Quite a bit to get through this month, so here goes...
Anthony Cutler, our 'K' series rep, has commissioned a small quantity of special grille badges for 'K' converted car owners. Although a number have been reserved, if you would like one, the design of which is based around the unique engine head bolt, contact Anthony at anthony.cutler(at)btinternet.com
Now for something a bit different, last month via email I received a question regarding side intrusion bars as fitted to US export 1500 Midgets. The question was straightforward enough to answer, but while doing so I asked the lady enquirer why the curiosity? Her reply wasn't quite what I expected. It seems that one evening in 1978 while out in her friends new Midget in Puerto Rico they were shot at, the .45 bullet remaining lodged in the drivers door. At the time they had wondered why the projectile had not gone right through the door, and she still did. Amazing some of the questions that come through!
Almost there now, with just a few bugs to iron out, your committee have been testing the development site for a while, since, unlike its predecessor, the new site is fully interactive. Glyn has made an excellent job, and is aiming to go live on the 4th May, but should this not be the case keep an eye on the club's main site, where we will keep you updated. (No need now! - ed).
Most of the committee will be on hand over the June 23/24th weekend to meet and answer your questions, along with some of the guys from the racing Championship. We are all keen to see our favourite cars being used as intended, and the racers proove this more than most. You'll be able to pick up entry forms for the September Road Run, and those for the COTY award, talking of which, Roy Locock will be collecting the highly prized award at some point during the weekend for his extraordinary exploits last year in his well known 1500. With four of the last five winners being 1500 owner's, I'm beginning to wonder if chrome bumper cars ever move beyond their garages? For concours enthusiasts, don't forget the magnificent Mike Authors Trophy is also up for grabs at Silverstone, being awarded to the best Midget in the competition. It would be great to see an impressive line up of cars, particularly as I'll be judging them!
Our first race at Donington was simply fantastic, with 32 cars entered, although this was reduced to 30 owing to the inevitable mechanical problems. Nonetheless we enjoyed the largest grids of the meeting, which saw Paul Sibley carrying on as last season winning both races from a hard charging David Weston. Brands Hatch is next up on the 6th May, where it seems we could have even more cars on the grid - great stuff - can't wait!
Busy man Mike Parker has organised a visit to Frontline Developments for the 1st May. Although I think he's sold all the places, give him a call (01235 525255), if you see this in time, just incase there is still a place or two available. We have separate parking this year again at the AWC Abingdon Air Show on the 6th May, which is a very good day out, mixing aircraft and MG's I already have two takers for the annual November Aldon shoot out this year, and bearing in mind there are only ten spaces available, if you're interested could you give me a call quite soon please.
And finally, Geoff St John Mitchell would be interested to learn if his old 1275 Mineral Blue MkIII Midget is still around. Registered VAC 643H, he owned it in the late seventies/early eighties, and has fond memories of the car. Should you know anything of it, just drop me a mail and I'll pass on the info. Many thanks.
Thats it, don't forget, keep sending in those COTY points.