West Cheshire MGOC

Chris Galley - RIP

It is with much sadness that we pass on the news of the death of Chris Galley last weekend.  Chris was diagnosed with bone cancer in late 2013 and his leg was amputated.  Despite this, Chris continued to try and be at as many meetings, events and runs as possible.  Sadly, though, the cancer had spread and despite a brave battle, Chris lost the fight.  Our thoughts are with Sue and daughters Katie, Lucy (and remembering the late Rachael), sons-in-law Matt and Nick, and grand child, Grace.

BMH GUARANTEES QUALITY REPLACEMENT SPRINGS IN THE FACE OF INCORRECTLY SPEC’D ALTERNATIVES

08/07/15 from British Motor Heritage


In the face of badly made, incorrect alternatives, British Motor Heritage (BMH) is optimising its five year partnership with GB Springs to guarantee the supply of quality, original specification leaf springs for British classics of the MGB/Midget era.

2015 CPOP Winners

The 0215 West Cheshire MGOC group attended the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power (CPOP) over the weekend of the 12-14th June and returned home winners!

Although a little smaller this year, there was still plenty of action on the track, the mere and in the air. 

The Candles Charity Run

As with most runs, what is there to say except it went jolly well!  On this occasion, however, I think that would be underselling the efforts of the team behind it!

Over the last few years, West Cheshire MGOC (0215) has established itself to a point where we have a core group of around 20 or more members that regularly attend the monthly meetings.  Part of the attraction as a group is that we have no formal structure which has resulted in regular compliments that we’re a friendly bunch.  More like a disorganised bunch, but keen anyway!  We have “Chairman” John Jones, our founding Area Secretary.  Then there’s the rest of us doing stuff.  Managing the bank account, the Facebook page, a website and then booking for shows, organising small, local runs or the annual Summer Barbeque!  None of this is formalised, it just gets done thanks to the efforts of the volunteers.

2015 Cheshire Candles Charity Run

The planning has started for 2016!  Volunteers have gathered already to discuss the 2016 run so check back soon for more information!

For registration on the 2016 event, please go to the new, dedicated website at http://www.candlerun.org/

 

In the meantime, for more on the inaugural 2015 event...

Photos from the event can be found at:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/martinzt/sets/72157653361333182 - by Simon Davies

https://www.flickr.com/photos/martinzt/sets/72157651050812073 - by Mike Haughton

https://www.flickr.com/photos/martinzt/sets/72157650731150654 - by Martin Williamson

 

The 2015 Cheshire Candles Charity Run Has Been And Gone - Thank You All For Your Support!

  • Check out the >80 MGs that registered on the run! Link

Event Sponsors:

We'd like to thank our event sponsors:

Lancaster Insurance,  John Woods Motorcare,  KEW Engineering

So, what was the run all about?

The Chester Aid to the Homeless charity in conjunction with the West Cheshire MGOC, The Octagon Car Club and the North West Centre of the MG Car Club are delighted to announce the inaugural Cheshire Candles Charity Run. 

The event will take place on the Sunday, 10th of May, 2015, starting from Chester Castle, with the Lord Mayor waving the cars off at 10.00am.  The participants will make their way via the scenic North Wales to Ellesmere in Shropshire for a lunch  stop, and then head on to the Candle Workshop for afternoon tea and finish up at the Bhurtpore Pub for an early evening meal.

Neil Wallace, heading up the organising committee, hopes to attract one hundred MGs with interest already being shown from neighbouring MG area clubs.  This promises to be a fascinating line up of MGs with everything from an early 18/80 to the modern MGs currently on sale. 

With the aim being to raise money for the charity, the organisers are hoping for a large turnout, and are encouraging MG owners from all over the UK to visit Cheshire and enjoy some of the delightful roads that the area has to offer.  It’s all for a good cause!

 

 

 

BMH COMES TO THE RESCUE OF THE CLASSIC VEHICLE FRATERNITY WITH A CHOICE OF ETHANOL-FREE FUELS

Scan the pages of any classic car publication or website these days and you’re likely to find mention of ethanol, the constituent that accounts for an increasing percentage of our pump fuels and which has, rightly or wrongly, struck fear into the hearts of classic vehicle owners far and wide. As related advice flows from all quarters, British Motor Heritage (BMH) has come up with a foolproof solution – the supply of ethanol-free fuel.

With immediate effect the company is offering both unleaded and leaded ethanol-free petrol, courtesy of the renowned specialist American supplier VP Racing Fuels. It is being sold in drums of 5 or 54 US gallons (18.93 or 204.41 litres) and classic vehicle enthusiasts and businesses alike have the option of collecting the product from VP’s premises in St Helens, Merseyside, UK, or having it delivered direct to their door anywhere in Britain or mainland Europe. BMH is also stocking VP’s purpose-made easy-pour spouts, complete with vent hole, to help buyers safely transfer the product to their vehicles.

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