Events

A review with pictures and reports of past Magnette events from all over the world

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MGLive! 4-5 June 2016

Saturday dawned cold, cold enough for the central heating to forget it was officially summer. The journey from Northampton to Silverstone was completed in drizzly rainbut it did improve from lunchtime.

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Magnettes & Steam - 26th March

As usual the first event of the UK season was Magnettes & Steam, at the Peak Rail Rowsley South centre. Although the railway only runs just over 3 miles from Rowsley to Matlock, it has a fascinating history, being part of the Midland line from Derby to Manchester, which required many engineering challenges to be overcome through the Derbyshire hills, as well as negotiations with the landowners of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall. 

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ZMG receive Register award

The 'Magnetteer of the Year' trophy is awarded by the Register committee to recognize particular achievement or endeavour by a Magnette enthusiast. The winner receives the 'Rosebud Cup', presented to the Register by Leonard 'Eddie' Edwards, one of the founding members. 

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Dragon thunder Rally

Nestled between India and China at the eastern end of the Himalayas and the southern edge of the Tibetan plateau, Bhutan’s population numbers less than a million, yet its cultural heritage is exceptionally rich – it is known as the happiest country in Asia. It is also blessed with spectacular environmental diversity, from snow-capped mountains to sub-tropical forests and lush meadows, and an astonishing range of wildlife.

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Gathering of the Faithfull – Wagga Wagga 2015

A good turnout of Magnettes made it to the GOF and over the next few days their owners enjoyed some great social and driving experiences as well as some of the finest weather to be had.  Most of the Sydney contingent travelled together and we stopped at Crookwell to have a short visit with Sydney Vintage Car Restorations.  The group was very impressed with the cars under restoration especially a Fleetwood Caddy and a very rare Riley that was virtually built from a few original parts and a couple of photographs.  Amazing.  The fuel gremlin struck Brian Woolmer’s car near Boorowa and after a tow to a workshop the blockage was cleared.  The starter gremlin hit Dave Overington’s car just as we tried to head off so a further delay ensured to have a go at fixing it.  Both cars made it to Wagga Wagga a couple of hours later than the others.

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Lou Shorten Tribute weekend

Saturday 3rd October (by John Harris)

This, the final register event of the season followed the format set by John & Lou Shorten over many years. This year the name was changed from The Norfolk Weekend to the Lou Shorten Tribute Meeting.