12th October 2015

Read a report on the Lou Shorten Tribute weekend in Norwich, by Grant Howlett and John and Cynthia Harris

11th October 2015

New Magnette Register President

Although we’ll never be able to replace Lou Shorten and her unique style, we’re delighted that Celia Palmer has agreed to step into the gap as Register President.

Celia has already met many members, as her first guest appearance was at GP100, our 2011 event to celebrate the centenary of her father, Magnette designer Gerald Palmer (she still lives in the family home in Oxford that Gerald built). Since 2011 she’s joined us at several other events, where she’s always fascinating to talk to and interested in our cars.

Celia has already had some practice presenting trophies (including at Magnette60) and apart from that her duties as President will be fairly light, but it’s a privilege to have her formally associated with the Register.


7th October 2015

David Halliday has provided a report and photos of the Kop Hill Climb event, where Magnettes were taking part both in the classics display and in the climb itself. You can also see a short video of the view from Anthony White's ZA as it went up the hill (taken by Stephen Tickell as passenger - Anthony is putting together a more complete version from his on-car cameras)

4th September 2015


I received the information that again a MAGNETTE is on it's way to Beijing. This time it's the Frenchman Vincent Dransart, who takes his ZB from Hamburg/Germany to Beijing/China.

He has a blog (in french) and reports regulary: vincentetpierre.blogspot.com.

We wish him and his MAGNETTE good luck and a troublefree journey!

16th August 2015

The season is in full swing and our MAGNETTEs are often on the road. John & Cynthia Harris brought their MAGNETTE to two events, which they report here. First the register event at Harrogate and second the T-Register Event at Old Warden.

You hears it in the news: The USA re-opened their enbassy at Cuba. It's just by luck that just in time I received pictures of a MAGNETTE in Cuba! Of course she had some changes during her live to keep her on the road. See yourself...


19th July 2015

John Harris sent a nice article about a Magnette meeting at Quainton

12th July 2015

A little bit late, but here's a short report on the MGLive! event at Silverstone. It includes some interesting photos captured by Anthony White using his dashboard camera during the autotest and parade lap