The MG Car Club will be staging the largest ever MG event to celebrate the historic organisation’s 80th birthday over the weekend of the 16/17th October, 2010.
The whole event will start in New Zealand early in the morning and travel westwards around the globe, passing through Kimber House, Abingdon in the middle of the day and finishing in North-West America late that evening.
Events are planned throughout the world, including Australia, Hong Kong, China, Europe, Canada, North America and South America. Indeed, all of the MG Car Club’s 300+ affiliated centres around the world have been invited to engage with the event.
The MG Car Club was founded on the12th October, 1930 at the Roebuck Hotel on the Great North Road near Stevenage, England, when about 30 MG owners gathered for an inaugural meeting. From these small beginnings, the club has grown to a worldwide affiliated membership of 35,000 people.
The MG marque is adored throughout the world and it is fitting that our eightieth celebration should be truly global by involving our large number of overseas centres. MG80 is a hugely exciting event and one we’re sure will capture not just the imagination of the Classic Car scene, but also the wider community.” John Day, Chairman, MG Car Club Limited
Each club will stage a local event of their choosing, organised and funded by them, and involving as many members as possible. Enthusiasts will capture the spirit of the event by photo or video, which will then be uploaded to a dedicated website that will be accessible by all.
MG Car Club Chairman John Day said: ‘The MG marque is adored throughout the world and it is fitting that our eightieth celebration should be truly global by involving our large number of overseas centres. MG80 follows on from a hugely successful MGLive!, when the MG Car Club celebrated sixty successive years of our Silverstone event.
‘With MG Motor UK preparing to launch the all new MG6 and also opening a new £5 million design centre at their Birmingham base, MG enthusiasts really do have plenty to celebrate. MG80 is a hugely exciting event and one we’re sure will capture not just the imagination of the Classic Car scene, but also the wider community.”
More details will be released in due course but, in the meantime, any AROnline readers requiring further information should contact Chris Seaward at the MG Car Club on 01235 849731 or via this email address: [email protected].
[Source: MG Car Club]
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