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By 03/07/2023August 30th, 2023No Comments



END of June 2023 All Natter Notes.


Vale of York – James Thornborough  The June VoY Natter meeting was held in glorious weather. Wellbeing updates were received regarding former Yorkshire Centre President Alan Dakeyne who has now been transferred from hospital to a satellite recovery hub in Leeds. Attending members shared highlights of the Gaydon and Silverstone MG Centenary celebrations. Over the same weekend as Silverstone, the VoY Natter also supported an MG timeline display at Tractor Fest., Newby Hall. The arranged MG cars had pride of place in front of Newby Hall, a space usually reserved for Rolls Royces, Bentleys, Aston Martins and Lagondas. Quire right too. This is our year.


East – Jill Thompson June was a quieter Natter due to several members being on holiday. The Natter Pride of Ownership is being held at the July 13th Natter so that will be reported in the next Safety Fast. The August evening social run is on Thursday 31st, setting off from the Humber Bridge carpark near the Wellbeing Hub. Cars off by 7pm.


North – Jeff Marsden Our natter started with a 30 mile tour devised by Dale and Ann Efemey which ran along the high points around Skipton and afforded some fabulous views.   The returning crews then dined on fish and chips or pie and peas at The Wheatley Arms, followed by a good chat amongst ourselves. Colin then reminded everyone of the forthcoming meetings and runs and distributed entry forms to the interested parties. For our July Natter we return to the newly refurbished Tempest Arms for our annual Pride of Ownership competition.


South – Mike Breedon June had so many events to choose from it gets confusing, what a position to be in!! Natter members shared themselves out between several events, Geoff & Pauline Norcliffe, Mal & Denise Perry and Vaughan & Glenys Rich chose to follow the Tiger Natter back to the Fat Lamb Cumbria for two excellent days of tours and activities whilst several members, including me, chose the MGCC & Triumph Silverstone 100 weekend, more for me to enjoy the MGB GT V8’s 50th year celebrations including a steady tour of Silverstone long race circuit where I let Malcolm Perry drive. Then at our Natter we had the annual Pride of Ownership competition, on this occasion we had 14 MG models to choose from with the people’s choice going to the very nice MG Maestro of Richard and Claire Askham with a tie for 2nd place between the MG Midget of Derek and Allison Coghill and the MGB GT of new member Lambros Lambrou, well done all three.


West – David Copeman Several members attended the MG & Triumph 100 at Silverstone on a very hot weekend. Eric Batchelor was manning the Yorkshire Centre stand on both days James Johnson was racing his ZR on both days achieving 5th place in class the car ran fine and came home safely. The arena events were entertaining, the much-publicised Cyberster sports car on view disappointingly turned out to be the full-size clay model which will be used for reference during manufacture.