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John

John Watson 
Chairman MGB Register
MGB Register Mobile 07555 044 528

MGB Register Classic Picnic

Sunday 4th August is the date for our next event, this is open to any make of classic car. So why not bring or invite your friends who maybe have a different marque!

https://milletsfarmcentre.com/what-s-on/this-year/893-classic-car-mg-summer-picnic-2019.html

Meet Ex-Workers who Built the MGB - Kimber House

images from http://www.geevee.nl/mg-factory-abingdon

 

A day is being organised for MGB Car Owners to meet some of the workers who built their cars. 
 
This will take place at Kimber house on 18th August at 10:30 and is an opportunity to discuss the building of your car with the people directly involved.
 
The MGB Register would like a display of MGBs (ten to twenty cars).  If you would like your car to be considered for this please send me details of it, including the year, registration number, and model etc.
 
Everybody is welcome to attend.
 
Please contact Clive Wilday
01406 821588, 07943 306977 or cfwilday@aol.com

**NEW official MGB Register regalia now available! **

Order online at www.regalia.mgb-register.org

Our much anticipated range of new regalia is now available to order on our website. Quality polo shirts, sweatshirts, fleeces and caps are all available in a variety of colours and sizes with our MGB Register logo embroidery. Our clothing is made to order so if you don’t see the particular size or colour that you’d like, drop us an email to regalia@mgb-register.org and we will do our best to help you.

We also have a variety of other items available including pin badges, grille badges and stickers which can be combined with your clothing order to save on postage.

Payment can be made by PayPal or bank transfer, for delivery to your UK address. For overseas delivery, please email us for a quote.

 

 

A day out at the Shelsley Walsh – Classic Nostalgia Event 15th June

The Classic Nostalgia event was held over the weekend of the 15th/16th June with the Register organised meet on the Saturday.  For those who have not visited Shelsley, obviously it is set on a hill being surrounded by stunning country side and is England’s oldest motor sport venue.  For those not interested in motor sport a visit would make a great day out for a picnic and just to take in the views.

The day started dry but there was the threat of heavy rain.  On leaving the hotel we were told it would be raining by eleven!  On arrival at Shelsley the register parking area had been marked out together with about 5 other car clubs in an area close to the paddock – as yet no rain!

First job park the B’s then put up the Register Banners.  Second job and possibly the most important of the day, breakfast.  In fact, full English in the excellent restaurant.  Now for the motorsport…….

What immediately hits you how relaxed everything is but there is a feeling of history and competition.  All the competitors are very friendly helping each other out if someone has a problem. The smell of the place is wonderful with the racing fuels and the smell of the cars.  You can walk around the paddock getting right up to the cars with most competitors happy to talk to you.

The format of the day is practice runs in the morning with 2 competition runs in the afternoon after the lunch break – all very civilised.  Being the Classic Nostalgia Event the range of cars was fantastic from Austin 7’s to Formula 2 cars with everything imaginable in between including a nice mix of MG types.  I have to say I did fall for the Austin 7’s, they are so basic in design but very quick and look great fun.

Anyway, after the practice runs – Rain and lots of it, off and on for about an hour then it cleared up for the rest of the day with sunny periods.  Luckily the rain had just about stopped before the start of the competition runs.

Once the action starts things move quickly with a car driving the hill about every 90 seconds so there is little time to get bored.  There is excellent viewing for the majority of the hill with a footpath following the line of the hill with seating areas along its length.  The only part of the hill you cannot see is the finish line.  When you walk the hill, you realise just how steep it is!

The hill is 1000 yards and the hill record is 22.58 seconds.  The times we saw were in the 30 to 40 seconds range but still very enjoyable to watch.    

So, if you want a great day out and enjoy competitive non-commercial motor sport then Shelsley is well worth a visit and with the discounted Register ticket price great value.  Disappointingly we only had six MGBs in our parking area but I’m sure those who attended had a great day, we certainly did.

Thanks, Andrew, for organising a great day.

 Neil Hyett.

Bicester Super Scramble 23rd June

Keen visitors to the Super Scramble arrived in their vintage and classic vehicles and were parked on the airfield around the entrance to the Technical Site. The MG Car Club was well represented with a wide range of MGs in one of the largest Club displays. Our thanks must go to the staff of Kimber House who supported us so well with the MG Car Club Marquee which was of great interest to visitors and to Ian Wright of the MGF Register who arranged the booking for the Club.

The Super Scramble filled the former RAF Station with historic vehicles and the test track roared to the sounds of cars of all ages demonstrating throughout the day. The fun atmosphere of the event culminated in a hilarious classic moped ‘race’ at the end of the day with some riders being penalised for excessive pe dalling.

The specialist businesses within the buildings of the airfield were almost all opened up for everyone to visit. As with recent Scrambles numbers were limited and despite the sell out of tickets there was plenty of space to explore and soak up the atmosphere.

Vintage aircraft were also on show and there was a Classic Trader ‘Village’ and Autojumble in Hangar 113.

Don’t miss the next Scramble which will close the season on the 6th October. Full details will appear soon in the Events page of the MGB Register Website. Book early, tickets will not be sold at the gate, numbers will be limited and it is almost certain to be a sell out.

 

Andrew Vigor

Do you know anyone who wants a nice MGB?

Doug Harris MGB

This is a very smart car having just had a professional respray (including the engine bay) by Tim Kelly the MG specialist in Cornwall. The car was totally rebuilt over 20 years ago and has only completed 10,000 miles since. It has very nice door shuts lines and panel fits. It is also a very nice car to drive with no obvious faults. It has the original ’73 interior which is perfectly usable but some might wish to replace it to make this a show standard car. It is fitted with a Peter Burgess Cylinder Head making it quite potent. The car goes as well as it looks.
£12,250 
for more info please email chairman@mgb-register.org
 

New images of the Marathon MGB

A big Thank you to Peter Knights and Mike Lowning for sharing some pictures of the Marathon MGB in Australia. Full size images can be viewed https://marathonmgb.mgb-register.org/photo-galleries/

Stony Stratford Classic 2nd June

In February whilst at the MG/Triumph spares day at Stoneleigh I asked John Watson if it would be possible to get the Marathon MGB to the Stony Stratford Classic car show. John said he was not available to drive the car due to other commitments but advised me that I could drive it to the show. Having spoken to some of the organisers of the event to check all was OK for me to bring the car the date was set in the calendar.
On the 1st of June I took my wife Michelle with me to collect the car from Abingdon. I had heard that ear plugs were a good idea, so we had some with us. The speedo was not totally accurate but we had that covered. We use a GPS app on our mobile phone for road runs and this also shows the speed.
John got the car out for us and standing at the side of the road the car does not sound particularly loud. We jumped in and buckled up for the drive back to Milton Keynes. The car drives very well and without any sound deadening inside the car it gets very loud. I asked Michelle to keep a check on the speed as I really did not want a speeding fine.We drove the car to the Market Square in Stony Stratford on the Sunday morning and parked up and popped up the info signs at the rear of the car.
During the day we had lots of interest especially from Karol Wiechczynski who does some writing for Polish Motorsport. Karol was trying to get some pictures of the car but it was busy in the car park. I suggested he popped back at 4pm, then he could get some better shots. Some of Karols pictures are above and are in the 2019 gallery. We had a great day and we may hear from a young lady who does some blogging on female racing drivers.
A drop of rain on the way back to Abingdon after a long day but it was a great experience. Would I drive it 10,000 miles - possibly not, as I would suspect a headache at some point.. A Big thank you to John Watson & the MGB Register for the opportunity to show the car at this car show.
Paul Webmaster for the MGB Register.

News from the Registrar

Lost & Found

MGB: OJH 330H
Can you help Paul make his 50th Wedding Anniversary even more special?
Help needed to trace MGB Roadster OJH 330H: I bought this car new and kept it for three years and put 33,000 miles on it. I drove this car with my new wife away from our wedding reception and next year is our 50th Wedding Anniversary. I would very much like to surprise my wife with a drive again in this car and would like the opportunity to speak with the current owner to see if that could be facilitated. I reside in Great Amwell Hoddesdon. Please contact my P.A. Karen Castle on 01992 460371 with any information.
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MGB: UHM 293F
And can anyone help Mark who is trying to trace his father’s former car?
I’m hoping you can help. I’m trying to trace my Dad’s old MGB Roadster. Would you be able to see if this registration is on your database please. It’s British Racing Green UHM 293F thank you
Sadly it’s not on our Register so if you have any information about this car please contact Andrew Vigor, MGB Registrar: registrar@mgb-register.org
 

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Upcoming Events

 

August 2019

Classic Car and MG Summer Picnic

Sun August 4
Millets Farm, Abingdon OX13 5HB + Google Map

Millets Farm Centre and Frosts Garden Centre offer various attractions and
restaurants, something for everyone.

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Who built your MGB

Sun August 18
Kimber House, 12 Cemetery Road
Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 1AS United Kingdom

Here is a chance to meet the workers who built your MGB. Ex-Factory employees and MGB Owners Welcome. Kimber House 10-30am

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