Our Web News and Information page is a place for members to find out the latest about the happenings in The Register. We will update this page as we obtain information that is of interest to our members.
Our thoughts are with the NAMGAR family. . .
NAMGAR Chairman, Carol Shamonsky passed away over the weekend. Few people understand the magic of MG and the enjoyment of experiencing these cars like a Register Chairman. MG owners are like an extended family, enjoying lifelong friendships and sharing their hobby with other MG owners. Please join me in keeping Carol's family and the NAMGAR community in your thoughts and prayers.
Chairman, The New England MG T Register
2019 Dues Renewal
Yep, it's that time again! Dues renewal for 2019 has started. There will be a paper renewal form in the August TSO package and also the form is available online 24/7.
Don't delay and renew now. We have a special offer on the gloss cover 50 at 50 book. This offer is only good when you buy the book on your renewal. Don't miss out on this offer.
Click on the logo below and you'll be taken to the renewal form
Introduction of The New England MG “T” Register Vice Chairman
The New England MG “T” Register has been without a Vice Chairman since we lost our Co-founder and Vice Chairman in August of 1999. David Sander, the current chairman has been discussing the need for a Vice Chairman with the board of directors for several years. Both David and the board of directors felt the need to choose a Vice Chairman to assist the Chairman with the day to day operations of The Register. David asked the board of directors to consider someone who has a proven record of promoting The Register, someone who works well with people, someone who is organized, and someone who is capable of providing creative “outside the box” solutions to unique problems.
At the 2018 ABM the board suggested one person, and unanimously agreed to offer the position to Blair Weiss. The position was offered to Blair, who gladly accepted the position.
Blair is a second-generation member and has been an active member of the register for the last 15 years. Blair’s Register involvement goes back about 45 years, as he attended Register functions with his parents. His love of MGs started early as he watched his father commute to New York City in an MGA then an MGB and an MGBGT through the 70s. His first car was a 1970 MGBGT that he bought for $150 at the age of 15. Blair restored this car with the help of “Uncle” Dave Raymond before ever driving it.
Some years later after putting floors in a friend’s TR3 and then going for a test ride, within a mile Blair thought “We should go get the TD from my mom.” A couple of years later he restored the car just prior to GOF 73 in Nova Scotia where is won 1st place for the TD group.
Second to his love of the T series MG, is Blair’s love for the people who own the cars. He looks forward to GOFs to rekindle the friendships as well as making new ones and of course looking forward to seeing the cars. Anyone who has attended a GOF with Blair has experienced his kindness, generosity and friendship. Blair is quick to make people feel welcome, and lend a hand with a problem.
Blair lives with his wife Leslie in Peterborough New Hampshire with their dog Bree and their cats Smokey and Lucy.
Blair holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and is currently employed as a Product Design Engineer at OSRAM Sylvania in Hillsboro NH. He currently holds four patents in automotive lighting.
When Blair is not designing light bulbs he can be found checking off items on the honey dew list, riding in MGs or motorcycles with Leslie or dirt biking with his step son Michael.
Congratulation to Deb Keller, Bob & Lynne Mendelsohn and the Ohio Chapter for the best chapter newsletter -- 2017
Wiring Diagram PDFs are Available for our Members
We have added the color wiring diagrams for the T Series MGs to the Cecil Kimber Society document section. You'll find them in the "How To . . ." category.
You can also find the documents in the TSO Online section. They are in the Wiring Diagram folder.
You MUST BE LOGGED in to acces these documents.
Haven't signed up for a web account yet? It's simple, just click on Member Login and click on Sign up. Follow the instructions on the screen, filling out all required info. You'll be approved if you have 1) Paid your dues and 2) Confirm the request using the email you receive after signing up.
Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow....
As the early MG. owners of our group age and no longer drive their vehicles, the cars end up sitting unused. In other cases memories of the fun car, driver and the Register bonds fade and eventually the car is sold or passed on to family. Our dwindling NEMGTR member numbers show the results of this. The Register has always encouraged members to oiler a membership to their MGs new owner.
NOW the Register will offer FREE membership for both the seller and buyer!
When your MG gets passed on, simply submit the new owners contact information (name, address, phone number and email) to Jan Hurd, the NEMGTR Registrar membership_registrar [AT] nemgtr [DOT] org You both get a six month membership at no charge; an introduction to NEMGTR for the buyer and an extension for you to reminisce your MG ownership. For you the seller, submit your cars story (with or without photos) to The Sacred Octagon editortso [AT] rogers [DOT] com and extend your free membership for the year.
Special Offer for Insurance Discount
The North American Council of MG Registers has announced a special offering from Hagerty Insurance to all of the members of any of the four North American MG Registers. You can find the offer information in the Member Support>MG Council menu item. Or click on this link MG Hagerty Discount
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Volunteer Readers Needed for Knutson-Churchill Scholarship Committee
Do you have experience grading student essays? Would you like to be involved with the Knudson-Churchill Scholarship Committee? Would you like to volunteer your time without leaving the comforts of home? If you have answered “Yes”, then I have the perfect opportunity for you!
The Knutson-Churchill Scholarship Selection Committee is in need of a few good readers. Each year, the Committee awards two scholarships. One scholarship is awarded to a student studying in an automotive related college degree program and the other scholarship is awarded to a student studying for a degree in print journalism. Each applicant is required to submit an essay. You will be mailed approximately a half dozen essays to be read and ranked in order of their excellence. Based upon the rankings of the committee, our two finalists are chosen.
If you would like to be considered for membership on this committee, please contact me with your contact information and your qualifications. Members of the Selection Committee are, or have been, educators who have experience grading student essays. Please contact: Jan Sander at sander [AT] pshift [DOT] com , or P.O. Box 108, Jeffersonville, VT 05464.
How to Join the Cecil Kimber Society
If you are a Register member follow these instructions:
I already have a Web User Account:
Register members with current web user accounts can edit their profile to include The Cecil Kimber Society in their account.
To access The Cecil Kimber Society features click on the Member Login section of the website found in the upper right corner of the main page. Enter your web user name and password and then press the login button. You will see the menu item for The Cecil Kimber Society in the User Menu on the right side of the screen.
Once logged in, you can click on Your Profie and enter information on the research topics that you are currently working on.
You can access the items included in The Cecil Kimber Society by clicking on the menu item on the right side of the screen.
I do not have a Web User Account:
Click on the Member Login section of the website found in the upper right corner of the main page.
Click on Sign-up and enter the information on the sign up screen for all required entries. Make sure to write down the user name and password in a safe place.
While filling in the form select "Both" if you wish to become a fellow of The Cecil Kimber Society and also input your area of research.
Press the Submit button when you have completed the form. The information will be sent to the Web Manager for review. You will get two emails. One with your user name and password. The second with a confirmation link. YOU MUST confirm your account request in order to be able to access your account -- no confirmation no account!
Once confirmed, your account will be activated and you'll receive a welcome email.
If you are not a New England MG T Register member:
One does not have to be a Register member to be a Fellow in the Society, although we think that you will find great benefits to becoming one.
If you are not a Register member you can click on the the link below to access our Non-Register member sign-up form. Once you have filled out the form and submit it, it will be emailed to our Cecil Kimber Society moderator for review. Once the review process is done (we have to do this to make sure spammers are not granted access to our site) we will send you a log-in and password to access The Cecil Kimber Society. DO NOT use the Register member sign up form, please.
Interesting Video from the UK
We thought that this video may be of interest to our members.
Classified Ads Deadline
The deadline for submitting classified ads for the TSO magazine are as follows:
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Introducing The Cecil Kimber Society
MG T Register Gets Serious About Research
The Board of Directors of The New England MG T Register approved the formation of The Cecil Kimber Society at its recent meeting in Hartford, Connecticut. The Society’s purpose is to foster networking amongst those enthusiasts genuinely interested in M.G. history. Fellows in the Society will pledge to share their research interests in order to receive and exchange information freely.
There are many enthusiasts who collect information and do research about some aspect of M.G. lore that truly interests them. Many do this for pure personal satisfaction and have no intention of publishing what they gather over the years. The gathered information may be stored in file folders or on a computer. That is all well and good; however, there just might be some other enthusiast out there collecting and researching the same topic. The Kimber Society is simply a way for like-minded people to network. A visit to the Society web site will show a preliminary listing of research categories. As interest grows, that list will certainly expand. If you have been cutting pieces out of magazines and building a file on a certain M.G. topic, the Society will give you a chance to learn even more.
When it comes to publishing, the possibilities are limitless. Articles will not only benefit from the sharing of research but also the peer reviewing should ensure the accuracy of the writing. The open exchange of information and sources should result in some solid writing about M.G. history.
A sophisticated and easily navigated internet website will be the anchor for the Society along with a regular page in The Sacred Octagon, the journal of The New England MG T Register. The Sacred Octagon will publish completed research papers. These papers may also be approved for Kimber Festival presentations as well as for seminars at future Gatherings of the Faithful, the Register’s two regular annual meetings.
There are no dues. The requirements for becoming a Fellow of the Society are three-fold: an active interest in M.G. history, a willingness to share knowledge, and agreeing to assist others in their research.
Register members with current web user accounts can edit their profile to include The Cecil Kimber Society in their account. To access The Cecil Kimber Society features click on the Member Login section of the website found in the upper right corner of the main page. Enter your web user name and password and then press the login button. You will see the menu item for The Cecil Kimber Society in the User Menu on the right side of the screen.
One does not have to be a Register member to be a Fellow in the Society. If you do not have a web user account you can click on the "Sign Up" button and fill out the registration form, selecting the Cecil Kimber Society in the type of account selection area. This will add you to The Cecil Kimber Society listing.
Access to The Cecil Kimber Society will be through the Member Login of this website. Once a user is logged in the menu items for features of The Cecil Kimber Society will be displayed.
Old MG Photos
We have posted a link to the Sanford University LIbraries collection of photos taken in the 1930s and beyond. Very interesting. Click on Weblinks at the bottom of the homepage and look for Just For Fun.
We are looking for interesting MG photos to put on our website. We are specifically looking for some fall and winter shots for the front page. If you have any photos that you think might be interesting to our members, send them along to WebManager [AT] nemgtr [DOT] org