Let there be Ys Screensaver
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
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.
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
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
Ted Gardner has sent in notice of the 17th Annual General Meeting of the MG Car Club Y Type Register. Details on the
Tony Slattery has released details of
a gathering for Y-Types in Australia. Details on the
Peter Vielvoye has sent in a picture
for Ys at Weddings ... of his wedding actually!
Back in the 1960s Peter owned a Y and the family have now unearthed the old
Jerry Birkbeck is urging any one not
yet registered at the hotel for this year's Spring Run to do so. He says:
interest in this Spring's Weekend in the Cotswolds we now have 18 rooms booked
at Stratton House Hotel - the venue for an informal afternoon gathering and
Dinner on Saturday 10th May and the start point for the Spring Run on the Sunday
I have spoken to
the Hotel and they have confirmed that they will hold a further 21 rooms until
early March. This means that we will have the whole Hotel to ourselves if all
the rooms are taken!
To ensure that
this can happen I would like anyone who is anticipating attending to contact the
Hotel immediately to demonstrate that there is the interest there. If it is left
to the last moment then the Hotel will open their bookings to all and sundry and
those who phone me up at the end of April and bleat that there is no room
available - well tough!
Reprinted Article is from Australian Classic
Car magazine, March 2006 and features Bill Spall and his involvement with Ys.
Mike Green of N.T.G. informs us that
they are now pleased to be able to offer re-manufactured YA/YB Starter & Choke
cables complete with original style knobs: A553CY (choke) £42.84 + VAT and
A553DY (starter) £36.72 + VAT. They have only had a few made, but have
stock at present.
The first new entrant for
Ys on Parade for 2008 is Bill and Lorna McReaken's
Y 4465, to whom we extend a very warm welcome.
The MG Car Club have set the dates
for the 58th Silverstone International meeting. Details are posted on the
Michael Nicholson has been in contact
with Yorkshire TV (UK) concerning the appearance of a Y
Type in their serial "Heartbeat" series 5 episode 10. He would like to
hear from any 'fan' of the series if there are other episodes where a Y appears.
Please contact him here.
Nico Dreesen has sent in a new
photograph of YB 0805 for
Ys on Parade too.
Although the 60th anniversary year
has come to a close, David Pelham has correctly pointed out that:
On the 4th October 2008 we will be
celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the first YT to come off the
production line. The first 5 cars to come off the production line were numbers
YT/EXU/1922 – YT/EXU/1926. All 5 cars were destined for the USA market.
is the first YT featured on YTs on Parade and no fewer than 3 of these first 5
cars are confirmed survivors; two are in the USA and one is in the Netherlands.
David has also offered to do
something special for the October 2008 news release - so keep watching this
space as they say!
Christian Le Cour has sent in an update to his entry on
Ys on Parade for YT 3421.
Karl Heinz Borchers has sent in some details of a Summer gathering he is organizing in June this year for Ys.
This has been added to the Events page.
Registration is limited to the first 30 cars due to German government
restrictions though so be quick.
An application form has also been
posted for the UK Spring Run to the Events page.
Finally for today, we are currently
unable to supply either ashtrays for the front seats or bulkhead wiring
grommets. We are hoping to be able to resume supply of the ashtrays soon,
however a volunteer is sought to make the rubber bulkhead wiring grommets.
If you are interested in helping fellow Y owners restore their cars to a high
standard of originality and wish to help with the supply
of rubber bulkhead wiring grommets, please contact the webmaster
for more details.
Happy New Year to you
all. Hope the 'jingles' added to your festive spirit and did not get on
your nerves too much!! Well, here is to 2008!
Picture of the Month this month is from David
Steve Randle's YA is
the focus of the
Reprinted Article which is taken from
Practical Classics February 1999.
As a New Year present to you a new
screensaver is available for your enjoyment with
pictures provided by kind permission of David Lawrence's bestselling book "Let
there be Ys". This is a large file, at 11mb, however there are 20
different pictures in high definition to enjoy depicting some of the more varied
and important aspects of the Y's development.
A Christmas card from Masaaki
Sakaguichi has also been added to the Artist's Impressions
Finally, a new photo of Dick Jacobs'
racing his YB in the Touring Car Race at Silverstone has been added to the
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