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John Watson 
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Our first official outing of 2020

International MG & Triumph Spares Day is less than 2 weeks away!
Returning to Stoneleigh Park on Sunday 9th February 2020, the MG & Triumph show has everything you need for these Great British classics under one roof!

The MGB Register will be in Hall 3 Stand 9.
Make sure you pop along and say HI !!

Trade stands & autojumble – specialists, professionals and smaller stands for the enthusiasts, ‘garage clearouts’ and a massive choice of spares, accessories, tools, models etc. 

All the best clubs – anything old or new, you’re sure to find it here. There will even be some classic motors for sale, so you could even bag yourself a car!

If you're interested, make sure to grab your tickets now!!

Advance Price: £11 incl booking fee. Under 12's free of charge

Advance tickets go off sale at 9pm Saturday 8th February 2020

(You can purchase tickets after this date on the gate)


On The Day Prices: Adults £14. Under 12's free of charge

Book your tickets now!

Spring Run 2020

The spring run is limited to 100 cars and with just over two months to go there is still space. If you fancy a nice drive on April 5th, why not join us. Starting from Millets farm centre, Frilford. Then a drive through the picturesque countryside to the finish at National Trust Stowe.

Getting ready for the 2019 run .
Online booking available.
Or download an entry form.
Entries close 20th March

A members story from Switzerland

The other day I re-discovered the sale invoice of my first ever MG tucked away in the “Original MGA” book (by Anders Ditlev Clausager) in my library. At the lucky age of 22, on 20 August 1962, a brand new black, red leather seats, RHD, MGA MKII became mine! It was the last new MGA in Switzerland, once the all-new MGB was at the dealers.  Luckily, it seems that no-one wanted this lovely RHD, black MG … and at the time, I didn’t fancy the MGB’s “modern shape” compared to that of the beautiful MGA.
A new ’62 MKII was priced at 10’500.00 Swiss Francs (CHF). I added two Klippan seat belts (yes, already then for track days and fun – remember, no speed limits at the time on our Swiss roads!), two Talbot bullet shaped rear view mirrors on the wings (because of the RHD), a front radiator protection barre and a large luggage rack, all this for an additional CHF 359.00. These are all visible on the attached, first ever photo of my brand new treasure … from which I immediately withdrew its hubcaps to give it a sportier stance!
I’m thrilled to have been bitten by the MG bug, at age seven well before I could even drive. I was fascinated by a passing shiny, new red TC. There never was a doubt about my choice when the time came for me to get my first car! As the saying goes, “life is too short to own a boring car” and this has prevailed all my life. After finding the MGA’s invoice, I had a look at what similar new cars were worth here in 1962. Then, since I now own a fantastic ‘72 MG BGT bought in August 1999 (on the B register since then), I did likewise for when it was sold new in Switzerland. As you can see on the attached photo, it is now in excellent condition, having received a thorough long-term running restoration over the past twenty years and drives like a new car.
In the 1962 table, I also indicate the price of the first  ’62 MGB . Likewise, for 1972 I also include that of the MKIII MGB – note that the BGT was almost the most expensive of all the others mentioned in the list!
When one reads how a ‘62 Austin-Healey MK II or a ’72 Morgan 4/4 are priced today on the classic car market, and knowing them quite well, I wonder why our great MGB marque has not done as well! They deserve it, being closely equivalent to many other sports cars available on the market then and still now. Indeed, a well sorted MGB, thanks to the hugely abundant supplies of parts new and old, is often more “modern traffic and owner friendly” than many other classics. A handsome B or BGT can be found on the current Classic Car market still priced close to their new prices of yore, while most others have rocketed.
When will our lovely, well designed, reliable, powerful, great sounding and good looking, head-turning MGBs’ current market values finally take off? Oh well! In fact it does not bother me too much personally, since our BGT is now a full family member, and is vied by one of my children, once my old bones stop me from either getting into or (preferably!) out of it, or some authority decides that I will have become a danger in traffic ...
All my best wishes for a great 2020, drive safely and long live the MG sports car!
Michael Bernhard    B Register number 12461 (since August 1999)

Spring's Best Classic Car Show
27 - 29 March 2020

The MGB Register will be at this event for the first time, Hall 5 stand 535. You can click the book now image above to get your discounted tickets or head over to the MGCC members area for a discount code for Saturday and Sunday. Don't forget to come and say Hi if you are visiting the show.

Meet the Workers

Following on from the success of this event in 2019 plans are being put together for 2020. This event is being planned for Sunday August 16th with the chance to meet some of the workforce who built the MGB. Add this date to your diary and we will update the calendar once we have more information.

Regalia Click and Collect

Why not pre-order your MGB Register Cap or Polo Shirt for collection at our next event?
We will bring your items to the event for collection saving you the shipping costs. We will take pre-orders for items with a 30 day cut off point.
Orders placed before the 25th February will be available for collection at the NEC Classic Car & Restoration Show 27-29 March.
Fancy something for MG Live - Place your order 15th March -15th May

Sunday the 19th of April 2020 will be to the day the 50th anniversary of the start of the World Cup Rally. Starting at Wembley Stadium this 16,000 mile epic car marathon finishing in Mexico City. The Historic Marathon Rally Group (HMRG) have organised an event at the British Motor Museum at Gaydon. Not only cars from the Mexico event will be on display including the winning Ford Escort FEV1H, kindly loaned by the Ford Motor Company, but also cars from the 1968 London to Sydney Marathon including the Jean Denton MGB now owned by the MGB Register. Other Rally cars old and new are also expected to be in attendance.

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Are you new to the MGB world?

The MGB Workshop Notes created by the V8 Register may be a useful tool that can help you out with some of your issues.

The MGB Workshop Notes were started in the late 70’s, today there are five volumes packed with many useful spares and maintenance tips contributed by fellow members. A full list of topics covered can be downloaded here

What’s in a set of MGB Workshop Notes? – see our illustrated guide to the 330 plus notes series. Guide

You can view the complete contents & index via these links Contents or Index

The MGB Workshop Notes will be distributed as a download via our online shop.

To buy this download at the Member Only discounted price please complete this registration form. Once the form has been submitted please register for an account within our eShop.
Your membership will be verified, then you will be added to the MGCC buying group. We will notify you this has been completed, any discounts will be added automatically.
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Have you got a MGB GT V8? Workshop Notes are available from the V8Register

Order MGB Workshop Notes online: Here

Payment can be made by PayPal or bank transfer.

Latest Additions to the MGB Register Photo Album

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The keyring your MGB deserves.

Designed and manufactured exclusively for the MGB register, this limited edition keyring is based on the classic rectangular design.

The high quality enameled MGB REGISTER badge is available in two finishes - antique silver or gold - both are set against a black leather fob with sophisticated black stitching. The rear of the fob is embossed with MGB REGISTER and website.

This premium keyring is a limited edition and available to order now - don’t miss out.

We will have the Gold one available at the MG & Triumph Spares Day - 9th February. We are still awaiting the Silver version to arrive, but we do hope to have this in time for Stoneleigh too.

If you would like to reserve one please email Mike Barclay via the cost of the keyring is £9.00 there are 50 Gold ones and potentially 50 Silver (if they arrive in time). 

Green Stuff added to Marathon MGB

John & Mike tackle an oil leak on the Marathon MGB.
We had the Marathon MGB front wheels on ramps, then released the engine mounts after releasing the exhaust from the manifold. Then the engine was raised on a jack and pieces of wood put into the gaps of the engine mounts. This enabled us, I mean Mike, to undo the sump bolts. When the sump was eventually released from the block we could see why it was dropping oil. Mike carefully tapped the ridge to make it flat.
Then he refitted a new gasket, supplied courtesy of Moss Europe as were all the parts we required.
The following day we connected the exhaust to the manifold and pushed the car off the ramps, refitted the oil filter which is one the points up, then filled with Duckhams 20/50. Back in 1968 Jean Denton was sponsored by Duckhams on the London to Sydney Marathon.

News from the Registrar

Lost & Found

MGB Roadster:  395 GLT
Tim would like to trace his father’s former car: ‘I am on potentially a wild goose chase seeing if I can track down the current whereabouts of the red MGB roadster  that my father owned in the 70’s. I've seen some photos online and I can see it's currently taxed, so I was wondering if you had any records relating to it.’
Does anyone know of Michael’s former car or their friends Pam, Derek and Bill? 
I attach a picture of my late wife’s MGB GT in Mallard Green with wire wheels, webasto sun roof and tan interior. My wife Cathy who was a school teacher purchased the car with me in about 1977 from a family on Anglesey  at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.
We joined the MG Car Club and had a great experience on our first European tour to Luxembourg in 1978. We met some fantastic people including Pam and Derek who owned a White MGBGT V8 and Bill who had a Damask Red rubber bumper MGBGT V8. Both rescued us when our clutch failed near Fribourg en route to Winterthur Switzerland for the Summer event run by MGCC Luxembourg.
We took the engine out in an apple orchard belonging to a local cider manufacturer and next day with new clutch from BL/MG Fribourg arrived at the event. Two young people with no RAC/AA cover but just good MGCC friends, Great Times...
We kept the car for 4 or 5 years until children arrived, then we sold her to a lady in Childwall Liverpool. We lost track of the car and always wondered what happened and is it still going and with who today.
The car appears to survive and is on SORN so can your readers help?
I would also love to renew the contact with old MGCC members, Pam and Derek and Bill!
So what a task to try and achieve! 
MGB GT:  HON 100L and JJJ 507D
Rhys is trying to trace some history of HON 100L car which he now owns, it is a member of the MGB Register.
I was wondering if you had any records of my 1973 MGB GT being registered with yourselves in the past? Or any history you could inform me of? There is one of your stickers in the top left corner of the windscreen!  
As an aside do you have details for JJJ 507D? This was owned by my father when he was younger!
I wonder if you may be able to help me please. I'm trying to find any history of my car, registered 15th March 1967. The car is now Damask, with 'Biscuit' upholstery, but I believe was once a colour closer to RAF blue. The only history I have is that it was once owned by a gentleman, who was when I spoke to him in 2017, shortly after my purchase, a member of the '750' motor club. He was very helpful and gave me some information on its restoration while he owned it some years ago, but I've nothing much other than that. It also took part in the 1968 RAC Classic. It's had a few owners since then but sadly most of its history has been lost along the way. I would be very grateful if anyone knows anything about it.
MGB Roadster:  FPM 599C

Hi, I have been looking for my first car a MK1 1965 MGB Roadster. I rebuilt the car from a wreck at the age of 17 having paid £300 for it. In 1988 I moved to Pembrokeshire and sold the MGB shortly after to get married and put down a deposit on my first house. I sold it to someone I believe in the Midlands and as far as I can understand the car is still owned by the same person. I also understand the car is now Iris Blue. I would love to see the car again and if possible maybe buy it back. I have fond memories of the little B and wonder if the car is known to you and you could pass on my details.

Kind regards, Derek
If you have any information about one of these cars please contact Andrew Vigor, MGB Registrar:

MGB Register Weekend 2020

We have had a cancellation so we have One place available,
if you fancy joining us in the Scottish Borders later this year.
If you are interested or would like further information please
Call John Watson 07770575236 to check for availability.

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Upcoming Events

March 2020

MGB Register AGM

Sun March 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Kimber House, 12 Cemetery Road
Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 1AS United Kingdom

More information to follow

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NEC Classic Car & Restoration Show

Fri March 27 - Sun March 29
NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT

We’re attending the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show (NEC Birmingham, UK) from 27th March to 29th March 2020. Be part of the friendliest of classic car shows & visit the MGB Register on stand 5-535 #NECRestoShow Plus MGCC Members can benefit from discounted tickets in advance by using the code in the MGCC Members area: The code gives you an exclusive discount on Saturday and Sunday adult or family tickets ONLY up until midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020. …

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April 2020

MGB Register Spring Run 2020

Sun April 5
Millets Farm, Abingdon OX13 5HB

THE MGB REGISTER SPRING RUN 2020 SUPPORTED BY BRITISH MOTOR HERITAGE This years Spring Run - Starts at Millets Farm - finishing at National Trust Stowe Entry is £26 and includes Route Book and Rally Plaque The New Inn Visitor Centre serves a full menu of sweet treats, light bites and hot lunches lovingly homemade and fresh. Access to the New Inn visitor centre cafe and toilets are included. National Trust members have free access to the gardens, non members…

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Brooklands MG and British Marques Day

Sun April 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Brooklands Museum, Brooklands Road
Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0QN

Celebrate the best of British manufacturing at our all marque event. Alongside the special MG displays there will be a whole host of British built vehicles, from the pre-war Alvis, Norton and Sunbeam right through to the latest Jaguar model.

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June 2020

MG Live 2020

Sat June 13 - Sun June 14
Silverstone Circuit, Towcester Northamptonshire NN12 8TN

The MGB Register will be at the MG Live event at Silverstone in 2020 Dates are currently provisional.   More information to follow

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August 2020

MGB Register Picnic

Sun August 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Millets Farm, Abingdon OX13 5HB

Come and join the MGB Register and other classic marks at Millets farm for our annual picnic.   More details to follow

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Meet The Workers

Sun August 16
Kimber House, 12 Cemetery Road
Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 1AS United Kingdom

Come along to Kimber House and Meet some of the workforce who assembled the MGB.   More Info to follow

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