SVW 2020 Event Announcement
The SVW Event for 2020 is to be based on the historic town of Battle in East Sussex and will run from 28th - 30th July 2020.
See Social Events tab for full details.
2019 SVW Event Report:
In brilliant summer weather around 22 cars and their crews from UK and Netherlands attended the 6th SVW meeting to be held in Holland.
See Social Events tab for event reports and pictures.
Read the Latest SVW Register News from the pages of "Safety Fast".
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Bas de Voogd
Many of you will have already heard of the sad death of Bas de Voogd at his home in Holland on Monday June 24th after a long illness.
This happened to be the same day many of us arrived in Holland for the annual SVW event.
Bas was an avid historical researcher as can be seen when you visit his website (see under Useful Links).
Many of us remember Bas as the owner of VA0251, the prototype VA he beautifully restored many years ago, later adapted to his circumstances and subsequently sold when Bas could no longer drive.
For decades Bas was also the VA Historian for the Register. Some of us attended the funeral on June 28th where there was standing room only, with many mourners arriving in the cars Bas loved.
The 4-page spread in the September edition of Safety Fast! will be dedicated to Bas as there’s much to write about. Our condolences go to his wife Suze.
See full Obituary HERE (Opens in a new window).
With deep regret we have to announce that SVW Register Committee member, former Treasurer and very good friend, Jeff Gibson, passed away on 2nd August after suffering a massive stroke 10 days earlier.
Pictured here at the 2018 Brooklands MG Era day in April with his much admired WA Saloon FOE 524 and proudly wearing his late father's 1939 Brooklands armband. Jeff had been unable to drive himself since an earlier stroke last year but was determined to get to the Brooklands event that he very much loved
Jeff will be sadly missed by all who knew him and our thoughts and sympathy go out to Ann, their two daughters and wider family.
SVW 2018 Event Report, see Social Events tab for more details.
50th Anniversary Caps
A special 50th Anniversary Register Cap has been produced and was distributed to those members who took part in the SVW Event back in July
The black, baseball style cap carries the Register logo on the front and 50th Anniversary script on the back. There are a few of these available for sale at GBP 10 each, on a first come basis.See REGALIA section for details of how to order.
The Chairman is appealing for new committee members.We meet only a couple of times a year,very informally, usually on a Saturday or Sunday morning, and apart from SVW business we have a good old natter, usually followed by a visit to a local hostelry for a quick lunch (and more natter). If you own a SVW car why not join us. Please contact John Dutton.
David Washbourne 1933-2013
Our President, David Washbourne, died on Monday 7 October 2013, after collapsing at home.
A service of thanksgiving for David's life was held on 23 October 2013 at St Martin's Church, East Horsley, after a private family cremation . It was attended by a huge number of friends, relatives and acquaintances, and the MG Car Club was represented by the General Manager Julian White and the President John Day as well as many others. Several SVW cars came, as well as MG's from David's local natter. It was a fitting farewell.
Warning and advice to all owners of MG’s type VA. Please share this info.
Please have a look at your accelerator stop as fitted to all VA’s. It is supposed to look like Photo 1. In practice it has been known to bend down as in Photo 2. If ignored it may bend further with the risk that the pedal rod pops under the stop bracket and actually blocks the throttle in the fully open position, racing the engine out of control as in Photo 3. If bent, straighten it to the original shape and weld a strengthening triangle underneath bracket.