Founded in 1963, the T Register has grown considerably over the last forty years. At present we hold details of over 11000 'T'-types, both in the U.K. and in most
other parts of the world. The original aims of recording details of cars and providing a means of communication and competition between owners, remain unchanged, helping
members to enjoy using their cars in the manner that Cecil Kimber and the designers at Abingdon intended.
The main communication channels of the Register are the T Register website, the T Register quarterly magazine
T Register News, and the space which the Register gets allocated in Safety Fast!, the monthly magazine of the MG Car Club. This space allocation amounts to
a half page for the T-Type notes for nine issues during the year and four pages for the T-Type Newsletter for three issues during the year. T Register News is
available primarily in pdf format, downloadable from this website, although a limited number of hard copies are also sent out. Please see the T Register News section of this website for further details.
If you have any problems, ideas or
suggestions, do not hesitate to contact any of the Committee or their portfolio associates - they are all listed with their particular responsibilities, both in T Register
News and in the Committee page on this web site. We depend on your support for all the activities organised,
either with or without your car, and more volunteers to help out are always needed.
The T Register maintains a set of registers, one each for TA. TB, TC, TD, TF and for Specials powered by MPJG/XPAG
engines and/or based on T Type running gear. Each has a Registrar responsible for maintaining that register. The list of Registrars and their contact details can be found on the
Committee page here.
Each register holds details of all the cars of that type known to the T Register, including car details
(chassis number, licence number, engine number, etc), contact details for the owner and a brief history. The minimum requirement for inclusion is chassis and/or licence number.
Many register entries are very old and no longer reliable. Some cars on the register are known to have been scrapped, and the whereabouts of others are uncertain. Any more
recent information you can provide on a car is welcomed.
A copy of each register (other than the Specials register) is held online that contains a subset of the
information held for every car known to the T Register. This subset is indexed by chassis number and includes licence number, engine number, colour, and country where it is
kept. The online copy can be searched here. You can search on either chassis or licence number. More detail on the search criteria can be
The T Register has a number of trophies, presented over the years by enthusiasts and supporters. Some are specifically for those who
compete – particularly T Racing – and are presented each year at a Dinner held by the T Racers.
The Register does award three Trophies each
year for which the membership at large is eligible. They are usually presented at the formal dinner during the Autumn T Weekend. The Montagu Burton trophy, presented to the
Register many years ago by the tailoring firm of that name, is awarded each year to a T Type owner who has used their car consistently and widely throughout the year. It
recognises those for whom their T Type is a regular form of transport, not just a prized possession to be taken out on special occasions. The Malcolm G Hogg Trophy is
presented in memory of Malcolm Hogg, a T Register stalwart who was an active supporter of T Type racing and meticulous in his rebuilding of T Types, especially TFs. The
Trophy is presented to someone who has made their mark with a TF, with an outstanding rebuild or within the racing fraternity. Finally there is the Secretary’s Cup This is
awarded on the whim of the secretary to the T Register committee to someone who should, in his opinion, be recognised for the effort they have put in to support the Register,
its activities and members. It gives us the opportunity to acknowledge people who might otherwise not be noticed as they all too often work behind the scenes.
Continuing in the spirit of the
traditions set in the 1950s by such drivers as Phil Hill, Dick Jacobs, Pat Moss and many others, T-Type competition is today one of the most exciting spectacles at any race
meeting, with grids being shared with MGAs and even more exotic MMM machinery, an annual calendar of some 20+ events, including circuit racing, hill climbs and sprints (the
latter two as part of the Luffield Championship), is organised; cars may be entered in one of three classes, ranging from road-going, through modified to full race - see the T Competition page for full details.
If you have a technical problem, our technical representatives will
be pleased to help. We have accumulated a vast fund of data and information upon which to draw, based on the experience and knowledge of experts and enthusiasts over many
years. The cars are split into TA, TB, TC, TD & TF groupings - write to the appropriate Technical Rep. enclosing a s.a.e. or, better still, if he is on e-mail, contact him via
this medium. There is a good chance that the problem you encounter has been experienced by others and a solution worked out. Additionally, the Register organises an annual
technical seminar entitled "Rebuild". Started many years ago by us, and much copied by others since, this one-day meeting features lectures and practical demonstrations of
various aspects of rebuilding 'T'-types, given by leading experts in the field of 'T'-type restoration. Usually held in March, "Rebuild" is the first Register event every year, and a
marvellous opportunity to ge t your car back on the road after hibernation, or to fire up your enthusiasm for the restoration work still needed.
The T Register does not hold stocks of parts, but we will
endeavour to put members in touch with others who may have surplus parts. However, we should warn you that the 'good old days' are no longer with us, and second-hand
spares are becoming increasingly difficult to find. This probably explains why the first part of Safety Fast! to be read by every M.G. enthusiast, is the Classified Spares For Sale
section. Nowadays, there are several professional parts suppliers, all of whom carry large stocks of new (remanufactured) parts to meet every need. Prices and availability vary
considerably, so arm yourself with a catalogue from each of them!
Possession of a workshop manual (or in the case of the TC the 'brown book' or factory Instruction Manual) is a must for the
owner of a car such as the 'T'-type, even if you do not intend to carry out more than minor servicing; information from this will go a long way towards increasing your knowledge
and enjoyment of ownership of your 'T'-type. Facsimile reprints of the official workshop manuals are available on the Regalia page
at discount prices (at least 10% or more in some cases). The Register also has a range of regalia for T types. Roger Furneaux (see committee details) can supply a
reproduction of the Factory Guarantee sheet, showing the chassis number, original engine number and the date your car was built.