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John Watson 
Chairman MGB Register

First Sunday of 2019

Bicester Sunday Scramble

06/01/2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bicester Heritage OX27 8AL United Kingdom + Google Map

Sunday Scramble @ Bicester Heritage The MGCC have arranged infield parking to bring the MG Group together. There is a discount code available for entry to this event. Drop an email to Ian – to receive the code.

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MGB Register Spring Run 2019

Starting at Millets farm Frilford - visiting The Classic Car Hub at Bibury and finishing the journey at Kingston Bagpuize House & Gardens. Booking information is available from here.

MGB Register Technical Day (Moss Europe) London

Watch out for more details of this technical day for May 2019. Once finalised details will be added to the events page....
This event is limited to 25 spaces.

MGB Register Weekend 2019

Join the MGB Register for a weekend away in Suffolk, based at the Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel in Woodbridge from 13th – 16th September and enjoy a weekend of scenic driving, excellent food, and socialising.

There will be full day tours on Saturday and Sunday set in stunning countryside and closely surrounding areas. Booking information is available here.


In the October Newsletter we featured a very early car. This month we feature a very late and virtually ‘new’ one. Barry Woolford tells us the story...


A new MGB GT that’s an interesting proposition, well it’s nearly forty years since you could buy a brand new one from a dealer, but I think I have the next best thing a 1980 MGB GT with only 570 miles on the clock.
A little background regarding myself and MGs if I may. I will have been a continuous member of the MGCC for fifty years next year, I have never been without an MG since the sixties and this GT is the 21st MG I have owned. I think the joy of owning an MG is experiencing the varied styles of motoring from my first MG a 1934 PA through to VA, TC, TD, TF, MGA Midget, MGB Roadster, MGF, MGTF. Currently I run a MG GS and a TF LE500.
Now back to my newest acquisition, the MGB GT. The car has come over from Germany where it was registered for the first time ever. It is believed to have been supplied to Kennings Ltd Derby in 1980. It still has all the original Leyland documentation along with type approval. The build date is 9th to 10th July 1980 and it was dispatched on the 5th August.
The car was sold at Silverstone Auctions in late 2017 and I presume then went to Germany, where I purchased it. The car is as it left the factory with original specification of Black body with orange cloth interior. I have changed all the fluids: engine, gearbox, back axle, brake fluids, and the water. No doubt this has been done before but I know I have done it for myself.
It has just had its first ever MOT in the U.K.  HMRC have been informed to obtain NOVA clearance, paperwork has been completed and sent to the DVLA to obtain a registration number and V5.
The cars future, well I intend to use the car as it should be to keep it in good mechanical shape. I will most likely not do more than 1,000 miles a year attending my usual MGCC events. As I am in my 75th year even in ten years time it will only be in the region of 10,000 miles on the clock!!
I would welcome any information regarding the past history of the car and where it has been stored.
Barry Woolford
November 2018
It would be interesting to know the story of this car for those 37 years! If you have any information for Barry please contact the MGB Registrar at and we will pass it on to him. Andrew Vigor

Winter Project MGB Engines

During 2018 Adrian Goodson and Alan Hall set about logging all their MGB engine parts to either sell or actually put them together to make a recondition unit. Many of these parts were brand new or New Old stock so as you can appreciate very valuable. After looking at every thing it was decided to build three (18V) quality MGB engines.  This took some time and care to build these engines making sure parts were all well within tolerance’s and all the actual engineering work such as Cylinder boring, Crankshaft regrinding and cylinder head and block facing was outsourced to an excellent engine engineering company.
After the engines were assembled, Adrian, had an engine test bed ( which he had previously built for an earlier engine he tested). All the engines were run up on the Test bed and all ran sweetly for 20 minutes on an initial run in period( these were also filmed as proof) and are now ready for sale on Facebook, Gumtree and Shpock.  Two engines are pure MGB units (1840cc) with the third being MGB/Marina 1798 cc) as the crank spigot ( on a NOS crank shaft)  is smaller either for a Morris Marina or MGB 5 Speed gearbox conversion. The engines are very reasonably priced at being very close to cost as our engine project has been about resurrecting these lovely old engines back into service. It has been enjoyable doing these engines and it is hoped with useable exchange engines, they can be also resurrected into affordable carefully put together reconditioned units for MGB enthusiasts.

Marathon MGB Update

Thie Marathon MGB on display at Kimber House on the annual MGCC open house.
MG Employees of the past get together for a chat and catch up at Kimber House.
What's under the bonnet?
The MGB Marathon will be on display at the MG and Triumph Spares Day at Stoneleigh 10th February.

Latest posts and topics from the MGB Register forums.

Technical Forum

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Upcoming Events


MG & Triumph Spares Day 2019

Stoneleigh, Stoneleigh Park Warwickshire CV8 2LZ United Kingdom + Google Map

MG & Triumph Spares Day at Stoneleigh the MGB Register will be on display.   Ticket info

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MARCH 2019


23/03/2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kimber House, 12 Cemetery Road 
Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 1AS United Kingdom + Google Map

MGB Register AGM

The MG Car Club Ltd, Kimber House, 12 Cemetery Road, Abingdon, OX14 1AS

Saturday 23rd March 2019

Starting at 11:00 am

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APRIL 2019

MGB Register Spring Run

Millets Farm, Abingdon OX13 5HB

THE MGB REGISTER SPRING RUN 2019 SUPPORTED BY BRITISH MOTOR HERITAGE This years Spring Run - Starts at Millets Farm - Visits the Classic Motor Hub Bibury - finishing at Bagpuize House - entry is £26 and includes Route Book and Rally Plaque Don’t forget if you wish to visit the house this can be booked on the day. There is a maximum limit of 100 MG’s – closing date for entries 23rd March. Book Your Space Now

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Some dates to add to your 2019 Calendar

Sunday 14th April  MG ERA Day at Brooklands  MGB Register Area.

Sunday 28th April  Drive it Day

Saturday 15th  Sunday 16th June MGLive

Sunday 4th August  Classic Car and MG Picnic Millets Farm Abingdon

Friday – Monday 13th – 16th September  MGB Register Weekend

More dates to follow the events page on the MGB Website
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