Deadlines being what they are, unfortunately I am unable to report anything regarding our AGM, the MG Car & Spares Day or Race Retro, (both held at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire on consecutive weekends), and all of which took place in late February. We should have had a very good display of cars on our stand at the Spares Day however, for six cars were promised, to which many thanks are extended to their owners. A 1500, freshly rebuilt 1275, a sprint and hill climb 1275, a supercharged K series, a WSM, and the BMH race car, so just about everything was covered, except for a trials car. But having said that, we already have a few trialist signed up for the 2013 COTY. Midgets and trials seem perfect bedfellows, always were, just look at the old works teams of Cream Crackers and Musketeers of the 1930's. So its good to see this ongoing tradition as alive today as ever, I fully expect to see at the SW Centre's Kimber Trial in April, among all the Triple-M's and T-types, a good few "Modern Midgets" also - just as it should be.
In late January John Day, our indefatigable club President purchased a 1969 MG Midget MkIII. Looking for some fun classic motoring, the Midget offered the perfect answer, so now alongside his beautiful 18/80 and wife Janet's MGTF, the Basilica Blue Midget sits proudly. "I am of course tickled pink with the car, she is a little beauty." Is how John described his feelings a few days after collecting the car. Of interest it was already our files, the second of its three owners having registered it in 1995. We all wish you many miles of enjoyable motoring John, 52 years ago Abingdon began building Midgets to give there owners nothing but unadulterated four wheel fun, something they've remained doing ever since, just look at Sophie Bassett in the picture below, nearly rolling the tyres from the rims on her immaculate 1500 during last years California Cup. A great choice John.
Our calendar of events for the coming year on the Register website www.midgetregister.com, is so comprehensive its hard to imagine there isn't something there to wet everybody's appetite, but it also illustrates just how packed the schedule of events is these days. Planning is the only key to ensure you fit your most important events, hence the calendar is there to help.