Events

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

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Swindon Steam Museum 22 July 2017

A total of 8 Z Magnettes assembled at the Swindon Steam Museum on Saturday morning, as well as John and Marion Gill from South Wales who are in the process of acquiring a Magnette. Wiltshire owner Mac Pile was strategicallly placed to guide us into the museum entrance and the reserved parking which had been arranged right outside. The building is part of the original Great Western works, which once employed over 10,000 people producing locomotives and rolling stock. It now features fascinating reconstructions of the various workshops, together with several steam engines and displays about the history of the GWR.

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Z Magnette Day

Since 21 years the Continental Magnette Owners meet for a weekend on the last weekend of June.This year we had a turnout of 12 Magnettes from Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, England and for the first time from Switzerland. Thomas Nebauer and Jörg Wiefler with their wifes organised a leisure weekend at Obertrum near Salzburg.

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Magnettes & Steam, 15th April 2017

The traditional season-opener for UK Magnette enthusiasts was held this year at Tenterden station on the Kent & East Sussex Railway.

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Z Magnette Group of North America welcomes a favorite Brit

by Allen Bachelder

This story begins with a friendship that began over 20 years ago. It seems that Grant Howlett, of Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk, had taken up residence in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States in order to further to extend his development of five-star hotels to North America. It so happened that Grant was custodian of a priceless automotive treasure: his late grandfather’s 1955 MG ZA Magnette, purchased new. Readers of Safety Fast are doubtless familiar with this distinctive, incredibly-maintained, unrestored totally original car – probably the best example of its kind in the world. And it’s driven – regularly!

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These pictures were taken in September at the annual Gathering Of The Faithful put on by the MG Car Club Wagga Wagga New South Wales Australia. These Magneteers use this event for our National Meet every year and as you can see is very well attended.

Peter Baldry, Brian Woolmer

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Lou Shorten Tribute weekend, 1-2 October 2016

As is now traditional, our final event of the year took place at Norwich over the weekend of 1st & 2nd October, and as usual there was a good turnout of people and cars. This year marked the second ‘Lou Shorten tribute weekend’, so it was very fitting that so many people once again returned to Lenwade which Lou together with husband John had made the spiritual home of the Z Magnette for over 50 years.