News Archives

12 Jun 20 |

MG Live! 2012 Event Report

The wettest June since 1910 failed to dampen the spirits of enthusiasts to celebrate the enduring magic of the MG marque. Read our 2012 MG Live! report here.

12 Jun 20 |

Magnificent Gala weekend at Silverstone – MGLive! 2011

The MG Car Club’s showpiece event occupied the world-famous Northamptonshire venue from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 June. Read our MG Live! report here.

10 Jun 20 |

Carburation – The Manchester XPAG Tests

By Paul Ireland Introduction This article looks at how the SU carburettor works and how it can be adjusted to improve the combustion process, helping to reduce under-bonnet temperatures. SU Carburettor If you own an unmodified, classic MG it will probably be fitted with one or more SU carburettors. These are a marvel of engineering. […]

5 Jun 20 |

Working inside the Octagon

James Edward O’Neill held the position of Chief Body Designer at the MG Car Company from 1954 when the Abingdon design office was re-established, until the closure of the factory in 1980.  Sadly Jim O’Neill passed away in December 2015 at the age of 93. In 1994 David Knowles met up with Jim and his […]

2 Jun 20 |


By Colin Grant and Andy Knott Having long been in the shadow of its predecessor, the MGC celebrated its 50th birthday in 2017, giving the six-cylinder MG its share of the limelight. Despite being short lived, it holds an important place in not only MG’s history but in owners’ hearts. To celebrate the milestone, we […]

22 May 20 |

Two of a Kind

By Colin Grant A visit to Kimber House by Peter Ward and family friend Martin Duffin, an MGB owner, brought about in conversation the question what car do you own? A Naylor TF1700, was Peter’s reply. Now I have always been a fan of the Naylor, having been impressed with them when they were first […]

14 May 20 |

So You Want to Buy an SVW?

“SVW” is shorthand for a range of three models produced by MG. The SA was produced from 1936, the VA from 1937 and the WA from 1938.

9 May 20 |

Tales of the Unexpected – Part 1

Peter Browning came to Abingdon to run the Austin-Healey Club and ended up as BMC Competitions Manager. Along the way he recalls some interesting and amusing experiences.

5 May 20 |

Fitting a Modified Heater Air Intake Box

by Colin Grant Like me, many of you spend hours cleaning and polishing your cars. But something that really spoils all the effort on an F or TF is an unsightly rusty heater air intake deflector plate.

30 Apr 20 |

The Six Appeal

By Andy Knott When the MG6 was launched to the gathered motoring press in 2011, anticipation was high as this was the first all-new MG to be launched in the UK by the Chinese manufacturer SAIC.