After missing out on the last T TYme meeting in Canberra (covid), we decided to join in this year as the T-Types were combined with the Australian MG Pre-War Register, in Canberra. We traveled with three T-Types and one Y-Type, meeting in Yea, and then traveled over the Alps via Milawa, Mt Beauty, Corryong (overnight), Cabbramurra and Cooma. The Alpha Motel in Canberra quickly filled with many MG owners and their cars from the Thursday. The Friday evening registration and natter & noggin allowed us to catch up with Victorian and interstate visitors.

On Saturday, the weekend’s highlight was the display, which was held on the grounds surrounding the Museum  of Australia, with most of the 97 cars entered, on show. From a T-Type owners point of view, there were 23 TCs, 15 TDs, 9 TFs and 9 Ys. And 41 Pre War MGs, represented from a 1928 MG 14/28 through to 1939 TBs, along with two K3s, a Q-type, two J3s, four SAs and two WAs. Bob Bazzica from S.A. bought his KN tourer, styled on Cecil Kimber’s personal car.

For Sunday, two tour routes, one long, one short, left from Old Parliament House, and all met at Queanbeyan for a catered picnic lunch.  The Sunday evening event dinner was an award night, with a new award commemorating Peter Kerr, who over many years edited the Australian T-Series Assn. periodical.  It’s first recipient was Mike Sherrill (author of ’TCs Forever!’).

Monday we had a wind down day before heading home on Tuesday. Driving through wind, heat, bushfires, via the coast, then to Bega (overnight), Delegate River (overnight), with much rain, then Orbost, Sale (overnight), and Sorrento to ferry home.  Ian and Tina Jenkins