Hello and welcome. My name is James Davis. You may already know some elements of this uniquely exciting car story; if not then go grab a cuppa and have a nose round the site. For the next few weeks this website will be under construction as I transfer and build this car’s history file in The Cloud.
For me this is all about fate and karma; in August 2018 I found this car for sale. A certain Robert Davis bought this MGA Twin Cam in 1964. For the following 53 years he courted, raced, restored and doted on it. It was my Dad’s car! As such it was always in my life – and destined to come to me – until it had to be sold 2 years ago to fund his healthcare. You see Dad has Alzheimers. It has robbed him of his creativity, his memories, his driving licence, his hobbies, his family, his soul, his life. It’s a truly wicked disease for the sufferer and especially for their families.
The car was made by MG in Abingdon Oxfordshire in 1959. It was registered from new to an Italian Count before my Dad bought it in 1964 from his best friend Mike Ellman-Brown, a legend in the MG world. In 1980 he shipped it to Barbados to be with him and his new life, then on into Canada in 2010 when he retired. In early 2016 it was sold to a dealer in the US before being re-sold twice; ultimately seeing it shipped back to the UK for sale. It’s quite well travelled – I’m sure you’ll agree – but now it’s home.
During the time I am fortunate enough to be custodian of Dad’s MG I’m going to raise money and awareness for Alzheimers. When my time with the car comes to a close I am bequeathing its auction sale proceeds to the Alzheimers Society. I want to create a legacy in his memory, to give something back, something to make him proud and to help sufferers and their families cope with this cruel disease; it’s set to become the biggest killer in the UK. And this exciting next chapter is where I need your support!
Please do get in touch and get involved, if you see me out and about then please do come and say Hi. It’s going to be at car shows and events and, most importantly, used as he would have used it. I’ve set up sites on Facebook (@MGAlzheimers) as well as Twitter (@MGAlzheimers) and Instagram (MGAlzheimers). Oh and, if you’re on LinkedIn, it’s there too!
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