Golden days for MGB
Gathering: The Silverstone Classic this year pays tribute to 50 years of MGB.
THIS June’s Silverstone Classic will be one of just three official showpiece events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the MGB, widely hailed as one of Britain’s most cherished sports cars.
The world’s biggest classic motor racing festival has teamed up with the MG Car Club and the MGB50 committee to establish a special trilogy of birthday parties to mark what is a very special golden anniversary for the enduring and endearing MGB.
Celebrations for the world famous “B” open with Mglive! in June and conclude with a static showcase gathering at Blenheim Palace in September. In between comes this year’s all-action, three-day Silverstone Classic, staged at the home of the British Formula 1 Grand Prix from July 20-22. All MGB owners attending these three special trilogy events will be presented with a commemorative rally plaque exclusive to the individual festivity.
As well as featuring the very best of historic racing and live music from classic rock bands, the Silverstone Classic is renowned for its huge car club displays often highlighting significant milestones in the history of iconic marques. Last year’s Classic marked the 50th anniversary of another truly great British sports car when more than 1000 E-type Jaguars helped to establish a new Guinness World Record. Now the focus will switch to the much-loved MGB, first launched to the public at the Earls Court Motor Show in 1962.