The Lincolnshire Centre Annual Dinner Dance

The Lincolnshire Centre have organised an Annual Dinner Dance and Award Ceremony for as long as I can remember. However there was a first one and that was in 1973 at the Fortesque Arms in Tattershall.

Since that time we have been to a number of differing venues and most recently our annual dinner had been held at the Kenwick Park (Shown here on the left hand panel). During that time we have been well looked after there but this year 2016 as last year we will be trying our new venue.

This years event will take place at The Bentley Hotel Lincoln on Saturday 20th January 2018. (shown Below) entry form here. We have negotiated a special rate for rooms at 90.00 single and 92 double including full breakfast and use of facilities. Please stote MG Car Club

Of course an important part of the dinner is our 3 course meal. This is followed by the presentation of the awards, given to the members who have been successful in our competitive events during the year.and then we draw the raffle. Oh yes we have a raffle, the dinner would not be the same without it. After all that excitment the night continues with a disco dance and friends enjoying a social evening together. Many of our members stay the evening and we always negotiate favourable room rates.

 

Annual Dinner Dance and Prize Giving

Saturday 21st January 2017

I hope everyone had a fabulous time at our annual dinner, alot of effort goes into it's organisation and I believe it is of absolute importance to our enjoyment of our club and cars that we have a successful event each year. With that in mind please encourage all who enjoy MG Cars and MG Events to make a note in their diaries for next years dinner dance.

Please may I thank everyone involved but more importantly to thank Vicky and William Ball for joining us at our Dinner Dance. William brought with him the California Cup and BMC Trophy so we could celebrate together and also presented our awards, hope they come next year.

Sorry for the pictures taking a long time to get posted but to get everything formatted and placed on the site plus ensure to the best of my ability that all the facts are right takes a good few hours work for a number of nights :) . If anyone has more photos please send them in and I will post them all.

  The cup on the left is the California Cup and was won by an MGCC Lincolnshire Centre Autotest team at MGCC MG Live (Silverstone 2016) 

The Cup was presented at our annual Dinner Dance to the Members of that winning team

Bryan Pack
Malcolm Clark
Ken Waylett


The cup on the Right is the BMC Trophy and was won by an MGCC Lincolnshire Centre Autotest team at MGCC MG Live (Silverstone 2016) 

The Cup was presented at our annual Dinner Dance to the Members of that winning team

Ena Fox
Robert Welch
Mark Walbran (Unavailable on the evening)
 
     
  California Cup Autotests Class awards   
     
 
Class winner Bryan Pack
 
Malcolm Clark Fastest Time of the Day
 
Class Winner Robert Taylor 
   

BMC Trophy Team

California Cup Team
   
Motor Sport Awards 
   

Jubilee Trophy David Stonehouse and Malcolm Clark

Lincolnshire Group Sports Cars Malcolm Clark



Lincolnshire Group Saloon Cars John Hebb

Bush Trophy Robert Taylor
   

MGB Hive Trophy Ena Fax
 
Brook House B Jordan Fox
   
Pride of Ownership and Landlords Choice awards
   

Nigel Haines Abbey Lodge Trophy

Halls Garage Rose Bowl Kimm Rake
   
Enthusiast Awards
   

Chippy Stross Trophy David Stonehouse

Baitstrand Trophy Sue Mackenzie and Wendy Pack
   

Mike Taylor Trophy Ian Mackenzie

Award for non committee John Hebb
   

Long Beach Trophy John Hebb


Bit of light relief
   
   
   
   
Special Awards 
   
 
Brian Howells Trophy the Wolds Natter (Keith Robinson)
 
Rob Ely Trophy Robert Taylor
   
Concours and Pride of Ownership Awards
   
 
MGB Class Award Peter Hermite, MGA Class Award Geoff Edge, MG Vintage Class Award Richard Beaver
 
MGBGT Class Award Peter Newman
   
 
MG Midget Class Award Ken and Clara Waylett
 
MGF Class Award Wendy Smith
   
 
MGTF Class Award Keith Robinson
 
Lincolnshire Poacher Premier Concours Trophy Geoff Edge
   
 
Lincolnshire Poacher Premier Condition Trophy Peter Hermite
 
Lincolnshire Poacher Dorothy May Trophy Vicki Edge
   

 

 

 

Chairman's Cup

Presented by Steve Hall. Awarded annually at the discretion of the current Lincolnshire Centre Chairman for services to the Centre.
(The recipient is not disclosed until the moment of presentation.)

Geoff and Vicki Edge

Concours and Pride of Ownership Awards


Lincolnshire Poacher Concours Show – Class & Annual Awards

MG Vintage Class Award

Richard Beaver

MGA Class Award

Geoff Edge

MGB Class Award

Peter Hermite

MGBGT Class Award

Peter Newman

MG Midget Class Award

Clara & Ken Waylett

MGF Class Award

Wendy Smith

MGTF Class Award

 Keith Robinson

MGZR/ZS/ZT/RV8 Class Award

Richard Marshall

Non-MG Pre 1970 Class Award

Paul Davies

Non-MG Post 1970 Class Award

Claire McFadden

Concours Perpetual Awards

Lincolnshire Poacher Premier Concours Trophy

Presented by Peter Best Insurance. Awarded annually to the car at the Centre’s annual Concours Show which scored highest of all the cars judged on a Concours (as factory) basis (excluding Elite Class).

Geoff Edge

Lincolnshire Poacher Premier Condition Trophy

Presented by Peter Best Insurance. Awarded annually to the car at the Centre’s annual Concours Show which scored highest of all the cars judged on a Condition (Pride of Ownership/modified) basis (excluding Elite Class).

Peter Hermite

Lincolnshire Poacher Dorothy May Trophy

Presented by M.R.S. Classics. Awarded annually to the overall winner of the Centre’s annual Concours Show being the car which scored the highest in the Elite (Previous Show Winner) Class.

Vicki Edge – 1964 MGB

Pride of Ownership and Landlord’s Choice

Abbey Lodge Trophy

Presented by Emma & Chris Boddy, Landlord and Landlady at the Abbey Lodge, our Natter at Kirkstead.

Awarded annually to the overall winning MG, on a points scoring basis, over all of the Centre’s Landlord's Choice events.

Nigel Haines

Halls Garage Rosebowl

Presented by Steve & Lynne Hall, from Hall’s Garage, Morton. Awarded annually to the overall winning MG, on a points scoring basis, over all of the Centre’s Pride of Ownership events (including the New Years Day Landlord’s Choice Pride Of Ownership).

Kimm Rake

MG Live 2016

The Centre members did incredibly well at MG Live 2016 winning trophies in the concours, the racing, the Sprint and in the California Cup Autotests.

Many of you will be aware how long the California Cup Autotests have been running so it is with great pleasure that we formally present two of the MGCC’s most prestigious trophies here tonight. However, before we do that there are some individual awards to present.

Class winners

Robert Taylor,

Bryan Pack

And FTD Malcolm Clark

The California Cup for the best overall score

Malcolm Clark

Bryan Pack

Ken Waylett

 

The BMC Trophy for the best team using one model of MG (midget)

Bob Welch

Mathew Walbran

Ena Fox

 

Motorsport Awards

Lincolnshire Group Sports Cars

Purchased by the Centre and presented annually to the member with the best score over the Centre’s series of Autotests on a fixed site.

Malcolm Clark

Lincolnshire Group Saloon Cars

Purchased by the Centre and presented annually to the member with the best score over the Centre’s series of Autotests on a fixed site.

John Hebb

Bush Trophy

Presented by Bush Tyres, and awarded annually for the best score by a sports car with a wheelbase exceeding 84” over the annual series of Autotests organised by the Centre on a fixed site.

Robert Taylor

MGB Hive Trophy

Presented by Nigel & Sandra Petch of the MGB Hive. Awarded annually for the best score in the Ladies Class over the Centre’s annual series of Autotests on a fixed site

Ena Fox

Twells Trophy

Presented by Twells’ Garage of Billinghay and awarded for the Best score by a Novice [someone who has not won a first class award in that discipline] over the Annual series of Autotests organised by the Lincolnshire Centre on a fixed site

Mike Carter

Scatter Rally Awards

Jubilee Trophy

Awarded annually to the Winning Team of the Jubilee Trophy Navigation Scatter Rally.

David Stonehouse & Malcolm Clark

Muncaster Trophy

This trophy, presented in memory of brothers Colin and Ray Muncaster fromRoughton, who successfully campaigned MGs in Rallies at National Level in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, is awarded annually to the best performance by a Novice Team [who as a team has not won a first class award in that discipline] over the season's Navigation Rallies.

David Stonehouse & Malcolm Clark

Enthusiasts Awards

The Chippy Stross Trophy

This magnificent trophy was donated by North East Centre member "Chippy" Stross to be awarded to the Lincolnshire Centre member who gained the most points for taking part in events organised by the MG Car Club. It was given to the Centre following our graduation from Group to Sub-Centre and finally to Centre status.

David Stonehouse

Baitstrand Trophy

Awarded annually to the Centre member who undertakes marshaling duties to the greatest extent throughout the year. The scores are based on a points scoring system as determined by the Committee

Jointly to Sue Mackenzie & Wendy Pack

Mike Taylor Trophy

Ian Mackenzie

Award (non-committee)

Awarded to the non-committee member who has scored the most Enthusiast points over the year (associated to Chippy Stross Trophy)

John Hebb

Long Beach Trophy

Presented by Long Beach Centre of the MG Car Club, with which the Lincolnshire Centre has had very close ties, and awarded annually to the MG owned by the Centre member scoring the most points at MGCC events throughout the year.

John Hebb

Awards with a Special Purpose

Victor Wood Trophy

Presented by the Victor Wood Dealership. Awarded annually to the best overall score by a novice in Lincolnshire Centre competitive events over the year in a modern MG

John Hebb

Brian Scotney

Best performance of the season by a Lincolnshire Centre member driving an MG in a speed event [Race, Sprint, Hillclimb] organised by any club affiliated to the RAC

Adam Key

Brook House B Trophy

Presented by Steve Hall, then of Brook House Garage. Awarded annually to the novice Lincolnshire Centre member driving an MGB who has returned the best performance in a race, hillclimb, sprint or autotest during the season.

Jordan Fox

Norfolk Railway Trophy

Gifted to the Centre by the North Norfolk Railway with no pre-designation. Awarded annually to the Lincolnshire Centre member who has assisted other members with a mechanical difficulty or problem.

Awarded jointly to Bryan and Nigel Pack

 

Brian Howells Trophy

Presented by Brian Howells. Awarded to someone who has done a lot for the Centre, particularly in relation to events of more than one day’s duration. This year awarded for their organisation of the Caledonia Tour and the International Four countries Tour

The Wolds Natter Keith Robinson

Rob Ely Trophy

Presented by Rob Ely. Non – designated. In 2010 presented for the non-committee Lincolnshire member who has contributed most to the Centre and then in 2011 extended to include committee members. Awarded this year to a member who has worked incredibly hard both in the presentation and the financing of the Centre newsletter

Robert Taylor

   
   
   
   
   

 

Saturday 16th January 2016

Our 2016 dinner dance was again at the Bentley hotel Lincoln

Discount rates on rooms were available for guests who prefered to stay the evening and inc Bed & Breakfast. Rates included free use of all Leisure Facilities.

This year we had 24 more guests than in 2015 which was a real tonic for our organisers. Of course we never know what the true feelings are of the attendees but I didn,t hear any problems and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves. On top of this we would like to congratulate all our trophy winners and we would love you all to compete just as keenly in the year ahead. I did noticed a couple of tiny things that require better organisation next year and these will be addressed. Until then on behalf of the Lincolnshire centre committee thanks to all for their support and kind words.

Here is a photographic record of the evening

 

 

Saturday 17th January 2015

Our 2015 dinner dance was at the Bentley hotel Lincoln

Discount rates on rooms were available for guests who prefered to stay the evening and inc Bed & Breakfast. Rates included free use of all Leisure Facilities.

The evening went really well with the dance floor filling as the night drew on and I suppose the wine and alcohol released our inhibitions. On behalf of the Lincolnshire centre committee thanks to all for their support and kind words.

Here is a photographic record of the evening

 

 

Saturday 18th January 2014

 

Kenwick Park's Adam was our Master of Ceremonies and introduced our Chairman John Laurence to welcome everyone to the 2014 Dinner and then Ena Fox said the Grace.

Following a tasty meal, the formal part of the evening began and Adam called on our Vice Chairman Robert Welch to talk us all through the Trophies & Awards . . .

Robert began by explaining "There is a lot of work behind the scenes to get these beautiful trophies engraved and the replicas purchased and we have John Hebb, Kevin Pateman and Geoff & Vicki Edge to thank for organising this. Also on the Trophy Committee for 2013 were Ian & Sue Mackenzie and David Stonehouse. They all deserve your applause.

 

(Here are some images of all the wonderful awards we give out yearly)

Robert then introduced MG Car Club Director Peter Skipper who kindly agreed to present the Awards.

"Traditionally we commence with the Competitive Awards and the winners of the Autotest Trophies are . . .

 

AUTOTEST TROPHIES

Lincolnshire Group Sports Cars


Purchased by the Centre and presented annually to the member with the best score over the Centre’s series of Autotests on a fixed site.

Sheila Laurence

Bush Trophy
Presented by Bush Tyres, and awarded annually for the best score by a sports car with a wheelbase exceeding 84” over the annual series of Autotests organised by the Centre on a fixed site.

Sheila Laurence

MGB Hive Trophy
Presented by Nigel & Sandra Petch of the MGB Hive. Awarded annually for the best score in the Ladies Class over the Centre’s annual series of Autotests on a fixed site

Sheila Laurence

(Sadly not present)

Twells Trophy
Presented by Twells’ Garage of Billinghay and awarded for the Best score by a Novice [someone who has not won a first class award in that discipline] over the Annual series of Autotests organised by the Lincolnshire Centre on a fixed site
Richard Bristow

MG Live Awards

MG Live California Cup MGB

Trophy & Class Win

Simon Temple

MG Live California Cup MGF/TF

Class Win

David Stonehouse

SCATTER RALLY AWARDS

 

Holland Brothers Trophy

Presented by Holland Brothers Garage. Awarded annually to the winning team of the Holland Brothers Trophy Navigation Scatter Rally

John and Sheila Laurence

Jubilee Trophy

This trophy, presented by Bos Chemicals, is awarded annually to the Winning Team of the Jubilee Trophy Navigation Scatter Rally

Mark and Lynn Peters

Muncaster Trophy

This trophy, presented in memory of brothers Colin and Ray Muncaster from Roughton, who successfully campaigned MGs in Rallies at National Level in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, is awarded annually to the best performance by a Novice Team [who as a team has not won a first class award in that discipline] over the season's Navigation Rallies.

Mark and Lynn Peters

CONCOURS AND PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP AWARDS

Lincolnshire Poacher Concours Show – Class & Annual Awards

MG Vintage Class Award

MG TC OCR 318

Peter Vickers

MGA Class Award

MGA KFF 256

Nigel Haines

MGB/MGC Class Award

MGB GT TYT 303M

Peter Newman

MGF Class Award

Wendy Smith (Sadly not present)

Wendy Smith (Sadly not present)

MGTF Class Award

MG TF YN02TFK

Clive Moss

MGZR/ZS/ZT Class Award

MG ZTT KP04CVN

John Simpson

Non-MG Class Award

Jaguar E Type OJJ 127K

Tom Chappell

CONCOURS PERPETUAL AWARDS

Lincolnshire Poacher Premier Concours Trophy

Presented by Peter Best Insurance. Awarded annually to the car at the Centre’s annual Concours Show which scored highest of all the cars judged on a Concours (as factory) basis (excluding Elite Class).

Nigel Haines MGA

Lincolnshire Poacher Premier Condition Trophy

Presented by Peter Best Insurance. Awarded annually to the car at the Centre’s annual Concours Show which scored highest of all the cars judged on a Condition (Pride of Ownership/modified) basis (excluding Elite Class)

Wendy Smith MGF (Sadly not present)

Lincolnshire Poacher Dorothy May Trophy

Presented by M.R.S. Classics. Awarded annually to the overall winner of the Centre’s annual Concours Show being the car which scored the highest in the Elite (Previous Show Winner) Class.

Vicki Edge MGB (Sadly not present)

PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP AND LANDLORD'S CHOICE

Abbey Lodge Trophy

Presented by Emma & Chris Boddy, Landlord and Landlady at the Abbey Lodge, our Natter at Kirkstead.
Awarded annually to the overall winning MG, on a points scoring basis, over all of the Centre’s Landlord's Choice events

Peter Hermite

Halls Garage Rosebowl

Presented by Steve & Lynne Hall, from Hall’s Garage, Morton, Near Bourne. Awarded annually to the overall winning MG, on a points scoring basis, over all of the Centre’s Pride of Ownership events (including the New Years Day Landlord’s Choice Pride Of Ownership).

Received by Peter Ellis on behalf of winner Kirk Field (Sadly not Present)

ENTHUSIAST AWARDS

The Chippy Stross Trophy

This magnificent trophy was donated by North East Centre member "Chippy" Stross to be awarded to the Lincolnshire Centre member who gained the most points for taking part in events organised by the MG Car Club. It was given to the Centre following our graduation from Group to Sub-Centre and finally to Centre status.

David Stonehouse

 

Baitstrand Trophy

Awarded annually to the Centre member who undertakes marshaling duties to the greatest extent throughout the year. The scores are based on a points scoring system as determined by the Committee

Ian and Sue Mackenzie

Mike Taylor Trophy

Presented by Mike Taylor, a former Chairman of the Lincolnshire Centre. Awarded annually to the Centre member scoring the most points at Lincolnshire Centre organised events throughout the year. The scores are based on a points scoring system as determined by the Committee.

John Hebb

Award (non-committee)

Awarded to the non-committee member who has scored the most Enthusiast points over the year (associated to Chippy Stross Trophy)

Peter Hermite

Long Beach Trophy

Presented by Long Beach Centre of the MG Car Club, with which the Lincolnshire Centre has had very close ties, and awarded annually to the MG owned by the Centre member scoring the most points at MGCC events throughout the year.

P 37 FWP John & Sheila Laurence

LINCOLNSHIRE CARR [Combined AutoSolo & Road Run]

Steve Hall was invited to come forward to present the awards for this new event in 2013. The brainchild of Robert Welch and put together with the help of his wife Carol and fellow club members Ian & Sue Mackenzie and their friends Peter & Liz Martin who organised the two Road Runs [North & South of East Kirkby], Lincolnshire CARR was a very successful event and will be repeated in 2014 with the same organising team.

The Winners of the Event were:-

B.T.D Lincolnshire CARR Autosolos 2013

Jordan Fox

Lincolnshire CARR Road Run 2013

John and Sheila Laurence

Hall’s Garage Trophy

Presented by Steve & Lynn Hall to the overall winner of the Lincolnshire Combined Autosolo & Road Run event

Robert and Hazel Taylor

BRIAN HOWELLS TROPHY

Presented by Brian Howells. Awarded to someone who has done a lot for the Centre, particularly in relation to events of more than one day’s duration.

This year awarded to the team for their organisation of the new event the Lincolnshire CARR

 

AWARDS WITH A SPECIAL PURPOSE

Edmundson/Peter Leech Trophy

The Edmundson Trophy comprises parts of the famous Belle Vue Garage C/Q type. Mike Edmundson raced and rallied works MGs in the 1950s & 60s and presented the Trophy to the Lincolnshire Centre in 1982. The 2012 Trophy Committee agreed to reallocate the Edmundson Trophy to take the place of the Peter Leech Trophy & to combine the sentiments of both trophies. It will be awarded annually based on the achievements of Lincolnshire Centre members driving MMM, PVT & T type MGs.

David Moir (Sadly not present)

Victor Wood Trophy

Presented by the Victor Wood Dealership. Awarded annually to the best overall score by a novice in Lincolnshire Centre competitive events over the year in an MGF/MGTF (1995 on).

Richard Bristow (Sadly not present)

Brian Scotney

Best performance of the season by a Lincolnshire Centre member driving an MG in a speed event [Race, Sprint, Hillclimb] organised by any club affiliated to the RAC

Adam Key (MGF) Race

Cream Cracker Trophy

For the novice member of the Lincolnshire Centre who has “tried the hardest with the least results . . .”
This Trophy was originally [in the 1970s] an octagonal toilet seat painted in the traditional MG colours of Brown and Cream. In 1995 this 12” Mountney steering wheel replaced the original trophy . . .

Len Hartley

Brook House B Trophy

Presented by Steve Hall, then of Brook House Garage. Awarded annually to the novice Lincolnshire Centre member driving an MGB who has returned the best performance in a race, hillclimb, sprint or autotest during the season.

Craig Taylor

Norfolk Railway Trophy

Gifted to the Centre by the North Norfolk Railway with no pre-designation. Awarded annually to the Lincolnshire Centre member who has assisted other members with a mechanical difficulty or problem. This was for helping an autotest entrant to get home as they were unable to do so under their own steam!

Ian Mackenzie

Rob Ely Trophy

Presented by Rob Ely. Non – designated. In 2010 presented for the non-committee Lincolnshire member who has contributed most to the Centre and then in 2011 extended to include committee members.
Awarded this year for his unwavering support of the Centre’s events goes to

David Noble

 

CHAIRMAN'S CUP


John Laurence [Centre] who presented the Chairman's Cup explained that it had been an extremely difficult decision this year with so many people doing so much for the Centre. However the Swallow Natter is the benchmark for all Natters with their mixture of indoor and outdoor events and their communication skills both at the Natter and on our website, and by regular emails keeping members informed of all things MG. Well done to all."

Chairman's Cup

Presented by Steve Hall. Awarded annually at the discretion of the current Lincolnshire Centre Chairman for services to the Centre.
(The recipient is not disclosed until the moment of presentation.)

Swallow Natter. (Leaders Keith Robinson [left] and Gordon Smith.)

Natter members posed for a photograph with the Chairman's Cup in the Meridian Suite Bar . . .

[left to right] Jo Drewery, Chris & Sarah Smith, Carl Britcliffe, Phil Drewery, Keith & Eleanor Robinson, Kirsty Britcliffe, Sylvia & Gordon Smith.

 

SPECIAL THANKS

And a similar bouquet for Lesley Wells as a Thank You for lending Peter Skipper to present the Awards and Trophies..

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Fran Noble [right] presented Sheila Laurence with a beautiful bouquet for organising the 2014 Dinner with her husband John .

 

BEFORE AND AFTER THE AWARDS ALL OUR GUESTS SIMPLY ENJOYED THEMSELVES