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November/December 2014
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and is published bi-monthly.
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In This Issue...
2015 CXKJR/CCMGC Calendar
JCNA & Jaguar News
MG News
Mid-winter Gala
The Magic Spanner [Tony Cohen]
A Life in Abingdon Pt 2 [Joe Carroll]
Heritage Survey Results
2015 Executive
CXKJR/CCMGC On-line Resources
Kids in Cars Pt 2
2015 CXKJR/CCMGC Membership Form
Presidents’ Run
North American MGB Register
Sea to Sky All British Rally
Jaguar Clubs of North America
Last Word: Newby Super Bowl Party;
Octagon Open House; NASKARZ; Kruise
for Kids; BC Collector Car Appreciation Day
Contributions such as articles,
technical tips, travel, event reports
and photographs are all gladly
welcomed. Please contact
Senior Editor Jennifer Orum at
[email protected] for details.
Submission Deadlines
January/February: January 9
March/April: March 6
Club Affiliations
MG Car Club Ltd.
www. mgcc.co.uk
North American MGA Register
To contact us by post:
PO Box 663, Stn Main
Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada V3B 6H9
For permission to reprint
Classical Gas articles or photos, contact
Jennifer Orum, Senior Editor, at
[email protected]
Credit must be clearly given to
the original author, photographer,
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November | December 2014
Monthly Club Membership Meetings
Our club meetings take place at 7:30 pm at the Burnaby Lake Clubhouse
3760 Sperling Avenue (foot of Sprott at Sperling)
normally on the second Tuesday of each month.
On This Month’s Cover
Two award-winning CCMGC cars in front of the Laurel Point Inn overlooking the
inner harbour in Victoria this past July: Steve & Nell Collins’ 1968 MGB GT and
Michael and Kelly Geraghty’s 1964 MGB roadster. [Photo by Steve Collins]
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[email protected]
Bob McFegan, Owner
890 West 15th St.,
North Vancouver BC V7P 1M6
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October | December 2014
Jan 24
Mid-Winter Gala *
[see page 11]
June 6 & 7
PJEG Jaguars in the Meadows
Feb 1
Newby Super Bowl Party
[see page 26]
Feb 15
Octagon Open House *
[see page 26]
Mar 1 (date tentative)
Heathers Wine & Cheese*
Mar 20 & 21
JCNA AGM, Philadelphia
Apr 25
Tulip Rallye
Apr 26
LAMB St. George’s Day Show
May 2
Drive Your MG or Jag Day *
May 15 – 17
60th Anniversary MGA
In conjunction with the VanDusen
November | December 2014
May 16
VanDusen ABFM
May 17
All Brit Vancouver-Whistler Run
June 8 – 12
NAMGBR MG2015, Niagara Falls
June 15 – 19
NAMGAR GT-39, Michigan
June 15 – 19
GoF West, Sonoma, California
June 21
Fathers’ Day Railway Picnic *
July 11 (date tentative)
Powley Prowl *
Joint Event with Morgan Club
July 17 – 19
JCCV Jaguars on the Island
July 19
Fraser Valley Classic Car Show
July 25
Western Washington ABFM
Aug 6 – 9
MG Rendezvous, Madras, Oregon
Sept 12 & 13
Luxury & Supercar Weekend
VanDusen Botanical Garden
Sept 13
Hougen Park Picnic
Sept 17 – 19
JCNA Challenge Championship
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sept 19
Run to the Sun Classic Car
Sun Peaks Resort
Sept 26
Sea to Sky All British Rally
Sept 27
LAMB Autojumble
Nov 10
CXKJR/CCMGC Annual General
Meeting & Elections *
Dec 8
CXKJR/CCMGC Annual Awards
& Potluck *
Aug 8
JDRC Jaguars on the Green,
Aug 14 – 16
Heritage Classic Weekend *
Sept 5 & 6
Portland ABFM
JOCO Concours & Slalom
are indicated with an ( * ).
2015 Membership Meetings are
on the 2nd Tuesday of each month
at the Burnaby Lake Clubhouse:
Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 10, Apr 14,
May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug 11,
Sept 8, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8.
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Board Members
Jaguar President
Danny Reilly
[email protected]
MG President
Derek Critchley
[email protected]
Jaguar Vice-President
Jim McLagan
[email protected]
604-538-4579 [h]
604-306-1184 [c]
MG Vice-President
Chris Venning
[email protected]
604-462-8638 [h]
604-785-6141 [c]
604-437-0318 [w]
[email protected]
Jaguar Past-President
Bev Kolosoff
Robert Maynard
#1 - 7440 Ottawa St.
Delta, B.C.
V4K 0B4
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PH: 778.683.7554
[email protected]
MG Past-President
Steve Collins
[email protected]
604-465-6618 [h]
604-803-6618 [c]
Allen Brown
[email protected]
Pat Holmes
[email protected]
Joe Carroll
[email protected]
Ian Newby
[email protected]
Jerry Parkhill
[email protected]
John Morse
Other Important Contacts
Al Riches
[email protected]
JCNA Concours Chair
Tom Doyle
[email protected]
JCNA Chief Judge
Les Garbutt
[email protected]
Rally Master
Al Riches
[email protected]
Slalom Master
John Morse
Classical Gas Senior Editor
Jennifer Orum
[email protected]
Classical Gas Technical Editor
Joe Carroll
Classical Gas Advertising Mgr.
Doug MacDonald
[email protected]
Little Classical Gas,
Editor & Marketplace
Rhonda Gale
[email protected]
Publications Distribution
Al Riches
[email protected]
Club Roster
Al Riches
[email protected]
Website Administrator
Mike Harford
[email protected]
JCNA Northwest Region Rep
Carole Borgens
[email protected]
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Jaguar Owners Club of Oregon at the
Portland ABFM
Again this year JOCO had their JCNA-sanctioned Concours and
Slalom events integrated into the All British Field Meet at Portland International Raceways on Labour Day weekend August 30
& 31. CXKJR winners in the JCNA Concours:
Championship Class C8 (Early Large Saloons)
John Clarke
1961 Mk IX Saloon 1st 98.390
Championship Class C17 (S-Type Sedans)
Ian & Doreen Newby 2000 S-Type
Driven Class D06 (XJ6/12 & V12 VDP)
Timothy Horton
1988 V12 VDP Sedan1st
The Slalom winners:
Class C (Early Sedans)
John Clarke
1961 Mk IX Saloon
2nd 52.042 secs
Class L (Factory-Supercharged)
Robin Page
2004 XJR
1st Leon Pond (above & below) took part in the half-time show
at the BC Lions Game July 19, in honour of the 1994 Grey
Cup Championship team being inducted into the Lions
Wall of Fame. His 2003 Jaguar XKR was one of ten classic
convertibles invited to participate, with coach Richie being
chauffeured in the Jag. Leon even got to hold the Grey Cup!
Highlights from the Fall JCNA Board Meeting
[Carole Borgens, Northwest Region Director]
•JCNA will not be raising the member dues in 2015
•Priorities for the new JCNA Concours Committee include
increased judges training & reduction in the number of
perfect scores
•The JCNA website is currently under revision by an outside company
•The JCNA journal now includes a regular Canada column
by Malcolm Baster from the Jaguar Car Club of Victoria
CXKJR now has twin 2014 Jaguar F-Types, both Model S
with a supercharged engine. The red one is owned by Krista
& Jeff Briggs and the white one by Jim & Sue McLagan.
Congrats to the new owners! [Photo by Jim McLagan]
November | December 2014
How many readers noted the error in identifying Barry
Mason’s Jaguar in the Heritage 2014 Album in the
September October Classical Gas? Gremlins at work
somehow mistakenly described his 1989 XJS convertible
as an XKS. Barry’s Jag is on the extreme left of the row of
beautiful XJSs. [Photo by Steve Collins]
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MG News
MGA60 (Western Canada)
The Aussies are Coming!
Hi MGA Owner – You
are invited to join us
to celebrate the 60th
anniversary of the MGA.
On Saturday, May 16, the MGA will be a
featured marque at the 2015 All British Field
Meet at VanDusen Gardens. It is also the 30th
year of the ABFM, and there will be a special
dash plaque for MGAs at the show. In 2005
on the 50th anniversary, we saw 35 MGAs
on the field and would like to exceed that in
2015. However, space is limited and will be
allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Please indicate your intention to join the
MGAs at the May 16th ABFM by e-mailing us
at [email protected] If you have questions,
please give us a call at 604-889-5067.
MGA60(WC) tire kicking on Friday evening,
a social on Saturday evening, and a drive on
Sunday independent of the ABFM are in the
planning stages, and details will be confirmed
nearer the date. There will be no entry fee
for MGA60(WC), but we may charge $50 for
being a “no-show”.
Peter & Anne Tilbury
Dave and Laurel Godwin with their MGA, the leaders of the Australian
adventure in the Americas.
A hardy bunch of MGers is about to embark on a two-year adventure in the
Americas 2015 – 2016. In early January, eight cars that have been shipped
from Australia to Santiago, Chile, will make their way to Tierra del Fuego to
start their four-month journey through South & Central America, the US and
then to Vancouver. Led by Dave and Laurel Godwin in their MGA (licence
“RIP”), there will also be two MGB GTs and five MGB roadsters.
The MGs will be stored in Vancouver from May 2015 to May 2016, when
the group will return and drive to Alaska, with some going across Canada to
Halifax and then west to Los Angeles via the Blue Ridge Parkway and some
of Route 66. The MGs will be shipped back to Australia from California. The
total adventure – an amazing 60,000 kms. Their 2015 route:
JAN 5: Crews arrive in Santiago
JAN 5 – 23: Chile, Argentina
JAN 24: Ferry across the Straits of Magellan to Tierra del Fuego
JAN 25 – FEB 26: Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia
FEB 27 – APR 10: Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala,
APR 11 – 16: Mexico
MGA 60th Anniversary pins are
available from the NAMGAR store
(www.namgar.com). The grille
badges have now sold out.
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APR 17 – 29: Arizona (Grand Canyon), Utah, Colorado (Pikes Peak),
Wyoming, (Yellowstone), Montana, Idaho, Seattle
APR 30 – MAY 4: Vancouver, BC
The US portion of the trip is tentative and may be adjusted due to weather
conditions. Several CCMGC members are considering the possibility of
meeting up with the convoy in Seattle or somewhere else along their US
route. n
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8:20 PM
October | December 2014
Midwinter Gala
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Copper Club Restaurant and Lounge
Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
405 North Road, Coquitlam, BC, V3K 3V9
6:00 pm: No host bar
7:00 pm: Dinner buffet
8:30 pm to midnight: Dancing to a live band in the Lounge
Festive dress/no denim please.
Cost: $51 per person (taxes & gratuity included)
Accommodation arrangements should be made directly with the
Executive Plaza Hotel. Rates start at $109 (plus taxes) for a Deluxe
Double or King Room. Call the hotel at 604-936-9399 or 1-888-4333932 and quote Group Booking ID 16188. Underground parking
is included in the room rate. See http://www.executivehotels.net/
Parking is also free in the underground lot for those attending the dinner,
but not staying at the hotel.
To register for the Midwinter Gala:
You can sign up at the December 9 or January 13 club membership
meetings and make your payment by cash, cheque or Visa. Alternately
you can call Danny Reilly no later than January 20 at 604-996-7106. n
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Tony Cohen
not a spare water pump, so
believed that my nightmare
had become a reality.
t was a warm, balmy
afternoon in September
2013. Carole and I were
in Chickmagnet, our ’68 MGB
roadster, backtracking eastward
from Lebanon, Missouri, along
Route 66. We had just checked
in to the Munger Moss Motel –
a classic 1960’s establishment,
complete with a pink bathroom
and pink satin bedspreads. It
was too early to sit around the
motel, so we decided to take
the top down and cruise back
for about 30 minutes to Mr. C’s
Route Post, a 1960’s outlet we
had seen on the way in.
We arrived at Mr. C’s just
after 5:00 pm only to find it
closed, so we turned around
and headed back, enjoying the
sunset. After about 20 minutes,
I looked down at the gauges and
noticed the temperature needle
pointing skywards, climbing off
the scale! I immediately slapped
the gearshift into neutral and
coasted to the side of the road.
When I popped the bonnet, I
was greeted with what I can only
imagine a KFC fryer to smell like
at the end of a shift - the smell
of overheated oil.
Since embarking on long
distance trips in our MGs (and
we have done quite a few), I
have harboured a nightmare of
either having the carbon clutch
release bearing give out or the
water pump packing in. I carry a
spare roller clutch bearing, but
Within 5 minutes of
popping the bonnet, two
cars stopped and offered
assistance. But I decided to
limp back to Lebanon and
try to find a water pump.
The Cohen 1968 MGB roadster at the classic
1960’s Route 66 motel in Lebanon, Missouri
The Munger Moss Hotel, complete with satin
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Back at the motel, I hauled
out my tools. But what
should I do? Take out the
pump and examine it?
Find someone who could
supply a new pump? Then
my eyes alighted on the
most useful tool in the box:
the NAMGBR1 Mutual Aid
Directory. This directory
lists members who offer
assistance to travelling MG
enthusiasts. So I looked up
under “Missouri” and found
a listing for John Lawson in
Springfield, which is located
50 miles away, along our
It was about 6:30 pm when
I phoned John, who told me
that right under his name
was a listing for Mother’s
Automotive Services, in
Springfield, and owned by
Dan Craig. Of course, being
after hours, Mothers was
closed, but John gave me
Dan’s home phone number.
When I called, Dan told
me that he did not have a
spare water pump in stock,
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Note: This is not a technical article
but suggested that I call
AAA and arrange to have
Chickmagnet trailered to
his shop. In the meantime,
he offered to poll all the
members of the local MG
Club and see if anyone
had a spare.
but impressive service
garage obviously well
patronized by classic
car owners, a few of
whom were sitting
around. They showed
great interest in
At 8:00 pm I phoned Dan
back and told him that
I had arranged for the
AAA truck to pick up the
car between 10:00 am
and 12:00 noon the next
day. Dan reported that he
had sourced a new water
pump on one of the Club
member’s shelves, and it
would be in the shop when
we got there.
Shortly after our
arrival John arrived
to meet us and see
that we were taken
care of. Dan checked
out the problem and
identified it as a stuck
thermostat. Drat! I
should have known
better. After replacing
it Dan and I headed
out on a test drive. The
countryside around
Springfield is made for
these cars - winding
country roads, no
traffic and glorious
At 9:00 am next morning,
the AAA truck arrived and
loaded Chickmagnet and we
climbed into the cab. As we
rolled along the highway
towards Springfield, the
driver, a really pleasant
guy, regaled us with
stories of how he and his
pals used to travel Route
66. He showed us the
places where they had
to cross the I-44 where
there were no overpasses.
At least, with his broad
Missouri accent, that is
what I think he was telling
Dan greeted us on our
arrival at Mothers, a small
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Loading the sick “Chickmagnet” for her journey to
Mother’s Automotive Services in Springfield, Missouri
The countryside around
Springfield is made for these cars
- winding country roads, no traffic
and glorious scenery.
Back at Mothers,
Carole and I said our
farewells and left
with fond memories
of the great people
we met through this
Mr. C’s Route Post with “the largest selection of
Route 66 merchandise in the Ozarks”
The NAMGBR Mutual
Aid Directory is not
really a magic spanner,
but, for MGB owners,
more like American
Express - “Never Leave
Home Without It”. ■
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A Man’s Fifty-On
Note that Part I was published in the
September October Classical Gas
Lord’s choice of the new Healey 100 as the main BMC
he fifties and sixties were golden years of
sports car significantly delayed replacement for the
change for MG, which went from a niche car
aging T series MG. In fact, the Austin-Healey 100 was
builder to makers of the most popular sports
eventually assembled at Abingdon! One virtue of the
cars of their time. The end of the thirties had been
obsolete T series was cheap body tooling. With wood
difficult for all industry and saw major changes at the
used for floors and framing, the steel and aluminium
Abingdon works. William Morris had begun to sell off his
panelling was small in size and most of it required a
shares in MG to Morris Motors and withdraw somewhat
from the motor empire he had
founded and controlled. Between
1933 and 1936 the running of
the empire increasingly became
the responsibility of Leonard Lord.
The forceful autocrat made few
friends and has been described as a
foulmouthed dictator. With MG under
his scrutiny, he made some major
changes, not all of them bad. He
rationalized operations at Abingdon,
the OHC engines were gone and
the racing program was abandoned
including race car development. All
EX 179 in 1954 with a bored out TF engine.
this happened after a visit he made
to Abingdon on July 1, 1936. Anyone
who crossed his path was dismissed,
and eventually Morris had enough,
and in a disagreement over profit
sharing Lord left the Morris group to
join Austin.
The war put a stop to car building
and the Abingdon plant did all sorts
of jobs from aeroplane fuselages to
overhauling Bren Gun Carriers. In the
early fifties Morris merged with Austin
to form the British Motor Corporation,
with the Austin people appearing
to have the upper hand. That put
Leonard Lord back in charge, with
EX 179 in 1956 with the 1485 cc twin cam engine.
his dislike for Abingdon remaining
Syd Enever is 3rd from the left.
unchanged. John Thornley, who with
Syd Enever was to produce the MG’s
relatively small investment. Lord’s restrictions on the MG
success in the fifties and sixties, was fortunately able to
budget allowed no major improvements to the T series
communicate with Lord. “I must have been one of the
which soldiered on with what limited improvements
few people who did not get the wrong side of his tongue”
Enever could make.
he said. Thornley was able to get the MG Drawing Office
With the re-opening of the Drawing Office, Syd was able
re-opened in 1954, ensuring the survival of the Abingdon
to get some serious designing done with Thornley’s
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| October 2014
ne Years with MG
support. Prototype EX 172 (UMG 400) was a start,
but Syd wanted the driving position lowered. Built
in 1952, EX 175 benefitted from a new chassis
Thornley referred to as “EX 174 put right”. The new
frame was bigger than the TD frame used in EX 174
and the boxed frames were widened out to allow
the occupants to sit lower. The two new frames built
were also very strong with massive support for the
cowl. The car built on one of the frames was in fact a
prototype for the MGA, However it was not accepted
by Lord. EX 175 was destroyed later in an accident
while on loan to a brake manufacturer.
To bolster lagging sales of the T series Syd designed
EX 179, a new streamlined record breaker, using the
spare EX 175 frame. With a TF engine tuned to 85hp
unsupercharged at 6,000 rpm, the car set eight
endurance records up to153.7 mph in a twelve-hour
run at Bonneville in 1954. In 1956 the same car
with an unsupercharged 1485cc twin cam engine set
sixteen records up to 170 mph. Finally in 1957 with
a 948cc unsupercharged engine, it took 25 records
up to 143mph in its class.
All this may have affected attitudes at Birmingham,
the BMC headquarters. John Thornley had received
approval for an up-to-date replacement for the TF.
Syd Enever knew what was needed and dusted off
EX 175. The pressed metal body was more expensive
than the TF’s, but the superb frame from 175
provided rigidity unheard of in 1955. Morris Bodies
provided the pressed steel and aluminium body
components and the frame parts were from John
Thompson of Wolverhampton. The front suspension
came from the TF and the engine and gearbox were
Austin as used in the Magnette.
Enever made sure the car looked fast and handled
well and it really was the best car in its class when it
appeared. Syd and John sweated bricks to keep the price
affordable. No outside door or boot handles, no glass
door windows - these were the compromises that kept
this transition to a new post-war car affordable.
Three aluminium pre-production MGAs were built and
entered in the 1955 Le Mans race, One crashed with
serious injuries to the driver, but the remaining two
put in a good showing finishing behind the winning,
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October 2014
MGA Mechanics
experienced Porsche team. This was the year of the
terrible crash with many spectators killed. Only twenty of
the original sixty cars finished.
A new era had begun at Abingdon, with the MGA a
well-earned success. John Thornley and Syd Enever
had shown that the Abingdon work force knew how to
design and build a sports car, supported by the new BMC
“B” series engine with its Harry Westlake magic in the
cylinder head. This was to become the most successful
sports car of its era. n
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October | December 2014
2014 Heritage
Classic Survey
could choose to remain anonymous. The survey included
multiple choice questions and invited respondent
comments. This report is a summary of the responses
to the multiple choice questions. If you have further
questions about the survey, contact Danny Reilly at 604996-7106 or Derek Critchley at 604-465-9556.
n online survey was carried out to obtain
feedback from 45th Anniversary Heritage
participants and to ask for comments/
suggestions for future planning. CXKJR and CCMGC
members who didn’t participate were asked to indicate
why they didn’t attend and to give suggestions for the
future. There were 55 respondents in total and they
CXKJR 24 (43.6%)
CCMGC 24 (43.6%)
Other car clubs 7 (12.7%)
Did you participate in any part of the Heritage Classic Weekend August 15 to 17, 2014?
40 (72.7%) Yes
15 (27.3%) No
If you didn’t attend or participate in any part of Heritage 2014, indicate why you didn’t participate:
7 (58.3%) Had other events/activities planned
3 (25.0%) Location
2 (16.7%) Other
If you took part in one or more Heritage 2014 activities, indicate which activities you participated in:
15 Friday Night Cars & Stars Welcome Boot Party
36 Saturday Field Meet and/or Concours
24 Silent Auction
26 Saturday Evening Banquet
9 Sunday Slalom
4 Sunday Drive to Hazelmere Golf Club
17 Brunch at Hazelmere Golf Club
If you took part in the Friday Night Cars & Stars Welcome Boot Party, indicate how much you enjoyed the event:
2 (12.5%) Not at all
4 (25.0%) Quite a bit
10 (62.5%) A lot
If you took part in the Saturday Field Meet and/or Concours at Douglas Park, indicate how much you enjoyed the
3 (8.1%) A Little
12 (32.4%) Quite a bit
22 (59.5%) A lot
If you took part in the Saturday Field Meet and/or Concours at Douglas Park, indicate how much you enjoyed the
1 (2.7%) Not at all
3 (8.1%) A little
11 (29.7%) Quite a bit
22 (59.5%) A lot
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2014 Heritage Classic Survey
If you took part in the Saturday Field Meet and/or Concours at Douglas Park, what type of car did you enter?
19 (54.3%) Jaguar
13 (37.1%) MG
3 (8.6%) Other British car
If you took part in the Silent Auction, indicate how much you enjoyed this activity:
5 (21.7%) A little
11 (47.8%) Quite a bit
7 (30.4%) A lot
If you took part in the Saturday Night Banquet at the Canadian Museum of Flight, indicate how much you
enjoyed the event:
1 (3.9%) Not at all
1 (3.9%) A little
15 (57.7%) Quite a bit
9 (34.6%) A lot
If you took part in the Sunday Slalom, indicate how much you enjoyed the event:
6 (60%) Quite a bit
4 (40%) A lot
If you took part in the Sunday Drive to the Hazelmere Golf Club, indicate how much you enjoyed the drive:
1 (33.3%) Quite a bit
2 (66.7%) A lot
If you took part in the Sunday Brunch at the Hazelmere Golf Club, indicate how much you enjoyed the event:
5 (29.4%) Quite a bit
12 (70.6%) A lot
If you stayed at the Host Hotel, the Langley Coast Hotel and Convention Centre, indicate how much
you enjoyed your stay:
1 (10%) A little
4 (40%) Quite a bit
5 (50%) A lot
How effective was the Heritage registration process?
1 (3.0%) Not at all effective 3 (9.1%) Somewhat effective
29 (87.9) Very effective
What would be your preference for the location of the Heritage 2015 Field Meet & Concours?
19 (41.3%) Waterfront Park in North Vancouver
27 (58.7%) Douglas Park in Langley
What would be your preference for Heritage locations after 2015?
16 (31.4%)
Douglas Park in Langley
Alternate the location between Waterfront Park and Douglas Park
Waterfront Park in North Vancouver
10 (19.6%)
New locations selected by the Club Executive in consultation
with the Heritage organizing committee
Location doesn’t matter
9 (17.7%)
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October | December 2014
Elections were held at the CXKJR/CCMGC AGM on November 11 to fill four
positions on the Executive – the two VPs, the Secretary and the Treasurer.
The Vice-Presidents from 2014 automatically move to the Prez positions in
2015. The full Executive next year will be: MG President Chris Venning; Jag
President Jim McLagan; MG Vice-President Fred Wallace; Jag Vice-President
Greg Wagorn; MG Past President Derek Critchley; Jag Past President Danny
Reilly; Treasurer Ed Hunt; Secretary Pat Holmes.
Check out these CXKJR/
CCMGC Internet Resources
The club’s website includes details of
CXKJR/CCMGC and other club events
over the next three months, as well as
club history, copies of the last nine issues
of Classical Gas and an archive of Little
Classical Gas newsletters. A listing of our
club advertisers is provided, including
links to their websites. There are also
useful links for MG and Jaguar enthusiasts
and information on becoming a member
of CXKJR or CCMGC. Our website
administrator is Mike Harford.
Jag/MG Club Vancouver
The club’s Facebook page
currently has 61 members. Photos
and comments can be posted
by members about club or other events
or any topic that would be of interest
to MG and Jaguar enthusiasts. Other
Facebook members can add comments
about posted items, which are often as
entertaining as the original posts. If you’re
a Facebook member and haven’t yet
joined the Jag/MG Club Vancouver page,
why not do so now. The club Facebook
page is administered/monitored by Anne
Tilbury, Troy Bell and Kayte Lawrence.
We have now published Parts I and II of the “Kids with
Cars” feature in the September October and November
December issues of Classical Gas. The January February
issue will include an album of “Pets in Cars”. Members
are therefore encouraged to take photos of their dog, cat
or other pet in their favourite British car.
Please contact Jennifer Orum at [email protected] before
sending the photos since the large file sizes can fill up
her email in-box.
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Fred Wallace
6 0 4 • 2 6 3 • 8 8 00
Helping you find your Dream Home
or Sell for Maximum Value.
201-2107 W 40th Avenue,
Vancouver, B.C. V6M 1W4
S A L E S • L E A S I N G • S E RV I C E • PA RT S
740 Roderick Street, Victoria, BC V8X 2R3
Phone: (250) 475 3313 • Toll Free: (866) 475 3313
Fax: (250) 475 1225 • www.jaguarvictoria.com
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October | December 2014
Tony & Carole Cohen’s son Jason & his bride Tina in their
1952 MG TD Mk II in July 2013 [Photo by Alistair Eagle]
Chris Venning and his granddaughter Scarlett in his 1971 “long
nose E-Type”, as Scarlett refers to it. [Photo by Olga Campbell]
David Butcher’s daughter Regan
and his 1979 MGB roadster.
[Photo by David Butcher]
Doug & Diane MacDonald’s grandson Marcus in the family’s
1971 MGB roadster. Marcus was 3 at the time. [Photo by
Doug MacDonald]
Allan & Lisa Lawrence’s 9-year-old granddaughter Hayley
in the family 1977 MGB roadster at Burnaby Mountain.
[Photo by Allan Lawrence]
November | December 2014
Mistaken identity! This photo was included in the Part I Kids in
Cars in the September October issue of Classical Gas, but misidentified. This is Lisa & Allan Lawrence’s granddaughter Ava in
their 1970 Jaguar 2 + 2 E-type coupe. [Photo by Allan Lawrence]
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Mail to:
Membership Secretary, P.O. Box 663, Stn. Main, Port Coquitlam, B.C. Canada
New Member ___
Renewal ___
V3B 6H9
Note:- Membership expires on December 31st of each year
LAST NAME:___________________________________ FIRST NAME:______________________________ Under 25?_______
EXISTING AFFILIATION #’s: CCMGC ______; CXKJR ______; JCNA_______; NAMGAR_______; NAMGBR_________
[Note: Renewing members should indicate any changes to their personal and vehicle details that are currently listed in the
2014 Membership Roster. New Members should complete all items that apply to them.]
SPOUSE/PARTNER: LAST NAME: __________________________________ FIRST NAME: ___________________________
ADDRESS: _________________________________________________________________________________________________
CITY: ____________________________ PROVINCE/STATE: ________________ POSTAL CODE/ZIP: _______________
) ______________ WORK: (
)_______________ CELL: (
FAX: (____)___________________
(CAR 1) YEAR: _____ MAKE: ________ MODEL: _____________________ BODY STYLE: __________ COLOUR: _______
(CAR 2) YEAR: _____ MAKE: ________ MODEL: _____________________ BODY STYLE: __________ COLOUR: _______
Other marque cars that you own and any interesting history about them can be detailed on the back of this page if necessary
MEMBERSHIP ROSTER: A roster is published each year listing member information. Do you agree to have your name,
contact information (address, phone number(s), E-mail), and vehicle details included in the 2015 Roster: yes ___ no ___
Do you wish to receive your 2015 Roster by e-mail ________; or as a printed booklet ________
Up to June 30, 2015
July 01 to September 30, 2015
Jaguar Members (over age 25)
Jaguar Young Enthusiasts (under age 25)
MG Members (over age 25)
MG Young Enthusiasts (under age 25)
2015 FEES FOR RENEWING MEMBERS: Base Rate up to Dec 31, 2014
Full Year from Jan 01, 2015
Jaguar Members (over age 25)
Jaguar Young Enthusiasts (under age 25)
MG Members (over age 25)
MG Young Enthusiasts (under age 25)
* Renewing members can pre-pay at the 2015 base rate by submitting this Membership Form with fees at either the
November or December 2014 Club meetings, or mailing it POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 31, 2014.
Jaguar and MG Junior membership (under 18) is FREE until the membership year following their 18th Birthday.
Jaguar and MG Young Enthusiasts membership (under 25) applies until the membership year following their 25th Birthday.
Payment may be made by cheque or money order, payable to: CXKJR/CCMGC.
I enclose my cheque / money order for $_________ being payment for 2015 CXKJR/CCMGC membership.
Payment may also be made by credit card - VISA ONLY.
Please charge my VISA account #: _______________________________________ Expiry: ____________
Your Name as it appears embossed on your VISA card: _________________________________________
Signature: _____________________________________________ Date: ____________________________
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November | December 2014
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Our Advertisers...
A-Plus Automotive....................................................... 8
Alec’s Automotive........................................................ 10
Associated Labels........................................................... 6
Christopher O’Neill, Brown Bros............................... 19
Classic Collision............................................................ 4
Coast Import Auto Supply........................................... 4
Dependable Plating........................................................ 8
Double S Exhaust......................................................... 19
Drakes’ British Motors.................................................. 8
Fred Wallace, United Realty.......................................20
Green’s Wheel Repair................................................... 8
Hudson Plating Co. Ltd............................................... 10
I.W.E. Rear Ends Only Ltd.......................................... 4
Jagbits............................................................................. 8
Jaguar Richmond..........................................................27
Jaguar Victoria..............................................................20
Jellybean Autocrafters.................................................. 10
Magnem Classic Engine Services Ltd........................ 19
Club members should feel free to call these contacts who
have volunteered to help with the purchase, repair and/or
restoration of various MG and Jaguar models.
• TD: Tony Cohen 604-922-3332
• MGA coupe/twin cam 1955 to 1962:
John Clarke 604-291-1890
• Z-Magnette saloon: Steve Kaufman 604-943-7492
• MGB 1962 to 1974 ½: Joe Carroll 604-988-2497;
Doug Gale 604-521-3021
• MGB 1974 ½ to 1980: Allan & Katie Lawrence
• MGB V8 conversion: Simon Austin 604-277-4816
• MGB GT V8: Al Riches 604-942-7370
• MG Midget: Al Inglis 604-737-0044
• XK 140: Jim McLean 604-925-0689
• XK 150: Tom Doyle (plus XK engines) 604-896-0159
• In-line 6-cylinder: Jerry Parkhill 604-794-3652
• E-type: John Clarke 604-291-1890; Les Garbutt
604-266-9086; John Morse 604-594-8992; Tom Doyle
Members are reminded that a significant number of our Classical
Gas advertisers provide mechanical and other services for MGs
and Jaguars. See the advertisers index for details.
Mister Transmission..................................................... 4
Octagon Motor Group.................................................28
OK Tire Stores.............................................................. 8
All prices quoted are per year.
Pacific Autotrim........................................................... 10
Pacific Fasteners............................................................ 4
Full Page Back Cover (Colour)
Panelcraft Classic Automobile Restorations.............. 10
Half Page Back Cover (Colour)
$ 600
Full Page Inside Front/Back Cover (Colour)
$ 1100
Patrick Holmes, LL.B, MacKenzie Fujisawa LLP..... 19
$ 1200
Full Page Inside Front/Back Cover (B&W)
$ 800
Half Page Inside Front/Back Cover (Colour)
$ 600
RWM & Co., Robert Maynard.................................... 6
Half Page Inside Front/Back Cover (B&W)
$ 450
RX Autoworks............................................................... 4
1/3 Page Inside Front/Back Cover (Colour)
$ 400
1/3 Page Inside Front/Back Cover (B&W)
$ 300
Full Inside Page
$ 600
Half Inside Page
$ 400
SNG Barratt USA........................................................ 16
1/3 Inside Page
$ 240
Sovereign Motors......................................................... 10
2/9 Inside Page
$ 160
Stan’s Transmission...................................................... 8
1/9 Inside Page
$ 120
1/18th Inside Page (Business Card Size)
$ 100
Ralph’s Radio................................................................20
Redi-Strip Ltd................................................................ 4
Silk Cat Automotive Specialists ............................... 23
Trio Diamond & Gold.................................................. 6
Welsh Enterprises Inc.(US)........................................ 23
XKs Unlimited (US)....................................................28
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NOTE: All inside pages are black & white.
Contact Doug MacDonald at
604-435-5803 for more details.
October | December 2014
ach year the Jaguar and MG Presidents pick a location in BC or Washington for a fall cruise and get together.
The 2014 Presidents’ Run was to Harrison Hot Springs where 30 club members joined Jag President Danny
Reilly and MG President Derek Critchley for a weekend of fun and camaraderie. The participants ranged in age
from 15 to 85 and fourteen cars took part: 5 Jaguars, 5 MGs and 4 Brand X’s. On Friday, Vito & Madelaine Donatiello
in the family Mini Cooper led a drive along the twisty backroads
around Stave Lake and Mission to the host hotel, the historic
Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa. The Donatiellos also led the
drive on Saturday to the Rivers Edge Restaurant in Harrison Mills.
Saturday night found the group enjoying dinner and dancing
in the Harrison Resort’s Copper Room. Not surprisingly, run
organizer Marcia Vanwely received a comment from one of the
participants – “The Presidents’ Run was a blast!” [Photos by
Jag Prez Danny Reilly & his wife Francine (forground), with Lisa
Marcia Vanwely unless otherwise indicated.]
Holmes and her brother David at the River’s Edge Restaurant
Club members arrive at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa
Presidents’ Run organizer Marcia Vanwely, with Madelaine Donatiello, enjoying coffee before Vito leads the
group on the Saturday drive. [Photo by Marcena Croy]
erfect weather helped make the 2nd annual Sea to Sky All British
Rally a great success. Organized by Greg & Elisabeth Wagorn of Silk
Cat Automotive Specialists, the rally had 70 cars, including a large
contingent from CXKJR/CCMGC. There was 120 kms of scenic and twisty
highway from North Vancouver to Whistler, followed by a display on the Olympic
Plaza. Participants received a special event plaque designed by Canadian artist
and CXKJR member Charles van Sandwyk. [Photos by Tim Horton] n
Above: Jaguars took up a large part of the show field
Right: The Rally participants filled the Olympic Plaza at Whistler
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The Last Word
Newbys Super Bowl Party
2014 Kruise for Kids Report
Join the crowd February 1 from 1:00 pm onwards for the
12th annual Super Bowl Party at the Newby’s in Aldergrove.
The event is a potluck, so bring a dish to add to the feast
and enjoy the game and the camaraderie. A reminder - it’s
not a requirement to like football. There’s also a number of
interesting Jaguars and MGs to view in the Newby collection,
as well as three double-decker buses and many other
British projects in the driveway for the tyre-kickers. There is
always a new vehicle or two to see – this year a British Army
“Saladin” heavy armoured car. For more information, call
Doreen or Ian at 604-856-8477.
Doug Gale
Octagon Motor Group Open House
CXKJR/CCMGC members and their guests are invited to
the annual Open House taking place Sunday, February 15
at Octagon Motors located at 1538 Venables, Vancouver.
Come and listen to a presentation by Service Technician
Syd McNabb as you enjoy coffee and donuts. (Open House
times and presentation topic to be announced at a later
date.) Note that since Octagon closed their parts service
last September, there will not be a sale of parts at the Open
House as in previous years. For further information, contact
Ed Hunt at [email protected] or 604-253-4145.
Kids, Cars & Cops: What Could Go Wrong?
Hosted by Nigel and Yoki Matthews, this October 28 Benefit
for NASKARZ (Never Again Steal Karz) was a fundraiser
for the award-winning program offered to at-risk youth
through a partnership involving the Ray-Cam Cooperative
Centre, Vancouver
Community College’s
Trades Division,
and the Vancouver
Police Department.
$27,000 was raised
for the program,
which is designed to
provide social inclusion of young people from Vancouver’s
downtown eastside in automotive, social and educational
opportunities. Participants are taught car repair and
restoration skills. ICBC has credited NASKARZ as one of the
initiatives that led to a 71% multi-year reduction in car thefts
in the city. Club members attending the Benefit evening
included Vito & Madelaine Donatiello and Jennifer Orum. For
further information on the program, see: www.naskarz.com
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This was not a record year but it was a good year. About 165
cars showed up in the almost rain on November 2 – YES, we
made it through with the top down!
Of the 165 cars, 4 were from CXKJR/CCMGC – the Gales,
Allan Lawrence, the Harfords and the Carrs. Once again
our club collected the most money to donate to the Lower
Mainland Christmas Bureau. The total donated at the event
was $12,556, and with a few late donations still coming
in, the total will be about $1000 higher. I would also like
to mention the toys that were collected – in excess of 550.
The quality of the toys is excellent as Chris Baylis, from the
Christmas Bureau, comments each year.Thanks again for
your support and we hope to see you there next year. PS. A
special thanks to Tonya and Josie Harford for selling raffle
tickets at the Convention Centre. Great job ladies!
BC Collector Car Appreciation Day
The National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada
was responsible for initially arranging for the Collector
Car Appreciation Day and Month in Canada. Each year,
application must be made to the BC Government to
designate the provincial Appreciation Day and this year
Keith Jackman, ex-Superintendent of Motor Vehicles and a
Lifetime Member of the Specialty Vehicle Association of BC
approached Deputy Premier Rich Coleman and facilitated
the proclamation of July 12, 2014 as BC’s Collector Car
Appreciation Day. As part of the day’s activities, CXKJR
member Ric MacDonald organized the Powley Prowl as a
joint event of the Morgan Owners’ Group Northwest and
CXKJR/CCMGC. The SVABC is proposing that next year’s
Collector Car Appreciation Day be July 11, 2015 and Ric is
planning the second annual Powley’s Prowl to take place on
that same date.
Celebrating Collector Car Appreciation Day in BC: Deputy
Minister Rich Coleman with SVABC President Nigel Matthews
(to the Minister's right) and Keith Jackman, Ex-superintendent
of Motor Vehicles (second on the Minister's left.)
October | December 2014
1538 Venables
604 253 4145