ABOUT THE REGISTER
The aims of the Register are to:
In 1999, with the new Millennium just around the corner, the Registerís executive, Tony Sloan (registrar), Ed Taylor (editor) and Walter Magilton (captain), in consultation with members, decided that a concerted effort should be made to raise the Registerís profile as a national association. The operations of the Newsletter were moved to the National Capital, Canberra, and Pre-War MG owners Malcolm Robertson and Brian Oxley took over the editorial role from the first issue in 2000. One of their first actions was to enrol correspondents from each State and from New Zealand to give the Newsletter a national flavour. Walter Magilton remained in his familiar figurehead role, now styled as Patron, and Tony Sloan remained keeper of the Register.
Biannual Pre-war MG gathering.
It is current editorial policy to provide a cover photo depicting a Pre-War MG in an historical setting. The Register also takes no paid advertising, and the editors encourage contributions from the membership, especially researched features which add to the historical record.
Because of its important Australian historical content, the Newsletter is a registered serial with the National Library of Australia.
Anyone with an interest in Pre-War MGs can also join the Register by paying a nominal joining fee and subscribing to the Newsletter.
To join the Register, please print out the application form and return it with your remittance to Tony Sloan at the address on the form. The Register is currently unable to accept credit card transactions, but even in this electronic age, other forms of remittance are still available, such as cheques, postal order, Paypal and cash. The Register happily accepts these.
Robertson - Editor
Malcolm is a freelance writer specialising in magazine articles about veteran, vintage and classic cars and the antics of their owners. He publishes his articles in a wide range of magazines in Australia, the UK and USA. He has been co-editor with Brian Oxley of the Pre-War MG Registerís Newsletter since 2000.
Malcolm is a life member of the MG Car Club Canberra.
Walter Magilton - Patron
am proud, indeed very proud, to associate with the marque MG Ė the cars, the
people, the history, the events, the whole glorious thing! MGs have been part of
my life now for some forty-nine years, my first MG being a nearly new MG TF, my
most recent a new ZR160 bought two years ago at the fire sale when MG Rover went
belly-up. My first Pre-War MG came my way about 44 years ago Ė my dear old NA
Magnette, still my most treasured car.
The position of Registrar is obviously a long term one with Tony taking the task on in 1977 from Alan Bail who was only the second Registrar - the original having been Walter Magilton.
Tonyís lifetime interest in Pre-War MGís began in 1958 when he bought TA2676
which he renovated extensively. It is a source of embarrassment to him that
TA2676 is not on the Register despite considerable research.
Tony lives in Warrandyte in Victoria and is always happy to have visits from other Register members for a coffee or something stronger and a chat.
If you own a prewar MG and it is not on the register or the details need updating Tony is your man please email Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org
He was guest speaker at the 2013 Bathurst Biennial Meeting
where, despite his modesty about his exploits on the Mount in the 1950s, he
neverthe-less enthralled his audience with the sheer driving skill, mechanical
talent and outright bravery needed to race in those far off, pre-commercial
days. It was following our Bathurst meeting that several of our number
raised the possibility of Ray becoming a Patron of the Pre-War MG Register and
so it has come about. On your behalf, We welcome Ray to the position and look
forward to bringing you more of his tall tales and true of the legendary past.
He was guest speaker at the 2013 Bathurst Biennial Meeting where, despite his modesty about his exploits on the Mount in the 1950s, he neverthe-less enthralled his audience with the sheer driving skill, mechanical talent and outright bravery needed to race in those far off, pre-commercial days.
It was following our Bathurst meeting that several of our number raised the possibility of Ray becoming a Patron of the Pre-War MG Register and so it has come about. On your behalf, We welcome Ray to the position and look forward to bringing you more of his tall tales and true of the legendary past.
All owners of Pre-War MGs in Australia are automatically members of the Pre-War MG Register of Australia and their cars are recorded on our Register. However, to receive our 24-page Newsletters, you must officially join the Register and subscribe.
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