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Hello to all our Midland Centre members, and welcome to the Midland Centre's new website. After more than 10 years operating with the previous model, we felt it was time to renew and refurbish our website with the intention of making it cleaner, easier to navigate, and more relevant to today's mobile communications world. With that in mind, we have reduced the presentation size of the pages to make them more useable on tablets and mobile phones. We hope you will like this new format.

Your Midland Centre Committee has been hard at work to produce some events for you throughout 2019 which we believe you will find interesting, and details of these can be found in the 'Events' page - see menu bar above. We have tried to offer a mix of sporting and social events, some of which have been developed under the control of regional Clubs, and we thank these Clubs for their continued enthusiasm in operating events for the benefit of MG owners. We couldn't do it all without them.

Midland Centre 2019 CalendarYour Centre Committee has also been working to produce our annual printed calendar, which will soon be winging its way to all Midland Centre members as an accompaniment to the March edition of 'Safety Fast' magazine. Please keep your eyes open for it, and please let us know if you don't receive one for any reason. This will contain an abbreviated version of our 2019 web calendar, but displaying the more important Centre events, together with details of 'Natter' groups and MG clubs around the region, so there should be one within easy reach of most members' locations. If you are not already a member of a local group, we would recommend that you join one as they can offer a variety of benefits, not least sharing your hobby with fellow MG enthusiasts.

There will also be a list of Centre Committee members and contact details, so you should always be able to contact one of the Committee if you have any questions or queries.



 
New Venue for the Kilsby MG Club
The Kilsby MG Club has moved to a new location. Formerly based at The George public house, they have now moved to Daventry Golf Club, Norton Road, Daventry, NN11 2LS. Contact details and meetings nights remain as before, and may be found on our Natters page.

Midland Centre AGM & Committee for 2019
The Midland Centre held its AGM on Monday 21 February at its usual location, Somers Sports & Social Club in Halesowen, and we have to say that it was a very productive meeting. Yes, the attendance was down a little on previous years, although we recognised some familiar faces. But best of all, we gained two new recruits to the Centre committee – yes, TWO. I think we’d call that a result. To be fair, one of these people was a returning committee member – David Wood, formerly MD of Luffield Cars in Loughborough and previously sponsor of the MG Car Club’s Luffield Speed Championship. David has agreed to re-join as a full member after a couple of years in the background, and most recently has been assisting the committee with development of a new website and resurrecting our quarterly newsletter, for which his Dealership marketing experience is invaluable. And while we’re on the subject of websites, please do remember that our website is available to any of the Midland Centre groups shown in our Natters list for the purpose of publicising events, so if you have anything taking place through the year which you think would interest members around the region, then please let us know and we will publish details.

Our new, new committee member is Jane Parry. Some of you who have modern MGFs or TFs may recognise the name as she is also Secretary of the MGF Register committee, so now wears two hats. A brief profile of Jane can be found on the Committee page of the Register website. Jane brings with her considerable experience of various aspects of the MG Car Club, together with new ideas and fresh enthusiasm. We welcome both David and Jane to the fold, we hope they will find it an enjoyable experience, and would like to express our thanks to them for agreeing to join us.

Other than that, there was the usual round of questions and answers, and the current committee was re-elected. Thus, our Officers remain as  - Chairman, Martin Price – Secretary, Paul Hollingworth – Treasurer, Brian Osborn. Full details of the new committee will shortly be found on our new website – see address below.

So, our committee looks forward to 2019 with renewed vigour. We already have a number of events scheduled – see the ‘Events’ page on the new website - and we hope to introduce additional events as the year progresses, so please do keep an eye on our on our website for further details, and we will hope to see some of you and your club members at our events during the year.

Autosolo Events 2019
For some time the Midland Centre has been looking for a site to run an Autosolo. This is a forward only version of an autotest ideal for unmodified road cars, they must be driven to the event and have an MOT, although this can vary depending on the regulations. The rules allow for a passenger as young as 12 and a driver aged 14, though not in the same car!  Curborough is the venue we have in mind, and the MGCC already has an invitation from the Cannock and District Car Club to compete there. If you want a fun day out then visit www.cdcc.org.uk or see them on Facebook. An ideal opportunity to exercise your daily driver and still get to work on Monday morning.   

There are two dates remaining in 2019 which are open to MG Car Club members. Entry fees are around £30 per driver -

3 November  -  The 'Guy Fawkes Revenge' PCA

28 December  -  The 'Stuff The Turkey' PCA

Other events may be open to MGCC members, but may not be held at Curborough. Anyone interested in taking part in any of these events should contact the Cannock & District Car Club directly. Their website contains details of entry forms and regulations. Please refer to link below -  https://www.cdcc.org.uk/  -  and then click on the 'Events/Social' tab.

 

Classic Car Evenings at the Black Country Living Museum

The Black Country Living Museum in Dudley is hosting a series of classic car evenings throughout August. Each evening will be dedicated to cars from a particular era - 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s, and MGCC members are invitied to join in. Entry is by advance reservation only and is free. For further details, please click on the link below which will open a Word document displaying the entry form -

 

Black Country Museum Friday Booking Form 2019

 

 

Midget Register Road Run 1st September 2019
The Midget Register has announced that its 2019 Road Run will take place on Sunday, September 1st, starting at the Fosseway Garden Centre, Moreton-in-Marsh, and finishing at Claydon House & Gardens, just south of Buckingham. The entry fee is advertised at £26 for 2 people in one car.  Claydon House is a National Trust property, so entry to the house is free for NT members (don’t forget your cards)or at a discounted cost of £6 for non-members, and the event entry fee of £26 includes entry to the gardens. For further details, visit the Midget Register website - www.midgetregister.com/events/mgcc-midget-register-road-run-2-2-2/?eID=16770e

 

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