CHAIRMAN'S CHARITY WEEKEND
23rd & 24th March
The weekend is once again in three parts which will
begin at 2.30pm on Saturday with the Register’s AGM.
This will be held at Kimber House and is more like a
talk on the Register itself with a PowerPoint
presentation summarising our year and looking to the
future. New attendees often comment on how good it is
and not what they expected of an AGM so please do come
along and start your weekend by meeting the committee,
some of our Regional Reps and other F/TF enthusiasts.
Next is the Annual Awards Dinner which will take place
on Saturday evening at the
Steventon House Hotel,
just outside of Abingdon at 7.30pm. This is a new event
which replaces the old awards lunch we previously held
at Christmas. There will be a four course dinner
followed by our guest speaker,
Peter Jones of MG
Motor UK Ltd. Peter began his working life at Longbridge
as an Austin Apprentice in 1974 and has spent most of
his time as a development engineer and worked on several
MG types from the MGB to the MG3 and of course the F/TF.
His fascinating illustrated talk will concentrate on
cooling systems and testing around the world and you
will be able to ask questions afterwards. Following
Peter the presentation of the Register’s Annual Awards
themselves will round the evening off nicely all for the
price of just £28.50 pp.
The following morning we enter part three of the weekend
with a vehicle run from
Abingdon to Basildon Park. This elegant Georgian
mansion was rescued from near ruin by Lord Lliffe in the
early 1950s restoring it to its 18th century glory
whilst at the same time installing contemporary 1950s
features such as the kitchen providing the modern
visitor with a glimpse of two different eras. Following
the scenic run the Register will have privileged parking
directly in front of the Mansion itself. The house is
now run by the National Trust so entry will be free for
NT Members . Prices start at just £7 per car for
National Trust Members and we have negotiated a special
rate for non members. Of course the weekend is in aid of
our charity MacMillan
Cancer Support and donations can be made at the
event or online at our new 2013 charity webpage
Of course with online donations you can also contribute
more by allowing the charity to claim Gift Aid which we
can’t do with cash donations.
To book all or part of this great weekend please go to
our online shop at
We hope that you will be
able to join us for this special weekend.
REGISTER FEATURES AT THE NEC
Hard Top, Supersports II, Tim Morris,
Keith Williams, Darren Vaughan, Joan and Ron Kemp - the
The MGF Register had its own stand at the Classic Motor
Show at Birmingham's NEC sandwiched between the ZR/ZS/ZT
Register and the Midget Register.
The main club had a stand nearby which featured the BTCC
racing car of Jason Plato as its star attraction. Our
own stand had its own star in the form of the unique MGF
Supersports II now complete with Supercharger, just to
remind us what may have been if this car had gone in to
We also featured the Hard Top on display telling its
story to fit in with the theme of this years show.
2012 PHOTO COMPETITION
Winning Photo by Adrian
The winners of the 2012 MGF Register Photo
Competition have now been announced. The overall winner was
Adrian Clifford who entered the above photo of a
Trophy Yellow MGF enthusiastically entering a ford at Stoke
by Nayland. The judges from Kimber House, Safety Fast Editor
Andy Knott and Deputy Colin Grant, liked the movement in the
photo as the car throws up plumes of water.
Main Runner Up with an almost all white
photo of his TF in front of the Queen's Stand at Epsom was
Damien Jennings with only the blue stripes on the car
contrasting the overall whiteness of the photo.
Main Runner Up photo by
With around 80 photos vying for the
12 winners positions to feature in our 2013 MGF Register
calendar the competition was fierce and yet again of a very
Congratulations go to the other 10 runner ups who all get
their photos published in the MGF Register Calendar for
2013. The calendar is available in a printed version for a
special introductory price of just £10 including p&p
from the online shop
The other runner ups were Peter Opie, Steve Haines, Dave
Tynan, Dawn Clifford, Jan Austin-Taylor, Tim Morris, Simon
Davies, Paddy Willmer, Lee Rose and Martin Cumming.
The calendar is also available as a free download at the
Full 2013 Calendar free download
Single page year planner free download
You can view all the entries for the competition at the
2012 PHOTO COMPETITION
The Spring2013 edition of FasTForward
magazine is out now. This one features articles on
fitting a cruise control, changing your headlamps, Dave
Kerley's trip to China, Dr Alex Moulton and more. There is, as always, the usual news, views and reviews
plus the regional columns.
To subscribe simply go to our online
shop, with subscriptions starting at just £16 per year
you can't afford not to complete your MGF/TF experience.