Anglia Centre News Items



*** UPDATED 12th August 2022 ***

The Stonham Barns Classic Vehicle Show

Sunday, August 21st at the Mid Suffolk Show-ground, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT
The Show is open to the public from 10.00am until 4.00 pm


The Anglia Centre will have a Stand at the show.

Entrance is free to the driver and one passenger in you classic car.

Please contact John Cumming on 01359 259717 or e-mail johndcumming35@gmail.com, by July 19th, if you would like to join the MGCC Anglia Centre on the stand.

Please give your name and the model and registration number of your car.

Please note that entries are accepted for vehicles pre 2000 only.




Glemham Hall Classic Car Show




The MG Car Club Anglia Centre will have a stand and parking area this year for 30 cars at the
Glemham Classic Car Show to be held at Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 0BT.
Please book you tickets on line by clicking https://classicsglemham.org.uk
At the top of the page click on Get Tickets.
Choose the first option, Exhibitor Pass /Car Club Member.
Under Club, write MG Car Club Anglia Centre.

The fee is £5.00 per car for 2 people. Additional adult tickets are £6.00 and children under 15 years old enter free of charge.

The final date for booking is 14th August 2022.

Please contact John Cumming on 01359 259717 or e-mail johndcumming35@gmail.com to let him know that you have booked and send me the model of your MG and the registration number of the car that you will be exhibiting at the event..



Petersfield Village Classic Car Show

Sunday, May 29th 2022 at Petersfield Village, Halstead, CO9 1PU
The Show is open to the public from 09.30am until 4.00 pm




Entrance is free

Please contact Gavin Edwards on 07745 121161 after 6pm or e-mail northessex@mgccanglia.com, if you would like to attend.

All cars of any age, shape,and size welcome, please give your name and the model and registration number of your car.



MGCC Anglia Summer Picnic 2022


This years Picnic was held at Layer Marney Tower a new venue that we had not previously visited.
Layer Marney Tower consists of the Tudor tower and other period buildings set in compact but attractive grounds.
Access to all areas, other than the owners apartment, was possible and many took the opportunity to climb the many steps to the top of the tower.
There were 56 MGs of all types from a 14 40 right through to modern day ZS. We shared the parking with a flock of sheep but neither party troubled the other.
The day was made extra enjoyable by the fine warm and sunny weather.
The social nature of the event was enjoyed by all.



To view all the photos taken please click the link here

Epping and Ongar Railway 2022


The Anglia Centre held a day out at the Epping and Ongar Railway on 19th June 2022, with the members of the Anglia Centre Attending
together with representation from the MGF Register Herts and North London and Thames Valley



To view all the photos taken please click the link here




MG Live 2022


MG Live 2022 was held over the weekend of 10th - 14th June 2022, with the members of the Anglia Centre Attending
With the Anglia Centre winning the Trophy for the best stand of the weekend, and special thanks goes to
Alison Isaacson, Jackie Batson, Jackie Carter and Marion Murkin in setting up the award winning stand



To view all the photos taken please click the link here



Helmingham Hall Festival of Classic & Sports Car Show
Sunday 7th August 2022




The MG Car Club will have again this year have a Stand and Show Area at the Helmingham Hall Festival of Classic & Sports Car Show.
The cost is £10.00 for a driver and one passenger. Additional passenger tickets are available at £10.00 per adult and £5.00 per child.
Please book with John Cumming on 01359 259717 or e-mail johndcumming35@gmail.com as soon as possible so that I know how large a parking area we require. Please let me know the model of car and registration number that you will be in.
I will send you, via e-mail, a Club Pass and instructions to enter via the Hall Main Gate and drive by the 5th August.
Please pay the fee when booking into the MGCC Anglia Centre HSBC bank account:-

MG Car Club Ltd The Anglia Centre, Sort Code 40-08-10, Account number 51629956
Ref:-Your name- Helmingham. (Please add your name to the Reference - Helmingham)


The last date for booking will be Thursday 12th July 2022

If you have booked earlier with the Helmingham Office and wish to join us on the Club Stand then please contact John Cumming on 01359 259717 or e-mail johndcumming35@gmail.com to let him know that you have booked and send me the model of your MG and the registration number of the car that you will be exhibiting at the event..

The location of the event is Helmingham Hall Gardens, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6EF










The Stonham Barns Classic Vehicle Show

Sunday, August 21st at the Mid Suffolk Show-ground, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AT
The Show is open to the public from 10.00am until 4.00 pm


The Anglia Centre will have a Stand at the show.

Entrance is free to the driver and one passenger in you classic car.

Please contact John Cumming on 01359 259717 or e-mail johndcumming35@gmail.com, by July 19th, if you would like to join the MGCC Anglia Centre on the stand.

Please give your name and the model and registration number of your car.

Please note that entries are accepted for vehicles pre 2000 only.





MG Live 2022



Tickets available from the MGCC website by clicking here





2022 MG Car Club Anglia Summer Picnic
All entries to be received no later than 20th June 2022


Please note the New Booking Form below, DO NOT use previous form.

For Entries Paying by bank transfer to the MGCC Anglia Bank, please note the below:-
Booking form to be issued via email only.
No SAE required, however please include an email address for booking confirmation to be sent

For Entries paying by cheque, please note the below:-
Post Booking Form and cheque.
No SAE required, however please include an email address for booking confirmation to be sent

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE BOOKING FORM HERE

Arrival from 11am
In case of problems on the day phone 07866 241841 for assistance





Photo Competition 2021- We have a winner


The results from the independant judging panel at Kimber House are in. As the competition has become more popular and the number of entries has grown, the standard of photography has also grown and is quite remarkable. All this made it very difficult to choosea winner, but after a lot of deliberation the results are as follows

1st place: Roger Martin - His MGA in the Lake District
2nd place: Susan Spinks - MGFs at Gaydon
3rd place: Warren Newell - His Primrose Yellow MG Midget, which has been in the family since 1982

The competition is now open for 2022, send your entries to webmaster@mgccanglia.com



Back For 2022 - Our Rolling Road Day

We need 15 cars for this event to be viable , please let me know if you would like a slot
The provisional start time is 10 am, if we get a lot of interest we will move it forward slighlty to get everyone in..
This has been a popular event in previous years .
Luke has a new set up and we will be some of the first to experience it .
Please email me to book a slot at: facebook@mgccanglia.com




Wishing All Members Of The MGCC Anglia Centre  A  Very Merry Christmas   &   A Happy New Year







Anglia Centre AGM

Due to 'force majeure' the Anglia Centre's AGM will now be held (following our Committee Meeting)

Date:
Saturday November 27th, 2021

Time:
9.30 am Committee Meeting
11.00 am AGM

Location:
The Lion Public House
44 Ipswich Road
Needham Market
Ipswich
IP6 8EJ

Any member wishing to attend the AGM is requested to inform
Roger Moran (Secretary) by November 25th

Contact details:
email: roger.moran@yahoo.com.
Tel:01502 722122 / 07920 054422




Anglia Centre Committee Meeting and AGM
Update - MEETING/AGM CANCELLED

Due to further circumstances, totally out of our control, the Meeting/AGM has now had to be cancelled!
Please watch out for further announcements, or contact Roger Moran on the email below.

Due to circumstances beyond our control the MGCC Anglia Committee Meeting and AGM will now be held at:

Cedars Hotel
Needham Road
Stowmarket
IP14 2AJ

The Committee Meeting will start at 09.30 am
The AGM will start at 11.30 am. Saturday 25th September.
If you or any of the local non-Committee members you know wish to attend the AGM from 11.30am, I kindly request that I am informed by Thursday September 23rd at the latest.
Lunch will be available at a discounted rate. Please let me know if you require further details.

Roger Moran
secretary@mgccanglia.com





The Helmingham Hall Event - 1st August 2021

40 MGs arrived at the area provided by the event organisers for the MG Car Club Anglia Centre Stand on a cloudy but warm day.
Our thanks to the three people who showed the drivers to their parking places and collected the entrance fees that are donated to a charity.

The general public were treated to a fine selection of MGs, a ZB Magnette, a MGTD a 1953 TF a number of MGCs and GTs, a Midget, MGBs, MGBGTV8s, RV8s a rear MGSVR, MGFs and TFs a 2018 MGZS, 3 Austin Healey 3000s a Austin 1100 a Austin 7 Ruby and a Jaguar all owned by members of the MG Car Club. The weather forecast, rain during the day, but it was not until the late afternoon that members where glad to make use of the Colman Shelter.
Helmingham provides a lovely setting with a variety of events and food stalls besides the wonderful gathering of enthusiasts vehicles to make a really good family day out.

Report by John Cumming & Graham Wills
Photo below supplied by: Sakina Ling




2021 MGCC Anglia Summer Picnic Report

This year the Picnic was at Holkham Hall near Wells next the Sea in Norfolk. The event was well publicised with details and booking form both on The Anglia Website and a full page advertisement in the May edition of Safety Fast. The response from members was amazing perhaps due to the fact the Country was beginning to emerge from lockdown and also because it was an affordable way to meet and socialise with other MGCC members at a relaxed informal event.

On the day the official count was 85 MGs and 3 other cars where members had problems with their MGs.

Entry was via the South Gate which led to a scenic two mile drive across the estate. We had a great location drawn up in rows behind the Hall looking out on the lake. There was a profusion of wildlife in the parkland with hundreds of geese, swans on the lake and even Red Kites.

Part way through the morning there was an amazing sight of a herd of deer moving en masse past the lake and on into the far parkland. Some said there were 50 others thought nearer 100. I had never seen anything like it. During the afternoon we were entertained by a cricket match in front of us. Rather worrying was a six hit with the ball dropping between the rows of cars. Some members prudently moved location.

The opportunity was taken to make a presentation of the Annual Photographic Trophy to Gus and Pat Ives the very well deserving winners from 2020. Anyone taking photos at the Picnic is invited to enter them into the 2021 competition. There was a superb and varied selection of MGs present ranging from a PB Airline saloon and some other pre-war cars through every type of post war model of MG right up to the present day ZS.

The Holkham Hall staff were very helpful throughout and did everything they could to help make our day a success.
Many thanks to those Committee members who helped me in various ways on the day.


Roger Latham






2021 MGCC Anglia Summer Picnic

Important notice for all entrants. If possible please arrange to arrive before 12.30.
After that time the South Gate will not be manned.


Roger Latham




MGCC Anglia Photographic Competition

It's May already and our Annual Photographic Competition is open for entries.
We only have one posting so far and an excellent one it is too.
Gives you something to shoot for.
Now that the Covid restrictions are easing and the weather is improving the time to get out and about in your MG with your camera or phone is here.
So come on let's have some really great photos of you and your MG.

Details of how to enter are here on the competition page

Roger Latham.




Helmingham Hall Festival of Classic & Sports Car Show
Sunday 1st August 2021

The MG Car Club will have again this year a Stand and Show Area at the Helmingham Hall Festival of Classic & Sports Car Show. The cost is £10.00 for a driver and one passenger. Additional passenger tickets are available at £9.00 per adult and £4.00 per child.

Please book with me as soon as possible so that I know how large a parking area we require. Please let me know the model of car and registration number that you will be in.
I will send you, via e-mail, a Club Pass and instructions to enter via the Hall Main Gate and drive.

As in previous years, I will collect the fee on the day. Please have the correct CASH to give to me on your arrival. If you have booked earlier with the Helmingham Office and wish to join us on the Club Stand then please let me know.

John Cumming.
Telephone, 01359 259717
johndcumming35@gmail.com





Statement on MGCC Governance

On the evening of 7 April, we received a statement from the MGCC Executive Committee (EC), that mindful of the decision by the recent meeting of the club`s council, (made up of representatives from the CRBs), that overwhelmingly expressed no confidence in the in the conduct of the EC in its handling of affairs most notably concerning the dismissal process concerning the conduct of an employee of the club and other disciplinary matters applicable to other employees, following which three directors saw fit to resign. With the imminent staging of an EGM scheduled for the 17 April called to ratify the motion of no confidence in the actions of the EC, the remaining directors have resigned with immediate effect with the exception of Peter Cook who remains in post to ensure continuity of the club`s affairs including temporary co option of a "shadow" board until new directors can be voted in at the EGM. Given the very difficult situation the club had found itself in we can be grateful that this decision has been arrived at thus avoiding any further debate and consequent polarisation of views. This now clears the way for the creation of a new board and a fresh start for the club. None of what has occurred has in any way affected the club`s programme of events as we continue both at Centre level and nationally to forge ahead with opportunities to enjoy our MGs and all that the marque stands for.



MGCC Anglia Summer Picnic at Holkham Hall

The Anglia Summer Picnic is on Sunday 27th June at Holkham Hall, near Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. It is a magnificent Palladian style stately home set in a 125,000 acre agricultural estate. It has been in the same family since the 1750s. The interior has majestic rooms not least the stunning entrance hall. 12 State rooms are open to view. There is much to see and do including a shop and cafés.

Click Here To Read/Download The Booking Form



Notice of General Meeting

Notice is hereby given to members that a general meeting (Meeting) of the Company will be held virtually by Zoom on Saturday 17 April 2021 at 11 a.m. Access details to the meeting to be published nearer the date.

Click Here To Read/Download The Notification
Further information available on both links below (both links will open in a new window)

Click Here 'NOTICE OF A GENERAL MEETING'

Click Here 'GENERAL MEETING - INFORMATION AND SUPPORT'



The MGCC Anglia Centre Restoration Trophy For 2020


The winner of the Centres 'Restoration Trophy for 2020 was annouced
recently and is one of our youngest members, 20 year old Stan Carter

The presentation was made recently by Andrew Isaacson to Stan, with his work colleagues looking on.


Some pictures of the restoration in progress











Click Here to read about Stan's restoration project



MGCC Anglia Centre Photo Competition 2021

The new 2021 Competition is now open for entries.
You are invited to submit your MG themed photos from 2021 and also in view of the current lockdown restrictions from 2020 too.
Photos should not have been published or posted elsewhere or even previously in this Competition.
Please submit your entries to our Webmaster Kelvin Fagan at webmaster@mgccanglia.com together with your details and membership number.
At year end the judging will done by all Anglia Centre Committee members.
One photo will be selected and the annual Photographic Trophy will be presented to the winner.
For full details of the Competition see the Anglia Centre website. Click Photo Gallery then Photographic Competition.

Roger Latham





Photo Competition 2020 Winners Announced

This new Competition was launched early in 2020.
Throughout the year an excellent selection of entries was received.
At year end the judging was done by all Anglia Centre Committee members.
A clear winner emerged. They were Gus and Pat Ives with their photo Stay at Home Rally Adventure featuring their P type. By chance an opportunity arose for me to join William Ball's BPG Zoom meeting. There I was able to share the good news of the Photographic Competition result and make a virtual presentation of the trophy to Gus and Pat. Worthy winners indeed. It was warmly received by all those present.

Final Results

1st - Gus and Pat Ives with their Stay at Home Rally Adventure. (P type).

2nd - Malcolm Goodall MGB GTV8 with his Oh I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside.

3rd - Roger Martin MGF at Brooklands MG Era event.

Roger Latham



The Winning Photo - Photo Competition 2020





December 15th 2020 - Recent Safety Fast Notes

Anglia Notes October 2020

Anglia Notes November 2020

Anglia Notes December 2020





Rolling Road Day 2021



It has been a huge success in previous years, so once again we have arranged for a rolling road day, the date is February 20th
We have worked alongside Luke Stevens to get this popular up and running in 2021. Obviously things can change and we will be following Covid guidelines. £10 of this year's price will go back into a charity of the centres choice.. so win win Please get your place booked... As places are limited. (Minimum 10 )

See the above poster or 'Announcments' on our Facebook page for further details.






MGCC Anglia Centre Regalia

The MGCC Anglia Centre is pleased to announce a new range of Regalia, in association with 'ACE Embroidery Limited'
Items available include T-Shirts, Poloshirts, Jackets and more, please take a look. You will find the link above and on also our homepage, in the links menu.
Click on the link and this will open a new window on your PC or Smart phone and take you the 'secure' Ace Embroidery website.








MG Car Club 90th Anniversary Social event at Gaydon

The Gaydon Museum is a COVID secure venue that can accommodate 1000 cars outside, 500 people in the Museum itself and a further 200 people in the Collections Centre. All tickets are booked in advance so all contact details are recorded by the Museum to comply with track and trace. There are plenty of hand sanitiser stations on arrival and around the Museum. There is displayed signage at all entrances advising of measures in place to keep visitors, volunteers and staff safe. They are also restricting the numbers allowed in public toilets at any one time, to assist with social distancing, with an additional toilet block located outside. It is likely the catering unit outside the entrance to the museum will also be open, as well as the large caf'e inside so there are plenty of catering options. And if the weather is dry (fingers crossed!) there are also picnic tables around the site so lots of space for all visitors. For full information on how the Museum is keeping visitors safe, please visit - https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk. The Museum staff and volunteers will be asking visitors to adhere to social distancing and the Rule of Six as they are the host venue, however as organisers, we also have an obligation to ensure our visitors adhere as well.

Ticket Sales
We had an update on tickets sales a couple of days ago and have sold just over 300 tickets for the event so far. Tickets are on sale until Friday 9th October (I think until midnight) so there is still another week to go. Should the event not go ahead for any reason, the Museum will refund all ticket holders straight away. As a reminder, tickets are only available from the British Motor Museum's website - https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/whats-on/mgcc-90. Everyone will need to have bought a ticket to gain access to the venue - this includes staff, CRB stand volunteers, display car owners etc.

Parking Arrangements
As mentioned previously, we are going to be mixing up the parking and parking people as they arrive. So if you are aware of any attendees that are planning to park together, please advise them to arrive together. After researching feedback at other recent outdoor events, we are currently planning to park the cars with a car park space in between so there is enough space for visitors to exit the car without being too close to others.

Book Tickets Here Click Here




MGCC Anglia Centre Photographic Competition

There is still time to submit photos for the above competition. Due to the restrictions of the Pandemic photos may be from 2019 as well as the current year. Now that we have started to make some use of our MGs perhaps you have new photos out and about. Or maybe some interesting photos from work on your MG in your garage. Full details of the competition maybe be found on the Anglia Centre website under the Photographic Competition tab, in the Photo Gallery.

Roger Latham




MGCC Race Meeting - Snetterton

Hello Members,
You will know that there is a MGCC Race Meeting at Snetterton on Saturday and Sunday 5th and 6th September 2020.
Entry is by pre booked ticket only.
If you wish to join us you will need to open an account with MSV and pay for a ticket,
To set up an account go to https://snetterton.msv.com/SN-20-MGCC
Near the top right click on BOOK TICKETS.
Select a day and book a ticket and Add to Basket.
You can then Register for an account with MSV .
I am sure that there will be an easier way of opening account but this is the way I did it.

John Cumming




Stonham Barns Classic Vehicle Show Sunday 16th August.


When I arrived at 8.15 am at the MGCC Anglia Centre Stonham Barns Classic Vehicle Show site there were already 4 cars and their drivers waiting to help me erect the Colman Event Shelter. Thank you Guys. During the next hour13 more cars arrived to join us for the day. The weather was warm but cloudy and show ground soon filled up with spectators, all keeping the appropriate distance from others. A very pleasant day was made perfect with no rain at the show. I have to thank Sakina Ling who took the picture of some of the cars on display including 3 MGBGT V8's.

John Cumming



IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENT
Anglia Centre AGM - 26th September 2020

The AGM will now not be held at The Lion Public House, in Needham Markert as previously announced - but over the internet as a 'Zoom In' meeting. Members wishing to join in should contact me by Sept 19 in order to receive details of how to join in the meeting and receive the necessary papers.

Roger Moran - secretary@mgccanglia.com



Stonham Barns Classic Vehicle Show
Sunday August 16th at the Mid Suffolk Showground



The Anglia Centre Stand in 2019 - Photo by Kelvin Fagan

The Anglia Centre will have a Stand at the show on the 16th August.
The Show is open to the public from 10.00am until 4.00 pm
Please let me know, by July 29th, if you would like to join the MGCC Anglia Centre on the stand.
Please give your name and the model and registration number of your car.
Please note that entries are accepted for vehicles pre 2000 only.
Contact John Cumming: johncumming@talktalk.net


Webmasters Note
If your vehicle is post 2000 then you can still attend the show and visit the Anglia Centre Stand and also see the 100's of other Classic Cars on Show Further Information Here




MGCC Anglia Centre Annual Photographic Competition.


Don't miss your chance to enter our Annual Photographic Competition.
Five months have already gone!
You can enter photos of your MG from 2019 as well as 2020.
Have a look at entries already submitted for inspiration.
You do have to be an Anglia Centre member.
Send your entries to our Webmaster together with your details and membership number.
At year end one photo will be selected and the Annual Trophy awarded to the winner.
For full details of the Photographic Competition see the Anglia website, click Photo Gallery then Photographic Competition

Roger Latham




Anglia Centre Committee Meeting - May 16th

Because of the Corona virus situation, the Anglia Centre Committee members were unable to meet in person as per usual, and so for the very first time we went online to hold our meeting. Video confrencing is not new but has become a lot more popular with the wider public recently, as family and friends use various platforms to communiacate during the Corvid-19 'Lockdown'. The committee's next scheduled meeting is on the 26th of September, following the Centre's AGM - Hopefully, fingers crossed, the lockdown will be over. Details of the AGM will follow nearer the time.




The Anglia Summer Picnic 2021



Great news! This is now arranged for Sunday 27th June 2021 at Holkham Hall, near Cromer Norfolk.



Anglia Notes from Safety Fast April 2020


Awards
The Anglia Centre has always consisted of enthusiastic and hard-working members helping to make our club what it is today and it is always nice to recognise this in these notes. We have had two presentations in the past month with the Chairman's award going to our Secretary, Roger Moran and the Restoration Trophy awarded to John Hazel. Rogers organisation and attention to detail cannot be faulted, the time and effort that he puts in for us is amazing. John Hazel has completed a stunning restoration of his MG TD which is an inspiration to all. Our Chairman William Ball made the presentation to both men.



Save Our Zeds
Talking of inspiration, Mike Starnes answered the call in March SF for members owning Zeds, He sent me photographs of his ZT-T 260 V8 which he and Jane have owned for 8 years, he describes it as "A brilliant car that I feel is in the true spirit of MG" I will post his story on our website

Rolling Road
The annual visit to Luke Stevens Rolling Road is getting ever more popular, not surprising as Luke and his staff give us such a warm welcome and are so knowledgeable and helpful. Sixteen members cars were booked in, comprising 4 MGTFs, 3 MGFs,3 MGAs, 3 MGB GTs 1 MGC, 1 Midget and Tony Burgess with his wonderful Rover P5, which posted a power output of 144.5 BHP! Plenty of life left in Aunty Rover Highest output of the day came from John Mealing's MGC with 179.1 BHP followed by Richard Wilmot's MGF showing 176.1 BHP and Tony Waterfall's MGTF registering 169.9 BHP at a speed of 160 MPH, Richard having had the re-map, induction kit and Straight Through Exhaust fitted
It was not all about top end power though, but about tuning and correcting any faults, Stuart Brooke brought his very nice 1957 MGA which gave a creditable 66.6 BHP, however more importantly a miss fire was detected between 4800 and 5000 revs so advice was available and the fault corrected
A fantastic day, thanks must go to our Facebook editor Alison Isaacson for the organisation



Anglia Calendar
As we have a number of members who do not have computer access, we are including a hard copy of out 2020 calendar this month




The Anglia Summer Picnic 2020 - Holkham Hall




It is with regret to announce that this event has now been CANCELLED
The good news it is being rescheduled for next year, and we will bring you news of that in due course.


The Anglia Summer Picnic is to be held on Sunday 21st June at Holkham Hall, near Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk.
It is a magnificent Palladian style stately home set in a 125,000 acre agricultural estate. It has been in the same family since the 1750s. The interior has majestic rooms not least the stunning entrance hall. 12 State Rooms are open to view.
There is much to see and do including a shop and café




Anglia Notes March 2020


This Rare MG ZR Van was spotted at Brands Hatch - Can't be many of these about ?


#SaveOurZeds
My photograph last month of our nice old MG ZS on the Lakeland Pass, taken when Gill and I were on holiday, sent me into one of those relaxing nostalgic moods thinking of old times. That and looking through the Club website and stumbling across the main club's support of the Z Register campaign to Save Our Zeds, really brought it home to me how fast our favourite cars can disappear from the roads once they go out of production.
This is not a new phenomenon of course; it seems that almost all cars get to that point when it seems no one wants them if they need an amount of work or money spent on them.
I remember back in 1977, not having much money, buying my very much down at heel 1967 MGB Roadster from the Chelmsford Car Auction for £172.00, including buyers commission; as no one else wanted to bid for it!
It had a 'slightly' twisted chassis and the shock absorbers on the right hand side were so bad, giving it such a lean towards the starboard side that the local Police pulled me over on my first drive out to see a friend in Hatfield Peverel, to check the car over, fortunately with no action taken! (Oh, happy days of my youth)
As we have a growing MGCC Young Members Branch, it is nice to see in the Z Register and on Facebook a number of the members buying a Z as a first car, especially the 1400cc model, being reasonable to insure.
Do any of our Anglia Centre members have a Zed, perhaps being restored at the moment. It would be great to have a photo and some details from you that we can publish in these notes and on our website. (see the News Story below this one)
Oh, and by the way, back in 1977, I bought the MGB to replace my MG 1100, and when was the last time you saw one of those. As the saying goes 'use it or lose it'

Race Season
Don't forget that the 2020 MGCC race season gets underway at Silverstone on Saturday March 28th, a good number of Anglia Centre drivers will be competing and would love your support

Rob Muir SF Scribe




Save Our Zeds Campaign - Here is one from our region

"I have just read your Centre notes in the March Safety Fast and the Save our Zeds campaign. As suggested I have attached a few pics of our ZT-T 260 V8 which we have owned for 8 years now. It is a brilliant car that I feel is in the true spirit of MG - ie. taking a standard production car and re-engineering it into something that is fast and fun to drive but still practical.
Ours has to earn its living as the family load carrier as you can see from the picture of it on holiday!
It makes a nice contrast to our Midget (which was on the Anglia stand at MG Live a couple of years back) and definitely a Zed to keep on the road. Only 144 estate versions of the 260 were made so we cannot afford to lose many!"
Mike Starnes - Anglia Centre Member








Anglia Centre Restoration Trophy Award



John Hazell receiving the Anglia Centre Restoration Trophy from Anglia Centre Chairman, William Ball, following the restoration of his MG TD in 2019. As you can see, the presentation was made back in December, so please accept our apologies for the late publication of the photo.




Rolling Road Day 2020



It was a huge success in 2019, so once again we have arranged for a rolling road day, the date is February 22nd
See the above poster or our Facebook page for details.
If you wish, you can download a copy of the poster to print out Here




Wishing Everyone A Happy New Year



Happy New year to all our members old and new.. here's to a great year of safe motoring!
All the best in 2020 from the committee.





Riviera Run 2019 Update - 5th November

Sadly the MGCC Anglia Centre Committee have to announce that this years Riviera Run will not be taking place. A popular event and we know many of you will be disappointed and for this we apologise, all we can say is that we hope to return with the event next year, so please watch our 'Events Calendar' for details of the date.





MG Car Club Parade Laps
Parade Laps on Flickr - For high resolution photos click on photo


MG Car Club Championship Races - Season Finale
MG Lineup

I arrived at the Snetterton Circuit at just before 10 o'clock and already there was a good gathering of MGs parked near to the track, with good vantage points to watch the racing from. I met up with fellow committee member Alison Isaacson who for those who don't know already, Alison is my sister. She arrived in her MG3 closely followed by her husband Andrew in his MGF. While she mingled with fellow Anglia Centre folk, I wandered off to the paddock area to browse the race cars and whilst there managed to bump into a few people that I know from the MG Racing freternity. As the lunch break approached those MGCC members that had signed up for the parade laps gathered for 2 laps of the circuit, I managed to capture every single car on each of the 2 laps. Then after meeting up once more with my sister and friends in the circuit cafe for lunch, we returned trackside to watch the rest of the afternoons racing. Circuit curfew was at 6.30 but many people left at around 6pm as the sun was setting. The beautiful sunset was the perfect end to a fantastic day at Snetterton.
I will be adding more photos the photo gallery in due course.

Kelvin Fagan

MG Metro into the sunset



MG Car Club Members Parade Laps
Snetterton Race Circuit
October 5th 2019



Parade lap photography © Kelvin Fagan
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MGCC Anglia Centre Photographic Competition



MGCC Anglia Centre members are invited to submit their photos with an MG subject.
Photos must be current (in the current year) and not have been published elsewhere.
The competition will run from January to December each year.
Photos submitted will be published monthly on the MGCC Anglia website.
Photos should be sent direct to the Anglia Centre Webmaster Kelvin Fagan at webmaster@mgccanglia.com with your details and membership number.
At the end of each year all photos submitted will be examined by the MGCC Anglia Centre Committee.
The winning photo will be selected and an annual trophy presented to the winning entrant.
Entries to the competition will be displayed on our new Photographic Competition Page





Countdown to Snetterton MGCC Championship Races



Just a couple of weekends away,sees the MGCC Championship races come
to the Anglia Region at the Snetterton Race Circuit on Saturday 5th October.



Full circuit informaition can be found here
You can pre-book your tickets here
Event timetable is here





Classic Car Helmingham Hall Gardens Show 2019

This is an enormous Car Show with more than 1000 cars in attendance including the many club stands. John Cumming had organised an MGCC Anglia Centre stand with space for up to 50 MGs. On the day there was a total of some 47 MGs of many different types from old to new. From TC to Y Type to Magnette to MGA, MGB, MGC, RV8 to MGF/TF to MG3s. Quite a range and quite a display.

There were many other club stands with a profusion of makes to see. Apart from that there were hundreds of other cars to be viewed. In front of the Hall there was a line-up of specially invited cars. During the day some cars were permitted to make demonstration runs along the main driveway. A central arena had dance displays and other entertainments. Food and drink outlets were there in profusion with something to cater for all tastes. If the cars just became too much the gardens and grounds were open to visitors. As always the gardens were absolutely splendid. Many thanks to John for his organisation on behalf of the MGCC Anglia Centre.

Roger Latham

Below are some picture from the day.
















Anglia Centre Annual General Meeting 2019

The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the MG Car Club, Anglia Centre will be held at 11.30am on Saturday September 28th 2019 at The Lion Public House, 44 Ipswich Road, Needham Market, Suffolk IP6 8EH. (Tel:01449 720849) For organisational reasons, members are requested to inform Roger Moran, Anglia Centre Secretary if they will attend: secretary@mgccanglia.com.





July 30th 2019 - Recent Safety Fast Notes

Anglia Notes July 2019

Read these notes for details of how to enter the Anglia Centre's 2019 Photographic Competition





The MGCC Anglia Summer Picnic 2019

The Picnic was held this year on the 23rd June at Oxburgh Hall (NT). Pre-bookings had gone very well with interest right up to the preceding day! The National Trust had roped off an area on grass for our MGs Suggested arrival was from 11.00. However, it was not long before it became apparent that the space was not going to be adequate for the expected turn out.The fine, warm weather was an important factor contributing to the success of the event. We managed to cram 50 MGs into our space and then overflowed into an adjacent area with about 20 more cars.

The overall turn out was a new record for the Picnic with 67 MGs plus 3 other cars. It was good to see some pre-war MGs in the shape of 3 P types including a PB Airline saloon. Other MGs included several T types, 3 MGA roadsters, a Magnette saloon, a pair of Midgets, a variety of MGBs, MGC, BGTV8, RV8s, an MG6, MGFs and TFs and a sprinkling of MG3s. A very varied selection. The other visitors to the property showed great interest in our MGs and various questions were fielded while many photos were taken.

Many members expressed their thanks on the day for the event. Thanks must go to the NT staff who were very helpful on the day. Thanks also to the Anglia Centre Committee members who assisted me on the day. All in all it was a very successful day for the MGCC Anglia Centre.

Roger Latham

Below are some picture from the day.
















Stonham Barns Classic Vehicle Show - Sunday 18th August


Please let John Cumming know by email and by 29th July, if you wish to join the MGCC Anglia Centre Stand at Stonham Barns on 18th August.
Please give your Name, The MG model and the year of manufacture. Entries accepted are for Vehicles Pre 2000 only.
johncumming@talktalk.net,





West Suffolk Motor Sport Club

Here are some upcoming (and into 2020) events with the 'West Suffolk Motor Sport Club', The link will take you directly to their Calendar of Events on their website: For more information Click Here





MGCC Anglia Centre Enthusiast's Trophy 2019

Margaret Beresford and Barbara Pratley were awarded the MGCC Anglia Centre Enthusiast's Trophy in appreciation of their organising the Anglia Centre Weekend Tour in September 2018.
Anglia chairman William Ball made the presentation at the Mid Suffolk Pub Meet Dinner 8th February 2019.
Please accept our apologies for not publishing this sooner.


Margaret Beresford and Barbara Pratley





Wethersfield Autotest Event - Sunday 2nd June

For any members interested is taking part in the the AMSC Autosolo/Autotest/PCA Championship, the second round will be organised by AMSC/WSMC on Sunday 2nd June at Wethersfield Airfield
For your pdf copy of the event regulations please Click Here
West Suffolk Motorsport Club link to register on line Click Here
If you are interested in Marshaling at this event and others like it then you can register your interest via the above link also.
As this event is at Wethersfield full security details will be required.





Helmingham Hall Classic Car Show, August 4th 2019


Please email and let John Cumming know that you would like to attend giving the the MG model and Registration Number by the 29th July. John's email is johncumming@talktalk.net
The stand is limited to 50 cars.
The cost of entry is £10.00 per car including the drive and one passenger.
Additional tickets are £8.00 per adult and £3.00 per child.
The Cash fees will be collected on the day by John and paid to the show organisers staff.





Euston Park Rural PasTimes & Classic Car Show


Rick Eichhorn is organising the event for MGCC Anglia Centre. The date for the show is Sunday 9th June
Please would you send your completed Entry Form and Cheque, made payable to "Rural PasTimes Event" to Rick Eichhorn, 5 Hill House Lane, Croxton, Norfolk, IP24 1UR, by May 23rd and he will forward them to the event organiser after agreeing the area needed to accommodate the number of cars attending.
To download the form Click Here
Rick's email should you have any questions is: rcee658@gmail.com





Summer Picnic Entry Forms - April 6th

Entry forms for The Anglia Centre's Summer Picnic at Oxburgh Hall on the 23rd June are now available
To download the form Click Here
Note - entry to this event must be pre-booked





Important Announcement From MGCC HQ - April 1st

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - Update on MG Live 2019 - Please take a moment to read/listen the statement from MGCC HQ
For more information Click Here





Debden Autotest Event - April 14th

For any members interested is taking part in the the AMSC Autosolo/Autotest/PCA Championship, the first round will be organised by AMSC/WSMC on Sunday 14th April at Debden Airfield
For your pdf copy of the event regulations please Click Here
West Suffolk Motorsport Club link to register on line Click Here
If you are interested in Marshaling at this event and others like it then you can register your interest via the above link also.





BREAKING NEWS - March 8th

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - MG Live for the 15th & 16th June at the Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire - CANCELLED
For more information Click Here





February 27th 2019 - Recent Safety Fast Notes

Anglia Notes January 2019

Anglia Notes February 2019

Anglia Notes March 2019





Rolling Road Day Announced

Book Your Place Today!





January 1st 2019 - Happy New Year




On behalf of the MGCC Anglia Centre we wish all our members and friends a very Happy New Year.









November 29th 2018 - Recent Safety Fast Notes

Anglia Notes November 2018

Anglia Notes December 2018









MG Live 2019

Date confirmed for the 15th & 16th June at the Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire



For more information and to register for tickets Click Here





Riviera Run 2018

Full details for the Sixteenth Norfolk Riviera Run are now available
To download the event advert pdf. Click Here
The details are also printed in the November issue of 'Saftey Fast'





Anglia Centre Calendar Update

An newly updated pdf. version of the centres calendar is now available to download from our Calendar / Events Page
Click Here





Cambridge Natter Evening Update

Just to let you know that the Natter evening at the White Horse, Milton is changing to the first Tuesday in the month, starting on the 6th November.

This is a the result of a new large group of people meeting on the first Wednesday, and filling the car park to capacity.
Hopefully this change won't prevent you for joining us for a beer and a chat in the future.





The MGCC East Anglian Tour

Two years in the planning it was the first Anglia Centre weekend event of modern times. Starting from an idea by Margaret Beresford and Barbara Pratley and developed by them into a complete weekend touring event. Their outline plans were brought to the Anglia Centre Committee for approval which was immediately and wholeheartedly given.

From then on over the intervening period considerable detail work was put in by a small sub- committee to create the complete package to present to MGCC members. The event was very well received and the maximum number of bookings of 25 cars for the complete weekend package was filled.

In addition there were concurrent Sunday runs which were well supported by entries from local members.

Our base was the Ufford Park Hotel Golf and Spa complex at Melton, Woodbridge.

Friday was arrival and signing on very ably done by Margaret, Barbara and Liz Pelling while Mike Pelling directed MGs to the specially designated parking area. Goodie bags for the entrants were most welcome and contained an excellent offering thanks to our sponsors. The bar lounge was the place to meet, chat and enjoy a complimentary drink before dinner in our private dining room. An excellent four courses was served with a glass of wine to aid the digestion. Coffee was followed by a tricky quiz devised by Mike Pelling. Well tricky for some but one team scored 39 from 40!!

Saturday was the big one. Following a country route over mainly small roads we made our way to Reedham Ferry. This is a chain ferry and accommodates just two cars (3 MGs at a squeeze) at a time. A light lunch was served in the Ferry Inn just the other side. Crews then proceeded to follow the road books to Horning where we boarded the Mississippi Paddle Boat for a delightful cruise on the Norfolk Broads. Some attractive, expensive, riverside houses were passed many with boat houses or docks. Wildlife was abundant; traffic on the water was quite busy crowned by a Norfolk Wherry in full sail a marvellous sight. On our return to dry land we again followed the directions back to our base. The day's run comprising some 112 miles through the best of Suffolk and Norfolk countryside. Dinner was again an excellent four courses with a glass of wine.

Sunday was much more leisurely. After breakfast and checking out an easy run of about 19 miles took one to Snape Malting where coffee and some shopping could be enjoyed. Then just 14 more miles to our final rendezvous at Thorpeness Country Club for a farewell buffet lunch. Sadly the weather was terrible very wet with some roads having water right across. 10 souls from the local area braved it together with the remains of the weekend entrants.

A very successful weekend event with some great by-roads driving together with great scenery. The hotel was top rate. And the organisation throughout was impeccable. Margaret and Barbara were everywhere aided by other Centre Committee members and two local members marshalling as required. Many thanks to all who organised, planned and executed.

Here's to next year!
Roger Latham



























WSMC Autosolo,Debden 21st Oct

Please check our calendar of events page for details of this event by following the link listed in the month of October, registration details/forms for both Competitiors and Marshals are available. Click Here





Sunday Run - 23rd September

Four Members of the Anglia Centre are organising a weekend event, September 21 to the 23rd, for MGCC Members to visit East Anglia. The event is based at the Ufford Park Hotel, Golf Club and Spa, Woodbridge.
There will be a "Run" on Sunday 23rd September and you are invited to join those members who are there for the weekend.
Numbers are limited to 20 cars, driver and one passenger, so if you would like to join the group please book early.
Attached is a booking form. Please reply to me by September 7th. Click Here For Entry Form





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Helmingham Show, 5th August 2018


A review of the event, in pictures, shared by Alison Isaacson. Click Here
We hope to bring you a more comprhensive report of the days event soon





Anglia Centre AGM

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the MG Car Club's Anglia Centre will be held at 2.00pm on Saturday 15th September 2018 in the Lounge 2 Room of the Limes Hotel, 99 High Street, Needham Market, IP6 8DQ (Telephone: 01449-720305). It is kindly requested that any apologies for absence be notified to Roger Moran, Secretary, MGCC Anglia Centre by 13th September. Telephone: 01502 722122 / 07920 054422. email: secretary@mgccanglia.com

All MGCC Anglia Centre members are cordially invited to attend the AGM.
Please do come along and make known you thoughts and views.
All are welcome.

Click Here for the AGM Agenda (save or print the document as required)





AutoSolo and Autotest, Wethersfield, 16th September 2018

Please check our calendar of events page for details of this event by following the link listed in the month of September, registration details/forms for both Competitiors and Marshals are available. Click Here





The 2018 MGCC Anglia Summer Picnic

It was a perfect summer's day at Felbrigg Hall for our Picnic. Hot and sunny but with a refreshing breeze. We were allocated an exclusive parking area for our MGs opposite the courtyard with its facilities and close to the nearby visitor centre. Parking was on grass with some welcome shade under mature trees. Those who visited the house found much to interest as apart from the many and varied rooms there were conservation items to see. The volunteers who staffed the house were a mine of interesting information. A visit to the walled garden was most enjoyable too with its mature trees, shrubs and colourful borders. There were greenhouses open and a large kitchen garden too. For the energetic the extensive grounds were there to be explored with a lake and church. There was a record turnout for the event of 63 MGs plus one Alfa Romeo. This despite a number of no shows which may have increased this total. It may be difficult to top the day but we will try with next year's Picnic.
Where to next year?
Roger Latham














Helmingham Hall Classic & Sports Car Show from Trigger Air on Vimeo.


Helmingham Hall Festival of Classic & Sports Car Show
The MG Car Club will have again this year a Stand and Show Area at the Helmingham Hall Festival of Classic & Sports Car Show on Sunday 5th August 2018.
The cost is £10 for a driver and one passenger. Additional passenger tickets are available at £8 per adult & £3 per child.
Please book with John Cumming as soon as possible so that he knows how large a parking area is required. Please let him know the model of car and registration number that you will be in.
John will send you, via e-mail, a Club Pass and instructions to enter via the Hall Main Gate and drive.
As in previous years, he will collect the fee on the day. Please have the correct CASH to give to him on your arrival.
If you have booked earlier with the Helmingham Office and wish to join us on the Club Stand then please let him know.
John Cumming.
Telephone 01359 259717
johncumming@talktalk.net






Are you and your car ready for MG LIVE on June 2nd and 3rd?
MG Live is just a few days away and it is looking like it could be the best event ever! You can get all the up to date information on our facebook page, or if you have any questions, then you will find the link at the bottom of this page. Please do take some time to visit the Anglia Centre's stand, where a warm welcome from members of the centre's committee awaits you. Dont forget you can send in any of your photos from Silverstone for the centres website gallery or post them direct to the facebook page.





May 19th 2018 - Recent Safety Fast Notes

Anglia Notes March 2018

Anglia Notes April 2018

Anglia Notes May 2018

Anglia Notes June 2018





West Suffolk Motor Sport Club Autosolo - Debden April 8th

The AMSC and WSMC will be running the first Autosolo of the season at Debden on Sunday 8th April, if you are interested in taking part then please follow the link below for Regulations and the on-line entry system. As usual there will be the usual request for marshals so why not consider getting involved! On-line Registration will be available shortly but please put the date in your diary. Autosolo / Autotest Entry Form - West Suffolk Motorsport Club





February 15th 2018 - Recent Safety Fast Notes

Anglia Notes October 2017

Anglia Notes November 2017

Anglia Notes December 2017

Anglia Notes January 2018

Anglia Notes February 2018





February 1st 2018 - New Website Officially Launched

For sometime now the Anglia Centre has been looking forward to having its own website, well today Thursday February 1st 2018 is the official launch day. Still very much work in progress we hope that the simple layout and with some great pictures from around the region and events up and down the country, members will find the website a useful resource. Please do send me any feedback you have and any information which you would like to be included on the website. Details of local 'Pub Meets' especially need updating for 2018 - Many thanks Kelvin Fagan webmaster@mgccanglia.com





East Anglian Tour 2018 Details Now Available

Details are now available to download from the East Anglian Tour 2018 Page






Felbrigg Hall is a 17th-century English country house near the village of that name in Norfolk.

Summer Picnic Sunday 1st July - Book Your Place Today!

The Booking form is now available to download from the Events Calendar Page

Just scroll down to the month of July in the calendar and you will find the link






Peter Skipper Chairman of the Anglia Centre presenting the Enthusiasts Trophy to Alison Isaacson

Anglia Centre Enthusiasts Trophy

As some of may have seen already on Facebook I (Peter Skipper) have had the Enthusiasts Trophy engraved and visited the South Norfolk pub meet at Hilborough, on Thursday 11th January, where I presented the trophy to Alison Isaacson as per the committee decision.

Everybody there also thought it was very deserving for the work she has done for the F Register and more recently Anglia pub meet. Last night was a case example with some 20 people attending the meeting. Also the award is fitting for the excellent work she has done on the Anglia facebook social media site since joining the Anglia Centre committee.





Anglia Centre Restoration Trophy

This year's recipient of the award is Paul Bloomfield who has put his heart and soul into this project over the last 6 years, as well as a few £s. Paul and Janet Bloomfield, together,have been enthusiastic and committed members over several years, having organised two Riviera Runs and three Charity Runs, recognised previously with the thoroughly deserved award 'Enthusiast's Trophy' two years ago, as well as having an MG wedding.

It's a MG mark lll Farina Magnette, it has been off the road for 19 years be 20 in January 2018. Paul is the 6th owner and he has all the history of all the owners, it has done 71400 miles Paul purchased it 2011 and it licensed to go on the road on the 22/11/2017. Paul paid £550. It was first purchased 6/6/1959 from F.W. Kerridge Ltd Alton Hants. All owners were members of the Cambridge Oxford club including Paul, all information was given to Paul by fellow member and friend Mick Holehouse who supplied some of the parts for the restoration.





The Chairman's Trophy Awarded to Tony Batson

Pictured is the Chairman's Trophy being presented to Tony Batson by Peter Skipper on Saturday the 2nd December 2018 at the Anglia Centre's committee meeting, well deserved! Tony is responsible for putting together all the events in the region, and predominantly in charge of the Queen Vic event.
Click Here For Full Details Of The Queen Vic Event





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