T Register 2021 Events
Updated 2 March 2021
Due to the continuing uncertainty with the coronavirus epidemic, and the end of all restrictions on 21 June at the earliest, the T Register plans for events is inevitably somewhat restricted.
MG and Triumph Spares Day at Stoneleigh was moved from Stoneleigh to to the Telford International Centre, then the date for the event was moved to 18 April, and then just the day after we sent out the February newsletter it was moved again to 22 August. We do not know as yet if the T Register will be attending.
We will not be able to hold the normal Rebuild event because of the restrictions. However the Spring Tour has been moved from April to after 21 June; and we are very hopeful that the Autumn Tour will go ahead.
And MG Live scheduled for 12-13 June has already been cancelled, although the race meeting at Silverstone on that date is still planned to go ahead.
However the government’s announcement of the roadmap for ending lockdown does mean that events may be held after 21 June, and the main club has already announced a joint event in partnership with the Triumph TR Register and Triumph Sports Six Club to join in with the two Triumph clubs’ annual summer event, this year at the Three Counties Showground at Malvern on 13-15 August. You can read more about it on the club’s webpages and there is also a website for the event where you can get tickets. It’s the only main MG Car Club event on this summer so far.
The good news is we are planning online replacements for Rebuild. Our plan is to hold a series of online technical seminars and we held the first test session on 27 February where the presenter was Paul Plummer on the subject of Brakes. The test went down well and was very much complimented by those who attended. We will keep adding information about future seminars below.
So here are the events we have planned at present.
27 March 2021
A Virtual Rebuild no 2 – E10 petrol, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
You may have seen the report from the FBHVC on the introduction of E10 petrol, so we have asked Paul Ireland to give us a talk on the implications of ethanol in petrol for our cars entitled E10 – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. If you remember, it’s Paul who did the XPAG tests at Manchester University and who has written a book ‘Classic Engines, Modern Fuel’ based on the articles he has written about the tests.
Paul’s book is available to buy and all the royalties from the book help educate children in the 3rd world.
The seminar will be using a video conferencing software called Jitsi – it is very similar to Zoom (which you may have heard of) but is simpler to use. We have produced a guide on how to use the software on your PC, Mac, laptop, tablet or smartphone – it works on all of them.
We plan to hold the seminar on Saturday 27 March at 11am and if would like to join it, just email David Wardell.
5-9 July 2021
‘Spring’ Tour to Northern France
Hostellerie Saint-Louis, 47 Rue de l’Église, 59470 Bollezeele, France
First the bad news. Inevitably, the Spring Tour has sadly had to be cancelled for the original dates. Amongst the information of the roadmap for the end of lockdown is that international travel will only be allowed in Stage 3 from 17 May, which precludes any hope of this event going ahead on the scheduled dates.
Second the good news! The Tour has been re-booked with the hotel for the week beginning 5 July, when most should be free to travel including we hope Scottish and Welsh participants. Sally Silcock has asked the hotel to reserve 13 rooms for a month so that she can ascertain if the original participants are able to come on the new dates and then to confirm or release this provisional booking.
So if you can and want to go, please let her know ASAP.
And if you didn’t book to go on the trip on the original dates, it may very well be possible to accommodate new participants, provided the hotel has enough room.
Contact Sally Silcock for more information.
10-13 September 2021
Autumn Tour to the Malvern and Shropshire Hills
This is the Tour we should have had in 2020 and postponed until 2021.
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.
If you have retained your booking for for 2020, it will have been automatically rebooked for this weekend.
We will be based in the Hilton Puckrup Hall Hotel to the north of Tewkesbury. It 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.
All the 2020 participants have been contacted and advised of the 2021 dates and if you intend to go on the 2021 event then you don’t have to do anything. The hotel has already notified those who booked with them for 2020 that they have rebooked your room and accommodation for 10-13 September 2021 and have cancelled your booking for 2020.
We are pleased to say that most participants have indicated that they are able to come this year, with only a few cancellations. If you are not able to come, you will need to cancel the 2021 hotel reservation, advise Ian Palmer of your decision and your £50 Tour deposit will be refunded.
The few cancellations do mean that there are some spaces now available for others who would like to come. Please email Ian Palmer with any queries or if you’d like to see if any places are available.