The California Cup is back!

7th June 2021

The premier MG Car Club Autotest takes place at the Inter-Club Triumph & MG Weekend on Saturday 14th August.

Located in the Three Counties Showground at Malvern, the California Cup Autotest is open to MG Car Club members only and comprises a series of tests laid out on smooth tarmac, initially with two tests run concurrently to avoid waiting time and provide even more of a spectacle for people safely watching the event.

Noel Lindford has once again designed flowing tests that will provide a challenge to the quickest cars but also allow plenty of fair and fun competition for the more sedate MGs to battle it out for the trophies on offer. No one should need to end up doing a three-point turn…even in an 18/80. If you do, you’ve probably taken a wrong turn!

The California Cup (Inter-Centre Challenge Trophy) is awarded to the fastest team of three MGs representing their geographic Centre.

The Register Trophy is contested by teams of three drivers from any of the Vintage, MMM, T Type, SVW and Y-Type Registers.

The BMC Trophy is contested by teams of three drivers from the Magnette, MGA (including the Twin Cam Group) MGB, MGC, Midget and V8 Registers.

The Longbridge Trophy is contested by teams of three drivers from the FWD, MGF, ZR/ZS/ZT, SUV and 6.3.5 Registers entered in the name of the Register and driving MG cars from those Registers.

Eligibility to represent a Register shall be determined by the type of car being driven (i.e. the car does not need to be on the relevant official Register).

Centres and Registers may enter more than one team. Teams entered for the Register, BMC and Longbridge Trophies shall also be eligible for the California Cup, if all the drivers represent the same geographical Centre.

There are individual awards for Fastest Time of the Day (FTD) Fastest Lady Driver, and Fastest MGB. There will be 1st in-class awards if three or more drivers contest the class. There are nine classes in all covering all MGs from 1924 – current models.

This event is run under a Motorsport UK Clubman’s permit. All competitors will need to apply for a 2021 RS Clubman Licence (free issue) from Motorsport UK, in advance.

To find out more information about the California Cup Autotest, please feel free to contact the organiser, Noel Lindford at noel.lindford@btinternet.com This event is limited to 50 cars, so a timely entry is recommended.

A copy of the Supplementary Regulations can be downloaded here.