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Autosolo Events 2020
'Autosolo' 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! MGCC members have an invitation from the Cannock and District Car Club to enter their events. 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. Other events may be open to MGCC members. 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 this link -  https://www.cdcc.org.uk/  -  and then click on the 'Events/Social' tab. Events already pencilled in for 2020 are as follows -

1st November 2020        Curborough            Guy Fawkes Revenge All forward Production car Autotest

Virtual 'Naviscat' 5 July 2020

A few weeks ago, we informed members of a ‘virtual’ Naviscat (Navigational Scatter) taking place under the auspices of the Cheltenham Motor Club but with invitations to other enthusiasts. In light of the relative success of that event, it has been decided to hold another, and this is due to take place on Sunday, July 5th.

Please see below links to documents giving details of this particular event, including one which we hope will help to explain what a Naviscat is and how it operates. These are both in ‘Word’ format.

Anyone interested in taking part should contact either the Cheltenham Motor Club or the organiser & Midland Centre committee member, Bob Blackstock, via the email addresses shown in the first document entitled ‘Virtual Evesham Naviscat Regs’.

We hope some of our members will have a go at this. It may help to break the tedium of the current lockdown and get those brain cells working again. Good luck!

Virtual Evesham Naviscat Regs.

Naviscat Basic Navigation Techniques

 

 MGF25  25-26 July 2020

This event has now been cancelled for 2020 but organisers hope to host the show over the weekend of July 24/25 in 2021. Please check this website for further details as they become available.

 

Midland Centre Summer Sprint 2nd August 2020

It's 'Go' For Curborough!

After extensive consideration and canvassing of potential entrants, the Midlands Centre has taken the decision to go ahead with its 2nd August Sprint meeting at Curborough.

“It was a close call,” said Centre chairman Roger King, ”but it was made possible by partnering with the Shenstone and District Car Club, operators of the venue, on a 50/50 basis and we thank them for their great support. It will not be a full sprint type meeting in that there will be no competitive element, but rather what is known as a practice event. Cars will be timed for personal challenge but no awards will be given out. We believe there are enough entrants out there who will jump at the opportunity of a fun drive, exercising their car and most importantly, themselves! And at a lower entry cost than normal”.

Operating under strict Motor Sport UK Covid-19 rules,(which includes funding by MSUK for protective equipment), and regretfully not allowing any non competitor access to the site, the organisers are convinced that with the support of all entrants this need not prevent the staging of a successful meeting.

 “If everything goes to plan and the virus continues to recede we are especially pleased that the MGCC Midland Centre will be taking a lead back into club motor sport”, said Roger King. ”Of course we recognise that a sprint meeting like this will only attract a tiny proportion of our members but we think this is a big step in getting back to normality when we can all enjoy meeting up with fellow MG enthusiasts be it a Natter, a run, or just a meet up.”

 Finally a reminder: spectators are not permitted to attend.

 Note: Regulations and Entry form are now available on our 'Events' page under the relevant date and may be submitted to Shenstone and District Car Club by digital means or by post. Please contact the Entries Secretary as shown on the forms for further information. Alternatively, enquiries may be sent to the Midland Centre using the 'Email Us' tab at the top of this page and these will be forwarded to the relevant person for attention.

 

Midget Register Road Run
Although most, if not all, events have been cancelled or postponed through the bulk of this year, some are still scheduled to take place, assuming circumstances permit. One of these is the perennial Midget Register Road Run.

This year’s event is set for Sunday, 6th September, starting once again from the Fosseway Garden Centre, Moreton-in-Marsh. Entry fee is £26. This year’s destination is Hanbury Hall, which is a National Trust property, so members should remember to take their cards with them.

 Further details of this event can be found on the MGCC website by clicking on the link below. We strongly advise that members keep in touch with the Register to ensure that the event does actually take place -

https://www.mgcc.co.uk/midget-register/midget-register/2020-events/midget-register-road-run/uk/midget-register/midget-register/2020-events/midget-register-road-run/

 
European Event of the Year (EEOTY)
There have been some important changes to arrangments for the EEOTY in 2021 and some following years. This item was posted on the MGCC website on 18 May -

With the ongoing situation surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic, the planned European Event of the Year for 2020, due to be held in Germany, has moved to 2021.

The event for 2021 had been scheduled to be held in Portugal, but following discussions between both German and Portugese clubs, they have reached an agreement for Germany to host in 2021.

Any bookings made for the 2020 event will be automatically carried over to the new event. The events for 2022 (Belgium) and 2023 (Denmark) are unaffected, while Portugal will instead host the 2024 meeting.

 

E10 Fuel Update from the FBHVC
Earlier in the year the FBHVC responded to a consultation on the introduction of E10 petrol. This was in fact the second consultation on E10, the first, in 2018, was about what the Government should do to meet its obligation to introduce E10. The more recent one about how it should do it. The Federation responded in detail to the first consultation. After very careful consideration and a survey of our members our main request was for a 97 RON E5 protection grade fuel. We also made some suggestions regarding labeling and warnings. It was very apparent from the second consultation that all our points had been noted and acted upon so that was duly acknowledged in our further response. 

Since then Sir Greg Knight MP, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Historic Vehicles Group, has asked a written Parliamentary question regarding the protection grade and was assured by a DfT Minister that the government recognised that historic vehicles needed such a fuel. A few days later our President, Lord Steel, asked a similar Written Parliamentary Question. In that case the DfT reply went further and stated that the Government intended to make the continued availability of the protection grade fuel a legal requirement for five years, which is the longest period permitted before a review.

We have also learned from petroleum industry sources that the industry is very happy to supply this grade and that whilst the requirement will be for 97 RON minimum it is in practice more likely to be 99.

 

 

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