25th March 2015
Ray Lawrence's Magnette is new on the gallery, as well as 9583, which comes along with an interesting story by Loz Scott.
15th March 2015
There are two new MAGNETTEs on the gallery:
11th March 2015
Here is a nice tribut to Jan Pearce incl. some nice MAGNETTE pictures (p. 6)
9th march 2015
hein Schmidt Crans shows his MAGNETTE in a typical Dutch town on our gallery
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.
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