MG TB 80th Anniversary 1939 – 2019
Newsletter 1 and Outline Program

Hello TB owner,

We now have 8 people who have expressed a keen interest in joining with other TB owners on an event to mark the 80th anniversary of our great cars. We realise this is not a big proportion of the 379 cars originally made but we think it is enough to make an event worthwhile and there is a good chance that others will join us as planning of the event progresses.

We have been looking at the different suggestions we have received, along with our own ideas and have come up with the following outline for a “flexible” weekend event.

The basic idea is for a weekend event from Friday to Monday where entrants would be able to book to join at any time such as:-

Friday afternoon / evening at the hotel
Saturday morning at the hotel before departure, at a mid-run stop (if there is one), at destination or back at hotel
Sunday at Hotel before departure, at mid run stop (if there is one) or at destination.

Similarly, entrants would be able to leave:-

At the end of Saturday afternoon before or after returning to the hotel, after the evening meal on Saturday or any time on Sunday or Monday.

Whilst we would like people to stay from Friday to at least Sunday we mainly want to see as many TBs together as we can.

If there is not enough interest for the whole weekend, one possibility would be to join in with another car (T-Type?) event on Sunday with Saturday as “TB” day.

The option exists to join in with a I day event such as the MGOCC Wings Run or the MGCC T Party for example and to build our weekend around them.

In order to plan an event that suits as many people as possible could you all reply to Mike & Jeff with your preferences from the details below and in particular a note on the following points would help us:

  1. Would you expect to spend the whole weekend on the event?

  2. Have you a preference relating to the overall locations noted, i.e. Cotswolds or Suffolk coast?

  3. Would joining in with a club 1 day event appeal to you or would you prefer that we did our own thing for TB’s only?

  4. Have you a suggestion for an alternative location?

We appreciate your answers are made with good intent but circumstances may change so any information given would be used on that basis.

Kind Regards
Jeff TB0489 & Mike TB0457

Location for the event

Option 1

The main area we have concluded as a suitable base is the Cotswolds to Banbury area, which is easily accessible from all parts of the UK and from the cross-channel ports.

Places of interest we have considered from this area are:

Black Country Museum.
Bletchley Park.
British Motor Museum.
Heritage Motor centre wings & wheels weekend (attending one day only).
40s weekend event such as Wartime in the Cotswolds (attending one day only).
Bourton on the Water.
Motor Museum
Model Village
Model Railway Exhibition
Blenheim Palace.

Option 2

Another area suggested is Southwold/Aldeburgh, Suffolk, it is a lovely area with some lovely driving roads for trips. It is an area not regularly frequented by classic car trips so may be relatively unexplored by many, the downside of this area is that it is not so easily accessible from most parts of the UK.

Places of interest for this area are:

Sutton Hoo burials and museum,
RSPB Minsmere,
Adnams brewery,
Heveningham Hall country fair/car show (30/6 – 1/7 in 2018),
Southwold seaside resort, pier etc
Orford Ness nature reserve and War Department experimental area.

Suggested Outline Program


Arrive at hotel
welcome drinks
evening meal


Start around 10.00 run (possibly with mid-morning stop) to a place of interest
Lunch get together around 12.30 – 13.00
People to depart when they want to return to hotel for drinks and meal


Depart around 10.00 run (possibly with mid- morning stop) to a place of interest
Lunch get together around 12.30 – 13.00
People to depart when they want to return to hotel (or depart for home) for drinks and meal


Depart around 10.00 short run to a place of interest

Websites for Places of Interest

Option 1

Black Country Museum http://www.bclm.co.uk
Bletchley Park https://bletchleypark.org.uk
British Motor Museum https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk
Heritage Motor centre wings & wheels weekend http://bicesterheritage.co.uk/events
Wartime in the Cotswolds  https://www.gwsr.com/Wartime_in_the_Cotswolds__28th29th_April_2018–post–13.html

Bourton on the water:

Motor Museum, http://www.cotswoldmotoringmuseum.co.uk
Model Village, http://www.themodelvillage.com/
Model Railway Exhibition http://www.bourtonmodelrailway.co.uk/exhibition.irs
Blenheim Palace https://www.blenheimpalace.com
Croome https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome

Option 2

Sutton Hoo burials and museum https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sutton-hoo
RSPB Minsmere https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/minsmere
Adnams Brewery https://tours.adnams.co.uk
Southwold https://www.exploresouthwold.co.uk
Walberswick https://www.explorewalberswick.co.uk/
Heveningham Hall country fair/ car show (30/6 – 1/7 in 2018),  http://www.countryfair.co.uk
Suffolk coast https://www.thesuffolkcoast.co.uk/explore-suffolk
Orford Ness https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/orford-ness-national-nature-reserve

Ed’s note:

Jeff Townsend jeff.townsend(at)hotmail.co.uk
Mike Inglehearn mingle54(at)btinternet.com

For both addresses please substitute @ for (at).

Mike’s TB is pictured below.