M.G. Car Club 'Y' Register
Spring Run 2006 - Sunday 30 April
Photographs by Andrew Adamson,
Richard Knight, Keith Herkes and Ted Gardner.
Birkbeck came up with a good one this year, you could tell when we arrived at
the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway car park where a Hall Class was
steaming and Y’s were gathering.
were 26 Y’s of all varieties in all and many other MG and other interesting
types coming along as can be seen from the pictures. People had travelled from
as far afield as Chesterfield and Southampton, some in just the day but others
including myself made a weekend of the event. This was a good plan and may
be the way the 60th anniversary of the Y Run is planned for next
the start of the Spring Run Jerry is always to be seen rushing about collecting
late monies and assisting with information whilst Jo waves the flag about when
eventually someone is persuaded to stop chatting and start the Run.
year Jerry planned the Run of about 60 miles to start from Toddington and
meander through country lanes (with notes on the location of Pubs en route) to
the finish at Claydon House near Winslow in Buckinghamshire. Some participants
we noticed having picnics en route and some, like Peter & Suzie Arnell, Jack &
Mollie Murray and Keith & Rita Herkes to name but a few, took lunch in one of
cars must have arrived by 2:30pm after a very pleasant Run but most seemed to
have got there by 3:30pm. Claydon House is an attractive house, with an area in
front just right for the display of the cars and for the erection of the
Register gazebo. Luckily we had Felicity Gresser to read out the instructions
for this while we took no notice. Eventually we got it up and looking a bit like
the picture on the tin. Jack & cohorts then proceeded to sell various Register
regalia and at about 4:00pm the prizes for the YA/YT ( Andrew Moreland ) and YB
( Alan Pratt ) that members would most like to take home were presented.
Broke Award was presented to Guy who’s E-Type had suffered but lets not dwell on
that. Jerry says all the cars performed flawlessly.
chatting , looking at cars and renewing friendships until about 5:00pm, when
we all started to drift away after a very good day (agreed by all) with many
thanks to Jerry & Jo and anyone else that helped that I don’t know about.
Then with hardly anyone left to watch we took down the gazebo and stuffed it
in its bag (assisted by Mike Silk) ready for the big one next year.