The MG Car Club Sydney Pre-War Register

Ron Taylor (Lindy) is The MG Car Club Sydney’s Pre-War Registrar.

Contact him:

Telephone: 4324 5877 (H) 0418 413 613 (M)

Email: gosshop@people.net.au

Pre-War MGs 1924-1939

The Pre-War Register was formed to keep a record of as many as possible MG cars built prior to 1940, operated under the Sydney MG Car Club umbrella.

A record of all models is kept, covering all of Australia and is a reasonably accurate record listing model, chassis numbers and engine numbers and State or Territory of Australia. It also lists the condition at present of each vehicle.

If previous owners are wishing to perhaps locate a pre-war MG they once owned, provided a chassis number can be quoted, it is possible to locate the whereabouts of that car. The Pre-War Register is also available to assist in locating parts where possible or suppliers, fabricators or alternative parts to either keep the cars on the road or assist on originality points for restoration for concourse, or just a nice road car.

Ron is currently restoring a 1939 MG VA drophead Tickford, a 1932 MG F2 roadster, two 1937 MG TA Tickford dropheads, a 1939 MG TB Tickford drophead and a 1938 MG SA saloon. Some of these are Club members’ cars. He is very conversant with all aspects of TA, VA, SA and WA cars and is increasing his knowledge of J2, F2, PA and PB cars. Ron is also in constant contact with the S.V.W Registers in New Zealand and UK to update and keep records of as many vehicles world wide.

Most of the following photographs are of some of the fine pre-war cars in New Zealand attending the Pre ’56 MG National Meeting in 2001. Included also are some local NSW cars and the restoration of a VA Tickford – more photos as the restoration progresses. There is also photographs of a MG VA “Pickford” from New Zealand – this is not a genuine Tickford, it was modified from a sedan in the UK by a Mr. Pickford, hence the name. It was eventually sold and shipped to New Zealand.

Ron Taylor’s restoration of his MG VA Tickford is proceeding well and with the wheels on it is starting to look like the car it is. Photos were taken by Ron and it is good to see another pre-war saloon on the rise.
We have had previous photos of the wood frame coming together so there have been many hours of work in the results we see here. We look forward to seeing it on the road again.