SAVE OUR ZEDS
The MG ZR, ZS and ZT cars are rapidly disappearing from our roads with approximately 78% of the cars manufactured now gone from UK Roads.
The MG Car Club and the ZED Register are hoping to reverse this trend with the launch of the Save Our ZED’s Campaign.
At the end of production in 2006, the total number of cars on the road was 90191 with that figure sitting at approximately 19618 at this time.
A staggering 43152 (84%) of MG ZR’s built are no longer on the road.
The campaign is designed to highlight the decline of the MG ZED Cars and help equip owners with the right tools to keep enjoying and running their cars, rather than consigning them to the scrapheap. This includes, technical advice, recommended repairers and parts suppliers for the Zed Cars.
During the Show season you will find the Zed register out and about with committee members happy to share their experinces of owning MG Zed cars and promoting the save our zeds campaign, even displaying cars which were rescused from either being broken or banger raced and that are now restored and back on the road introducing a new generation to MG ownership
John Thompson, Chairman of the ZED Register, commented:” Today’s culture of financial incentives to scrap older cars when purchasing cars on PCP or lease deals versus the cost of repairing an older car appears to rule out repairs as a viable option. There are many quality MG specialists and parts businesses across the UK, and the MG Car Club offer member discounts with some of these suppliers, so repair really is a good choice “. “The ZED range of cars is an affordable way into MG Ownership and the growing modern classic scene, with good condition cars available from as little as £350. This makes a ZED car a great option for a young driver as a first car, as well as a fun driving experience “.
The MG Car Club has also recently formed a Young Members Branch, who arrange events and an online community to support the younger end of the club membership with everything they require. The ZED’s are an ideal range to appeal to this younger generation.
Adam Sloman, General Manager of the MG Car Club, added: “This decline in ZED Cars is something we as a Club have heard many stories about at classic car events up and down the country. We are concerned that an important part of the MG brand’s heritage is going to be lost, and future generations are going to miss out on these much-loved cars.”
At our recent 20th Anniversary celebrations held at the Triumph & MG Show we had approximately 200 plus Zed cars join us over the weekend, for which we received nothing but positive feedback about our displays of a variety of Zed cars and information available to both Zed car owners and members of public.
As we enter into 2022 we will continue to push forward with the save our zeds campaign and hope you will consider joining the club and the register in our endeavours to save as many of these cars as possible
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