Ys impress on 250km*
Chittering Valley and Toodjay in the Darling
in conjunction with
the Perth MG TC Club
Sunday 19, October 2008
I thought you might enjoy seeing a
few photos taken of Ys on an outing to the Chittering Valley and Toodjay in the
Darling Ranges, on Sunday 19th October 2008.
Most of the photographs were taken
on departure from John Lambie's farm in the Chittering valley, where we had a very enjoyable
morning tea, before setting out across country to Toodjay
It was a picnic outing for Y types
over an overall run of about 250 km, organised by Ron Mitchem, ("1949 YA").
This sort of distance does not seem
to daunt the Western Australian Y owners and certainly not the TC, TD, and TF
owners who joined in the fun, making about 38 MG enthusiasts in all.
We were joined by a new owner David Ward who brought along his latest acquisition, a
nice YT which he trailed all the way. David already has a YA and now says he would like a YB to complete the set. As my YA is still under restoration,
I didn't do the whole run but I was assured that there were absolutely no breakdowns at any stage. The Y's and owners were: Peter Copestake - My YT (red), Ron Mitchem 1949 YA
(red), Mike Burden YA (Black), Mike Sherrill Y modified with MGA engine, disk brakes etc., (grey/black), YT (crimson) on trailer, Dave Ward.
Full credit to Peter Copestake who completed a
distance trial with T series cars the following weekend, and clocked up over
1000 kilometres in his YT. He reported that it behaved perfectly. Not bad after
almost 60 years!
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.
250km = 155 miles
Peter Copestake YT
Ron Mitchems YA
Ken Wilson ex Don Main Y
Mike Sherrill Y modified
Mike Burden YA
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