MG TB80: 80th Anniversary (1939-2019)

2019 will be the 80th anniversary of 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.

In the evening, tables will be reserved for us in the restaurant, allowing people to choose individually from the Inn’s daily menu with choices ranging from fish and chips or steak and ale pie, to fillet steak or lobster (when available) and of course vegetarian options; be warned however, that due to the size of their portions many people only manage 2 courses!

Booking a room

To book a room please call the Bird in Hand on 01993-868-321, specifying you want to book one of the rooms reserved for the TB80 weekend on the 10th to the 13th May 2019. Andrew, Tom and Jodie have all thefull details but they can be very busy at times, the best time to contact them is between 10.00 and 12.00. However, Andrew advised me that any of the other staff can make the booking, but for people not to worry if they are given the wrong price as he will subsequently correct it as long as he knows it is for TB80.

The main thing is to make the booking, 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 or Mike Inglehearn

[email protected]

[email protected]

TB0415 belonging to Frank Langridge in New Zealand. It was on the front cover of Issue 7.