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Geoff Edwards 1950 – 2021
Our MG friend passed away on Wednesday 3rd February at Salisbury Hospital.
Geoff joined the MGB Register Committee in 2012 during the planning for MGB50 at Blenheim Palace and immediately volunteered to join the organising committee.  Geoff then took over the MGB Treasurer’s position in 2013, staying on the committee until 2019.
Being a true MG enthusiast and being interested in all things mechanical and electrical he was always happy working on his cars and giving tips to others.
Geoff’s pride and joy was his MGBGT which he owned since buying new in 1979.  His fleet also included a MGZTT260 V8 which was used as his daily drive and a RV8 which officially is Carol’s MG.
A quiet man who enjoyed a laugh was respected by all and when he wanted to make his point, we all listened! He was an excellent support to me as MGB Register Chairman.  His profession was a quantity surveyor with John Laing and he spent some time in the Falkland’s after the 1982 war rebuilding the bombed airport.
Geoff will be very much missed by us all.
Our deepest condolences go to Carol and family.
John Watson
Chairman MGB Register.

Events 2021

The MGB Register is still actively finding events for 2021 and also planning MGB60 for 2022.

With the latest Government Covid-19 updates -

The Spring Run has been rescheduled for the 27th June.

No news from the Restoration show at the NEC early June

Sad news arrived at the end of January that MGLive! has been postponed until 2022.

A new event added to our calendar - MGB Register at the Tramway museum Crich 1st August.

Another new event for 2021 Triumph and MG Weekend 13th-15th August.

MG and Triumph spares day has been moved to later in the summer New Date 22nd August.

Bicester Heritage Tour in October - all spaces filled very quickly. A reserve list has been created.

All events are subject to Government guidelines.
Events can be postponed or cancelled at anytime.

Do you remember MGB50?

Looking forward to 2022, plans are going ahead to Celebrate MGB60
25th September 2022 - British Motor Museum - Gaydon
The MG Car Club is excited to announce the launch of a new club insurance partnership with Cherished Vehicle Insurance Services. The scheme will create an offering for MG Car Club members that will keep the specialist needs and requirements of MG Car Club members at the forefront. 
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Looking for Insurance?

Cherished Vehicle Insurance Zoom Presentation

MGCC Members Insurance Presentation

The New MG Car Club Insurance Scheme Powered By Cherished Vehicle Insurance - Zoom Presentation

Pete Barrett, Manager of Cherished Vehicle Insurance is inviting the Members of the MGB register to join him on the 15th March At 19:30 to a  Zoom meeting introducing the new exclusive MGCC Insurance Scheme.

This will include a presentation and a Q&A session for up to 20 members.

Book Your Place

Tom's Boot

Tom Aczel has sent in his story regarding the issues found after removing his carpet!! 

Read the about the story of the floor renewal .................................
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The MGB Register February 2021 Safety Fast 4 Page Newsletter, featuring 25 Years of Pride Ownership, Ian Hayter writes about Dad Don & Rainer's unlucky Covid-19 project.
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Official: E10 petrol launches in September

E10 petrol is up to 10 per cent ethanol and will be available at UK fuel stations from September 2021 as part of bid to cut CO2 emissions
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Event News

A list of events we hope to be part of during 2021. Covid-19 restrictions could make these events change date or cancel. We are monitoring the situation closely.

Cherished Vehicle Insurance Zoom Presentation-2

7:30PM - 9:00PM
Online Zoom Meeting
Places limited to 20 members

Practical Classics Restoration Show

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Birmingham, B40 1NT

Spring Run *UPDATED*

Cancelled in 2020 we are hoping to run this event in 2021 ...
NEW Date!!
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Millets Farm
Abingdon OX13 5HB


The MGB Register is planning to attend this event. Celebrating the ...

MGB Register Tramway Museum Visit

More Info to follow

MGB Register Summer Picnic

Cancelled in 2020 we hope to see everyone at this ...
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Millets Farm
Abingdon OX13 5HB

Triumph and MG Weekend

13th - 15th AUG
Three Counties Showground

British Classic Car Show

The MGB Register will be attending this event in 2021   More ...

Farnborough International Expo Centre
Farnborough International Expo Centre, GU14 7JG

MG and Triumph Spares Day

New Date and a New Venue The MG and Triumph Spares ...
SUNDAY 22nd August

MGB Register guided tour of Bicester Heritage

Event for MGCC Members and their Guests
Bicester Heritage
Buckingham Road Bicester OX26 5HA
A few reserve spaces still available

Some interesting links

MGB Abingdon Memories 1975/1980

FBHVC Appoint an Automotive Fuels Specialist

Published: 19/02/2021

The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) has announced the appointment of Nigel Elliott to the Federation’s Legislation Team, in the role as Automotive Fuels Specialist, with immediate effect. 

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Safety Fast Archives

Tales of the unexpected  Part 1

Peter Browning came to Abingdon to run the Austin-Healey Club and ended up as BMC Competitions Manager. Along the way he recalls some interesting and amusing experiences.

Tales of the unexpected – Part 2

Peter Browning continues his story of how he came to Abingdon to run the Austin-Healey Club and ended up as BMC Competitions Manager.

Le Mans ’65

Peter Browning recalls the MG entry in the 24 Hours in 1965 when he managed the lone works MGB entry.

O Series what might have been!!

Quite an old post that has been brought back to life.
Maybe you can help Juergen.

The MG Car Club Podcast

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


20 Feb 2021
Episode 43: Insurance Tips for your MG

Peter Barrett from the MG Car Club's new insurance partner Cherished Vehicle Insurance Services busts some of the myths around classic car insurance for us and also gives us tips for getting the best deal, understanding some of the terminology and also how to insure MGs during winter layup. Furthermore, Pete explains what makes classic car insurance different than standard car policies and explains what to look for when buying insurance for your MG.

7 Feb 2021
Episode 42: A special MGA raising awareness around Alzheimers Disease

James Davis’s father bought his MGA Twin Cam in 1964 and over the course of the next 53 years, enthusiastically drove it on both road and track across the world from the UK to Barbados and Canada. The MGA had always featured in James’s life and he always assumed that one day, it would be his. Sadly though it had to be sold in Canada during 2016 to fund his Dad’s Alzheimers healthcare. But years later, and after the passing of his father, James has managed to buy the car back through an incredible twist of fate. James is now using it to raise money and awareness around Alzheimers Disease. 

31 Jan 2021
Episode 41: Petrolheads Welcome .com tips for touring and a special MG TA

Our guest on this week’s MG Car Club Podcast is a serial car collector and a lifetime enthusiast. Paul Gerring is also part of the team behind Petrolheads Welcome who offer a directory of hotels across Europe that are safe for historic vehicles. As well as sharing his tips for travel and MG preparation, we also learn the story behind his very special MG TA that has been in his family for very many years. Plus, all of your messages and news!

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Lost & Found News from the Registrar


My name is Philippe and I’m a Belgian citizen and proud owner of an MGB GT V8 conversion.

I would like to know if it is possible to find out the details of a previous owner

I bought this car from a restoration garage in Sheffield in 2015. They did a 2-year full restoration of the car, after buying it from another car dealer.

The only information they could share with me is that the initial conversion to V8 was made in Scotland, back in 1997-98.

The car had first registration in March 1981 and no MOT since 2006.

From a document made by the owner we know that the conversion was made in 1997-98. We know that this gentleman drove the car a few years, but passed away and the car was then abandoned maybe until 2006, based on last MOT date…? 

I would love to find family members of the previous owner and to get in contact with them and let them know what happened to their MGB and maybe collect some more information, pictures, from the time of the conversion.

 If your organisation has this information or can find it out, I would be more than happy to get a reply.

Your help will be highly appreciated.
Thanks in advance and greeting from Belgium, Philippe

MGB Roadster: MGU 380W

I was the first owner of a 1980 Pageant Blue Convertible MGU 380W and would be very keen to meet up again!

I would much appreciate an entry in your Lost and Found area. Regretfully all the photographs of this car disappeared during a long ago move.

It was undersealed from new, came with the standard Rostyle Wheels and striped fabric seats (dreadful but I never got around to changing them).

Best regards, John

MGB Roadsters: HHW 173N and GCF 707V

Jeff is looking for his former MGB Roadster HHW 173N. It was originally Citron Yellow. Any information would be appreciated.
Jeff currently owns an MGB GCF 707V. If any previous owners of this car are reading this article please get in touch.
MGB Roadster: NFW 890F
Can anyone help Dave with information about this car?
Hi All, I have been a member of the MGCC since buying my first MGB in 1977. When I bought this car it had a personalised reg number which I transferred to another vehicle and was allocated the age related number shown in the title. I sold the car in 1996 and was under the impression it was exported to Sweden. However, whilst looking through the DVLA MOT history website recently I typed in the reg number and was amazed to discover that it was MOT'd in 2016! The details of the car are the same (1968 MGB, red) so does this mean the car has been re-imported or would the DVLA have allocated this number to another vehicle?
If the car has come back into the UK I would dearly like to contact the new owner and see my old car again.

MGB Roadster: EDF 688L
I am trying to trace an MGB roadster Reg EDF 688L I bought new in 1972 . It was Harvest Gold but I see on the DVLA site that it is now Red. If any of your members has any information on EDF 688L I would be most grateful if they could contact me.
With thanks,
MGB Roadster: VUJ 933K
Hi, I owned this 1971 MGB Roadster VUJ 933K between 1987 and 1989. It was in Blaze with black vinyl interior. I restored the car, enjoyed a couple of trips to Le Mans in it and used it as my everyday car. I sold it to a friend in Rochdale who subsequently sold it a year or so later to an Air Stewardess based in Manchester. The DVLA record it as SORN and last changing hands in 2012. I would like to be re-united with the car, can anyone help?

Thanks, Hugh
If you have any information about one of these cars please contact
Andrew Vigor, MGB Registrar
No personal details will be passed to third parties without your permission.

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