Treasurer Jamie Coventry (left) and retiring club chairman Tony Woods (right) present a cheque to a representative of Derian House Children's Hospice , Chorley - our adopted club charity.
The new MGXPV in bright metallic blue drew lots of attention when club members weren't too busy buying shiny bits for their cars.
Thanks to Jerry Myers for arranging a club visit to the Jaguar factory at Halewood. 32 members turned up and had had a very interesting 2 hour tour of the X type manufacturing process. I am not sure if we will be converted to Jaguars rather than MGs but the X type certainly seemed well made
First mid monthly meeting of 2004
April 1st - Farmers Arms, Burscough.
New members Gill and Noel Skinner brought their newly purchased yellow BGT to join Ralph's B roadster, John's green BGT, Eric's Midget and Cam's MGA.
This is just before 8 p.m. and 15 minutes later it was dark and another 7 cars arrived. We moved into the warmth of the pub and trebled their takings during the evening.
KARTING EVENING - FRIDAY 16TH APRIL 2004
Paul Jackson organised this event at the Burscough indoor karting track. 8 teams of 4 competed in the endurance event - 20 minutes of qualifying warm up and then 90 minutes of racing, including pit stops for fuel and driver changes.
Seen before the racing (Above right ) are from left to right - Margie, Lisa, Mike, Ray, Jamie, Phil Myers, Darren Staniforth, Steve, Dave and Scott Cunningham
Eventual winners were the Lawmen - Mike , Warren and Brendan Law with friend Steve. They finished 2 laps ahead of every one else despite Mike crashing heavily with 5 minutes to go - Mike was severly winded but quickly recovered for the prize giving (Above left.) Second place were some of Paul's work mates and 3rd place was the secretary's team (Cam, Dave and sons Scott and Darren)(Photo left). Not being amongst the winners did not stop Ray jumping hopefully on to the rostrum - the photo (above centre) was taken just before the tomatoes were thrown.
Many thanks to Paul for organising this superb fun event.