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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!

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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.

Charles Leclerc driven by Mervyn Gillespie

 

 

Sebastian Vettel driven by Dave Storer

Max Verstappen driven by Graham Eke

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Ricciardo driven by Brian Goodban. Lewis Hamilton stops to wave to his fans

Antonio Giovianazzi driven by Colin Manley

 

Lewis Hamilton posted  this on Twitter

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!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original Castrol Lubrication Chart now in stock

 

The BMC approved lubrication chart, published when the MGA was in production, has now been reproduced on heavy duty paper suitable for display in your garage or workshop.  Priced at £12.00 + £6.00 p&p.  See our Merchandise page to place your order

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.

Click here to watch a video produced by Jonny Pollard, our event organiser.

Colyn Firth also sent his selection of photos and comments

Follow this link to see Jonny’s still pictures

 

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.

Mynyddoedd â Mor

Bookings for our 2019 Spring Tour open on Sunday 1st July.  You will find all the details and your Entry Form on the Events in 2019 page.

We look forward to meeting you next year. Rydym yn edrych ymlaen at gwrdd â chi y flwyddyn nesaf.

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.