23rd December 2020

Seasons Greetings to all Magnette Enthusiasts, and apologies for a lack of new reports this year. We had only one Register event in 2020 (International Magnette Day), so we're looking forward to better prospects of meeting together in 2021. There's a new programme of events, but please check for updates in case it's necessary to change arrangements at short notice because of local restrictions

A couple more copies of Thirty Six Thousand have been scanned, and an interesting 1955 newspaper cutting has been added to our collection of press articles, thanks to Philip Willcock. It features a brief roadtest of the Magnette by the famous racing driver Mike Hawthorn

 

26th July 2020

Former Magnette owner David Taylor generously donated some copies of 'Thirty Six Thousand', the printed magazine of the Magnette Register which was produced from about 1974 to 1988. One issue from 1977 has been scanned (more to follow) and provides an insight into organizational challenges in the early years, as well as some very detailed technical information. Some of the names may be familiar, such as Warren Marsh who is happily still with us !

20th July 2020

On the last weekend in June tbe 24th Magnette Day took place in Austria. See report and pictures here...

19th July 2020

Harrogate MG Show, Kop Hill Climb and the MGCC Silverstone weekend have been cancelled. After some consideration the Register committee have reluctantly cancelled the Norwich weekend, as it would not have been possible to meet at John Shorten's or for our usual Saturday evening dinner. As it stands there will not be any UK Magnette events this year, but we'll be following any changes in guidance that might be announced, and looking forward to a more normal programme of events in 2021

31st May 2020

Although there are unlikely to be any UK Magnette Register events before September, the 24th International Magnette Day is still scheduled to take place in the Saltzburg area - more information here. Also Kop Hill Climb is taking entries for club displays (including the Magnette Register) and those hoping to run the hill, with a money back guarantee if cancelled

26th April 2020

Magnette enthusiasts worldwide are invited to participate in a Zoom video conference on Saturday 2nd May, 4pm London time, 11am New York. Arranged by Brian McCullough, the session will include technical talks on exhausts, soundproofing and seat belts, along with home garage 'tours' and opportunity to participate and share your own experience. 

Please contact us for login details if you'd like to join the conference and haven't already received information through the Register mailing list or other channels (to ensure that only genuine enthusiasts are taking part, the login should not be posted publicly)

25th April 2020

Normally UK Magnette owners would be encouraged to take their cars out on 26th April and join other classic enthusiasts for national 'Drive it Day'. This year of course we must all avoid non-essential journeys and stay at home, so the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) is asking instead that you post photo memories of previous drive-it days either on social media (#DriveitDayMemories) or on their website driveitday.co.uk