The Editor

Welcome to Issue 77, April 2023. Front cover pic is of Martin Franklin’s supercharged TC0663 nestled in the Kent countryside.

This is the last issue before the MG Centenary event at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon on 27th May. To book tickets, go to the British Motor Museum website www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk and select ‘What’s on’ then select the month of May. Scroll down to the MG Centenary event and click ‘Find out more’ – then book your tickets and remember if you are coming in an MG you qualify as a ‘Vehicle Exhibitor’ and your tickets will cost £10 for the driver and £10 per adult passenger (£7 per child). Each ticket gives admission to the Show, the Museum and the Collections Centre.

If you are coming on one of the organized runs, these can be booked on the MG Centenary website www.mgcentenary.co.uk as can purchases of centenary window stickers, badges, mugs, caps, polo shirts, grille badges and rally plates and the centenary dinner, which is being held a couple of hours after the Show closes in the Sky Suite which is situated above the museum.

There are four organized road runs, starting out from the following locations and ending at Gaydon:

The Abingdon Road Run will commence with refreshments from the Miele car park and first follows the original test route of the Factory. It will then take you along the lanes and byways of Oxfordshire and Warwickshire, through attractive villages and pleasant countryside,

The Broughton Astley Road Run, organized by the MG Octagon Car Club starts from The White Horse Inn, Broughton Astley after bacon rolls and tea/coffee, followed by a 38 mile scenic run.

The Longbridge Run will commence with refreshments from the new Longbridge town centre  that was previously occupied by the ‘A’ series foundry. It then diverts from a local road to enter the remains for the former car factory, giving a never to be repeated drive through the central road system, passing the ‘Kremlin’ and the Exhibition Centre, and the exiting at Q Gate where a photo of each car will be taken. Then onward to Gaydon.

The Swindon Run starts from Arkell’s Brewery with bacon rolls and tea/coffee provided at the Kingsdown Inn, opposite the brewery, followed by a scenic Cotswold run of 50 miles to Gaydon.

The entry fee for each run is £20, based on two persons in a car. £10 pp. for additional passengers. Fee covers refreshments at start, route book and limited edition rally plate, along with priority parking on arrival at Gaydon.