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Centre Notes March 2023

MGCC Yorkshire Centre Natter Notes

March 2023


Vale of York – Jim Thornborough.  Following a smooth hand-over, Jim Thornborough took over from Rick Illingworth as the VoY Natter Leader. 17 members attended. Alan Dakeyne was without doubt the star member of the day. Alan has just completed 10 years as Yorkshire Centre President, standing aside at the tender age of 91. Alan gave a very modest speech, alluding to the length and breadth of his remarkable MG service. Pictures were then taken of Alan with previous Natter Leaders and VoY Members attending. Ken Cothliff was a deserving recipient of the Yorkshire Centre award for Enthusiasm at the recent Awards Lunch. Ken launched the VoY Natter, pioneered the Heartbeat Run, and is always upbeat.

North – Jeff Marsden  The normal Natter night was postponed due to snow and so it was re-scheduled for the following week.  The theme of the meeting was a Fish and Chip Supper and was enjoyed by all who attended.  After the food Colin announced the apologies from the members who could not attend followed by the details of the next gathering which will be a bowling and curry night in Skipton. A run through the diary of future events preceded a general chat amongst members.


East – Jill Thornton.  Another brilliant attendance at the March Natter despite the awful weather. We had a small competition to choose a photo for the Woldsway Run front cover, this was won by Wayne Dawson.  There may still be time to register for this event on Sunday 14 May 2023, see Yorkshire Centre calendar of events for organiser details. A reminder that the 1st evening social run of the year is Thursday 25th May setting off from the Humber Bridge car park.  Need to be away for 7pm.


South – Mike Breedon.  March Natter saw 31 people in attendance at The Old Post Office Haigh, with lots to discuss for a very busy April starting with the MGCC Yorkshire Centre Daffodil Run on 16 April, Drive it Day run on 23 April and a 3 day Natter Tour planned for 25-27 April in Cumbria. Several Natter members have now purchased tickets for MG/Triumph Live on 10-11 June and I have been fortunate to book my factory MGB GT V8 in the 50 car cavalcade for the 50th anniversary of the factory MGB GT V8 parade round Silverstone, a circuit I have raced the car on previously. 24 April 2023 will see the 39th year of ownership of my V8, TAN 926M, during which time TAN has allowed me to enjoy so many race meetings, events and social runs, meet so many interesting people and enjoy time with other MGCC members and friends.


MGCC Yorkshire Centre, major events 2023.


WOLDSWAY RUN, Sunday 14 May 2023, Entry forms on the web site.


DALES RUN Sunday 27th August 2023

Discussions and arrangements have now been finalised for the Dales Run, Sunday 27 August 2023,