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March Safety Fast Newsletter 2019

John Thompson  Tel: 07854 275541    johnt5@btinternet.com

Events and Shows

Our first event of 2019 took place on Sunday 10th February when we returned to the MG/Triumph Spares Day at Stoneleigh.  Having been the traditional season opener for us for many years it’s good to return to Stoneleigh regularly again.

Two of our trio of display ZEDs arrived for setting up on the Saturday afternoon with the third arriving first thing on Sunday morning.  We are very lucky to now have the use of the clubs own ZR Express Van.  It created a lot of interest during the show as it is one of only sixty-eight built with the 1.8 litre VVC engine.  The Van is idea for promoting the club, the register, and our ‘Save our ZEDs‘ campaign at events.   Look out for it at the NEC later in the month.  Making a return was Ray Kemble’s Trophy Blue ZS 180.   Our third ZED was Paul Field’s recently restored ZT-T 190.  This is an ex MG Rover directors car finished in the monogram colour Garnet and is one of only nine ZT-Ts produced in this colour.  We had a very good day with lots of interest in our events, many enquiries about the ‘Save our ZEDs‘ campaign and some new contacts for the future.  More importantly we got the register out there and noticed.  This has set us up in good stead for the NEC  in March

Upcoming Events

Our attention now turns to the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show with Discovery later this month.  Our stand will include all three ZED models.  The popular ZR Express Van will be returning to the limelight, and a certain yellow ZS will help us officially launch the ‘Save our ZEDs‘ campaign.   We have also managed to secure a ZT 260 V8 to make up the three.   I think we’ll have another eye-catching mix of colours!  We are located near the entrance to Hall 5 – adjacent to the main club stand and MGs on Track.

Charity of the Year

As we mentioned in our January notes our Charity of the Year is the Stroke Association.  We are raising money for them in a number of ways.  Our Monogram Sunday event in August is a charity day, and we will be supporting Supercar Saturday in October.   If you visit our website we have recently set up a Just Giving webpage at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mgcczedregister if you wish to make direct donations to the charity.

We’re launching a new section on our website called Member of the Week which gives members the chance to showcase their ZEDs for seven days whilst raising money for our charity.   Please visit our website for further details.