T Register 2020 Events – updated 5 June
A slight improvement …
… but only just. At least we can travel to places for relaxation and exercise, as long as the distancing rules are kept. And then there is the matter of mental health. Given that the government says that participating in sports such as tennis and golf is a reasonable idea, the question is whether other leisure activities which also do not involve close contact are permissible.
Some T Type owners have been venturing out in their cars to remote locations, whilst visiting other destinations has proved to be too crowded for safety and maintaining social distancing.
And things are still not looking too good. The Silverstone Classic has been cancelled, along with the MG European Event of the Year due to be held in August, and the originally postponed Practical Classics Restoration Show at the NEC has been cancelled until next year. The Bicester Heritage Scramble event which was due to be held on 26 April and which was then rescheduled to 21 June, has in turn been rescheduled again to 4 October. So who knows.
Motorsport UK (the body delegated by the government to govern car sporting events which includes road runs) has withdrawn ALL licences until 30 June so that any activity organised by a CRB that is subject to a MSUK permit or certificate of exemption cannot proceed, and any event planned up to 30 June 2020 will not be covered by MSUK permit or certificates of exemption and has to be cancelled. This includes not only race meetings, but also rallies, trials, sprints, hillclimbs and road runs.
There is some light at the end of the tunnel: MSUK are starting to issue a small number of permits for race meetings, as long as there are no spectators, and the MGCC race meeting at Donington on 11-12 July will go ahead.
But sadly contrary to this, MSUK are saying that they will not be issuing Certificates of Exemption for Touring Assemblies (ie road runs) because they cannot guarantee that the social distancing regulations can be adhered to – ie passengers in cars not being from the same household.
MG Live has been cancelled as well because without the MSUK permit of course no racing can be planned.
There is a full report on what is happening with MG Live on the main club website.
The Autumn Tour is actually solidly booked up and we are keeping a reserve list, but of course we are keeping it very much under review and we have until July to decide whether to cancel or go ahead with the event.
Just to inject a note of optimism, we are actively considering the planning for the 2021 Autumn Tour!
The main club has a full note of these effects and has issued advice to clubs on cancellation of meetings and events –
- 9 February – the T Register at the MG and Triumph Spares Day at Stoneleigh
- 18 April – Rebuild at Gaydon – CANCELLED
- 19 April – MG and British Marques Day at Brooklands – CANCELLED
- 27 April-1 May – Spring Tour to the Ardennes – CANCELLED
- 13-14 June – T Register at MG Live – CANCELLED
- T Register T Party – CANCELLED
- 11-14 September – Autumn Tour to the Malvern and Shropshire Hills
T Register at the International MG and Triumph Spares Day
The T Register will once again have a stand at the International MG and Triumph Spares Day at Stoneleigh Park. The video below was made at the 2019 show.
Seen as the season opener, it’s where to get the parts in preparation for Spring and for you to use the T Register stand to sell your unwanted parts to a large number of enthusiastic buyers!
There is a form to complete to list the spares you have you wish to sell at our stand.
You can see all the information on the International MG and Triumph Spares Day website and get your tickets from there. Note that there will once again be dedicated MG parking and this year if you arrive in your MG then the driver can get in the show by buying a ticket on the day for £5.
T Register Rebuild 2020 – cancelled
Sadly we have decided to cancel this event for this year as described above.
In the meantime you can enjoy last year’s participants struggling on learning how to fold a hood!
MG and British Marques Day at Brooklands – cancelled
This is the renamed event which was the MG Era Day at Brooklands. The event always attracts a large number of T Types thanks to the indefatigable efforts of Alan Wakefield who is also a Brooklands member.
Brooklands’ plan was for MGs to continue to have pride of place in the Paddock, Campbell Car Park and Finishing Straight areas as before, with other, non-MG, vehicles in other parts of the site.
27 April – 1 May
T Register Spring Tour to the Ardennes – cancelled
The Tour was planned to visit the Belgian Ardennes the week before VE Day, using the same hotel we visited in 2017 (the year of the escaping banjo bolt!).
The hotel gives us secure parking and we’re sure we will be visiting it again in the future.
26 July, 2 August or 9 August
T Register T Party 2020 – not going ahead
We were planning to visit a tranquil and rather pleasant National Trust property with great gardens and space for us to have our picnics, together with an organised short road run with a tulip diagram to get there using a starting point suitable for a large number of participants, going through the Chiltern Hills and taking in a couple of historic Hill Climbs.
The preferred dates would have been 26 July, 2 August or 9 August – dates later on in the summer less likely to clash with other classic car events and give more spacing to our own.
Depending on what happens, our only thinking at the present time is that if the situation improves enough, we might try to organise and impromptu ‘pop-up’ T Party, but we’re not holding our breath.
T Register 2020 Autumn Tour to the Malvern and Shropshire Hills – under review until July
Update 6 April 2020
This is event is actually now fully booked but we are keeping a reserve list. The situation with the present restrictions is being kept constantly under review and we will comply with all Government advice on social interaction. We have until July to cancel the hotel bookings without incurring any financial penalty and we will let participants know what to do well before this date.
We will be visiting parts of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire and the area of the Malvern Hills. There will be beautiful countryside, interesting towns and villages and some uncrowded roads suitable for T Types, and we will be following the format of previous years’ tours.
We will be based in the Hilton Puckrup Hall Hotel to the north of Tewkesbury. The earlier choice of the Abbey Hotel in Malvern although a great hotel, was unable to provide sufficient car parking. The Hilton Puckrup Hall Hotel is a 4* hotel with modern en suite rooms, plenty of parking, a good restaurant (plus a private dining area) and bar, together with pool, health club, Jacuzzi and gym – just in case you don’t get enough exercise wrestling with T Type steering wheels.
The Puckrup Hotel have agreed a group booking for either 2 or 3 nights for Dinner Bed and Breakfast. The cost will be £146 per room per night for double occupancy and £123 for single. Both double and twin rooms are available. There will also be a T Register booking fee of £50 to pay for route planning, preparation and printing of the road book and other ancillary items.
Expressions of interest
Please contact Ian Palmer to register your interest and to request a registration form. The event is proving popular. Those who have already received a registration form should return it without delay to avoid disappointment!