XPart : Network gives strong track and trade support to MGLive!

Paul Luti's Dreadnought Garage MG TF LE500 racer

Paul Luti's Dreadnought Garage MG TF LE500 will be competing at MGLive!

MGLive!, the biggest event in the MG calendar, takes place at the Silverstone Circuit from the 10th to 12th July, 2009 and four members of XPart’s MG and Rover specialist network will be flying the XPart banner at the event with race entries and a strong trade presence.

Dreadnought Garage, Brown & Gammons, Luffield Cars and Rimmer Bros will all be represented at the event, together with Team Lunar Racing, an all-student race team supported by XPart. The three-day MG celebration, now in its fifty-ninth year, is packed with new features and is expected to attract over 10,000 visitors to the famous Northamptonshire venue.

‘We are delighted to see members of our network helping to keep MG’s heritage alive by taking part in MGLive!,’ commented Don Lindsay, XPart’s Service Marketing Manager. ‘This year’s event looks set to be the most popular yet with impressive vehicle displays and a full racing programme. Dreadnought Garage, Brown & Gammons and Team Lunar have all prepared cars for racing in the MG Trophy and endurance races and all our participating members will be on hand to offer technical hints and advice.’

Dreadnought Garage will be racing an MG TF LE500 driven by race driver Paul Luti in the MG Trophy Championship race and is also entering its MG ZT 520 in the all-comers endurance race. Team Lunar Racing, the only all-student race team to prepare a car for a professional race series, will be competing in the MG Trophy, Peter Best Insurance and endurance races and will be available to discuss its activities. The team, lead by teacher Paul Kneeshaw, is currently racing an MG ZS in the Britcar Series.

Brown & Gammons will be present at the Traders’ Village with cars, parts and accessories. Managing Director Malcolm Gammons will be racing an MG ZR in the endurance races and will also be supporting two MG ZRs built and prepared by the company in the MG Trophy Championship race. Luffield Cars and Rimmer Bros will also be present at the Traders’ Village with discounted parts and accessories. Luffield will be displaying the new MG TF LE 500.

Visitors to MGLive! (formerly known as the Silverstone International event) can expect to see over 5,000 MGs on display spanning all eras of production. The MG Car Club-run event, which celebrates MG’s 85th Anniversary, will also feature a Live Action Arena, a ‘Tour de Silverstone’ run, circuit tours and rides around the Silverstone rally circuit in an MG ZR. The Austin Healey Club will also be joining in the festivities as they mark the 50th Anniversary of the Austin Healey 3000.

AROnline readers can find out more about MGLive! by visiting www.mglive.com.

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Clive Goldthorp

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Clive claims that his interest in the BMC>MG story dates back to his childhood in the 1960s when the family’s garage premises were leased to a tenant with an Austin agency. However, back in the 1920s and 1930s, his grandmother was one of the country’s first female Garage Proprietors so cars probably run in his genes! Admits to affairs with Alfa Romeos, but has more recently owned an 06/06 MG TF 135 and then a 15/64 MG3 Style… Clive, who was AROnline’s News Editor for nearly four years, stood down from that role in order to devote more time to various Motor Racing projects but still contributes articles on as regular basis as his other commitments permit.

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