NEWSLETTER DECEMBER Doesn t time fly when one is by mattarmstrong


Doesn’t time fly when one is enjoying oneself or is it really a month since the last newsletter
was published. We hope that the method of e.mailing is proving satisfactory with most
members. There have been a few hiccups, particularly with those with slower systems which
do not allow the full extent of the photographs to be transmitted but in general, the change
from post to e.mail is on the right track and we think is here to stay. John and myself are
unashamedly new to this game and it is very much a learning curve for us. We always value
feedback and would like to have your comments, good or bad on what you think of the new
way of distributing news and events.

Of course, some members prefer the newsletter to be sent by post and we will continue to do
this for members without email addresses. We also plan to put the newsletter on the MG
website soon so those member using jerseymail can see the pictures in colour.
The e.mail is a good medium for letting us known your thoughts on the what events, both
social and motoring you would like to see organised and for sending last minute
reminders,we promise that every suggestion will be considered.

You can contact us :

Peter Winn

John Such or

2008 Rally

The applications for participating in the rally have been coming in at a steady stream and this
is before the event has been advertised, so we are confident that the event will be well
attended and as successful as previous years. The programme is slowly building with the
framework in place and the detail being worked out. The events have been swopped around
abit which we think will make things easier for the entrants ( not to mention giving the ladies
time to do a little shopping).

Friday.        Arrival of most of the cars and Vin dHonneur in the evening.

Saturday       Driving skills in the morning with the afternoon free.
               Evening social and party(fancy dress)

Sunday         Concours event at the Peoples Park and afternoon tea

Monday         Morning Drive with the prize giving at lunchtime.

The fancy dress theme for the party this year will be “Rock and Roll” and many an aspiring
Elvis or Connie Francis will be able to strut their stuff to a real live band. Could that Bill
Haley kiss curl once again be coaxed from the few hairs that still remain. What about trying a
Tony Curtis at the front with a Boston at the back. The possibilities are endless.

Christmas Meal--- December 8th.—8 p.m.

Everything is organised, the table is booked and there has been a steady stream of JMGOC
members confirming that they are coming. Most just want the meal but others have taken the
meal and accommodation package so will be able to indulge without having to think about
driving or taking taxis. To remind you of the details.

The meal only                         £15.95 per person This is for the four course carvery
                                      menu with an extensive selection

The meal and accommodation            £41.95 per person for the meal with bed and breakfast.
                                      Book in Saturday afternoon and enjoy the hotel leisure
                                      facilities before the evening bash.

Unfortunately, due to family reasons, I will not be able to come to the event so I have handed
the organisation and the cheques already received, over to John. If you are coming please
make out cheques for the required amount to “The Les Charrieres Hotel” and send to

John Such,
29 Elizabeth Avenue,
St. Brelade,

Please do not leave it to the last minute. Get your cheque books out now and get it off in the
post so that we can plan for extra tables if required.

November meet

The Sunday turn out this month was amazing with a bevy of 17 beautiful M.Gs including 3 t
types, a total of 19 cars including a mini and bmw, all lined up in Maillards car park. No
doubt brought out because of the beautiful sunny day, it was nevertheless a hopeful sign that
the club is again “on the up”.
As usual the breakfast was splendiferous and Bill Nixson’s magical mystery tour of deepest
and darkest Grouville afterwards was its usual, well thought out and planned drive, finally
finishing at the Jersey Pottery
These meetings are not only an opportunity to meet and chat to old friends but it gives John
and I, a chance to sit down with you over a cup of tea, and find out what you really think and
would like to see happen with the club. Often a chance remark gives us some ideas for a
future social and a mental note is made to discuss this at the next committee meeting.
Aldo bianch new mgb              members enjoying a snack                              1

New member
Philip Hey of the West View Hotel joined us at the november meeting and has now joined
the club ,We welcome him on board and hope to see him at our meetings in his MGB GT

December meet

This will be slightly different, being planned for the 23rd. and we hope it will be as
entertaining and well attended as previous months meetings . The Xmas drive( to get in the
festive mood why not decorate your car) will start from Maillards at 11.30 and Bill has
planned that it will cover the twelve parish churches. Mince pies and coffee ( on the club)
will be served before the run.

12 mgs                          jose correia and indie

So what is in the pipeline for 2008

We have been discussing all sorts of ideas for next year and we hope that most of them will
get off the ground. These are just some of them

Driving skills just for JMGOC members with a barbeque afterwards, are just one of the things
that we have discussed and will take forward in the new year.

How about a Sunday lunch to lighten the dark dismal days of winter. The new Royal Yacht is
a possible venue and it has the most incredible” all you can eat” lunch in its spectacular
restaurant, and it is not as expensive as one might think. Speak to the management nicely and
they might even give us a guided tour of the penthouse suit after the meal. A snip at £760 per
night, it is glimpse of how the other half live. This will be organised after Christmas.

Ten pin bowling is another club favourite and an evening with a meal will be organised in the
new year.
H.D Ferries and their cheap fare for a car and two passengers on a day trip to France could
provide us with a club day out, taking in a good meal and track event or shopping. There are
only a limited number of these cheap fares each sailing and the trick is to find a date where we
can get the maximum number of cars on for this price. This is something that we are looking

Roy and Jenny will be organising their popular Tour de France weekend for the late May
bank Holiday and details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Two possibilities for the future may be club trips with our M.Gs up to north France to tour
the first world war battlefields in late June and in early September to Perros-Guirec for a
journey on a wonderfull steam engine and visit the planetarium Any thoughts on these and
should it be a weekend or mid week                              .

For Sale

We intend to run the “For Sale” columns in all future newletters and welcome all items for
inclusion. Simply detail items and price and send by e.mail to
or John at

Bill Painter has an MGF/TF hardtop with heated rear window at £500. Ring him direct
on 725030

Mechanical tips

Like wise, we have some expert car, takers to bitsers and putters together againers in the club
and we welcome any tips that we can include in the newsletter.

Subscriptions for 2008
These are due from the January 1st ,so please       send with enclosed form to Toby Valois
club Treasurer
And finally—this will be the last newletter for 2007 so it remains for John who will be
shortly leaving to spend winter in Thailand and back in time for the rally and Peter to wish
everyone a Happy Christmas and an action packed 2008.

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