Designed to support and inform owners and enthusiasts of the MG SVW series
Started Jun 22, 2018
Started Aug 27, 2013
Bob Simpson gave me the heads up on a very rare SVW car going to auction tomorrow 24th June. Its a Charlesworth for full restoration at £4-8000k which is cheap. I've only seen one for sale and it was at £68k and there are only 2 in the UK of 5 known worldwide.
Check it out at Bicester Classic sale
Sold for £19,040 and with around £50k pro restoration will be £70k to break even. The new owner will have a wonderful car to use and show, great to see another on the road
Posted on June 23, 2018 at 6:00
I spoke to Tim Smith yesterday and he has sent me this official update for you all to have a read
'SVW Spares the specialist restoration, service and spares provider for MG SA, VA & WA 1930’s motor cars has been sold to John Harris, himself an MG enthusiast
Peter Radcliffe the founder and general manager for the last 25 plus years will remain with the business on a part time and consultancy basis meaning Peter’s experience, expertise and enthusiasm will remain on call to…Continue
Posted on December 1, 2016 at 17:03
Well, we are still here.
It seems Ning have received many negative responses to their cancellation plans for the Ning mini site that they have 'rolled back' their decision to shut us down.
I'm not holding my breath, though as they seem to be hell bent on alienating most of the community networks at the expense of making a profit. For many of the pro sites, their fees have just doubled, so it seems a period of uncertainty.
I have written to them asking how long this…Continue
Posted on October 1, 2016 at 13:35
Well, thanks to all who responded to my message, I appreciate it. As to the site, well I'm sorry to say that despite looking at many workarounds, it seems that hosting a site costs far too much money for a group of this size.
I am looking at other ways of sharing SVW info and will hopefully get this up and running in the winter (Northern hemisphere), I have managed to save all of the photos you have posted, so that time hasn't been lost but even though I have saved all the forum…Continue
Posted on September 30, 2016 at 6:21
Hi all. Just a quick reminder to check your email inbox and spam folders as I have just sent out a message to all members.
This concerns the changes to the pricing plan for this site from the current low level to $588 a year. So unless any of you have some great ideas, this site will close on 1st October 2016 and all the discussions and photos will be lost.
Sorry to be the purveyor of bad news
Posted on September 1, 2016 at 7:04 — 1 Comment
From the SVW yahoo group Dennis W. Klemm writes
I have not been active with the SVW cars in a few years. I'm back now. Back around 1990, I wrote an article for the SVW register about a SA the I drove during a visit to England.
That car, registration number EPH216, I understand is currently in The British Heritage Museum.
I'd like to find a copy of the article and who the owner was back in 1990.
Posted on March 14, 2014 at 14:45
I have received this email from David Darrell at Merlin Garages - he's looking for a car to hire. Some of you may already do this, but I do understand it's possible to get one day wedding insurance for around £30 a day, so not too expensive. Just thought you might like me to pass this opportunity on
I have no connection or prior knowledge of this company or of David Darrell, so please ensure you make your own checks before committing to…Continue
Posted on January 20, 2014 at 10:32
Hi - I have tried to contact you, but it seems your email has changed. Could you either update your profile or let me have your new email address please
miketemple123[at] aol dot com
Posted on December 5, 2013 at 19:32
Posted on October 8, 2013 at 7:11 — 1 Comment
I just thought I'd send my congratulations to Rhys Timms and Dr Peter Zernial on their imminent arrival in Paris this weekend after their epic journey
Hi all SVWers
Posted on June 28, 2013 at 5:23 — 1 Comment
The following article is taken from the MG SVW forum discussing the preparations for SA0945 for the Peking to Paris rally late on this year
From Malcolm Robertson
I thought Rhys had sent this around before with some commentary, including pointing out that the roll cage is…Continue
Posted on January 18, 2013 at 11:28
Just a quick heads up - Walter Prechsl on this site and the Yahoo groups site has offered to make up some lettering for SVW dashboards. Many of you are already aware of this but some may not have heard. If you are therefore interested, please drop Walter a quick message via his page to let him know you are interested. I think he has suggested a price of around $20, but hopefully this could be reduced with further numbers.
On total originally, Lee Jacobsen mentioned on…Continue
Posted on November 29, 2012 at 14:07
Some of you may be aware that the Department for Transport is proposing to scrap the annual MOT test from 18th November 2012 for pre 1960 vehicles.
Whilst some may feel this is a good move, there are some who feel it could cause many problems, particularly if the vehicle is involved in an accident. How would one go about proving that your vehicle was roadworthy at the time of an accident,…Continue
Posted on June 14, 2012 at 6:14 — 1 Comment
I thought I had a bit of an issue last year when the VA had its MOT. I could see that the n/s rear brake was not up to scratch. It still passed ok, but there was definitely some pulling on hard braking.
Having not used the car much over winter, I had to wait for some nice weather before getting the car out of the ridiculously small modern garage it's kept in to have a look.…Continue
Posted on May 23, 2012 at 8:00 — 1 Comment
I came across this photo and post by Mike Ellsmore who says
'Aussie SA, VA, VA - middle car is MGCC Victoria overall Concours winner in 2010 - immaculate! Red SA is off on the next Peking to Paris run.'
Does anyone know the owners of these cars as I'd like to update the details for the SVW survivors. They may already be members of the…Continue
Posted on December 21, 2010 at 19:13 — 2 Comments