The final rounds of the championship seemed to be suddenly upon us and with any one of five drivers in with a mathematical chance of the title there was all to play for. Taking the championship to the wire has the obvious additional benefit of ensuring a good grid and 29 cars were entered. With no sponsor materialising Heather and I decided to ‘fund’ the final two rounds of our tenure under our house name of Boganmoor (that’s where you find Pete & Heather!). Continue reading
Oulton Park 2nd September 2017
The excitement of filling all 38 places on the Oulton Park grid was brought into perspective with the news of the death of our driver Andrew Martin on the 25th August, our thoughts go to his ex-wife and family. All the drivers wore black arm bands out of respect.38 places were filled prior to the meeting but two withdrawals dropped our total to 36, still another ‘best ever’ #MGTrophyBigGrid lives on! Continue reading
A ‘best ever’ total of 27 cars made the trip to Knockhill in Scotland for rounds 7 & 8 and what a fantastic weekend we had, for me this was the best visit to the Fife circuit by far. Joining the 25 regular drivers, we had guests Iain Dowler who races his ZR in the PBIC and ex champ Chris Bray out in the ‘spare’ Dreadnought ZR170 dusting off his race gear for some fun. As ‘guests’ Iain and Chris were not taking points they were just enjoying their trip to this brilliant circuit to experience some ‘both ways’ action. We raced anti clockwise on the Saturday (reverse) and clockwise (normal) on the Sunday. A big thank you to Colin and Karen Robertson of Burnbrae Garage for sponsoring both our races here once again.
Silverstone – MG Live 17/18th June 2017
This was billed as #MGTrophyBigGrid and thanks to those who really helped to make this a very special event for me, you know who you are and you didn’t disappoint ! I initially set a target of 40 cars but this soon looked too easy with 45 entered at one point and a few more that would have liked to attend but couldn’t for various reasons. 50 could have been possible, maybe next year what about #MGTrophyBigGrid2018? Considering the disaster we had at Brands to get 8 cars re-shelled in time was brilliant work by many of you, good job we had the 7 week gap ! Welcome to new drivers Rob Griffiths and Sam Johnston, and guests Andy Mollison, Danie Van Niekerk, Alastair Rushforth, Julia Penfold, Dan Surridge and Jake Fraser-Burns. Continue reading
Brands Hatch has always produced some of our most exciting races on the tight Indy circuit, this year was no exception! Thirty one cars were entered but without several ‘new’ drivers able to be present, a grid maximum of 34, which would have been feasible, was down to 31, this was a bit disappointing but I always strive to get as many racing as possible.
This was the second year in succession that we opened our season at Donington. Last year saw 27 cars entered, this year 34 with no less than 9 new drivers on the grid and 3 returnees, what a great way to start my last season as co-ordinator.No significant changes to the regs were made following the drivers meeting but just one dropped score will be permitted this year. All the cars sprouted four towing eyes in anticipation of the change to the regs in 2018. Continue reading
Twenty six cars made it for the last two rounds of the 2016 season. Once again the title went down to the wire (for the 10th year in succession) with two drivers in with a mathematical chance of taking the honours, novice Will Payne in his 160 and Lee Sullivan in his 170. Both drivers were new to the championship this year and both have had exceptional results. This meeting also saw the last two races by Chris Bray in his 190, Chris joined in 2006 and has raced every year except 2015. In those 9 years he has been in the top 3 eight times with two 3rd places, three 2nd places and the outright title three times, a truly anmazing record, we wish Chris well in his ‘retirement’, he will be missed. Continue reading
The hope was that we could fill the OP grid with 34 cars, there were 32 already entered when I left for my holiday with the promise of two more to come. This unfortunately had slipped to 28 when I returned, however it’s a great total when I think back to 2006 when there were just 7 starters! Our average to date is 24.8 and that includes Mallory and Knockhill where we only had 20 cars. Once again John Woods Motorcare came up trumps and enjoyed the day so much that they have already confirmed their support for us in 2017. These rounds were filmed for later showing in our 4th ‘Motors TV’ programme. Continue reading
Twenty intrepid drivers and team members made the long trip north to Knockhill for rounds 9 & 10 of this years MG Trophy Championship. Unfortunately 3 others had to drop out for various reasons, sorry guys but you missed a great weekend. Scottish Trophy stalwart Colin Robertson sponsored the event in memory of his late father Stewart Robertson our sincere thanks to Colin and wife Karen for supporting us once again. We had another anonymous donation that we get every time we go to Knockhill, thanks Bob it’s really appreciated! Missing and in our thoughts was driver Andrew ‘Doc’ Martin, who had set himself a target to be well enough to come and watch us, but sadly on the day it was not possible. Continue reading
We were at Mallory Park at the end of March last year for two non championship rounds with just 8 cars on the grid, I had forecast 20 for this year with championship points up for grabs. We had 21 entries prior to the weekend, two had to drop out and a last minute entry brought the total back up to 20 so all in all not a bad total for this ‘marmite’ track. Last year we had dreadful weather, this year was the opposite with dry conditions all weekend. Continue reading