One reason for this is that, being spread across several Southern States, the membership of the Registry is tricky to manage. Responsibility for organization falls, inevitably upon an agglomeration of members, and the largest group is in Atlanta. The Atlanta ‘T’ members are getting a bit weary, and an AC looks rather like a ‘T’ car, so Pat and I were naturally absorbed.
So, I was elected Newsletter Editor - and why not. Apart from looking something like my car and sharing many of its parts, the Abingdon cars are strange to me, but the style of the cars and the character and enthusiasm of their owners is totally familiar, and it is good to be among kindred spirits.
Now, what about you? Being in Atlanta ensures a concentration of MG activity, but the newsletter is about all the members’ cars, especially those at the ‘outer arm of the Galaxy’. How else can we connect if not via personal contact and the newsletter. Unlike cosy Britain, the southern states are HUGE, and I am constantly impressed by the distances folks travel to the GOF, so why isn’t the newsletter used more by the membership? It’s time we heard from you all, so I want the following from you: A picture of you, with your car, and a little about yourselves - when you got your car and what you have done with it recently. If the car is a pile of parts, hold a bit of it and smile, optimistically. The ongoing objective is to create a picture directory, for members only, so please contribute. I shall only have to rattle your cage if I don’t hear from you. Please send your contribution to the Editor’s e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meanwhile, I shall start the ball rolling with something about Pat and me.