25 November 2002
welcome Tony and Jill Stock with YT 2617 to Ys on
Parade as the 112th entry. Their car is the one featured in two of John Urbane Bull's reports (Exile in Lakeland -
Autocar July 1 1949 and Pleasant Places in Wales - Autocar 30 June 1950) contained
in the Brooklands Book Y-Type & Magnette ZA/ZB (if you have not already got a
copy and reviewed in the Book Review), with
a pictures of KLU 387.
is probably worth mentioning that Ys on Parade is
available to any Y owner, as is the whole website whether you are a member of
the MG Car Club or not. If you are not, please do not be inhibited in
sending in your entry, we are not in the least bit concerned about which club
you are in or not! The aim of the whole website is to promote Yder
ownership, and enjoyment, of this wonderful MG!
19 November 2002
Technical Advice page has a new item on today - this
time on Gearbox end floats (too technical for the webmaster anyway!).
18 November 2002
Herkes has sent in his other two Y Types, this time
YB 0842 and YB 1142, so please
welcome them both to
Ys on Parade!
17 November 2002
2002 draws to a close, details of Events for next year,
2003 are beginning to come in. If you have a Y Type event coming up, why
not send the
webmaster details? We cannot publish every MG event, so some elimination may take place, however, if you do not send in anything, nothing will certainly be published!.
16 November 2002
new Y on Parade, please welcome Frank Russell and Y 1336 to
Ys on Parade.
This brings a "full set" for Canada and moves them up into outright fourth
place. Frank would welcome any history on this car so if you know anything
contact can be made via
Pelham. Also we have a new Hint and Tip
from Phil Waltham.
15 November 2002
new query on the Technical page for those with
leaking YT / YA axles has been posted today. Also, this
month's brochure reprint is the August 1948 Export Edition.
I have also repaired the link from the July 1950 page 3 with apologies for the
break. It is interesting now to compare the July 1950 Home market brochure against the
August 1948 Export market one, to see that the MG Car Company clearly just had the earlier fold
out brochure reprinted with a different colour and four new photographs to
replace those of the YT (see both page 2s), which had by now been discontinued. The YT having been
almost exclusively made for the export market, it is now easy to see why the
later brochure for the Home market featured the Export oil bath filter - clearly
nothing new in "cut and paste" editing! EnjoY!
13 November 2002
welcome Arnold Capel and Y 1165 to Ys on Parade as
the 51st YA. It is really good to start having some more cars coming
11 November 2002
welcome Nancy Anderson with her YT 3338 to Ys on Parade,
Please note the additional lights on the rear wings (fenders): these were unique
to the YT EXU model as exported to North America. This means that we now
have a 100% presence of the known YTs in Colorado USA. Also, please
welcome Jerry Felper from California, USA and Y 0885 to
Ys on Parade
as the 50th YA! It does not seem that long since we were posting our 50th
car now, however, please keep them coming. We now have 107 cars in total!
It is interesting to note from the statistics tables that although Ys have more
numerical presence than either YTs or YBs, they still do not make up 1% of the
total built. However, in the vein of "lies, damn lies and statistics"
I have put up various different ranks, so I hope that everyone is pleased with
some aspect of the results! In all, 106 cars is a fantastic performance,
but there are still many of your "non-Internet ready" friends out there
(and some "Internet ready" ones too), who have not yet sent in a picture!
Get their details and submit it for them. Let's see if we cannot get Ys
over the 1% soon. We appreciate that it is a bigger hill to climb than the
others, but what a challenge.
10 November 2002
please welcome Bill Eberhardt and Y 0833 to Ys on Parade,
For those who are into statistics, I have analysed by country and model the
ownership figures for those cars we have been sent by you. Bill has his
own web site with lots of other pictures of his Y on and we have also added this
link to the Other Websites and Personal Home Pages section on the
9 November 2002
minor change to the Technical response. Sorry
if there had been any confusion.
please welcome another three cars to Ys on Parade,
all the property of Alf Luckman (I think, but may be corrected on this later)
and all YAs. They are Y 0823,
Y 2838, and Y 3580 and were located in a
barn where they had been undisturbed, with many other period cars for 25 - 30
years waiting to come to light again!
7 November 2002
have our first Technical enquiry today, and the
Links page has been redesigned to provide a better
We now have the photographs to go with
Alf Luckman's report on Sydney Concours and Display Day 2002. We also apologise for the
current abuse of the
bulletin board. The entry has been reported and is being deleted.
6 November 2002
welcome Robert Patry with his YT 4919 to
Ys on Parade
as the 101st entry!
3 November 2002
you everyone, we have now reached 100 Ys on Parade! This is a fantastic
achievement and thank you everyone for your help in creating the largest
(virtual) gathering of Ys, I am sure it will continue to grow. Because of
the size of the file we have now split the Parade into three sections for YAs,
YTs and YBs. As 99 and 100, please welcome John Middleton and
YB 0279 to
Ys on Parade.
John's picture is of the chassis in his immaculate garage. Just how he
keeps it that way must be a well kept secret!
Gardner has replaced his photo for YB 0329 in
Ys on Parade
with an interesting sepia print format which has worked quite nicely.
2 November 2002
observant may have noticed that a new item has been added to the Other Items
column to the left. This is an MG Icon for your desk top, so that those
who have not yet already set their "home page" to the site can link quickly to
it from their desktop.
tonight, please welcome the 98th entry to
Ys on Parade,
John Brock with YT 3709! John is anxious to obtain any history on his car,
which he imported from Australia. If there is anyone out there who has any
history, please contact
David Pelham who will be pleased to pass on the information to John. Only two to go now
for the 100!!
1 November 2002
Only 54 shopping days to go to Christmas, and
probably only 30, or less, if you require any
Regalia "stocking fillers" to be
shipped to you overseas! While we are on that tack, I have updated the
Sales List for a new price on the Windscreen Stickers. Although these are
the "old" logo (objected to by BMW, so it has that in its favour) they proved so
popular that we have had a re-run commissioned.
Also, this month please welcome
Paul Gaynor with Y 2677 and
Y 5174, Mike Silk with
YT 2744, Les Mabbut and
3190, David Aldridge with YT 3384, David Saul with
YT 3581, Sybil Mackaness and
Richard Hope with Y 3935, Stephen Koster with
YT 4061, and Frank Alway
with Y 4895 to
Ys on Parade. We now have 97 car in the Parade. The milestone of 100 cars gathered together in one
place, albeit virtually, is an imposing one (and one that we had dared not hope
for quite so soon) is now tantalisingly close! Will we make 100
before the end of 2002? Its up to you!
Following on from the appointment of Alf Luckman as our man in
Australasia, we are very pleased include the following announcement.
are pleased to announce the appointment of our second International Regional Representative. We are very fortunate that Wayne Musselman, who
founded and runs the North American MG 'Y' Register has agreed to become our North American Representative. Wayne has a good knowledge of Y Types and is in
the process of restoring his YT. A couple of years
ago Wayne had made contact with and sent his
newsletter to over eighty Y Type Owners in North America. It is good news that we now have representation both 'Down Under' with
Alf and 'Across the Pond' with Wayne. A
to Wayne from all on the committee.
David Pelham. Public Relations Officer International MG Y Type
Register 31st October 2002.
can be contacted by
clicking here or through the Contact Us page.
Forth coming attractions, besides a "new" brochure mid month,
will be a ledger of YTs - all 877 of them as researched by David Pelham and
David Lawrence, so that will no doubt be something to look forward too. We
hope to have that for you soon.
date for your diaries for 2003 will be the "Spring Run". Jerry Birkbeck
has confirmed the location for this now, please see Events
page for further details. There is a hyperlink to the National Trust's
website for the location there too. Further details will be available
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