The MG Octagon Car Club 50th Anniversary 2019 – Founders Weekend

The following details have been received from Brian Rainbow, Chairman of the MG Octagon Car Club:

“In 1969 Harry Crutchley founded the MG Octagon Car Club with a few friends in the Stafford area. Within a few years Harry’s enthusiasm had grown the club into a truly international affair.

Next year will be the 50th anniversary of the club, and as such the 2019 ‘Founders Weekend’ will take place in the Home Counties over the weekend of the 10th to 13th May 2019.

The event will be based at the Principal Oxford Spires Hotel, Abingdon Road, Oxford. The format will be similar to previous years with a scenic run on Saturday and Sunday, centred on the town of Abingdon, the spiritual home of MG cars.

We will hold a gala 50th Anniversary Dinner on the Saturday night, with a number of club guests who helped found the club, and loyal supporters also invited to attend.

We have secured special rates of £270 per person for a three-night stay in a twin/double room that includes dinner (3 course), bed and breakfast. For a single room the rate will be £130 per person per night. There is plenty of parking at the hotel.

If you want to join us please call the hotel to reserve your room, the number is 01865 324324 quoting the reference ‘19398873 MG Octagon Car Club’ to get the special rate. The hotel will not require a deposit when reserving a room, just a credit card or debit card number.

Please send me an e-mail once you have reserved a room and later in the year I will send you a booking form for the event itself.”

My e-mail address is brian(at) {please substitute @ for (at)}.