MG Y Type Screensaver
The first of many - a puzzle for you!
MG YT Factory
Production Records ~ recreated (175kb)
A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 20 October 2003).
Trivia Quiz 2
- how well do you know your Y Type?
5 Speed YB
A PDF by Tony Vernall.
Icon and instructions
for creating a desktop shortcut to the website. You may need both
skill and knowledge of the Y Type with our first
Trivia Quiz 1.
MG Engine History
A PDF file by Neil Cairns.
MG Y Ledgers
A PDF file with an introduction by Neil Cairns of guarantee plates, chassis numbers and engine
numbers, where this information is known
Post War M.G. Saloon cars 1947 - 1999
(4.5mb but includes colour pictures) by Neil Cairns.
The MG Y Type Tool
Kit by Jeremy Havard
welcome Robert Ades with YT 3706 to
Ys on Parade.
Phil Brackpool and YB 0346 to
Ys on Parade.
Technical Advice has been posted on how to strip
Today we have an
new picture on Interesting Ys, a rally going Y
(believed YB but we don't know anything much about this car other than it
also took part in the Peking Paris Rally too). Perhaps, if you know
more, you can contact the webmaster and share your knowledge with us.
Alternatively, if you know the owner, encourage them to Register it and put it
on Ys on Parade. It would be fascinating to find out more about it!
Richard Prior has also filed another episode of his fantastic
Antipodean Adventure from 2003.
Congratulations also to the winners from last month's UK
Spring Run - NTG Cup YT and Mike Silk (for YAs and YTs), Bill Atkinson Cup (YBs)
Keith Herkes, and the Piston Gone Trophy Cliff Shuker YB.
Reprinted Article is from the Australian
Motor Manual from June 1949, and a second from the Autocar 1951. In a
slightly different format to normal (for the Australian Motor Manual) we have
scanned the pages from the magazine into a PDF file as there is an excellent
shot of the MG Y being lowered into position on the BMC stand.
Additionally there is a short paragraph announcing the new YT and a useful page
on Lucas FT lamps. The Autocar article is a newly rediscovered road test.
Another sad piece
of news - you may recall last year we had two Pictures of the Month (February
and May 2003) featuring the escapades of Lola Grounds, kindly sent in by her son
Robert. Lola too passed away in April 2004, aged 87. A redoubtable
lady who will be missed by her family, to whom we send our condolences too.
On a happier note, we have two fantastic new pictures in
Artists Impressions, having been alerted to them by
Willem van der Veer.
The latest update
on last year's odyssey from Australia by Richard Prior and crew can now be read
on the second page of the Antipodean
Adventures along with a host of excellent photographs. No doubt
Richard will soon be sending me the next exciting episode! Thanks Richard!
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the
sudden death of MG Car Club Register Secretary John Edwards.
Although John had become an M.G. man late in life, he developed a real
enthusiasm for Ys when he purchased his first car a few years ago.
We only knew John for a relatively short time but grew to respect and
appreciate his hard work on behalf of the Register. He always showed great
enthusiasm, a conscientious approach and a willingness to participate fully
in our activities.
His committee friends will greatly miss Johnís quiet approach and wry sense
of humour. His initial shyness masked a warmth and friendliness, which
became progressively more evident as we grew to know him.
We wish to take this opportunity to extend our sympathy to Johnís wife Janet
and his family. He was a good friend, loving husband, proud father and
Also, please welcome Johnny Thorsen from Sweden with
Y 4640 to Ys on Parade.
This is our first Y from Sweden too!
Andrew Adamson has kindly provided a short write
upon the Spring Run 2004 for us. This can be found by clicking on the
report link from the Events page.
Also, please welcome Des McCall from Australia with
Y 4739 to Ys on Parade.
For those of you who missed it last month, but want to find
out more about the prototype YS, click here.
Willem van der Veer has sent in a scan of a
Yugoslavian postage stamp. This has now been added to the
Collectibles page. Willem has also updated his
photograph in Ys on Parade.
1 May 2004
Northern Hemisphere season is now well under way and last month we had a
fabulous (if damp) UK Spring Run. If you went on the run, why not write a
report and send in some pictures? I was very fortunate in being able to
get back to the UK for the event, and my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our day -
only the onset of jet lag caused us to cut for home early. It was an
excellent opportunity to say a final "farewell" to many Y owners in the UK.
I was also very flattered to be awarded a cap donated by Alf Luckman from
Australia to be given to the farthest travelled. It will be worn with
pride this weekend as I attend MGs on the Pier at Port Angeles in search of more
As an opener this month I am pleased to welcome Scott Barrow
who is now the owner of the brace of Ys formerly belonging to Paul Gaynor -
Y 2677 and Y 5174.
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