100 years of MG
The MG Car Club’s online contribution to the MG100 Centenary lists all known world-wide centenary events with descriptions, a map and contact details. Galleries of photos from these events will be added after the event takes place.
Click the MG100 button to see a list of all the known events, or use the Google Map below to search for one
MG100 the Centenary of MG
MG100 is a worldwide celebration of MG with events taking place in all the continents and countries where MGs can be found. You can find a brief history of the marque lower down the page.
The map below shows the location of all the MG100 events presently known. You can use the search box to find an event, or click one of the yellow dots on the map to see the event.
You can also click the Events button at the top of the page to see a list of all events, and the Galleries button to see a brief description of the event, together with photos and videos, after the event has ended.
Across 4 countries
The list of countries where celebrations are being held includes
- Channel Islands
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
- United States
A Brief History of MG
1922 Cecil Kimber appointed General Manager of The Morris Garages, the service arm of Morris Motors and personally owned by William Morris.
Late 1923 Kimber sold one of six two-seater sporting bodies from the Oxford coachbuilder Raworth on a Morris chassis from the Queens St showroom to Oliver Arkell. It was registered FC 5855 on the 16th August 1923.
1924 Morris Garages Super Sports 14/28 followed by the ‘flat rad’ version in 1926. Kimber builds a special aimed at the Land’s End Trial, and on the 27th March 1925 that car was registered as FC7900, better known as ‘Old Number One’.
1927 the Morris Garages had its own stand and exhibited as a motor car manufacturer at the Olympia Motor Show.
1928 The MG Car Company formed in March; 2nd April the Octagon registered as a Trade Mark.
1929 M type Midget produced at the newly constructed purpose-built factory in Edmund Road Cowley.
1930 Production moved to Pavlova leather works in Abingdon.
1930 M type Midget enthusiasts formed the MG Car Club at the Roebuck Inn in Stevenage.
1930-1935 production of two-seater sports cars continued with a plethora of models being available, C, D, F, J, K, L, N, P, Q, R types.
1935 The MG Car Company sold by William Morris to Morris Motors.
1935-1939 larger saloon and tourers produced known as S, V, W, types with 1.5, 2.0 and 2.6 litre engines.
1936 T series Midgets introduced. Production continued until 1955.
1955-1962 the new aerodynamic MGA produced followed by re-incarnated MG Midget in 1961.
1962-1980 MGB produced with over 500,000 examples.
1980 the Abingdon Factory was closed and subsequent MGs were built at Longbridge, the original Austin factory.
1982-1991 MG versions of the Metro Maestro and Montego saloons produced.
1993-1995 RV8 with remodelled MGB body and Rover V8 engine.
1995-2005 MGF and MGTF with mid engine Rover K series, accompanied by MG versions of Rover 25, 45 and 75 saloons.
2005 MG Rover Group collapses and purchased by Nanjing Automobiles who in turn were acquired by SAIC in 2009, who own the brand to this day.
2011 the MG6 was launched followed by the MG3 in 2013. All UK assembly ceased at Longbridge in 2016, but the Research and Development department remains there together with a Design Studio in London.
2022 MG4 introduced with first electric platform for MG.
2024 Rumoured introduction of electric MG sports car.