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January Safety Fast Newsletter 2019

John Thompson  07854 275541     johnt5@btinternet.com

Here we are again at the start of another busy year.  We have a few new events mixed in with our more well-known to try and give 2019 a slightly different twist;  all details can be found on the website and in future editions of Safety fast!.

On 16th March we head to Meguiars in Daventry for a Detailing Day.  Meguiars have over one hundred years experience in the car care business and range dozens of products to protect your car, both inside and out, from the rigours of the elements.  This is your opportunity to learn how to take care of your ZED and which products to use to get the best results.

The 2019 Racing Championships also begin the same month with Silverstone hosting the first round on 30th March.  We will be present at all the race meetings again this year and organising the lunchtime parade laps.  We are aiming to really promote the parade laps as it’s a perk of your Club membership that not everyone may be aware of.   The chance to take your own MG around one of the circuits is an opportunity too good to miss, we feel.   Continuing our theme of regional events, this year we find ourselves at the Haynes Motor Museum in Somerset for ‘ZEDs in the West’ on May 12th.  Our arrangements with the HMM are still be finalised but it should shape up to be another great family day out – watch this space!.

We are pleased to announce that MG Saloon Day will be returning in 2019.   This year we return to the Shuttleworth Collection in Bedfordshire on 28th July.  Those of you who have been with us for a number of years may recall that this event was held at Shuttleworth in 2012.  Hopefully, it will be a bit drier this time around!.  On 18th August we are having something of a first.  Monogram Sunday is a celebration of MG Rover’s Monogram programme and the stunning/unique cars produced during that period.  The event is being held at Burghley House, near Stamford, Lincolnshire, and is being jointly organised by ourselves and the F register.  We both aim to put on a big colourful display on the lawn in front of the historic Elizabethan House.  This will also be a charity event to raise funds for our respective causes.

After the success of our Kimber House Open Day last year, we will be having another one in 2019.  We have moved the event to October this year to hopefully avoid any summer sporting events and holidays.  A number of visitors last year commented they’d never visited Kimber House before.  This is your opportunity to take a look behind the scenes.

The ‘Save our ZED’s’ Campaign

This month sees the launch of our ‘Save our ZED’s’ Campaign (see the announcement in the news pages).  We have noticed, particularly over this last year, the number of ZED’s that are being stripped for spares and scrapped rather than being repaired.  You only have to visit any of the ‘How many left ‘ websites to discover that the reduction in numbers is quite alarming.   What we aim to do is work with quality MG Specialists and parts businesses around the country, inform ZED owners that the parts they need are still available, either as new or used parts and to go for the repair rather than writing them off.  As we know, the ZED’s are great cars with a huge enthusiastic following; they are an ideal way to enter the MG world at very little cost.  We’d like to see them on the roads for many years to come.