22nd February 2015

Another car from South Africa, belonging to Gavin Lindhorst, is now on the gallery.

 

12th February 2015

I have some very sad news to pass on.  Yesterday morning Magnette Rally Icon, Jan Pearce, passed away after a relatively short battle with cancer. I am sure that all of you will remember Jan as one of our guest speakers at the Magnette 60th in 2013.  He told us of initially his circuit racing and then his historic rallying in his Island Green ZB over a long period of time.  In fact, he bought his car in 1971, when it was a mere 13 years old!


Jan went to a lot of effort to get his Magnette ready for Coventry on the Saturday of our Magnette 60th celebrations.  When I first approached him about speaking to us the engine was in pieces and the engine bay was about to be prepared for repainting, carburettors needed rebuilding and more.  He picked up the pace with the Magnette 60th as his goal for completion.

Like the other wonderful speakers that we had, Jan then traveled to Coventry in his refreshed Magnette to give us the wonderful talk on his exploits over a period of 42 years with his Magnette.

Jan's funeral is taking place on Wednesday the 25th of February and as a tribute to Jan, we would like to get as many classic cars and motorbikes along as possible.  A few or more than a few Magnettes would be a fitting tribute to the man who with others really waved the flag for our beloved MG Magnettes.

The funeral will be held at 14.30 on the 25th of February at the Speen Baptist Church and then afterwards at the North Dean Village Hall.  These are in the beautiful Chiltern Hills just outside Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire.

Could you please pass this on to other Magnette and MG owners.  I know that there are quite a few Magnettes in the viciniity, so if we can get some along, it really lift a heavy day.

Kind regards,


David Halliday

Chairman

MG Car Club Magnette Register

 

11th February 2015

Two more Magnettes on the gallery

9th February 2015

A nice contemporary picture was sent via facebook, and the other shows a MAGNETTE in need of restoration. Both are here on our gallery...

2nd February 2015

Dear Magnetteers,
you may have noticed that the layout of this newspage changed slightly. But that's not all! More interestingly for you should be, that all technical information formerly available on www.zmagnettetech.info are now in a new section of this site (see navigation bar). Stephen Tickell set up the tech website some years ago with a more modern system than I had then. Meanwhile magnette.org uses the same Content Management System, so we could bring both sites together.
I guess www.magnette.org is the greatest source on MAGNETTE matters. Help us to stay so and contribute with your input. This website is only as good as you share your pictures, reports and technical advice!
Günter

21st January 2015

Today we start with two cars from Australia on the gallery:

# 9078 is a MAGNETTE beyond repair and
# 27349 is a nice example, belonging to Fred Roberts