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MG Car Club of South Australia Bar r y’s beautif ull y pr epar ed Commodore. Andy and I each got in about 8 laps on the day, what a great experience Thanks Barry and Aaron we had a fantastic time. The 60Th Anniversary Dinner is getting close as is this years Kimber Run. If you haven’t booked or entered for these events please do so ASAP as we need your support to make these occasions a success. Sales of the 60th Anniversary Wines are going reasonably well, we have sold about 25 doz. of the original 40 doz, so if you have not purchased any yet, now is the time. At the May committee meeting we had a request for help in sponsorship for one of our young Motor Sport Members, Scott Stephenson. Scott, after his a very respectful performance in the Aussie Race Car Series at the Adelaide Clipsal race meeting has been invited to a competition called the Aussie Drivers Search. The competition selects a number of promising drivers from each state to compete at the Marulan Driver Training Centre in the A.C.T. on the 9th of June, with the final stage on the 29th of June. The ultimate prize: a fully funded practice day and drive in the Aussie Racing Car Series at the V8 Supa car round in Queensland. The committee has agreed to help sponsor Scott and on behalf of all club members we would like to wish him every success. Finally, the committee received a communication from family members of the late Bob Brown who was the first President of this club when it was formed in 1958, he was widely known for his involvement in most forms of motor sport including speedboat racing. He raced in dirt track racing at Kilburn prior to the start of racing at Rowley Park. Bob drove a number of cars including an Alfa V8 Special and a TC Special both of which he shipped to the 1951 Grand Prix meeting held in Narrogin Western Australia. Sadly Bob died at the age of 44 in 1958. His family has now kindly donated various trophies and memorabilia to the club to be displayed in a suitable manner. As your President I have written on behalf of the committee and all members a letter of thanks to the family for donating these items to the MGCCSA. Finally I must apologise for my mistake in my June report re. the first Club Concours Competition, I mistakenly stated it was held in 1970, at the Marion Shopping Centre, in actual fact the first Concours was held on the 9th of February 1960 at the Motors 8