The Sydney MGCC Concours and
Sunday 20 October 2002
By Alf Luckman
event was possibly the most successful in the past 25 years for the Sydney Club
with a total display of 224 cars. Included in this number was the largest
gathering of Y Types seen in one place in living memory
(down under at least - Webmaster). We had 13 cars to show off, made
up of seven tourers and six sedans.
weather was a delight all day after a lot of recent hot and windy days our day
was just nicely warm with a gentle breeze. We
could not have asked for anything better. A
number of Y people made a big effort to come along with some travelling a fair
distance to show off their cars. We had a very recent tourer restoration, that
of David Aldridge, who has spent the past three and a half years bringing it
back from a very poor state to near pristine.
judging for the event is broken into two classes, i.e.
Concours and Road. Our winners in the Concours class were: Peter Martyn (YA), Bob Simpson (YT) and Alf Luckman (YA). In the Road Class the winners were, Jim Hutton (YT), Peter Fogarty (YA)
and Richard Hope (YA).
people, because of other commitments could not stay for the entire day and their
cars were not included in the judging. The event was held in a nice park
overlooking the Parramatta River, in the suburb of Henley, about five miles to
the north of the city. Later in the day all the
cars that had been restored in the past year - this included all types of MG's
- were called together and an expert group of judges looked them over very
carefully. Out of this scrutiny of twelve cars, Peter Martyn's YA was judged
the best. A most admirable achievement when one
looked at the competition this car had from a number of lovely T types. Very
well done Peter, the car is a credit to you. The
numbers of Y types we have been able to display has been slowly increasing over
the past several years. Four years ago we had four on show, then five, then
eight and now this year, thirteen. With the continuing and growing interest
in these cars we have hopes of expanding these numbers even more in the future.
A lot of
people helped make this event the success it was and that assistance, in all its
forms, was greatly appreciated by those who came along on the day.
9 Y Types ...
and 4 more Y Types
Richard Hope's Y and new register sign
Peter Martyn - Best Restoration 2002