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Events : The 2015 BMC/BL Welsh Get Together

Events : The 2015 BMC/BL Welsh Get Together

Mike Humble and Ian Edwards The 2015 BMC, BL and MG Rover Welsh Get Together is taking place on 31 August, Bank Holiday Monday, and the new (and bigger) home for the event is Ynysangharad Park in Pontypridd. The park located just off the A470, approximately 10 miles north of Cardiff (Junction 32 of the M4). Two previous Welsh […]

Events : Report – BMC/BL Rally, Peterborough 2015

Events : Report – BMC/BL Rally, Peterborough 2015

After years of being talked down, it looks like the BMC/BL Rally was back with a bang in 2015. Although we didn’t grab the visitor numbers before leaving Ferry Meadows, it was clear that the show’s attendance was up on previous years, despite strong showings from upstart events like the Pride of Longbridge and the Gaydon BMC and BL Show.

Events : Report – Festival of The Unexceptional 2015

Events : Report – Festival of The Unexceptional 2015

Hagerty’s innovative Festival of the Unexceptional returned for a second year, bringing together some of our favourite automotive winners and losers – a wonderful antidote to the usual high class fare associated with the term ‘concours’. But then, this is a concours d’ordinaire! For 2015, 50 cars were invited on to the lawns at Whittlebury […]

Events Preview : 2015 BMC / BL Spares & Rally Peterborough

Events Preview : 2015 BMC / BL Spares & Rally Peterborough

Mike Humble: Well its here again – the 2015 BMC – BL Rally and Spares day held in Ferry Meadows, Nene Park Peterborough on Sunday the 2nd of August. Even though many pundits reckoned the show might fade as Pride of Longbridge amazingly gets bigger every year, this particular event seems to show no evidence of that […]

Events : BMC and Leyland Show report

Events : BMC and Leyland Show report

Now in its third year, the BMC and Leyland Show, held at the spiritual home of all things classic ‘firm’, Gaydon, proved to be an absolute barnstormer in 2015. With more than 800 vehicles making it to the show, and even with a brief, torrential downpour halfway through, the show was an unreserved success – […]

Events : BMC and Leyland Show, Gaydon, plus Cowley and Longbridge Convoys

Events : BMC and Leyland Show, Gaydon, plus Cowley and Longbridge Convoys

Not just one, but two convoys will converge on this year’s BMC and Leyland Show at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire, thanks to the organisers of the traditional (and much-loved) Cowley Convoy. The convoys are open to owners of any BMC/BL/ARG or associated vehicle and will depart from either Cowley or Longbridge at […]

News : Delivery mileage Dolomite stars at Tatton Park

News : Delivery mileage Dolomite stars at Tatton Park

Craig Cheetham A Triumph Dolomite SE with only 82 miles on the clock from new was the star attraction at the Classic Car Spectacular at Tatton Park in Cheshire last weekend. Show organiser Stuart Holmes, of Cheshire Auto Promotions, said: “The Dolomite is sensational – fresh out of the box. Seeing it at the show […]

Events : Vauxhall Heritage Centre to open its doors to the public

Events : Vauxhall Heritage Centre to open its doors to the public

Vauxhall will be showcasing its collection of historic cars to the public for one day only on Sunday, 14 June 2105, from 10am until 4pm. Based at the Heritage Centre in Park Street, Luton LU1 3HG, visitors will be able to view the company’s collection for free, including over 60 veteran, vintage and post-war Vauxhalls […]

Events : MG Car Club celebrates 25 years at Abingdon

Events : MG Car Club celebrates 25 years at Abingdon

2015 marks the 25 th Anniversary of the MG Car Club’s return to Abingdon, the spiritual home of MG, and the Club is holding an open day on Saturday, 23 May 2015 to celebrate. The MG Car Club is the oldest MG club in the world and was formed by the MG Car Company some 85 years ago in […]

Events : Drive It Day 2015 and the Princess’ 40th Birthday Party

Events : Drive It Day 2015 and the Princess’ 40th Birthday Party

Mike Humble recently visited the MINI plant at Cowley for the 2015 Drive It Day event and grabbed a steer of a rather special, one-off Leyland Princess on the day of the model’s 40th Birthday Party… Just a week after Pride of Longbridge and my escapades with a Maestro, I had to drive up to Cowley […]

Events : 2015 Blackpool to Benidorm Rally – making the right appearance

Events : 2015 Blackpool to Benidorm Rally – making the right appearance

Mike Humble As with most vehicle rallies, it’s all about appearances or, in this particular case, keeping up with them. Next Wednesday, 5th May sees the start of a charity automotive themed rally that kicks off from sunny Blackpool and ends in the Spanish resort of Benidorm on Saturday, 9th May. John Corbett and Tanya Field […]

Events : Techno Classica Essen 2015 review

Events : Techno Classica Essen 2015 review

Nearly two weeks have passed since the doors to Europe’s most important classic car show closed, so it’s time to look back after the shock about the prices asked for some cars has settled somewhat. The weather was splendid, the number of show goers was very high at about 190,000 and there have been some truely […]

Drive Story : Cowley to Longbridge with a Maestro – what can go wrong?

Drive Story : Cowley to Longbridge with a Maestro – what can go wrong?

When Mike Humble was asked to drive a very rare MG Maestro in the Cowley Convoy, it was music to his ears. However, heritage soon kicked in almost scuppering the adventure… Going back a few months, before the 75 came back into the fold (for the third time), I asked Tanya Field from the Maestro […]

News : Euro Rover Owners Club complete Round Britain Challenge

News : Euro Rover Owners Club complete Round Britain Challenge

Four members of the Euro Rover Owners Club have completed their marathon Round Britain Driving Challenge in just over 23 hours, despite part of their planned route being closed and another diversion having to be taken. Wyn Fellowes, Daniel DeMellow, Sarah James and Mark James set off from Q-Gate outside the Longbridge assembly plant at […]

MGR@10 Month : Pride of Longbridge 10th Anniversary review

MGR@10 Month : Pride of Longbridge 10th Anniversary review

Craig Cheetham Pride of Longbridge isn’t a car rally, or certainly not in the conventional sense. It does what car rallies do, but it also does much, much more than that. Whereas Fords, Vauxhalls, VWs, BMWs and Citroens (to name but a few) all have one-make shows that attract enthusiasts from far and wide, none […]

News : Euro Rover Round Britain Driving Challenge

News : Euro Rover Round Britain Driving Challenge

Four members of the Euro Rover Owners Club will be highlighting their pride in Longbridge-built cars by taking part in their very own 24-hour Round Britain Driving Challenge to raise funds for charity. Wyn Fellowes, Daniel DeMellow, Sarah James and Mark James are all avid enthusiasts of Rover and MG cars built during the Rover Group and MG Rover […]

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MGR@10 Month : Preview – Pride of Longbridge 2015

MGR@10 Month : Preview – Pride of Longbridge 2015

This year’s Pride of Longbridge event takes place this coming Saturday, 18 April 2015, and AROnline will be there to cover it. This year’s event promises to be especially poignant, as it marks the 10th Anniversary of the closure of MG Rover and the original ‘Save MG Rover Rally’ that kicked it all off. Little did […]

Events : InterClassics & TopMobiel Maastricht 2015

Events : InterClassics & TopMobiel Maastricht 2015

Just like last year, AROnline starts the new classic car show season early with a visit to Maastricht in the south of the Netherlands. The celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Jaguar name was the theme for one of the two central exhibitions and made the visit even more interesting for those with some British fuel in […]

Best of British : Happy 30th to the Rover 200 series

Best of British : Happy 30th to the Rover 200 series

Most of us know the Montego, along with the Leyland Roadrunner, celebrated a 30th birthday this year. Also, back in 1984, the Rover 200 was introduced – an important product that today, almost seems forgotten in classic car circles. Mike Humble stumbled upon the sole surviving early 216 Vitesse… and this one’s rather special too! […]

Interviews : Montego stunt driver Russ Swift talks to AROnline

Interviews : Montego stunt driver Russ Swift talks to AROnline

To mark the 30th birthday of the Montego, Russ Swift kindly offered to help cut the cake at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show. Mike Humble spoke to the man who did the stunt driving in one of TV’s most memorable car adverts ever… The one thing about being the wrong side of 40 is […]

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