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The Steering Column

I understand that this edition will drop on your doormats between Christmas and the New Year, so well done to Charles and the Offstone team for working extra hard in the run up to Christmas to get it all together. I hope everyone had a great festive season and you’re busy putting those Morgan related pressies to good use, be it for the car or yourself. I know there are a few centre organised ‘New Year’ runs and other events going on so let’s hope for a dry day on the 1st or 2nd to blow away the cobwebs.

Michele and I enjoyed a very pleasant weekend with Tinmog in December  at their Christmas dinner. Thanks to Wilf, their Centre Secretary, for inviting us and to David and Doreen for organising the event. A lovely county equalled only by Tinmog’s hospitality, cheers everyone! I do try and get around to regional events as much as I can, but those further afield have to be at weekends. If you have a weekend event or run let me know, I may be in the area or free for a trip –up or down.

The Silverstone Classic dates for 2017 have been changed since the December issue. Due to a change in the date for The British GP by The FIA it had to be moved, and will now be on 28th, 29th and 30th July. Once again we will have a club area and members can use the club code of 17005SCC for the buy one get one free offer with an infield pass for a Morgan on the club area. No parade planned this year, but 2018 is 50 years of the +8 so we’ll save ourselves for that.

We have our first National Committee meeting of 2017 on 29th January. If you have any items for the agenda or wish to attend please contact Gill Bevan by the 20th at the latest (details on the club officer’s page at the rear) or your centre secretary / contact. I’m pleased to say we have two applicants for Vice Chairman who will put themselves forward for approval at this NCM for the membership vote at the AGM.

I mentioned last September that I was storing the Auto Duo car in a rented garage but was looking for more suitable (and cheaper for me) storage. If there is any member who has a barn or outbuilding that has space to store a small covered trailer housing a 3 wheeled pedal car please let me know. I’m more than happy to deliver! Thanks.

Here’s to a very happy and enjoyable 2017.

Peter Chapman

Chairman – Morgan Sports Car Club January 2017