Great fun for November’s natter meeting. Always popular, Nick Mann organised the annual slot car “Grand Prix”. Matching cars – two MGBs – made for even ‘parameters’ and a lot of dicing before the final pair, Miriam Brear from Yorkshire and Keith Beningfield from across the border in Lancashire meant the final race of the night was the “War of the Roses” over again. In the event, Keith won and was heartily congratulated. This is always one of the meeting highlights of the year, and I was sad to miss it.

We had a new member join us, David Doulin who owns a 1973 Midget, who will be moving in to our area shortly. The group is organizing a trip to the Oil Can Café, near Holmfirth in December, as a run in lieu of the fact there will be no December Natter meeting.

Plans are already being put in place for events in the New Year, after our group run to Wales in April.

There was a good contingent that went down to the Classic Car Show in Birmingham on the Sunday. It obviously was not a ‘girly event’ as it was ‘all chaps together’. All met up at the Midget & Sprite Club Stand, next to the MGCC stand to see your writer with “Little Red” the Midget that was on display, next to the sole surviving 1962 “Sebring Sprite”. MGCC President John Day and Chairman Ian Quarrington also came over for a look.

No meeting in December, and the annual dinner instead will be on Saturday 9th January.

Ken Cothliff