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July 2017 Newsletter

EVENTS & SHOWS

Having just returned from MG Live! at Silverstone to complete this month’s notes I can use three words to describe the weekend, hot, hot and hot! We’ve had all weathers over the years but this time we were blessed with the hottest days of the year so far. This reflected in gate numbers and turn out of Zeds. We had close to eighty cars in our parking area on both days which was fantastic. In the marquee, we held a celebration of our own, as it was fifteen years ago at MG Live! that the first meeting to create the new ZR/ZS/ZT Register was held. The revised layout of the site seemed popular too with many walking from the main marquee to the adjacent stand to watch the Trophy race in the shade. It was good to catch up with familiar faces and to introduce ourselves to new ones to enable us to keep moving the register forward. A number of people joined the club during the weekend and registered their Zeds with us at the same time. Thank you to committee member Louise Allen for displaying her Platinum Silver ZS 180 in the marquee over the weekend. It took pride of place on the time-road. Congratulations too for Louise in taking the ‘1st in Class’ prize in the Pride of Ownership on the Sunday with her stunning Trophy Blue ZR. We agreed that the weekend had been a great success for the Register in this our second anniversary year!

If you still wish to register your car with us, please contact Paul Money at the following: paulmoneymg@gmail.com.

AGM

Whilst at Silverstone we held our AGM after hours on the Saturday. The Chairman’s report concluded that the register has moved forward significantly in the last twelve months. Our numbers have increased, we’ve built new relationships with people and organisations within the classic car world which will enable us to continue moving forward. We’ve taken the Zeds to new places & events, and will continue to do so. We aim to build on these experiences during the forthcoming year. We would like to welcome Karen Stone to the committee. Karen will be taking on the role of Regalia Coordinator. In the coming months, we will be sourcing some new clothing, introduce some new smaller items of regalia and coordinate our efforts with Kimber House and the online shop. Ian Kimpton who joined our committee at our last AGM in 2016 will be taking on the role of Social Media Coordinator and will be looking after our website. The remainder of the committee will be continuing in their current posts.

UPCOMING EVENTS      

With the main event now behind us our busy year continues with three events taking place during the month. For the racing fans amongst you, the club Championships continue on the 8th/9th July in Scotland at the Knockhill circuit in Fife. Later in the month a further racing round takes place at the Cadwell circuit in Lincolnshire. We return to Kent at the end of July as we join the South-East Centre for their Summer Gathering at Penshurst Place near Tunbridge Wells. We hope to see you at some of these events.