February Safety Fast Newsletter 2019

John Thompson    07854 275541   johnt5@btinternet.com

I realised whilst preparing my notes for this month’s update that a personal milestone has been reached.  It has been in fact ten years since I first started writing these updates.   In some ways it seems only a short time, but I’m very proud of how the register has grown and what everyone involved has achieved during this time.


It seems that 2019 is going to be another busy year and there has been lots going on in the background during the ‘closed season’.  Our first event of the new year is nearly upon us and plans have been finalised for the MG & Triumph Spares Day which takers place on Sunday 10th February at the National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh.

Our Detailing Seminar at Meguiars takes place on Saturday 16th March.  This event is a first for us and will give you the opportunity to learn the best methods of looking after your ZED and which products are the best  for each process.  I should point out that the seminar is limited to twenty places and we are expecting a good response. If you are interested in attending please either contact myself at the email above or Paul Money at paulmoneymg@gmail.com so we can put a list together.  Please see the event advert on page 89 in the current Safety Fast for further information.

Work is in hand with the arrangements for the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show with Discovery in March.  Once finalised we will announce the details in the next register update.  We also aim to officially launch the ‘Save our ZED’s’ campaign at the show to the national classic car press.  Whilst on the subject of saving our ZED’s, we’d like to thank you for getting behind our campaign with such enthusiasm.  It has certainly become a huge talking point since last month.

Work continues on the arrangements for events later in the year.  ‘MGs in the West’ which is taking place in May at the Haynes Motor Museum is shaping up very nicely.  They are looking forward to hosting our event.  MG Saloon Day 2019 has also been launched on our website and social media and plans are in motion to make it an enjoyable family day out, although we can’t plan the weather, sadly!   We also aim to visit Burghley House during the coming weeks to discuss our joint charity event that we are holding with the F Register, Monogram Sunday, with the Burghley Events Team.

In April we will be booking space at Pride of Longbridge.  the space requirement and vehicle numbers will be confirmed with the organisers in due course.  All this is weather permitting of course!