Thanks to Piers Hubbard for this picture of MGAs sheltering under Concorde at the Brooklands Museum on a glorious spring day.
The booking arrangements for this event are finalised and have now been posted to the Events 2018 page of this site. If you would like to take part please visit the page now.
For the past two years, George Dutton has been responsible for sales of MGA Register merchandise at events and by mail order. We are now seeking a replacement who is willing to take on the following tasks, after a period of induction and experience.
Hold the stocks in a secure environment. In practise, this means one large holdall and several small boxes. Reorder stock from suppliers and implement ideas for new products.
Deliver the holdall to outdoor events such as MGLive! and MGA day. Set up the stall and take a turn on the counter. Cash up at the close and report sales to the Treasurer.
Check the mail box at least weekly and issue PayPal invoices to customers. Pack and despatch orders when payment has been received. Report sales to the Treasurer at the end of each month. (To give you an idea of the level of mail order sales, 71 PayPal invoices were issued in 2016.)
The MGA Stand at MG Live!
The Register would like to hear from anyone who is interested in finding out more about the job. To see the range of products on offer, take a look at the Merchandise Shop page on this site.
In the first instance, please email George Dutton email@example.com He will explain the role in more detail and is happy to work alongside you to ensure a smooth handover.
Please note, at this time we have a volunteer who is willing to take on the issue and control of the PayPal invoicing but cannot commit to the remaining tasks. The option to split the role between the volunteer and another member is a possibility.
Chairman MGA Register
Based on a 1961 MGA chassis, this project car was built by Walker- Chapman Performance from Derbyshire. Details of the car can be found on page 162 of “Call it MGA” 2nd edition.
BBC’s James May gives the MGA a place in his 10 cars that changed Britain
“Not a radical car but a departure for MG, the change from a pre-war upright look to a modern, curvaceous form.
The A was a massive export success, especially to the US. In many ways it is responsible for nurturing the long love affair of the Americans for the small British roadster. It was a template of sorts; modestly powered, small and light and immense fun to drive. Successive cars from MG and the Triumph and Austin-Healey would follow a similar pattern. Ironically, the MG A is rare in Britain. Under 6% went to the home market, making it one of the most exported cars Britain has ever produced.”
The latest edition of “MGA!” the bi monthly magazine of the North American MGA Register contains a review of the second edition of “Call it MGA”.
Editor Michael Tooke writes, “A compelling read for owners and admirers, you will not be disappointed”.
“MG Enthusiast” calls it “superb value”, and “liked the varied range of topics”
“Practical Classics” reported “packed with anecdotes charting a superb little roadster”
To order, see the Merchandise shop on this site
This poster had been reported with an MGA which Vodafone are using in their shops to promote their ‘data test drive’ .
Our Registrar is keen to find out the true identity of the car.
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