July Safety Fast Newsletter 2019

John Thompson  Tel: 01702 298866   johnt5@btinternet.com  www.mgcc.co.uk/zedregister


Picking up from last month’s four -page newsletter, ‘ZEDs in the West’ took place on 12th May.  Around thirty ZEDs headed to the Haynes Motor Museum in Somerset, including a lovely Rover 75 and an immaculate Tomcat.  We chose a location in front of the museum in our own little piece of the main car park, enabling the public to circulate among our colourful display before heading in to the reception.   Fortunately, we were blessed with one of the warmest days of the year so far which brought the visitors out.   It was great to see so many ZEDs together and to see their owners chatting enthusiastically about their cars.

With so many cars to see in the museum, a number of attendees took the opportunity to take the guided tour, while others went around at a more leisurely pace.  Overall, we had a successful day and our third annual regional event;  we hope you had an enjoyable day.   Where are we off to for next year’s event?  Plans are already in motion.  Look out for ‘ZEDs in the ……….’!


After taking a breather during June we now enter the busy month of July.  The 2019 racing championships continue over the weekend of 20th/21st July at Donington Park.  We will be in the thick of it for both days by having our gazebo in the paddock area surrounded by the Trophy racers.  Come and visit us for the latest news and information together with our merchandise which we will have on sale.  The requested ‘inside’ ‘Save our ZEDs’ campaign stickers are now in stock priced at only £3.00.  Also visit Geoff upstairs in the Welcome Suite to sign on for the parade laps.  We aim to have them on both days, but they can be subject to alteration due to the racing timetable.  The parade laps are free to club members and a benefit of your annual membership, so make the most of the opportunity.

The following weekend MG Saloon Day takes place on Sunday 28th July.  We are returning to the Shuttleworth Museum at Old Warden;  we were last here in 2012.  The museum collection contains some very rare vintage aircraft from around the world.  Although not a flying day when we are there, there is still plenty for the whole family to see and do.  Adjacent to the collection is the Swiss Gardens which are a classic example of Regency fashion in creating landscapes in an alpine style.  Also close by is the children’s play area, restaurant and gift shop.   Admission into our event is FREE – no need to book – just arrive on the day.

We have arranged a discounted entry rate into the collection and Swiss Gardens, and have also arranged a voucher for use in the restaurant.   MG Saloon Day in recent times has become a haven for ZEDs, MG6s & MG3s, but everyone is welcome.   We would like to extend the welcome to the owners of the older MG saloon cars and try to capture the spirit of the event from years past.  The owners of the latest SUV models are very welcome too of course.