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
by Jeremy Havard
Terry Ciantar's original tool kit
Photographs by Terry Ciantar
The MG Y Type Buyer's Guide
A miscellany of resources
and articles to help you decide
MG YT Factory
Production Records ~ recreated
A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 8 October 2005).
MG Y Type Screensaver
5 Speed YB
A PDF by Tony Vernall.
Icon and instructions
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
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.
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
Today, please welcome
with our second car from India for Ys
on Parade with YT 2548.
Today, please welcome Tony Bushell
with an entry for Ys
on Parade of his chassis from YT 3480, and
Graham Charles with YB 0314.
Andrew Piers has sent
in a new picture of YT 2738 for
Ys on Parade following it's re-upholstery.
The Reprinted Article is the third of
three from MG Enthusiast Magazine, entitled "California Dreaming".
Finally on this news
update, Willem van der Veer has provided a review of the children's book with a
Y Type on the cover, "met de kameleon
Roy Clapham has
updated his entry on Ys
on Parade for Y 5986.
On September 22 this
year, we added our first (of many - hopefully) video clips
Ys on Film. Negotiations are currently
proceeding with MGM for the use of extracts from Evelyn (shown last week
on WE network in the US, and yes I did watch it again for the Y Type clip!!) and
Dance with a Stranger - so watch this space. However, taking our
venture into a full multi-media Y-Type experience for you, one of the first
links on our website for
Other Websites and
Personal Homepages was a link to singer-songwriter and musician
annA rydeR wrote a song featuring, among others, a Y Type - well two Y Types
actually. Ys on Film
has now been renamed more appropriately Ys on Film,
and other media. Please click here for more
details including full lyrics and a private exclusive recording for the MG Y
Register of her song "Put another car in my graveyard".
While I was flicking
through some more old magazines I came across this small article in MG Magazine
29 from about 1988 and noticed in the background
a Y Type - is this from New England, or a local Alaskan car any one know
please, and if so who does it belong to now?
With the holiday
season nearly upon us, Alan Taylor has sent me a water colour and reminded me
that he will be happy to take commissions from Y owners for water colours of
their Y Types at small fees. Click here to go to
Alan's entry in
Willem van der Veer
has alerted us of a children's book with an MG Y Type on the front cover.
This has been added to the Collectibles
Some users have
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Please welcome Matt
with Y 7223 and
YB 1503 to Ys
on Parade. Matt is also the proud new owner of
Y 0485 too.
Rob Dunsterville has
sent in some new supplier links for Australia which have been added to the
Links page too.
Please welcome Dren
with Y 5903 to
on Parade. Dren's car also does the occasional
This month we bring
you another Reprinted Article from the Diamond Jubilee of the Y Type, 1997. This is
second of three articles from the July 1997 edition of MG
Enthusiast and is called "Building the Y Type". If this appeals
to you, you will also enjoy the publication "Enjoying the MG Y Type" which has a much
fuller article on the construction method.
Peter Sharp recently
visited the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust at Gaydon, Warwickshire, UK.
While he was there, he took the opportunity to ask and take several photographs
of Len Shaw's MG YB. Peter sent them into us and we have added Len's car
to Interesting Ys.
There is a new
Picture of the Month which celebrates the international nature and friendship of
Y ownership from earlier in the year when Tim Tavani visited with Alf Luckman
and Peter Fogarty.
Stephen Webb is
seeking information on the whereabouts of his old YA - licence plate MG 7401.
Please see Lost Ys.
For Y owners in
the Pacific North West USA and Canada BC, there will be a Y Birthday
weekend 11 - 13 May 2007, the same weekend as the UK gathering and will take
place in the Bellingham WA area. We are already up to five cars so if you are interested in this event please email
Further details will be released as they become available on the
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