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T Register Meeting – November 2020

5 November 2019

Pre-war and T Type Register November meeting

The Biggest Shed, Paechtown via Hahndorf
Our grateful thanks to Peter and Bronwyn Micklem for hosting us under Convid-19 rules of engagement this year in central daylight saving time for our November meeting.
Eager drivers met at Crafers park n Ride about 6.00pm for the rush down the freeway to Hahndorf, a total of 14 T Types and 1 prewar NA graced the meeting.
Arrival in the daylight was certainly beneficial to those negotiating the circular driveway in and around the property, certainly we saw a lot more of Peter’s work this year, it is a great shed for sure. A total of 27 members signed in.

A considerable number let me know which helped reduce the numbers under Convid rules, also adds padding to this report.
Messers Aitkin, Harris Fisher Forth, Burmann, Liebbrandt,Loader, Lyons, McNaughton, Pearson, Hosking, Bates, Schillers, Shepard, Gibbs, Hurst, Clarke, Kinnear & Finch.
On the sick list are Mike Lyons, Barry Bahnisch, Stan Shephard.
Graham Loader has told me that Mike Lyons has been seriously ill of late. All the best Mike from all of us in the Register, hang in there hope we will see you soon.

General Business
After a slow start there was plenty of banter and interjecting by excited members eager to disrupt the Boss of the meeting. A call from the River Murray by AC Pearson on his floating house of leisure was quickly extinguished, after all who cares if he is having a great time on the river.
Russell the Garth launched into his latest passion, establishing a Register Facebook account for us based on others around the country which has merit if it flies.
Message from Dean Hosking looking for a 7 ¼ inch fork for a TD clutch if anyone has one lying around.
Buckles has some 16 inch wheels , ring to discuss.
2020 was a year that we reflected upon the loss of long standing members, Don Offler, Ron Lewis and Mal ‘Bluey ‘ Caire, a shame that Convid-19 did not allow us to come together and celebrate their lives connected to the MGCC SA.

Pre-war news
Great excitement with the arrival of the 1933 K3 to Martin Barratt, see the article by Bob Schapel in the magazine last month, such a lot has come to light and is written about the ownership and racing history of this car # 3752.
Breaking news, the Vicar’s 1934 NA is about to receive from Germany a unused engine block, sump, crankshaft and sundry other bits from an 80 year old MG enthusiast who also owns one of the rare ND’s , a Fritz mate of Arthur’s I am told.
Vicar Cundy tells the story with pride and beams with excitement when the matter of the supercharger gracing the front of the NA is discussed, hopefully it will be connected through the crankshaft one day, but really, it does look the part.
Now we are told that there is considerable progress on Buckley’s J2 cylinder head welding and crack testing , new camshaft and rockers, just amazing that some 86 years after the J’s and the N Types were made, parts can be sourced and surface.
Special thanks to Lachy Kinnear for his work helping Buckles with the J2 gearbox.

Block emails
I have established mail outs under block emails as we have so many interested parties to inform. I do apologise if some are not receiving the email regarding the meetings and events, I did capture some that bounced back, let me know if you are not sure that the mail is getting to you.

Future meetings
December’s meeting will be held at Maurice and Steph’s home at 10 Willora Rd Eden Hills on Thursday 3 December, limited to 50 under Convid rules. I will mail out an invitation, the first 47 areplies are eligible.
January’s meeting will be at King Arthur’s West Lake Castle on 7 january 2021.
This is almost a street party and we are looking forward to having a brace of Prewar cars once again, and a good look at Artfur’s recently renovated TC.
Again, Convid rules will apply, invitations will be issued out beforehand.

To Bronwyn & Peter for a delightful supper carefully prepared under the rules of Convid and for their fine generosity as hosts for our November meeting.
Thanks also Thane martin for taking Curly in the TC up and back, apart from enjoying the ride in the TC , he managed to squeeze more than a drop or two of other peoples red down his throat which resulted in some really wobbly moments at the back door getting him tucked away, he really loves these nights.
Gidday to Stan Shepahard, hope you get to read this in good time old fella.

See you at Mozza’s those who get to be given a spot in the lineup.

Cheers, John Bray ( Boss )

PS Buckley’s TC was spotted on the back of a tow truck today, cause unknown !


5 November 2019
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