MG TC Register of Victoria, Australia

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What TC's are all about!

Colin T's fabulous Preservation Class TC makes its reappearance at the 2018 MGCC Concours, held at Yarra Glen.

A fine example of the "Preservation Style" approach.

TC4280, with matching engine number XPAG4940, was sold new by P&R Williams in Sydney. Nothing is known of its first 10 years, but by 1961, it was living in Adelaide where it stayed until 1967ish.(The SA equivalent of Vic Roads gave Jeff Bailey, the then current owner by 1971, a list of past SA owners - can you imagine that now?!) Anyway, in 1967, Jeff bought the car from David Moloney who had bought the car in 1964 in SA, and then moved to Melbourne and reregistered the car as JRA382 about the end of '66. Jeff re-registerd the car as MG213, and it featured in a movie taken in the Dandenongs which included Doug Hastie’s TD and other cars (Anyone remember that??). Jeff did quite a lot of maintenance work during the '70's when the car was in daily use, but from the late '70's it spent more and more time in the shed and was derelict but dry when, in 2008, John Munro bought it as a retirement project to replace his beloved and amazing TC Turbo, which had been totalled in a garage fire. Sadly, Dr John didn't get very far with the project before he died, and the restoration project was taken over by John's old friend Colin Taylor. Colin decided to take a "Preservation Style" approach doing only that work that was necessary to ensure a safe, capable car but eschewing anything resembling restoration, concentrating only on preservation. Colin's work was on show at the 2018 Concours, and is a worthy example of an alternative approach to the TC restoration world.


For newcomers to this site, the TC Register of Victoria started in the late '60's, to keep tabs on the TC's that were owned by MGCC members at the time. The present Register was inaugurated at the 50th Birthday Party in 1995 with 99 cars attending on that day. The website was then established in 1997, and since then the number of TC's known in Victoria has grown to something like 400. "Something like" are the right words because the actual number is very rubbery.


Navigation is simply a matter of browsing the lists which are in chassis number order, and clicking on a thumbnail which will bring up a much bigger picture.
And there a number of other pages that you might like to browse through via the navigation bar.

Enjoy!

And if you have a TC, wherever you are in the world, send an e-mail to me, Richard Millington at the address at the bottom of the page and tell me about your car

Navigation - double click on a page to go to it!


The TC 60th Anniversary Bash - Photos!

For those still interested in an event that took place almost 9 years ago (18th September 2005), the following are pdf's of photos of all the 109 odd cars that were present at the Bash for your interest and entertainment. To keep the file size down (to about 400kb) I have split them into pages. Click on the links to download. The pages are in Registration number order with numberless cars on page 1. You'll need Acrobat Reader installed of course. You might find that your firewalls put up an objection to active content but I can assure you the pdf's are bug free, so enjoy!

Visit the other Victorian T-Type Registers

The Victorian TD Register - hosted by Doug Hastie
The Victorian TF Register - hosted by Ralph Stewart

Some of the many other MG Sites round the World

Totally T-Types 2 - Top Rate site dealing with all matters T-Type including excellent magazine - all online
MG TABCs Online, formerly the TABC's Forever - even more pictures of TC's and current info on them plus technical info etc - a must!
New England MG T Register
The Victorian MG Car Club's main site - not a TC site, but arguably the best car club site in the world, with lots of lots of news on what the MGCC of Vic are doing with their weekends.
Your starting point for exploring MG Car Club sites round Australia
The NZ MG Car Club's Page
The UK Octagon Car Club site. Again lots of MG goodies and items of interest
MGCarsUK - a major site with all sorts of goodies for MG owners of all persuasions
Scions of Lucas - the big American site with all sorts of info on British Classisc Cars



TC Register of Victoria Australia - email me Richard Millington at email address rjmillington at bigpond dot com - you work it out - hopefully it will protect me from the dreaded spammers! - revized 13 March 2018