The MG Car Club is an International Club based in Abingdon, the spiritual home of MG.
Since formation in 1930 by John Thornley O.B.E., the Club has provided high-quality support and backing to all its members.
The Club Head Office, Kimber House on Cemetery Road, Abingdon, is sited on the edge of what was once the MG Car Company’s headquarters and factory. This is where Cecil Kimber (Club President from 1935-1945) and John Thornley (General Manager and subsequently Managing Director) successfully ran one of the world’s most well-known and well-respected car manufacturing companies.
Day to day operations and management of the Club’s affairs
This is provided by the staff team at Kimber House. The Club Office roles include:
– Editing the Club’s monthly magazine
– Membership records and new member applications
– Bookkeeping and financial matters
– Budgeting and financial planning
– Motorsport events organisation
– Publicity and PR
– Regalia trading
– Technical advice and support
– Events planning and organisation
– CRB liaison
– Overseas affiliates liaison
– Building maintenance
– And other administrative duties.
Opening Hours and Visitor Information
09:00 to 17:30 Monday to Thursday
09:00 to 16:00 Friday
Weekends and evenings by appointment only
Kimber House will be closed for the Christmas period from Wednesday 21st December 2016 until Monday 9th January 2017.
There may be some days when we are all involved in events out of the office – in particular, the week before and after our Silverstone event is very busy! So, please do phone ahead if you are planning a visit, especially if you are in a group. We are also having a new extension built between October 2015 – February 2016 so there is lots of building work going on and parking has been reduced. As ever, visitors remain welcome at Kimber House during this time, but if you are part of a group that is planning to visit, please let us know so we can accommodate you during the project.
All are welcome to visit. Members of the MGCC and affiliated clubs can additionally use the John Thornley Suite for meetings and lunches subject to availability. Given reasonable notice, meetings can often be arranged with significant MG figures such as Don Hayter (the designer of the MGB ) and Peter Browning (former manager of the BMC Competitions Dept at Abingdon).
The route to the office is signposted from the direction of the A34 with brown heritage signposts.
Visitors Postcode – OX14 1AS