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Welcome to our latest eNewsletter.
We are always looking for stories of you and your MGB,
please let us have these to add to future eNewsletters.
Enjoy your MGB.
Regards
John

John Watson 
Chairman MGB Register
MGB Register Mobile 07555 044 528

 

MGB Register Summer Picnic

One event that is still planned (subject to Government Guidelines) is the Classic and MG Picnic on Sunday 9th August at the Milletts Farm Centre close to Abingdon, PLEASE keep a close look out on our events page for final details. We will have a final update in our August eNewsletter.
 

The MG Car Club - MGB Register is committed to following the latest UK Government advice on events and public gatherings.

MGB Register Weekend

The MGB Register 2020 weekend to the Scottish Borders has been postponed to September 2021, all those that have entered  have been informed and the Barony Castle Hotel have been very good in transferring all names to the new dates 17th September 2021 as well as honouring the same conditions and costs to next year. We have 2 places available if anyone wants to join us, please contact John Watson by email. john.watson@mgb-register.org

MGLive! plans on hold until 2021

In response to constantly evolving information from UK Government regarding social distancing guidelines for public spaces and after extensive discussions with our venue and partners, the MG Car Club has been forced to reconsider any postponement dates for MGLive! in 2020.

It has become clear that it will not be possible to run an event on the scale of MGLive! this year and so instead, the MG Car Club will focus on planning for a fantastic weekend event for 2021.

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Join us at the NEC 2021

2020 should have seen us at this event for the first time - but we will wait until next year. We hope you are able to join us, if you have not yet bought your tickets look out for our club ticket offer.
 
As a consequence of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, will now be postponed to 26-28 March 2021. For more information visit our FAQs page.
The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show is the show to attend to kick-start the classic car season. Whether you are looking to ignite your passion to a finish restoration project or simply want to reminisce with family and friends over the beautiful completed classic cars on display, you should join us at the NEC Birmingham .
 
The event brings together 1000+ cars on display, 150+ car clubs representing a wide variety of marques and models; 250+ exhibitors and autojumblers including restoration companies, services providers and product suppliers; car auction, celebrities, car competitions and practical workshops on restoration skills. 
 

Is your MGB featured on our Homepage?

A new random selection of 10 images of your MGBs now showing on our homepage.
Could it be yours ? 
https://www.mgb-register.org/

Is your car in our photo album? Currently less than 10% of cars on the MGB Register are!!
You can check to see if your car is in the album. Visit the ALBUM
Click the magnifying glass or in mobile click search
Enter #(your mgb register number)
Hit enter to see if your car appears.

Can't find your car - send your photo to webmaster@mgb-register.org along with your MGB Register number and your photo will be added.

MGCC 1930 -2020 grille badge


The limited edition grille badge has arrived and is on display.

Don’t miss out on one of the 251 limited edition Club Grille badge to Celebrate 90th Anniversary

The badge will come in a presentation box and are numbered!!!

Includes fittings for grille and is suitable for MG’s up to the Metro

Dimensions 137.30mm wide x 80mm height
More Info

SMALL 90TH ANNIVERSARY CAR BADGE also available


More Info

MGB GT LE JUBILEE SOCKS
In 1975 to celebrate 50 years of the MG Car Company, a limited run of 750 MGB GT’s were produced; the Anniversary limited edition (otherwise known as the “Jubilee” model).
More Info

Some interesting links

Early MGB.Com articles & registry back on line

The cars : MGB (ADO23) development story

https://www.aronline.co.uk/cars/mg-cars/mgb/ado23-development-history/

 

The Car's the Star (BBC) MG MGB
Making an MGB wing
MGB Bodyshell Build

Moss helps return the legendary 1968 London-Sydney MGB to its former glory

Every week the world over people machete their way through undergrowth and battle seized hinges to unearth derelict, long forgotten about classics. But when a junk dealer asked to clear the contents of a house in 2015 tugged open the garage doors to reveal a rusty, shoddily painted purple MGB Roadster with a peculiar-looking roll bar and what looked like a wheel spline on the boot, little did he know he’d stumbled upon a long-lost piece of MG history…

To read this story – Click the image above or Click here

The MG Car Club Podcast

The latest news, interviews and members’ stories from Kimber House, home of the MG Car Club.
 

 
 


30 May 2020
Episode 8: Marcos cars’ link with an MG M Type trialling record and why 80s cars are fetching the big money

This week, we talk to Chris Marsh, son of the founder of Marcos cars about the anniversary of an incredible record set by his Grandfather in a 1930 MG M Type.

Plus, we discuss why 80s cars are fetching more at Auction and MG Motor’s ambitious targets to sell a million cars before the centenary of MG.

7 Jun 2020
Episode 9 MG India on the future and everything you need to know about our MGCC car covers

On this week’s MG Car Club Podcast we talk to Gaurav Gupta from MG India about how MG is growing in India, the future of their autonomous driving technology and how they are embracing the MG Car Club and our heritage. Plus Alastair Flack reveals everything you need to know about car covers.
 

13 Jun 2020
Episode 10: Ant Anstead and the great MG concept car debate

On the tenth episode of the MG Car Club Podcast, we have a very special guest. Ant Anstead is a familiar face at the NEC Classic Motor Show each November but more importantly, is a huge MG fan. In this interview we talk about his life, working on Wheeler Dealers and why he ended up as a Policeman first before entering the world of car building.

20 Jun 2020
Episode 11: Mark Baulch updates us on MG motorsport plus news of a worrying new scrappage scheme

News of a worrying new scrappage scheme, plus we get the latest on MG motorsport from Wayne's interview with MG Car Club Competitions Secretary, Mark Baulch on how they are adapting the championship to return to racing following the pandemic lockdown. 

Latest Additions to the MGB Register Photo Album


Thank You for Sharing with our Photo Album

A couple of later dated events


The Midget Register have a date for their Road Run 6th September and booking is available online.
More Information

Bicester Heritage Scramble has a new date of 4th October.
More Information

 

Lost & Found News from the Registrar


MGB Roadster: DRH 532C
Pete is trying to trace this car on behalf of a customer of his local garage. This car is on our Register but we have not been able to trace the current owner.
 
Hello Andrew,
 
Recently I was at our local "classic friendly" garage picking up my MGA after an MOT, chatting to the proprietor Dave he asked me if the club would know whether an MGB was still in anyone's ownership, apparently it is shown as SORN but without MOT on the DVLA website.
 
The car in question a red roadster DRH532C was bought new by one of Dave's customers, to quote him "he bought it new in 1965 when he was 20 after he sold it stayed a local car but he hasn't seen it for a few years".
 
I wondered if putting it in "Lost and Found" might bring forth some information.
 
Regards Pete

 

MGB GT: MDD 916F


Roger is looking for his former GT which he restored in the 70s/80s:

A little insight to my ownership: I purchased the car as an MoT failure. The owner lived in the village of Inkberrow and it was in a very sad state!
The usual areas needed attention: sills and body along with running gear and top end engine overhaul.  The car was in a silver/goldish period standard colour.

After many months working on the car, with much help especially from the Club team and John Hill from Redditch, the motor with my personal “touch” was ready for the road. Snowberry White with soft brown carpets and Cobra sports seats, webasto sunroof and external decals from America all of which I think made the motor quite distinctive and stand out. 
Sadly the MGB had to make way for a larger motor due to a growing family, it was taken in part exchange against a new motor supplied by the famous motorcycle racer Percy Tait. Percy had a local garage franchise for cars and bikes in Alcester. Sadly for me the car looked brilliant in his showroom under the spotlights.

I have tried the usual searches. Perhaps it’s a long shot but fingers crossed it may be sat somewhere in a field a shed or a garage, perhaps in one piece. The current owner may be interested in making contact. I have quite a lot of photos which he or her  may  like to view share over a pint or two!
 Now in my retirement I have rejoined the MG Car Club. I’ve found a very tidy MGB GT LE and  look forward to many hours working on her in my ‘man shed’.
If you have any information about one of these cars please contact
Andrew Vigor, MGB Registrar registrar@mgb-register.org
No personal details will be passed to third parties without your permission.

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