MGAs return to the “home” of the Register
Saturday 26th October saw a gathering of MGA owners at the Phoenix Inn near Hartley Whitney to mark 50 years since a small group of MG Car Club members met to “agitate” for a new Register dedicated to the MGA. Our thanks go to Committee member Jill Eke for getting the event publicised in the Basingstoke Gazette the following week. Click on the link below to read all about it!
73 people sat down to lunch including some who were at the original meeting in 1969, plus current members and guests from all over the UK. Credit for arranging the cars and taking the photograph goes to John Lakey. John also wrote an article about the reunion for Classic Car Weekly published on 7th November. John’s connection to the MGA dates back to his childhood and uncle, Ted Lund, a works driver with MG who drove at Le Mans in 1955.
Update on 50th Anniversary Grille Badge buy now, limited stock.
Most of these badges were sold to pre-orders. Only 11 left (as at 7th June) click on Merchandise Shop in the left hand column for all the details.
MGA Register is now on Twitter
Just a heads up that the MGA Register now has its own Twitter page.
Please follow us on Twitter at our hashtag @mga_car
A “Follow us on Twitter” page has been added to this web site
Four MGAs and a Twin Cam in starring roles at British Grand Prix
The MG Marque had the honor to be chosen to provide the cars for the Drivers Parade at the 2019 British Grand Prix last Sunday. Anthony Hamilton in his MGC with son Lewis perched on the back led the parade which included 4 MGAs and a Twin Cam.
Sebastian Vettel driven by Dave Storer
Antonio Giovianazzi driven by Colin Manley
Lewis Hamilton posted this on Twitter
— Formula 1 (@F1) July 14, 2019
MGA At 2019 Australian Grand Prix
MGAs from the Victoria Club will be in pride of place next Sunday when they drive the competitors around the Albert Park Circuit on their parade lap. These pictures are from our 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2005, the only previous occasion when the MGA was granted this honour.
Set your alarm clock or TV recorder for Sunday morning and enjoy the moment.
Pictures should be available for the next edition of “Safety fast!”
MGA Day 2018 on videos
MGA Day was held at Canons Ashby, a 16th Century Manor House in Northamptonshire about 10miles North East of Silverstone. The Register had reserved a large private parking area next to the House which would take about 100 cars. As the long hot summer of 2018 came to an end and with heavy rain forecast for several days beforehand, it was no surprise that the turn out was just 27 cars. Only one of these was a Twin cam which was a disappointment in this their 60th anniversary year.
Car of the day was awarded to Daran Scarlett of Buckinghamshire, joined by his charming and enthusiastic son Charlie, for his wonderful OEW 1500 roadster KAS 893. The Danny Byrne Trophy was presented by Peter Morgan.
Record turnout of MGAs on the Yorkshire Dales tour
68 MGAs of all styles and colours gathered in Ilkley over the weekend 11th to 14th May to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales in springtime. To help ease congestion on the narrow moorland roads, two full day routes were planned and each driver given the option to choose which route to follow on Saturday and Sunday. This worked well with the cars being evenly split over the routes on both days.
A record was also set when 130 people sat down for roast beef and Yorkshire pudding in the ballroom of the Craiglands Hotel on Saturday night!
MGAs are “cool and sexy” it’s official!
It’s official, click on this link https://www.driving.co.uk/news/video-inherited-mga
Read Charlotte Vowden’s story and watch her video of the MGA she inherited from her father Raymond Greenway. Published in the Sunday Times 12 November 2017.