28 July 2002
Please welcome Geoff Meller and
YT 3477 to Ys on Parade.
To say Geoff's car is under restoration would be an understatement, but we are
very happy to add Geoff's car to the site. Please send us your photographs
- no matter the state of the car, we love to see them all!
27 July 2002
Please welcome Ken Silverstone and
YT 4118 to Ys on Parade.
This car is yet another "new find" to the register, not having
previously known to have survived the last 50 years.
26 July 2002
Sorry I forgot to upload the updated Events
page the other day! I have now done so. Jack Murray's report on Silverstone 2002
can now be accessed.
23 July 2002
Today, please welcome
and Evelyne Rodrigues with
Y 1878 to Ys on Parade
making 70 in total - the first 100 looms ever nearer!
Jack Murray has
sent me a report on Silverstone 2002, and although his photographs will follow,
I have had one in already but cannot remember who from! Sorry about that,
but if you let me know who you were, I will gladly credit you - thank you
whoever though!. Please go to the Events page and click on the Report
link next to the Silverstone 2002 event.
2003 is marching
closer now so please send me details of any 2003 events you would like to be
shown, together with a brief synopsis. Please remember the focus should be
on Ys though!
John Arkley - John, I have been asked to get in touch with you regarding your
"IFS" by Alf Luckman who has some news for you. Can you please send me an
email and I will pass your address on to Alf for you. It seems they have a
similar car in Australia!
20 July 2002
Today we are pleased to welcome John Arkley with his three Ys
- Y 5710, YB 1018, and
YB 1459 to Ys on Parade.
This brings the Ys on Parade up to 69 now. YB 1459 is another matched pair
with YB 1458 of David Hague!
has another day to go and we have had a splendid time on the Y Register stall
and it has been good meeting with some of you and hearing your views on the
website. We are glad that you are so positive and like it so much, thank
you. We hope that you will continue to enjoY it.
18 July 2002
Chanaka Jinasena, from Sri Lanka, has sent me some more
pictures of his progress on his restoration work (Y 0900 on
Interesting Ys) and he has been very busy.
Work is progressing very nicely.
Andrew Adamson has
sent me five photographs to go with yesterday's post of the report on the
Ripon Old Cars Gathering too.
welcome Esra Martin and Y 6471 as the 66th car to Ys on
Can Tom Cox please
contact our Registrar with respect to his recently submitted registration form
too please, thanks.
That's it now
until after Silverstone as we have the Y Register stand at Silverstone as usual.
If you are going to be there, come and tell us what you think of the site.
17 July 2002
Following the post of 14 July there have been a number of
enquiries as to what the other British Export is. For those who did not
spot it, it is London Bridge!
I have received
reports from both Andrew Coulson, and Andrew Adamson on the Ripon Old Cars Gathering and
they seem to have
had an excellent day there. The reports can be accessed from the
Events page and then clicking on the report link by the
event. Please go and read their reports. They are both going to send
me some pictures so I shall revise the page again when they have been loaded and
advise again in the News when this has been done.
16 July 2002
Alf Luckman has sent me some photographs of a V8 conversion.
Unfortunately, he does not have any details of the owner except that he was
called Garry! If the owner is out there and comes forward and identifies
himself, we will be pleased to welcome you properly and accredit your ownership.
Meanwhile, some pictures can be found on the
Interesting Ys page.
Alf has also sent in some new
Hints and Tips, the first concerning the removal of
the radiator, and the second concerning a radiator "expansion tank".
14 July 2002
Today we welcome
and Dee Johnson
Y 1722 to
Ys on Parade. They live in California, and their
picture shows their British car against the background of another famous British
export to the US!
Adverts button proved so popular that following a suggestion from Bob Simpson
(Australia), we have decided to reorganise the page into a
This page will give you a further option to go to either Reprinted Adverts, or a
new page, Reprinted Sales Brochures. Coming too (at some future stage)
will be Reprinted Articles, which will feature magazine abstracts that have not
previously been republished elsewhere and would otherwise have become lost in
the mists of time and obscurity.
12 July 2002
David Pelham has sent something completely different for our
new Artists Impressions page - a 40th Birthday Cake
made by his wife, Shirley. Many happy returns David - although he
assures me it was all so long ago now all he can remember is the cake - this
should tell us something!
11 July 2002
Today we welcome Neil Cairns and
YB 0322 to
Ys on Parade. Neil is already well known to many as
a writer of prolific output on many engineering matters MG, and a helpful
contributor to the Bulletin Board, as well as the Register's Safety Fast scribe.
For the eagle-eyed (or "train-spotters") out there Neil's entry make the
third consecutive pairing of cars in Ys on Parade with YT 2778 and YT 2779
belonging to Peter Vielvoye and Karl-Heinz Borchers, Y 7011 and Y 7012 belonging
to David Pelham and David Mitchell-Gogay, YB 0322 joins with former assembly
line-mate YB 0321 belonging to Keith Herkes! I wonder how long before we
manage to get a run of three together, or even ten? Now that would be something
special! Keep sending in your cars ... and I'll keep adding them! EnjoY!
10 July 2002
Today we welcome Brian Ralph with
YT 5037 from Tasmania,
Ys on Parade as the 63rd entry and another new advert from my
collection, this time The Motor 3 December 1947 (that is all of them
now, unless you have ones I have not got!). If you have got an advert that
is not shown, please scan it and send it to me full size in 300dpi mode telling
me if possible when and where it was originally published and I shall be pleased
to add it to the collection.
8 July 2002
Two new reprinted period adverts for your delight today, one
from Jack Murray, and the other from your webmaster's collection. Also, the link
for Vintage Tyres has been updated to include details of their Canadian agent
courtesy of Terry O'Brien. We also have a report from Malcolm Hardy on the
Sunday Lunch he organised for Y owners in the North of England (see link on Events
5 July 2002
Details of the Sydney Concours and Display Day (20 October
2002) are available on the Events page. Alf
Luckman already has 12 Ys attending. If you are in the area and have not
already done so, please contact Alf to ensure that he can organise enough space
for the Y display. This is promising to be the biggest gathering "down
under" and we will look forward to a report from Alf on the event in due course.
While on the subject of forthcoming
events, Tom Cox will, (I hope!) be sending us a report from GoF the
Gathering of the Faithful too. Also, if you are in the Yorkshire area, or
even in the north of the UK, and have a Y please contact
Coulson and support him at the Ripon Old Cars Gathering on 14 July
2002. For more details of these, and all the events please
check out the Events page.
Also, for your delight I am opening
up yet another page, this time you have the opportunity to post drawings,
sketches and paintings of your Y. These can be done by you, your family or
your friends. Please send us your input so that others can enjoy Ys in a
different dimension. The page is called Artists Impressions and can be
accessed from the side bar menu.
2 July 2002
It is a YT day today with Brian Quarendon joining
us with YT 3863 and Saul Duck with
YT 4716 as entries 61 and 62 respectively in
Ys on Parade today. Welcome to you to Brian
1 July 2002
July already, as if we needed reminding!
Where is the year going? Please welcome Paul Briggs with
Y 5095 and Richard
Knight with YB 0515 to
Ys on Parade as the 59th and 60th entries.
During June we had four new Hints and Tips and nineteen new
cars added to the Ys on Parade. As a result, we were pleased to release
the MG Y Type screensaver, which some of you have downloaded and have installed.
If you are experiencing any difficulties with this, please do not hesitate to
email the webmaster on the above link and tell me what your problems are and we
will try to advise a work around for you. If you still want to obtain a
copy of the screensaver, please use the link in the header.
We also have a new link for you - Kingstown Shipping, for
shipping your Y around the world (for either buying a new one, or just moving
your current one!).
Please continue to send me your pictures for Picture of the Month feature too!
They may be a picture of your car in unusual circumstances, or even special
circumstances such as a wedding or similar event, a close-up shot of interesting
modifications, or your Y during restoration even.
Also, for your delight
this month, we have added two new features: - Reprinted Advertisements,
featuring original period adverts that you can download, and Interesting Ys,
which we hope to build (with your submissions) into a special interest corner.
In the latter I have linked this to the earlier page on the Sri Lankan Y of
Chanaka Jinasena, and the MGB powered Y of Richard Prior.
Thank you very much for
your continued support of the site and kind comments: feedback is always
appreciated. If there are any suggestions or comments you would like to make,
please email either the
Webmaster, or Public Relations, and we will look into them for you and discuss them with you. Please continue to enjoY.
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