Any London T Bar buddies?

2 months 1 week ago #194221 by doramatadora
Hello friends! I have owned an MG TF 135 for almost 3 months now – my first car – and it's brought me so much fun and enjoyment :woohoo:

I've been servicing / restoring it, very slowly, and was wondering if anyone here, in or near London (UK), would like to hang out occasionally, pandemic permitting. Tinkering optional!
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2 months 1 week ago #194224 by Leigh Ping
Not me I'm afraid Doramatadora. :whistle: I'm up in the smoke near Birmingham. :lol:

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2 months 1 week ago #194225 by David Aiketgate
Much closer than me, lol.
Lake District.

David
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2 months 1 week ago #194226 by Bertl
South of Ireland... B)

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2 months 1 week ago #194227 by Cobber
Melbourne Australia here.

I dunno about now but there was a group called Friends Around London who held runs

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2 months 1 week ago #194230 by Steve
Just outside Bromsgrove near Birmingham

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2 months 1 week ago - 2 months 1 week ago #194231 by sworkscooper
Hmm , bit far for me too sadly, up north in Yorkshire . :hgf:

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2 months 1 week ago #194232 by doramatadora
It sounds like I should head north :lol: Are T Bar meetups happening again soon? (Aside: I bought Roger Parker's Everyday Modifications... and some of you folks are in the book!! How cool is that?)

I wish I could drive to Melbourne, Cobber. How did you get into MG(T)Fs? Are they more expensive, but less corroded/troublesome over there?

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2 months 1 week ago #194233 by BruceTF135
There seem to be more MGFs and TFs 'up north' than around London. This would explain the fact that most of the specialist repairers and suppliers are based north of the M25.

I'm in Billericay, Essex. I've never been into clubs or meets myself but I did attend the Friends Around London event last year which was fun. I am aware of two MG Owner clubs locally to me but I am a member of neither.

If you are East of London, feel free to send me a message. I can at least put you in touch with two local garages that understand our cars.

Bruce.

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2 months 1 week ago #194234 by Cobber
I've always had sports and sporting cars I have a Triumph TR7 and a Jaguar SIII Sovereign, Ive had various Alfas and Fiats, muscle cars etc.
My family raced MGs and a Lotus, as well as muscle cars.

We don't have the rust issues, heat and sunlight are more of a problem here, plastics a rubber bits are probably more likely to deteriorate in our warmer climate combined with UV exposure, our sale values are higher and so are parts prices.
Our climate is probably more suited to open top motoring, however our summers are a bit to much at times so roof up and air-cond on, is often the order of the day!
ATM the weather here is a bit on the cool side, with snow on the higher ground. Roof up heater on!

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2 months 1 week ago - 2 months 1 week ago #194235 by mowog73
I'm only an hour from London, Ontario, Canada.

My wife and I have meet up with David and have done a run with the Border Patrol a few years back.


Mark
95 MGF
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2 months 1 week ago #194236 by Cobber
As for driving to Melbourne...........That'd be the mother of all road trips!
With careful planning and preparation, not to mention several wheelbarrows of money and the time to put the rest of your life on hold, but it wouldn't be impossible.....unlikely but not impossible. :bust:

In fact you have until the 6th of August 2021 to get ready for this: London - Sydney 2021 once completed you can continue on to Melbourne ( I suggest the coastal route with a detour to Canberra and back to the coast)....Of course this is assuming COVID-19 doesn't stuff everything up!

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