MG Car Club : Former BTCC star Anthony Reid to race at MGLive!

Former MG Rover works driver Anthony Reid has confirmed his participation in MGLive! – the MG Car Club’s annual Silverstone celebration which takes place on 24 – 26 June 2011.

Reid will be campaigning an MG ZS with the high-profile Vulcan Racing team which races in the MGCC’s Peter Best Insurance Challenge Championship.

The Glasgow-born speedster is hugely popular amongst the MG community having competed with the marque at Le Mans and extensively in the British Touring Car Championship.

Reid will be racing on Silverstone’s Grand Prix circuit with the Vulcan team, following two previous stints in the car at Castle Combe.

His appearance at MGLive! will certainly excite motorsport enthusiasts throughout the UK and adds another exciting dimension to an already action-packed, family friendly weekend.

Anthony Reid said: ‘MGLive! is a tremendous event and I’m thrilled to be part of it in 2011. Of course, I’ll be hoping to put on a good show for the MG fans in attendance and I’m looking forward to the endurance race I’ll be competing in.’

Vulcan Racing’s Peter Burchill commented: ‘We are so very proud to have BTCC legend Anthony Reid back into our MG ZS once again and I know he will be given a warm welcome by MG enthusiasts at MGLive!

‘The Vulcan team wanted to do something special for MGLive! and getting a driver like Anthony back into a race car he made famous certainly ticks that box!

‘It is terrific that Anthony wants to come and be part of the MG Car Club’s Silverstone celebration and the whole team are now counting down the days until the world’s largest MG event roars into the home of British Motorsport.’

[Source: MG Car Club]

Clive Goldthorp

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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