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About Us

The MGCC Y Type Register Committee

The Y Type Register is a register of the MG Car Club.  It is run by a committee, all of whom are volunteers and are unpaid.  All members of the committee freely give of their time, and expertise with the express aim of, hopefully, assisting and helping MG Y Type owners worldwide.  Please do not be disappointed if we do not respond as quickly as you would like, however, please be assured that we are not ignoring you.


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Chairman & Registrar

Chris Callaghan (change @) (change @)

  • Been involved with MG all my life. First memory was at the age of 3 going down the social club. Many members of my family worked for MG, e.g.Uncle test driver,Father worked Morris Garages.
  • Been a member of the MG social club from 1978 to closure
  • One of the founder members of the Abingdon Works Sub Centre
  • First committee 1981
  • MMM committee 1983
  • Owned one or more MG’s since the age of 17
  • 2001 – 2008 AWC Committee
  • 2012 onwards MG Y type Committee Secretary
  • MG Y Type Registrar


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PETER SHARP (change @)


I had a YA in 1969, which I really liked but which eventually needed repairs
that I couldn’t afford. I donated it for spares to someone who was
rebuilding his Y type. To my shame I can’t remember either its registration
number or chassis number.


I bought my current YA in July 2006 and I have enjoyed driving it and
keeping it maintained ever since. I have organised some Y Type Autumn Runs
in Bedfordshire and last year a trip to the Loire Valley. I’m still working and my favourite leisure activity is a long meal with all the family round the table eating, drinking, talking and laughing.





Web Editor 

Peter Vielvoye

Tel: +44 (0)1452 712441 (change @)


I owned a YB back in 1966 for a couple of years and then a ZA. I have had the pleasure of my YT since 2001 and I bought back my YB in 2013.

I was chairman from 2009 to 2017. I then took on the job of web editor and continued sending out the monthly news letter.

I also keep myself busy as a Remap Engineer and I am a Tree Warden in our village.

Granddading and Gloucester Rugby together with the house and garden more than fill up the rest of my time.




MIKE LONGMAN (change @)


My first involvement with MG’s was in the 1970’s when I went to look at a brand new Midget.  It was the only time that I considered buying a new car.  I had sat in it, looked under the bonnet and into the boot which seemed ok compared with my mini.  I closed the boot but the latch did not go across so I tried again slamming it down – the tail light assembly fell off!  I decided to go, quickly.

I have owned my current Y-Type for 30 years.  For most of that time it has been in bits in the loft, various sheds, and the wardrobe – much to the amusement of my visitors.




Events & Safety Fast Scribe & PR


Tel: +44 (0)1926 424053 (change @)


Have owned 2 YA’s before acquiring a YT in 2009.


Although I always wanted a TC I have owned a TA for twelve years which is unoriginal but well used and much loved.


My other interests include fixtures secretary of a local rugby club, playing very poor tennis, acting in murder mysteries, steam and model railways and not least a close involvement with my family.


I suppose I would describe myself as a semi-retired planner and landscape architect – though increasingly more of the retired now!




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Contact only by email please on: (change @)


Please check that there is not another officer of the register who can deal with your question/info before you email me.


Jerry Birkbeck shown above is the Registers new Safety Fast Scribe.

I’m not the secretary! ie, contact Chris Callaghan for vehicle information, etc.


My interests other than MG Y Types are local history, full time unpaid volunteer on the Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway and classic motorcycles.






Regalia SaleS


Tel: +44 (0)1924 373866 (change @)


We have owned our YT since 1971 when Mike bought it in Dublin while working there. Sue learnt to drive in it a few years later and it has had a few different incarnations over the years.


It is now fully restored and we usually get to all the main Y Register events each year, although fitting in some canal boating, family and home commitments means that we don’t make too many other gatherings.



Committee MembeR


I owned my first MG 55 years ago, it was a 1949 TC JNY 831, which I believe is still on the road. An expanding family forced its sale about 5 years later but I did own a MG 1300 Mark 2 along the line. I never thought I would own an Abingdon MG again because of cost but 16 years ago I bought a 1951 MG YA, GJB 576, which my wife Jan and I really enjoy and drive regularly. The Y Types have been under-rated in the past but now these charming little cars are deservedly treasured and sought after.



Alan Chick


I was introduced to MG Y ownership and the Y register by my Uncle also Alan Chick. He had owned HKG 16 since 1959. After I was deemed sensible enough I was nominated driver of HKG 16 for the Y Register rally’s for a few years until the car was left in my care on the passing of my Uncle. I am now the caretaker.





Committee Members 

Maggie and Paul Grafham

From the mid to late 1970’s we fought hard within the MG Car Club to obtain a separate Y type register and were successful in 1978.  After obtaining a separate Concours Class for Y’s  at Silverstone in 1981, for which Paul was judge, we had to concentrate on other commitments and resigned. We currently have a total of 10 Y types in various states of repair, proving the enthusiasm has not waned over the years. We purchased Little Gem from MGCC in 2016 and after some repairs and a re spray did over 1000 miles in the Y Rely alone.