Why would AROnline visit a Citroën meeting in the south of the Netherlands? Well, for one, we love cars – all of them. And the French certainly built some of the most interesting ones of all times. But the interested reader of these pages will certainly know that, as a consequence of Chrysler buying both […]
The 2015 season’s been great for the BMC>MG scene, with an increasing number of shows highlighting our wonderful cars. For the final show of the year, a great display was put on in Milton Keynes.
Once again Stanford Hall in Leicestershire hosted its big Mini show and AROnline was there. Although there were sporty and modified Minis on show, our pictures focus on the bread and butter models, that made up the bulk of the 5.5 million Minis made.
Mike Humble and Ian Edwards The 2015 BMC, BL and MG Rover Welsh Get Together is taking place on Bank Holiday Monday, 31 August, and the new (and bigger) home for the event is Ynysangharad Park in Pontypridd. The venue is located just off the A470 and is approximately 10 miles north of Cardiff (Junction 32 of the M4). Two previous Welsh […]
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.
Words: Keith Adams Photography: Tanya Field 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 […]
Mike Humble Well, it’s here again – this year’s BMC/BL Rally and Spares Day will be held in Ferry Meadows, Nene Park, Peterborough on Sunday, 2 August 2015. Even though many pundits reckoned the event might fade as Pride of Longbridge amazingly gets bigger every year, there seems to be no evidence of that happening. New for this […]
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 – […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]