Dear members.It’s coming to that time of year to look forward to our annual awards lunch.This year we will be returning to the Bridge Hotel and Spa, Wetherby, just off the A1, so easy access for all.It will be held on the 17 February 2019 and the cost is £21 per head for a three course meal and tea or coffee and mints after. There is no need to provide me with your menu order in advance as you choose on the day from the menu below. Wine for your table can be preordered in the bar area on arrival.The luncheon will be held in the Walshford Suite near the main reception area and it has its own bar area attached to the room. Time is 12.30 for 1.00 sit down.Please let’s see a good attendance again this year from all natters, as always it’s a good opportunity to get to know other like minded MG enthusiasts whilst chatting over a leisurely meal and a glass of wine or water. It’s also a good opportunity for younger members to network with members young and old.All you need to do at the moment is send me the names of the people attending along with a cheque payable to MGCC Yorkshire Centre for £21 per head. Also payment can be made via bank transfer, see details below. If there are any special dietary requirements please let me know.Menu:Fillet of melon, passion fruit coulis & zesty orange sorbet (V)Farmhouse terrine, spiced apple chutney & rustic breadHome-made vegetable soup with herb dumplings (V)•••Roast topside of beef, herbed Yorkshire puddings, onion confit & gravySugar-glazed baked gammon with a mulled wine & black cherry jusDarne of salmon topped with Yorkshire rarebit & chervil sauceWild mushroom & Madeira risotto with sun-blushed tomatoes (V)Chef’s selection of market fresh vegetables & potatoes•••Home-made sticky toffee pudding with caramel toffee & English custardZesty Clementine cheesecake with orange sauce & vanilla ice-creamA Selection of English Cheeses with grapes, celery & water biscuits•••Freshly brewed coffee & chocolate mintsBank transfer detailsMGCC Yorkshire CentreSort code 40-27-15Account number 91177869Please put Awards + your name as the reference.Many thanksSee you all soonStephen DobsonMGCC Yorkshire Centre Chairman
WELCOME TO THE PRACTICAL CLASSICS CLASSIC CAR & RESTORATION SHOW, WITH DISCOVERY
Officially the UK’s fastest growing classic car show and hailed the ‘friendliest of car shows’, the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, truly is Spring’s best classic car show. Taking place in March, this year’s show attracted over 28,000 visitors across 3 days, and brought together all aspects of classic motoring. Walking through the halls, visitors were greeted by cars of all marques in various states of repairs; from rusty barn finds, through to concourse quality with everything in between.
The heart and soul of the classic car community is without doubt car clubs, and the same goes for the show. Now attracting over 150 car clubs, the show celebrates the hard work done by all clubs to keep the classic community alive. Visitors got the opportunity to watch what it takes to keep our beloved classics running as on all kinds of live restoration projects took place throughout the weekend. This year we saw brake systems going under full overhauls, new front wings being fitted, head gaskets being replaced and full paint jobs…and this was just one club!
The Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership competition showcases what a bit of elbow grease and a lot of time can result in. 20 of the UKs most cherished cars with some incredible and heart-warming stories behind them, take pride of place in the show, each bidding for visitors votes to be crowned the winner. At the other end of the scale are the rusty wrecks making up the UKs biggest collection of barn finds in the Carole Nash barn find display. The cars on display have been unearthed from garages, sheds and the bottom of gardens. Some need a lot of love to get them back on the road while others should be left to ‘rust in peace.’
Details to follow
The MG Car Club Speed Championship enters it’s 32nd season in 2019; organised by the MGCC North West Centre the Speed Championship provides club members with access to low cost motor sport in which their cars are competitive. By providing classes for all models of MG (and AH Sprites) with progressive modifications allowed, and with the emphasis on friendly competition, we hope to encourage more club members into affordable motorsport; one day this could be you!
Whether you are new to speed events or a seasoned campaigner there will be something for you in the Championship.
All novices should start by reading the excellent beginners guide. You can apply for the mandatory MSA licence on-line but once bitten by the ‘speed bug’ you’ll want to emulate Chris Cooper and his ‘bit of a brute‘.
You can choose to compete for trophies in either the Northern Series or the Southern Series Championship. Series events take place mostly north or south of Longbridge respectively but with some common venues such as Silverstone, where drivers score points for their chosen series only. All drivers also compete for the top award, the National Championship, for which points gained at any venue irrespective of its geographical location count. All awards are presented at the North West and South West Centres’ Dinners:-
Origins and history of the championship.(opens in new tab)
Beechfield, Fern Bank,
Chapel en le Frith, High Peak SK23 0JJ
Tel 01298 812272
Travel back to the year of 1746 and the battle of Culloden and the history of the Highlands.
Scotland has always been known as possibly having some of the most beautiful scenery in the world and this tour covers a lot of that scenery.
Starting from Stirling, we work our way through Glen Coe and then up to Inverness, with a few sightseeing stops and refreshments along the way. If you are a fan of the Outlander series, then come back with the Caledonian Centre on this three-day tour which explores Scottish History – Monsters and Motors all together in one fun filled fantastic weekend!
Stay at the superior Kingsmill Hotel and Spa in the heart of Inverness and from there we explore the true Highlands of Scotland, from Loch Ness to Culloden and the Moray Motor Museum at Elgin with the Clava Cairns along the way.
The routes are on some of the most challenging and rewarding roads in Scotland with their stunning scenery and a choice of routes to suit all, from meandering down to the famous Loch Ness for a boat trip to see if you can spy the monster or go back in time on the moving battlefield of Culloden. There is also a chance to visit the Moray Motor Museum or if you just want to relax, then you can spend the day in Inverness or at the hotel spa and pool.
On Saturday evening after you have refreshed, we have a fun casino evening where you can play the tables and at the Grand Finale Dinner on Sunday, we have the superb Ceilidh band “Tweed “ who will get you all on the floor dancing!
Included in the tour Booking Fee:–
- Breakfast roll / tea/ coffee – at the Highland Gate, Stirling
- Saturday evening meal & casino
- Dinner and Wine for the Sunday Finale and Ceilidh band the “Tweed”
- Route book and Rally Plate
- Buffet lunch on the Monday at the Huntingtower Hotel, Perth
- Good Company
Autotests are one of the most popular competitive events organised by the Club’s Centres and Registers. The Club’s major autotest meeting is the annual California Cup held at the Silverstone International Race Meeting which also includes the prestigious BMC Trophy for the Inter-Centre competition.
An autotest, or driving test as they used to be called, consists of a series of timed manoeuvrability tests set out on hard-standing or grass.Cars run singly and are timed with penalties applied for touching pylons, failing to stop astride lines or other driver errors.Most MG Car Club autotests have classes for front and rear wheel drive cars and, of course, classes and awards for all MG models.
Drivers do not have to have competition licences. Autotests have the minimum of regulations and are thus popular and informal events.