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MG TD TF 1500 - Please vote for my Y-type (update)

Hi All,

As you may know I've entered a competition to be nominated for a place in the 'Tour of the Century' ( in which my employer Athlon celebrates it's 100th birthday.
The aim is to drive 100 km with 100 cars, built from 1916 to 2016, preferably with 100 different makes. a very nice birthday party that I'm determined to secure a place in.

For a long time my place for 1950 was very safe, also thanks to many votes from this BBS.
Now, of all cars imaginable, a Mercedes-Benz 170D has taken first place. Apart from not being a British car, this is especially insufferable because often the MG Y-type is confused with this car.

PLEASE spare me (or is it us?) the defeat by a 170D and 'like' my car by clicking the 'thumbs up symbol' on:

Willem van der Veer

Done. Tha is a very quiet MG. Nice car. Good luck.

TW Burchfield

Done :) Good luck
R D Jones - Ex Pat


Gene Gillam

I voted for it too. Very nice car.
Jim Merz

You got it. Good luck, and the cars a beauty.

George Raham

Done and good luck.
J Walton


Do they accept multiple votes from the same person? Or is it 1 man 1 vote?

JL Nederhoed

I've voted - the best shall win!

Well...looks like I managed to get 2 Votes in. I tried to vote and received a message "u heeft al gestemd". Then used another Browser to try to see the Cars better. Voted again....then tried again and received "u heeft al gestemd". Turns out "u heeft al gestemd" translates to "you have already voted".

Pretty Car!! Good Luck on the Drive!

M Brand

Good luck!

Bobby Galvez

I voted too - Good Luck Willem !.

David Sheward 55 TF1500 # 7427

As of today, May 17, you are number one again over the Mercedes by just under 60 votes.
Anyone here who hasn't voted yet, please place your vote, let's keep Willem and the Y-type in the lead!

Bobby Galvez

Thank you all for voting.

A few days ago I had 199 votes and now 362, that's pretty impressive.

The score MG - Mercedes is now 362 - 304.

Please keep voting, I think that after a few days you can vote again.

Willem van der Veer

Good luck Willem.
M R Calvert

Yep, swapping to the Kindle gave me another vote 388/315
PS it is not cheating the Y is nicer looking.
Ray TF 2884
Ray Lee raybar2(at) tiscalidotcodotuk


Not only is the Y-type nicer looking, this 170 was converted from a V (= gasoline) to a D (= Diesel) by a former owner.

Imagine the other participants of the Tour having to drive in clouds of carbon loaded smoke! ;-)

(all jesting aside, I do like the Mercedes and I'm sure I'd admire the workmanship of the conversion, but we are in a contest aren't we?)
Willem van der Veer

390 as of 1:30 CDT

Voted from my phone.

Bobby Galvez

Tried to vote again but was told:
"U heeft al gestemd"

So I guess 1 vote from 1 computer?
David Sheward 55 TF1500 # 7427

Yes Dave, I got the same message as you did. I guess they wrote their software against "stuffing the ballot box".
Jim Merz

In my experience, if you try a week later then the vote block is off.

The score now is MG 417 - Mercedes 316.

We've entered the top 10 and in doing so the Y-type left in it's dust a:
- Porsche 911 E
- Lamborghini Gallardo
- Chevrolet Camaro
- Ford Mustang

(OK, also a Peugeot 405 Break, but that doesn't sound very spectacular...).

A big thank you to all of you.

Willem van der Veer


Good Luck...

Doug Wallace

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