Documents for the launch of the V8 Register
in 1978

Peter Beadle says during lockdown he has been clearing out some of his "40 plus years of hoarding" and sent in copies of three documents covering the preparations for and launch of a V8 Register ahead of major anniversaries in 2023.

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In 2023 it will be 50 years since the launch of the MGBGTV8, 45 since the launch of the V8 Register and 30 years from the RV8 launch.

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Letter to Peter Beadle from Victor Smith on 14th August 1978 with an update on the preparations for the launch of the V8 Register. More
Documents for launch of the V8 Register
Peter Beadle says during lockdown he has been clearing out some of his "40 plus years of hoarding" and sent in copies of three documents covering the preparations for a V8 Register, the half page V8 Newsletter in the November 1978 issue of Safety Fast! and the letter sent out to all members who had responded to the news of the launch of the V8 Register on 8th October 1978. It was that evening, on returning from hospital seeing his son born, that Victor Smith wrote to 20 or more members he knew had an MGV8 encouraging them to join a V8 Register.

Copy for the half page V8 Column in the November 1978 issue of Safety Fast! letting MGV8 members have the contacts for Peter Beadle (Spares), Tom Studer (Swiss members) and Victor Smith (V8 Secretary). More

Letter sent to all MGV8 members who had responded to the announcement of the launch of the V8 Register on 8th October 1978. This letter was sent to Peter Beadle and dated 6th November 1978. More