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Y-Type Register


The Y-Type Register is a register of the MG Car Club. It is run by a committee, all of whom are volunteers and are unpaid. All members of the committee freely give of their time, and expertise with the express aim of, hopefully, assisting and helping MG Y-Type owners worldwide.

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Committee Contact Details

Peter Vielvoye
+44 (0)1452 712441
I owned a YB back in 1966 for a couple of years and then a ZA and I have had the pleasure of my YT since 2001. Having just fully retired in 2009 I answered the Register’s call for a new chairman and am enjoying the ride. I also keep myself busy as a Remap Engineer and I am a Tree Warden in our village. Granddading and Gloucester Rugby together with the house and garden more than fill up the rest of my time.

Chris Callaghan
Been involved with MG all my life. First memory was at the age of 3 going down the social club. Many members of my family worked for MG, e.g.Uncle test driver,Father worked Morris Garages.

Treasurer :
Bill Bennett
I’ve been a classic car and motorcycle “nut” for about 35 years during which I’ve owned, restored and tinkered with a variety of 2 and 4 wheeled vehicles. My current favourite is our 1949 YA, bought on impulse at a classic car auction in December 2000. The car has turned out to be one of my better buys, and continues to give us both a lot of pleasure (and of course the occasional challenge! ). My other interests include hill walking when I’m able, old scientific instruments, steam railways and the Vulcan bomber.

Chris Callaghan

Events & Safety Fast Scribe & PR;
Jerry Birkbeck Tel:
+44 (0)1926 424053
Have owned 2 YA’s before acquiring a YT in 2009. Although I always wanted a TC I have owned a TA for twelve years which is unoriginal but well used and much loved. My other interests include fixtures secretary of a local rugby club, playing very poor tennis, acting in murder mysteries, steam and model railways and not least a close involvement with my family. I suppose I would describe myself as a semi-retired planner and landscape architect – though increasingly more of the retired now!

Technical Advisor :
Neil Cairns
Contact only by email please on :
Neil Cairns, Y Register Technical Advisor. Please email Neil on the new address above. Please check that there is not another officer of the register who can deal with your question/info before you email me. Jerry Birkbeck shown above is the Registers new Safety Fast Scribe. I’m not the secretary! ie, contact Jack Murray for vehicle information, etc. My interests other than MG Y Types are local history, full time unpaid volunteer on the Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway and classic motorcycles.

Regalia Sales:
Mike & Sue Silk
+44 (0)1924 373866
We have owned our YT since 1971 when Mike bought it in Dublin while working there. Sue learnt to drive in it a few years later and it has had a few different incarnations over the years. It is now fully restored and we usually get to all the main Y Register events each year, although fitting in some canal boating, family and home commitments means that we don’t make too many other gatherings.

Website Administration :
Annette Callaghan
I joined the MG Car Club in 1981 and was a member of the Abingdon Works Sub Centre, where I was on the committee from 1983. Having owned since 1981 several MGB’s, J2, M type and three YB’s. Our current YB was purchased a few years ago and in 2013 we travelled up to Aviemore for the European Event. My other interests include Family and my horses and dogs.

Member Without Portfolio :
Peter Sharp
I had a YA in 1969, which I really liked but which eventually needed repairs that I couldn’t afford. I donated it for spares to someone who was rebuilding his Y type. To my shame I can’t remember either its registration number or chassis number. I bought my current YA in July 2006 and I have enjoyed driving it and keeping it maintained ever since. I have organised some Y Type Autumn Runs in Bedfordshire and last year a trip to the Loire Valley. I’m still working and my favourite leisure activity is a long meal with all the family round the table eating, drinking, talking and laughing.