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The Three-Legged Stool

By Dick Knudson #1
Co-Founder & Chairman Emeritus

As we packed up on that Sunday morning in Auburn, Maine, last September at the concluding Gathering/Celebration of the Register's fifty years, I will admit to having some mixed emotions. The Gathering itself was a success: super people, wonderful cars, and lots of smiles. But that was no surprise as our Gatherings have earned their reputation for a good time. It is safe to say that the Register marked its fifty years in style while keeping to our long traditions.

The bittersweet for me is that I can look with pride at the last fifty and be extremely happy that I am here to see the next fifty begin . . . on to 100! At 85, I know that I won't be collecting many more dash plaques, but I am looking forward to a few more.

I am comforted by the leadership the Register has in David Sander, our chair, and the direction and dedication of our board of directors. You know, the Register is like a three-legged stool. One leg is tradition: Frank Churchill and I take great pride in the establishment of many Register traditions that have marked our growth while being copied by many other car groups. The second leg is representative of the M.G.s we all love. The Register has made and will continue to be known for inspiring the best in M.G. restoration and presentation. The third leg, of course, is the people. The sincere friendships that have developed over the years reach to the four corners of the world.

Yes, that three-legged stool of tradition, M.G.s, and friends has given so many of us true joy for the last fifty years and will continue into the future. The key is keeping all three legs strong and in place.

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Our website has two sections. The Public section contains information about the Register: our magazine The Sacred Octagon, links about our Chapters, an Events section and calendar listing our upcoming activities, a section describing our biannual Gathering of the Faithful where members get together to celebrate all things M.G., our photo gallery and more. We invite you to surf the site and enjoy the things you can find there.

The Members Only section is designed for Register members to communicate with other Register members in a private area. In this section the user will find a dashboard that will allow a user to access our Research Library, listings of members and access to posting in our forum. We add new things to this area based on input from our members.
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As we celebrate fifty years of The Register, please take some time to visit the pages that show how The Register has grown over the past fifty years. It’s been an amazing ride . . .and we look forward to what the next fifty will bring.