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April 2017 Newsletter

Our first events of the year will have just taken place when you read these notes. The Practical
Classics Restoration Show took place over the weekend March 31 st – 2 nd April. While in Surrey
on 2 nd April Brooklands held their MG Era Day. There will be a full account on both these events
in next month’s update.

April is going to be another busy month for the Register as we travel in all directions to different
events. We begin at Donington Park on 9 th for the first racing rounds of 2017. After a close finish
in the Trophy Championship at Snetterton last year, how will this season begin? It’s looking to
be another large grid of ZRs again this year. Also at Donington will be the first round of the 2017
Cockshoot Cup. Our Treasurer Peter Burchill is preparing for the first of six rounds which will
conclude at Croft circuit on 16/17 th September. We are organising the lunchtime parade laps this
year – so please find Geoff to sign on for this unique opportunity to view the track from the
drivers-eye view. Please bring your membership cards with you as membership numbers will be
recorded on the forms this year.

The following weekend we head home to Birmingham for the annual Pride of Longbridge
gathering on Saturday 15 th . There has been a lot of interest in this event on social media over the
last couple of months and the turn-out is expected to be very impressive. Bearing that in mind we
advise arriving early as there will be a queue to get in. We will have our flag and banner up so
hopefully we will be fairly easy to spot on the field. Let’s hope the weather is kind to us this

At the end of the month the racing continues as we head to Brands Hatch racing circuit in Kent
for a full weekend of action. The weekend this year has been designed to be a mini MG Live!
The club will be having their sales stand there and so will we. There will also be a dedicated
space for MGCC parking together with the lunchtime parade laps. The Triple M Register and
ourselves are getting behind this event, and we will be supporting the teams in the Trophy
Championship. The club has secured a 20% discount on ALL entry tickets this weekend. If you
live in London or the south east, please come along – we’d like to put on a huge display of Zeds
– many thanks.

If you have recently joined the Register or have changed your Zed then please contact our
Registrar Paul Money at the following: . We are currently in the
process of updating our database. We’d like to welcome all the new members who joined us over
the winter. Paul also has the build-data for the entire run of Zeds. If you would like to know
more about the about your Zed, then contact Paul at the above. Please use your membership
number in all correspondence. See you next month……