MGCC YORKSHIRE CENTRE
END of January 2024 All Natter Notes.
North – Jeff Marsden Last night was our AGM with 17 attendees and 9 apologies for absence.
No one wished to take on the Chair so we decided upon a rotating role. This was followed by planning of the activities for the forthcoming year and about half of the months were fixed with the remainder to be decided at the February meeting. It was felt that there should be slight changes to the previous decade of events and members were charged with thinking of alternatives and making suggestions. Mike Payne directed this meeting and David Nunn will head the February one. Kate Marsden continues as Treasurer and me as scribe with Paul Coates as “Informer of Runs. There were a number of questions which we felt needed to be addressed at the regional AGM on 18th February.
South – Mike Breedon The 1st SY Natter of 2024 saw 22 members in lively conversation after almost two months away. Malcolm & Denise Perry continued to finalise arrangements for the 2024 Daffodil Run on 14 April starting once again at the Fox Valley Centre, Stocksbridge and finish at Cannon Hall Grounds, Cawthorne. I will be standing down as SY Natter Leader and Natter Scribe at the end of February with Rob Mitchell taking over as SY Natter Scribe with a new Natter Leader yet to be confirmed. Many events for the SY Natter have already been established with venues and activities booked and dates set so we are all looking forward to a very active year again in 2024.
Vale of York – James Thornborough On a sub-zero winters day one brave soul arrived in a very early production MGC GT. A beautiful tartan red example, which was subject of an exacting restoration over Covid lockdown by John Denton of Quarry Classics. Brian Bell, the owner, explained the purchase transaction of this lockdown project classic was akin to an interview. John Denton was determined to sell the car to a deserving new owner, who would cherish the car and its original condition. The resplendent rocker cover black crackle paint finish was achieved by John Denton baking the fresh paint in his kitchen Aga. Mrs Denton was not amused with the industrial aroma it produced. The rest of the Natter members wimped out and arrived in modern cars.
East – Jill Thornton January Natter runs through our own events and election of volunteers for various tasks. It was great that the positions for the evening social runs was filled, many thanks to some newer members, Dave and Ken who put their hands up. We are considering changing the start as routes from the Humber Bridge car park are getting a bit exhausted! Any ideas would be welcome. We’re very saddened to hear that Deg & Maple Garage have lost the MG franchise, they have generously supported events for many years and EYCC would like to thank them so much. Hopefully our relationship will continue irrespective of the disappointing news.