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Welcome to our latest eNewsletter.
We are always looking for stories of you and your MGB,
please let us have these to add to future eNewsletters.
Enjoy your MGB.
Regards
John

John Watson 
Chairman MGB Register
MGB Register Mobile 07555 044 528

 

Don at the MGB50 Birthday Run April 2012.

Don passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday 9th October.
Don had recently been in the Chipping Norton Hospital and 2 weeks ago had been moved to Millers Grange nursing home in Witney. 
Our thoughts are with his wife Mary and his family.

The Funeral for Don Hayter will be tomorrow, Wednesday 28th October at 11:00am and will be a small family affair.

Online Tribute


Johnathan Moulds made a suggestion on Facebook after the news Don had passed away, as a mark of respect to display your car on the day of the funeral. We would like to create an online tribute within our website.

Why not display your MGB as a mark of respect on your drive around this time. If you do show your car and would like to add a photo to our photo album please send your picture and a few words to webmaster@mgb-register.org

Latest Podcast from the MGCC, its well worth a listen.

A special tribute to Don Hayter, the designer of the MGB. Wayne and Adam look back at his life before Motoring Journalist and TV writer, John Lakey shares his very intimate memories of interviewing Don over the years.

https://www.mgpodcast.uk/allepisodes/h0bek39nzq5b8g3xqdbaq4mvrwhied
 

Share your Don Hayter memory.

Do you have a photo of Don with you or maybe Don in your MGB.
 

Kate with Don back in 2010 when the Silk Road MGs
were passing through Abingdon.

Send your photo with a description to webmaster@mgb-register.org we will then be able to put the memories together on the website.
To the NAMGBR in June 1994

MEMORIES OF ABINGDON
Dear Register,
Strange after all these years, to see an MGB on a transporter in the station yard on the front cover of the "Driver". I immediately recalled the landlord of the pub in the picture. An individual by the name of "Snatcher" Eyres who was a Sergeant Major in the Royal Berkshire Regiment. When he retired he became the drill instructor at Abingdon School to the Officer's Training Corps, (this was before the Second World War). As an OTC entrant I recall him marching us up and down through the town in our flat military caps and puttees, well before I knew what MG was all about! His was one pub you could not sneak into for an illegal 'Lemonade', out of uniform of course! I am enjoying the 'Aspects of Abingdon' series and thank you for sending me the drafts to correct.
I have just finished a read through the draft of Anders Clausager's new book on the MGB, very detailed, and with all change points listed, plus colors, trim and production number breakdown, and many photographs, which a group of us took a whole day to list and allocate to the appropriate technical part of the text. Should be a good seller when it's published! By the way, had a ride in the first development MGC Roadster last month for some classic car magazine article. The car was in remarkably original condition. Very best wishes to all fellow MGB Register members.

Yours Sincerely, Don Hayter, NAMGBR Honorary Member #1 Harwell, Oxon, England
 

See Interesting Links below to find out more.

MGB Register Merchandise

Keyring Offer for November



Buy 1 and get a free pen 
Buy 2 and get a free pen + lanyard


Offer Code
KEY2020
https://regalia.mgb-register.org/index.php?rt=product/product&path=71&product_id=163

Barrie's Notes Maintaining an MGB in the 21st Century


This 80 page A5 publication has a wealth of information and tips on maintaining an MGB today. 
 
If you are looking for something to pop under the Christmas tree 2020 this might be the ideal gift.
However don't leave it too long as we currently only have 5 copies of Barrie's notes available. 

www.mgb-register.org

The header of the website is currently displaying a collection of factory pictures. These are last of the line before the factory closed 40 years ago.
https://mgb-register.org

AGM via Zoom

On Saturday 24th October we had the delayed MGB Register AGM via Zoom due to COVID19 restrictions. The AGM should have been back in March, but this was not possible due to the pandemic. It was an interesting meeting with a few visitors joining us from outside the UK. Stephen in Virginia, Pam in Australia and Peter in Switzerland. Graham Dix has officially joined the committee on the technical side, although has been actively assisting with tech information since March. The committee is unchanged for 2020 as everyone has agreed to carry on in their posts.

AGM 2020 via Zoom

Event News

While we can't all be together at the NEC this November, we're still bringing the cars, the people, and the community together. Take a look online for these new and expanded features.
Visit Show Website

Vintage Stony 2021


It is with regret we have come to the conclusion that it will be impossible to hold Vintage Stony on New Year’s Day 2021 in the way that we are used to and all enjoy.
 
As you will know, our event is held in a public space where it is not possible to control the number of visitors – be they exhibitors with their vintage and classic cars or the many members of the public who attend.
 
With the ongoing Covid–19 epidemic and demands required of the Government Protocols, we could not guarantee to maintain safe distances between you all, nor maintain the maximum meeting numbers required.
 
We sincerely hope that this dilemma will be over soon and that we are able to invite you all to our Classic Stony event in June 2021. In the meantime, we hope that you will keep safe and will manage to avoid this illness, and we look forward to seeing you and your cars, bikes and other vehicles of interest in the future.
 

Some interesting links

"Aspects Of Abingdon" series in the NAMGBR Driver 1994-95 
Whilst I was looking for info for this month's eNewsletter I came across this very interesting article series.
Apologies if you have already seen it, but for those who have not it is a good read.

The MG Car Club Podcast

The latest news, interviews and members’ stories from Kimber House, home of the MG Car Club.
 

 
18 Oct 2020
Episode 28: Our tribute to Don Hayter and are electric MGBs the future?

On this week’s podcast, join us for our special tribute to Don Hayter, the designer of the MGB. Wayne and Adam look back at his life before Motoring Journalist and TV writer, John Lakey shares his very intimate memories of interviewing Don over the years.


10 Oct 2020
Episode 27 Tips for owning Triple Ms with Michael Allison

On this episode of the MG Car Club Podcast we continue our fascinating conversation with Former Chief Quality Engineer at MG, Michael Allison. Michael has been driving Triple M type MGs since 1957 and so is the very best person to give us advice on how to buy, drive and own one of the Triple M cars. 

3 Oct 2020
Episode 26: Former MG Chief Quality Engineer Michael Allison in conversation

On this episode of the MG Car Club Podcast, we have a truly fascinating insight into the heyday of MG production in the 1960s from the Former Chief Quality Engineer at that time, Michael Allison. Michael has been a life-long MG fan and also founded the Triple M Register within the MG Car Club. Here, he talks about what it was like to work at MG under John Thornley, the changes he saw during the transition to British Leyland and some memories of his own MGs and the early days of the Triple M Register. 

Latest MGB Spares catalogue from Moss



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Latest Additions to the MGB Register Photo Album


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