
site and your input to its vitality and vibrancy is paramount to us, and your
fellow Y owners. So, if you know a Y which is not currently on the site -
get with the owner and send in a photograph and all the details on the
Submit your "Y" to Ys on Parade page. If you
cannot send a digital picture, you can always email the webmaster for his "snail
mail" address and send a normal photograph. Also, if you have a technical
query, you can ask the Technobods - Neil Cairns and David Pelham
Technical Advice page, or share your
Hints and Tips with us too. Whatever you
have, Y Type, you can always send it in - we will try to find somewhere for it
for you and others to enjoy.
As ever, we also have a new
Picture of the Month for you too.
Archive of previous
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hyperlinks below to see
complete archive pages of the news from a previous