Zoom Meeting Events?

Message sent by Robert Neil McLeod

Message from Midget and Sprite Club

Zoom Meeting Events?

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All.

If you going to joining us this Wednesday on the Zoom Meeting at 8pm, there are a few things I thought we should talk about. Even though this Pandemic seen still determined to take control over our lives, we should fight back with a plan of events for the year ahead.

I have put together a list of events & runs we could take part in, always good to at least have a plan.

  • MG Midget 60 , We are still hopeful, but will make a decision in April whether it can go ahead or not.
  • Events I have already booked the club in for. Tatton Park Classic Car shows , both weekends 5/6th June & 21/22nd August,
  • Oulton Park Gold Cup 28/29/30th August, this year Oulton Park are making a charge, with 50% reduction = weekend pass is £17.50 per/person. If you would like to put your name down for any events do let me know.
  • Valentines Day Run, Sadly we will be missing  this year.
  • Drive it Day 25th April, Fraser, already organised a route for last year, so hopefully we could use then or even later in the year ?
  • Leighton Hall (Cumbria) Classic Car Show 4th July
  • Shelsley Walsh Nostalgic Classic 17/18 July ( weekend away?)
  • Silverstone Classic 30th July to 1st August
  • Preston Classics in the Park August, no firm date as yet
  • Club weekend away in September. Any idea where you would like to go?  North ,South, East or West.

There is just a few ideas to kick us off, as we do not know what will be going ahead, if you have any thoughts or know of events that have fixed a date, do let me know, be good to at least have somethings to look forward to this year.

We look forward to hearing your thought and ideas on the night.

Cheers, Neil

 

 

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Feb 09,2021 |

Yorkshire Area MASC February 2021

Message sent by Mark T Boldry

Message from Midget and Sprite Club

Yorkshire Area MASC February 2021

by Mark T Boldry

Dear All..

I don’t know about you, but this Lockdown is offering opportunities as well as the depressive side of things…

We’ve done a little on Anita’s Sprite in the last few weeks, mainly paintwork as it was getting a bit tired after being repainted 15 years ago, I have to say, it looks fantastic now… Next step is to get the rear bumper off and re-chromed.

I’ve done nothing on my Speedwell Blue Frogeye except to chase some parts ready for me to fit when I get the car out of storage.

My Cherry Red (ex Heartbeat) Frogeye is due to come back to me this Spring. I’ve had it out on loan to a friend in Nottinghamshire for over 5 years and he’s now in the position to buy something for himself.

I’ve also spent a lot of time sorting out LOTS of old car spares including many parts for Midgets and Sprites… I’m happy to help out members should you need anything, please ASK…

What I have done in this last Lockdown is to get lots of small jobs done on our 1938 MG TA (yes, it’s a Midget). It started with just wanting to replace the wiring harness, but has, as you’d predict, escalated into a LOT more being done. I have to remember we restored this car nearly 40 years ago, so there are things that need attention again…

We had an ‘Area’ Zoom meeting a few months ago and I said at the time, I would put another one together… Sadly, I haven’t got around to it, so my apologies… We could put another together should enough interest be shown…

What a wonderful surprise when reading through the latest MASCOT.. A good number of New Members including a few in our area… We’d welcome your contact…

Talking of Contact, I occasionally am in touch with members, but I can’t ring you all… However, I’m happy for any of you to call me for a chat.. If you do call me, please no later than 8.00 pm. My number is 07471 606060… Let’s share some enthusiasm…!

As you will undoubtedly know, all the major events in the first half of this year have sadly been cancelled or postponed. However, Midget 60 https://www.midgetandspriteclub.com/?page_id=20287 still looks to be hanging on in there, so PLEASE support it if you can.. I know a LOT of hard work has gone into the event so far; it’ll be devastating if it has to be wasted due to Covid.

Another event that sadly clashes with Midget 60 is the Yorkshire Motorsport Festival https://ymsf.net which itself promises to be an excellent event (A Goodwood in the North). Located at Meltham, which is just north of Holmfirth on 25/27th June with the Competition Hill Climb on the Sat/Sun.. Spoilt for choice and I know I’ll be planning to go to both if I can… Fortunately, they are geographically quite close together…

I know that all of you will be doing various things to your Spridgets, some just checking on them whilst in Winter storage, some of you embarking on complete rebuilds.. I can’t believe how many cars have been dragged out of long term storage and are being brought back to life again…

It’s amazing what you find on your doorstep, when I bought my (now Speedwell Blue) Sprite, I had to walk 10 minutes from home to view / buy it, yet I had never known of its existence… Between Christmas and New Year this year, I came across another, five minutes drive from my parents home near York, a lovely 1960 Mk1 Sprite (Ex South Africa, so NO rust)… The guy was selling it and it wasn’t expensive at £17k.. I think it has probably gone by now, but should anyone be interested, I’ll follow it up..

Also.. If someone is looking for a big project, but one which has significant heritage and is a matching numbers car, but needs a LOT of time and VERY rigid attention to detail. Please contact me as I’m considering selling my MG Midget Mk1 Pre Production car chassis number: GAN101, built August 1960 … It’s not for the faint hearted and it’s not cheap, but it’s all there plus some parts that I’ve bought along the way.

That’s all for now, Anita and I are really looking forward to life getting back to normal and catching up with you all again soon… Until then, stay safe and keep up the great work with your cars.. ☺

Mark & Anita.

Reply to Mark T Boldry | Feb 09,2021 |

Area Rep Changes

If you’ve been following MASCOT closely you’ll have noticed that a few Area Rep positions have changed around recently:

  • Somerset: Jess Linham is now in post as Area Rep.
  • Surrey: Gavin Rowles has taken over as Area Rep from Mike Gorman.
  • Heart of England: Lara Warburton has taken over from Dave Colclough.
  • Dorset: Karen Mallik has taken over from John Gully.
  • Ireland: Noel Kavanagh is co-ordinating occasional meetings on the island of Ireland.

Area Reps are key to the club reaching members in local areas, and provide an important conduit between the committee and members. If you’re interested in taking up the mantle, we’re looking for interested people in the following areas to take on the role of Area Rep:

  • North Wales
  • South Wales
  • North East
  • Sussex
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Oxford

For more information, contact Area Liaison Officer Andrew Parrott to discuss what the role entails. His details can be found in MASCOT, along with those of all the Area meetings and their Reps.

Young Members Festival Cancelled

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the organisers of TYRE Festival have decided that the 2021 Festival will not go ahead, and will instead focus on an improved event in 2022.

TYRE Festival is a joint young members rally, organised by the TR Register Youth and Morris Minor Owners Club Young Members and supported by MASC’s own Young Members group.

“Although TYRE Festival would have been a highlight of the Young Members calendar, the priority is always the safety and wellbeing of our members,” says Alex Gleed, MASC Young Members rep. “The decision to postpone until 2022 by the TYRE Fest organisers is an unfortunate but necessary one.”

Lead Organiser Liam Murphy (MASC / MMOC) says: “Obviously we’re disappointed, but we believe that cancelling the event is the safest, most responsible thing to do for 2021. We would rather plan a full weekend of entertainments and have a top-quality event, than risk watering down the festival and worrying about cancellation in the event of a future wave of infections.”

Ticket holders will be contacted and given a full refund, and will be entitled to advance tickets ahead of the 2022 festival.

MSV Oulton Park Gold Cup changes for this Year

Message sent by Robert Neil McLeod

Message from Midget and Sprite Club

MSV Oulton Park Gold Cup changes for this Year

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All.

Just to let you know there are some changes this year NOT free anymore, MSV are now making charge to attend the Gold Cup, With a 50% discount for driver and passenger. So a weekend pass will cost £17.50 per person.

Just thought i should let you know before you try to book.

Cheers Neil

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Feb 08,2021 |

Zoom earlier this week

Message sent by Gavin Rowles Rowles

Message from Midget and Sprite Club

Zoom earlier this week

by Gavin Rowles Rowles

Hello all and thanks to to all who attended this weeks Zoom.  I intend making the 1st Tuesday of the month a regular event. Hopefully others will join on the next meeting.

John Gibbons has kindly provided me with a screenshot of all who attended & I would like to submit it for inclusion in the March Mascot.  Can those who attended let me know please if they are happy with this?

Regards

Gavin

Zoom meeting Wednesday 10th February 2021

Message sent by Robert Neil McLeod

Message from Midget and Sprite Club

Zoom meeting Wednesday 10th February 2021

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All.

If you would like to join in on the next club night Zoom meeting here are the ID & Passcodes, we will look forward to seeing you.

Zoom codes for meeting next Wednesday (10th Feb 2021)

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/99806196315?pwd=VTZlaXlyTnRCdmZ2VkUwazlYT2tlQT09 Meeting ID: 998 0619 6315 Passcode: 687722

Cheers, Neil

 

 

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Feb 04,2021 |

MASC BRISTOL

Message sent by Terry Horler

Message from Midget and Sprite Club

MASC BRISTOL

by Terry Horler

Hello Fellow Mascavites,

Hope you are all keeping well and safe. With little sign of the Weather or Lockdown lifting, I am having a clear out. To go, subject to sensible offers of course, the following space taking items –

1275 engine from a round arch Midget. Stripped for a rebuild

Gearbox from above, requiring a strip for a rebuild.

Windscreen in frame, 1964 onwards.

Soft top header rail.

Frogeye H1 carbs on manifold.

Frogeye front bumper with mounting brackets

All sorts of other bits.

Offers please to Terry  –   rebelwithasprite@hotmail.com

All of the above located in Yate, buyer collects.

Something to tinker with whilst we wait for better days.

Terry

 

 

 

 

Reply to Terry Horler | Feb 03,2021 |