13th July 2017

On the last weekend of June the 21st Magnette Day toom place nr. Salzburg in Austria. Magnetteers from 5 countries enjoyed a lovely scenery and company. Here are report and pictures of the Z-Magnette-Day 2017.

8th July 2017

The Wiltshire weekend is now just a one day event, on 15th July, due partly to limited accommodation in the area because of an air-show on the same weekend. The planned visit to Lacock Abbey has unfortunately been cancelled, but the Saturday programme will still include Swindon Steam museum, Register AGM and evening meal. Please contact Mac Pile (01793 851169) if you plan to attend - he may be able to advise on local B&B options if you do wish to stay overnight.

8th July 2017

American MG expert John Twist is visiting the UK in October to present a series of his popular technical seminars in association with the MG Owners Club and the Octagon Club, including a day on Magnette and MGA tune-up, 21st October at Wroxall Abbey Hotel. Full details and booking on the MGOC website

7th July 2017

The family of Trevor Jones (and the Register committee), would like to thank everyone who attended the event at Wroxall Abbey Hotel on 5th July, to celebrate Trevor's life. Peter Martin and Grant Howlett gave short tributes on behalf of the Register, including a piece from the North American Z Magnette Group.

Trevor's daughter Anna says "I want to say thank you to everyone who attended on Wednesday for Dad's memorial. I have a cherished black and white picture of Dad from back in the day with a row of MG cars, it was this I wanted to recreate in his memory. The response was truly overwhelming. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. It means the world to us all"

17th June 2017

After further discussion it has been decided that the venue for Trevor's farewell event will be changed to Wroxall Abbey Hotel, by kind invitation of Grant Howlett, and will start at 2pm on 5th July (coffee will be available for early arrivals). This seems a very appropriate venue, as Trevor was involved in organizing Register events based at Wroxall, and it will enable as many as possible who knew him to attend. This will be very much a celebration of Trevor's life, so no need to wear sombre clothes ! There will be plenty of space for parking Magnettes and other classics, and rooms will be available for those requiring them - contact the hotel directly. As previously requested, please let Peter Martin know if you're planning to come.

16th June 2017

Trevor's wife Rosie has asked for the following information to be passed on to all those who knew Trevor. The funeral will be a private family event, but they would like to have a gathering on Weds 5th July (afternoon, time to be confirmed), at the Apple Tree Inn, West Pennard, Glastonbury, BA6 8ND. This will be an opportunity for everyone to remember Trevor, and it's hoped that those with classic cars - particularly Magnettes - will bring them along. To assist with planning it would be helpful to know in advance if you're coming. Please contact Peter Martin 01580-763056

15th June 2017

Many Magnette enthusiasts will by now have heard the sad and totally unexpected news that Trevor Jones died on 9th June after a heart attack. Everyone on the Register committee is shocked to have lost a dear friend so suddenly, and our thoughts are with Trevor's family. He will be missed by many in the UK and overseas who benefited from his expertise, even if they didn't meet him in person.

His committee title of ‘Technical rep’ doesn’t do justice to his enthusiasm, dedication and unfailing generosity with time and advice given online, by phone and in person, based on his long experience of MGs and other classics. If you encountered a problem with a restoration, getting something to fit or to work properly, Trevor could always offer suggestions, or help to source difficult parts. He was a mechanical genius, using his professional engineering skills to develop improvements for the Magnette (such as the anti-roll bar and tubular manifold) and putting significant personal efforts into making them widely available. But much more than that he was a ‘great bloke’, as David Halliday describes him, who got on well with everyone and would always have a story or opinion to share over a drink.

There's already a thread on the MG Experience Magnette forum, to which you can add your own comments and tributes.