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JUNE 17TH 2010 was our

Premier -
1st        Ralph Greenhalgh -          MG TC -                 2148 points
2nd       Cyril Vincent -                  MG TF -                  2072
3rd       Nigel Malyan                    MGB -                     2053
4th       John Dickenson                 MGC GT-               2048
5th       Richard Sherman -            MG Magnette -       2022
6th       David Bryant -                  MGA twin-cam -      2008
7th       Cam Cunningham -            MGA 1600 -           1923
8th       Bill Jump -                        MGB GT -              1857

Standard -
1st       Glyn Lloyd                        MGB -                    1982
2nd      Peter Dobson                    MGB                      1925
3rd      Roger Morrison                 MGB                       1861
4th       Richard Bryant                  MGB                      1736
5th      Tom Harrison                     MGB GT                1698
6th      Brian Law                          MGB GT                 1697
7th      Tony Woods                      MGB GT                 1640
8th      Ron Whittle                        MGB GT                 1627
9th      Andrew Stanifiorth              MGB GT                1437
10th    Stuart Rogers                    MIDGET                 1279

Modern -
1st      Martin Pagett                    Porsche                  1838   - Best Non MG
2nd     Peter Ferris                       Porsche                  1820
3rd      Paul Jackson                     MG ZR                   1807    Best Modern MG
4th      Sandy Grant-Wilkie            MGF                      1755
5th      John Radcliffe                   BMW                      1693
6th       Dave maguire                   MG ZT                   1569
The car that most would like to drive Home

1st      Cyril Vincent    -                 MG TF                    7 votes
2nd      David Bryant                     MGA Twin Cam        4 votes
3rd =   John Dickenson                  MGC GT                 3
3rd =    Peter Ferris                       Porsche                  3
5th       Richard Sherman               Magnette                 2

Thursday 15th July 2010
"Car Park driving skills Test"

Unfortunately the rain arrived and deterred quite a few MGs from turning out with only around 8 MGs in the car park.

WELL DONE  to the 7 members did brave the rain to take part in the timed  reversing test on the car park - while the more faint hearted watched, many from the dry in the Orangery (wimps!). With special thanks to Jill Skinner for keeping the scores and Alison Dickenson for holding the brollie to keep the sheet  dry!!

Results as follows
1st        Paul Jackson     -  MG ZR            21.6 seconds
2nd       Peter Dobson    -   MGB               27 .0
3rd        Nigel Malyan          MGB               28.0
4th        Ron Whittle           Vectra             31.6
5th        Cam Cunningham   MGA              34.6
6th        John Radcliffe        Land rover     44.1
7th        John  Dickenson      BMW             47.4

Glyn Lloyd and his daughter check out Peter Dobson's MGBRichard Sherman looks for the next car to checkAn excellent display of 24 cars. Completed score sheets are handed in
Photos of the Pride of Ownership Evening taken by Andrew Dickenson

The challenge was  to make your own miniature buggy from a rocker box or something else of a similar size
Roll it down a ramp to see how far it goes - furthest travels wins.
There were also prizes for the most imaginative design and most MG like design.
There were 15 entries and the variety of designs showed the ingenuity of our members.
The judging was done by Paul the assistant manager of Briars Hall.

Most imaginative Design - Eric Hesketh
Most MG like design -         John Dickenson

Results of distance competition
1st - Eric Hesketh -  8.04 metres
2nd - Dave Maguire - 7.62 m
3rd - John Dickenson - 7.25 m
4th - Dave Grant-Wilkie - 6.65m
5th - Ron     Whittle          - 6.25m
Thanks to Jerry Myers for his photos
Eric center)with his winning buggy with Dave (right) runner up and John (left) in 3rd place. Some of the 15 entered buggiesRichard's TD rocker box buggyTom's 3 wheelerPeter's neat red roadsterEric's monster nearly collapsed the runway but won most dramatic design awardNigel 's Puma box and Cam's buggyRon's buggyDave & Sandy's buggyJamie's  big wheelerJohn's award winning designNoel's multi-micro wheel Lego buggy.Andrew & son's kit built modelNigel is first to start his buggy Cam takes a measurement The winning distance
Our 2nd garage clearance auction.

It took us 2 hours to get through  over 150 lots and all but 29 of them sold - over 70 of the items were from our social secretary's garage! Noel and Nigel did an excellent double act as the auctioneers , keeping everything flowing .

We  had a donation of items from Proctor  & Gamble (Stuart Rogers' employers)- many thanks to them for their support as well as from club members.There were 26 different winning bidders with total of almost £200 raised together with over £30 on the raffle which will be presented to our charity at Christmas.
Many thanks to all those who donated parts and not forgetting those of you who spent your money on buying the bits and pieces.
Our last Club meeting - Thursday October 21st
Our annual awards
Our awards were preceded by a talk from Peter Knowles. He represents the west Lancashire Light railway which is based in Hesketh bank. Peter gave us lots of information on the development of the railway system right from the time of George Stephenson's Rocket up to the 1960s when Beeching made his drastic railway line cuts.He followed this with details of the Light Railway system in Hesketh Bank and left us with an invitation to drive over with some of cars for one of their gala days next year.
Our awards then followed with our chairman, Nigel Malyan presenting them.
The awards were:-
Rocker Box derby winner - Eric Hesketh
Best Non MG - Martin Pagett (Porsche)
Best Modern MG - Paul Jackson (MG ZR)
Winner of Standard Class - Glyn Lloyd (MGB)
Winner of Premier Class - Ralph Greenhalgh (MG TC)
Club Supporters of the Year Shield - Sandy & David Grant - Wilkie
Eric with the trophy for the winning Rocker Box buggyMartin receives the trophy for best non MGLaura Jackson , one of our junior members, receives the shield for best Modern MG on behalf of her dad Paul.Glyn receives the shield for best MG in the standard classRalph recives the shield for winning the Premier Class for MGsSandy & Dave with the shield for Supporter of the Year
Club Meeting - Thursday November 18th
Our 5th Annual Scalextric GP competition

Here is the Le Mans style race for the starting position for the Final race.
L to R David Grant-Wilkie, Peter Staniforth, Ken Glaze, Cyril VincentKen Glaze was the evntual winnerPeter Dobson presents Ken with his trophy
If you want to see the committee's surprise performance - go to the youtube links below
The evening started with Tom Harrison receiving his Dargan trophy award - he was in Australia when the awards were originally presented. Warren and Cath Law with Steve BentleyRoger with Jill and Noel SkinnerNoel, Tom and Ann Harrison with Pam BryantPam and Ricard Bryant, Cynthia and roger MorrisonJoyce with Cyril Vincent and Richard ShermanNigel with Ray and Pam trivassPauline and Dave Reeves, Peter Dobson and Paul JacksonNigel, Cam and Noel in the choirCam, Noel,  Eric and RichardThe full committee "choir"Yet another of the committee performing. ...and anotherDavid Reeves won the raffle and here he is with the prize, joined by wife Pauline.
Thursday 20th January 2011

There were over 30 club members present at our AGM this year. Our Social secretary Ray Trivass decided to step down from the committee after his 2nd 3 year stint . Many thanks to Ray who has been invaluable as a committee member over the last 7 years. This left 2 vacancies on the committee and there were two nominations of club members for these places. Tom Harrison and Roger Morrison put themselves forward and were accepted . Cam was also accepted for his 5th 3 year term in office as secretary with Jamie having one year yet to run of his 3 year term as treasurer .
There was a vote to nominate 5 charities to receive the £500 from the club's 2010 charity fund raising - the charities selected were - The Alzheimer Society, Cancer Research, Queenscourt Hospice, Southport Lifeboat and 55th Ormskirk (Skelmersdale) Scouts .
The AGM was followed by an auction of MG memorabilia , including an Australian MGCC cap, a USA Long Island MGCC cap, several new old stock items of club regalia , club windscreen stickers and several of the club's 30th anniversary badges all at knock down prices. Over £130 was raised for the club's 2011charity fund.

The new committee now consists of :-
Cam Cunningham ( Hon. secretary),
Jamie Coventry (Hon. treasurer),
Nigel Malyan (Hon.  Chairman)
Richard Sherman - Events
Eric Hesketh - Membership
Ralph Greenhalgh - Midmonth
Noel Skinner - Regalia
Tom Harrison - Assistant membership
Roger Morrison - Social events
Posts of responsibility including chairman will be allocated at the first committee meeting on Tuesday 8th February

Club subscriptions remain unchanged at £15 and £25 for a couple.
Junior members under 16 are free.
Club meeting Thursday February 17th
There were presentations of cheques for £100 to Louise Rogers from Skelmersdale Scouts (who is also one of our club members) and to John Shawcross from Southport Lifeboats. John then gave the club a talk describing the activities of the Inshore Rescue service operating from the Marine Drive on the sea front at Southport. They are not linked to the RNLI in any way and depend solely on local contributions. A further £85 was raised from a "whip round " organised by Ray Trivass.
Jamie presents cheques to Louise Rogers (left) and John Shawcross ( right)
Club Chairman Nigel with new committee members Roger (left) and Tom (right)
Past club nights