60th Anniversary Run 1948 - 2008
M.G. One and a Quarter Litre Tourer
Sunday 19, October 2008
Members of the M.G. Car Club of South Australia
decided early this year to conduct an event to celebrate sixty years since the
launch of this rare M.G. model at the October 1948 Earls Court Motor Show.
bright and warm Sunday 19th October, nine One and a Quarter Litre
cars assembled to celebrate :- Tourers 3432, 3516, 3590 & 3871 along with
Saloons 899, 1090, 1099, 1201 & 6594.
Also joining the celebration were
other models from a 1930 M-Type Midget right through the 40’s & 50’s
T-Types, 60’s and 70’s MGB’s, as well as MGF & ZR from the noughties.
run left Oaklands Park heading south to begin a leisurely drive through the
scenic and interesting roads of the Adelaide Hills. Those in Y & T-Types, along with other
MG’s enjoyed the roads with some spirited driving and full use was made of the
hill-climbing ability of the YA’s and YT’s on the steep sections.
the hills at Mylor, the M.G. convoy traversed the rolling countryside through
Echunga, Flaxley and Macclesfield, before gate-crashing the annual market day
All too soon we arrived at Woodstock Winery after covering some 50
miles from the start. The Y-Types were
given special treatment on this day, and assembled on the lawn outside the
glass-walled restaurant. On the walls of
the restaurant, were posters and memorabilia related to Y-Types – what an
After a superb meal in the restaurant, all the run participants
gathered outside for the presentation of posters to each of the Y-Type owners at
this special event by club patron Ed Ordynski, and a surprise presentation was
made to David Robley for the best presented Tourer on the day – a bottle of
Then followed more talk and examination of the cars before it was
time to break ranks and return home. Special thanks to the organizers of the day, Graham Loader and Mike
Lyons – true One and a Quarter Litre enthusiasts.
The next gathering in Australia for Y-Typers will be at the M.G. Car Clubs of Australia
National Meeting to be held at Geelong in Victoria over Easter 2009. The Geelong meeting will see the presentation of
the “David Lawrence Trophy” for the best performance of a Y-Type at National
Meetings every year since 1970.
Mostyn up ton with event
Start Parade Lineup
All the Y's in a Line
Right to Left - YA6594, YA1201,
One very M.G. Restaurant
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