It will take place on the Saturday morning in the centre of the event, and is completely free to enter!
The MGLive! 2017 California Cup Autotest makes a very welcome return to the heart of the event, and is being jointly organised by our Tyne Tees Centre and the Hartlepool Motor Club. It takes place on the morning of Saturday 17th June, and is completely free to enter!
The 2017 California Cup is run under permit so the rules and regulations must be strictly applied. But you don’t need a specialised vehicle to compete – in fact, all vehicles must be road-going and drivers may be required to present their MOT certificates at scrutineering. The Chief Scrutineer and his team will also check Club Membership Cards, correct operation of throttle closing springs and general roadworthiness.
The California Cup Autotests comprise a series of tests laid out on tarmac, run concurrently to avoid waiting time. The organising team are familiar with the quirks of the MG breed – so the tests are designed to provide a challenge to the modified Midgets while at the same time providing plenty of fun for the more sedate vehicles… if you end up doing a three-point-turn, even in your 18/80, then you’ve probably done something wrong!
The California Cup is awarded to the fastest team of three MGs representing their geographical Centre. Entries do not have to be ‘official’, just find two friends from your Centre and make up a team! Some Centres take the event very seriously and formally select their teams!
The Register Trophy is contested by teams from the Vintage, MMM and T Registers. Again, entries do not have to be ‘official’ – just join up with a couple of old friends and enter. Moreover, you’ll get a bonus entry to Centre competition if all three members of your Register team are from the same Centre too.
The BMC Trophy shall be contested by teams of three drivers from the Magnette, MGA (including the Twin Cam Group), MGB, MGC, Midget and V8 Registers entered in the name of the Register and driving MG cars from those Registers. The Longbridge Trophy shall be contested by teams of three drivers from the MGF, ZR/ZS/ZT and 6,3,5 Registers entered in the name of the Register and driving MG cars from those Registers.
You can book and pay for your entry via the event ticketing system or direct with Kimber House. A separate entry form will need to be completed and returned to the Secretary of the Meeting at the address given in the Supplementary Regulations (see below).
Entries for the California Cup Autotest close on Monday 12th June at noon. Late entries may be accepted up to and including Friday 16th June, at the discretion of the Secretary of the Meeting, if the maximum entry number has not been reached.
To find out more information about this year’s California Cup Autotest, please feel free to contact the organiser, Noel Lindford. Noel can be reached by email – firstname.lastname@example.org – or by phone on 0191 587 0753 or 07432 152095.
As always, offers of marshals will be gratefully received – please contact email@example.com if you can help.