Troubled times…

This is an unprecedented time for us all and one which is filled with a great deal of uncertainty. The coronavirus (COVID -19) crisis has impacted our world in ways hard to even imagine a few weeks ago.
          Our love affair with the J-type is of little consequence in the great scheme of things, but these wonderful vans do deliver pleasure to many classic enthusiasts worldwide. Even though events are being cancelled and people are asked to restrict their movements, those of us lucky enough to own a van can still do some work on them and ready them for a time when they can deliver that pleasure again!
          We have updated the Events page of the Register website and will make further changes as and when notified.
Please Note: Practical Classics Restoration Show: Now rescheduled for March 26/27/28th 2021.
 
          In the meantime keep safe, stay healthy and let’s all support each other.

The J, J/B & 101 Register

As announced in the last newsletter, Review 50, the time has come to ‘pull the plug’ on the newsletter in its printed paper format. The intention is to put out digital Reviews to a mailing list of anyone who is interested. These newsletters will be on a casual basis, going out as and when there is enough to justify pressing the ‘Send’ button. They would be created in such a way as to be printable, so that those enthusiasts who like to things paper-based will still be able to do so via a series of A4 sheets. It will rely on enthusiasts sending in J-related stuff to include. Review 50 showed that it is possible to find lots of interest out there.
There are ongoing expenses that occur with running the Register so we are asking for a payment of £5 per annum to be on the mailing list. Additional donations will be welcome.
          Please do get in touch if you have any concerns, queries, or something suitable for future editorial content.

Members please note:  Contact HQ for details of the password for the Members-only areas of the website.

As well as the obvious buttons across the top, the ‘chassis plate’-shaped box on the right contains additional buttons for numerous additional galleries of photographs and information. The ‘Morris-Commercial’, ‘Morris’ and ‘Austin’ badges to the right are also buttons which give access to galleries of preserved vans. Over a period of time we are hoping to load a photo for every known surviving van, but it will take some time to complete. Currently there are photographs/pages for 341 different vans in the galleries – 178 ‘J’ types, 134 J/Bs and 29 101s, with a few more to be loaded as and when time permits or as and when details of survivors new to the Register are sent in!

Including individual van pages in the galleries, there are more than 300 pages to be found, plus the Blog. We’ve passed the 1000-mark in photographs loaded, including many additions to the pages in the ‘History‘ section, some of which are password protected Register members-only pages.

Please note: Photographs on this website have been watermarked, not to imply ownership in any way but to indicate this website as the source.  The copyright of any photograph supplied for use by the Register on this website or in the Newsletter will remain with its owner. It is often not easy to attribute ownership of any individual photo, but where possible we will indicate such.

The J-type Register was formed to:

1.    Gather and collate information about the history of the vans

2.    List known survivors (photos of over 340 different survivors are on the website)

3.    Act as a central pool of information regarding spares and restoration

4.   Encourage the use of these wonderful light commercials for the maximum enjoyment of owners and enthusiasts everywhere.

Classic Van an Pick-up gaydon-2016

 

J-types from THREE continents were on display on the Register stand at Gaydon 2016.

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The Register has had a small batch of top hoses made for J/Bs and 101 vehicles. These are not suitable for s.v. J-types.

They’re £14.00 plus postage. They could of course be collected from HQ if nearby anytime, or from Gaydon if either of the commercial shows there are attended.