MG TB80 80th Anniversary 1939-2019

2019 will be the 80th anniversary of the entire production of the MG TB. To celebrate, we are holding an event specifically for MG TB owners. TB80 will be run alongside the MG Octagon Car Club’s Founders Weekend from the 10th to the 13th May 2019, which is also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the MG Octagon Car Club.

The Founders weekend itself will be based at the Oxford Spires Hotel; however, due to the limited number of rooms reserved for the Founders weekend and no additional space available in the dining room at the Spires, TB80 will be based at the Bird in Hand Inn near Witney and will join the OCC on their runs on Saturday and Sunday.

The Bird in Hand is a charming 17th century Cotswolds country Inn with delightful en-suite rooms and serving superb food.

The rate we have negotiated for the 3 nights B&B for two people in a double room is £345; for single occupancy the rate is £280 for the 3 nights.

The Bird in Hand, White Oak Green, Hailey, WITNEY, Oxfordshire OX29 9XP.

Booking a room

As our allocation of rooms reserved for us had not been completely taken up by a date agreed with the Bird in Hand, we have had to release some of these. However, it is not too late to book.

To book a room please call the Bird in Hand on 01993-868-321, specifying that you are with the party for the TB80 weekend on the 10th to the 13th May 2019. Andrew, Tom and Jodie have all the full details but they can be very busy at times, the best time to contact them is between 10.00 and 12.00.

If you have any problems or questions you can also contact Mike Inglehearn (contact details below). Once you have made a booking please let Mike or Jeff Townsend (contact details below) know so we can keep a track of how the bookings and numbers are going.

The entry fee for the Founders weekend event will be £30 per car (reduced as we will not be joining the MGOCC in the evening at the Spires)

This promises to be a great weekend with daily runs organised by the MGOCC, great accommodation and superb meals, so make a note in your diary, get booking and let’s celebrate the 80th anniversary of the TB in style with a weekend to remember.

For more information contact Jeff Townsend (jeff.townsend(at) or Mike Inglehearn (mingle54(at)

Update: It looks as though we will have up to twelve or possibly thirteen TBs at the event. Some participants live within relatively easy travelling distance and will be motoring on a daily basis.

Register of surviving TBs

To all TB owners,

With the 80th anniversary of the TB in 2019, I am trying to build a record/register of how many TBs are still in existence in some form or other. I am asking TB owners to contact me with details of their cars; what I would like is the chassis number, engine number, and current state, such as on the road, under/awaiting restoration or even just a chassis and bits in storage. Additionally (if happy), the current registration (licence plate) number and/or the original UK registration number (if known), the current colour, year of purchase, general area (town or county) and any other information you think would be of interest.

I would like to produce a list ready for TB80 in May, but advise what details you are happy to be published and which you wish to remain private. If you know of other TB owners who may not have seen this, perhaps you would pass my details to them.

When completed I will be happy to send a copy of the register to current owners who have sent details of their cars.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Mike Inglehearn (contact details above).

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