February 2018

Sorry for missing my notes last month. I could claim I was snowed in on the way to our recent Basildon visit, or I was weighed down with seasonal flu or I had missed the deadline for the Christmas copy. Well, all three were true. What a way to finish 2017 and to start 2018. I hope for all of you things were a little better.Interestingly, while comparing notes with Steve Bridge about our planned visit to Basildon and its marvellous Christmas decorations – a Dickens Christmas – I said to Steve, ‘Do you think it is going to...

January 2018

While comparing notes with Steve Bridge about our planned visit to Basildon and its  marvellous Christmas decorations – a Dickens Christmas – I said to Steve, ‘Do you think it is going to snow?’ ‘No’, Steve said, ‘just a little rain.’ ‘Won’t the rain put people off?’ I said. ‘Yes, but the decorations are magical.’ So went our conversation on the eve of the visit. As probable know Steve works there as a volunteer so he had had sneak preview. The rest of course is history.I was stuck on the M4, so I sent a WhatsApp to Steve. ‘Do...

December 2017

I am pleased to announce that Chris Nickless has been co-opted to the Centre’s management committee. It was a pleasure to welcome Chris aboard at a recent committee meeting. Chris already coordinates the Harte and Magpie noggin that is thoroughly enjoyed by all that attend, he will bring their views to the committee. Chris will no doubt help to extend the scope of our future events: many thanks Chris.At our recent visit to the roof of the National Trust property at The Vyne, where visitors are asked to mark the back of the new hand-made tiles with coloured pens...

November 2017

Late last September, ThamesMOG, joined by some Morgan friends from our neighbouring centres, went along to the West Green House Classic Car show. We enjoyed a great turn out at West Green House including two three-wheelers. I hope we will see you all again soon.By the way, did I dream it? Are they saying that as from April 2018, all forty year old cars will no longer need to have an MOT? When you factor in no road tax, our old Morgan sports cars will see quite a change. Mind you if there is no petrol…At the time...

October 2017

I understand our RAF air shows: RAF Benson; and RAF Odiham were just tremendous. Certainly the photograph taken by David Williams of one of our banners alongside the runway was well captured. I would like to thank, on behalf of the Centre, David Cleveland and Nail O'Connell for organising these great events. Let’s hope we can go back next year. Many thanks.At the time of writing, in early September, we had had the next in the series of Tim’s Tours and what a great turn out it was too. Full details in an article will hopefully appear in Miscellany...

September 2017

At the time of writing we were about to attend two sensational RAF air shows: RAF Benson; and RAF Odiham. I do hope the weather was dry and sunny for these events. When you think, anyone travelling mainland Europe recently will have probably melted in their Morgan sports cars. I have long held the belief that out temperate climate is best suited to open top motoring – not hot or no too cold. Hope any of you travelling South survived okay.This month we have, on Thursday 7th September, the next in the series of Tim’s Tours and great fun...