MGLIVE!

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Event Report -

SIL­VER­STONE CIR­CUIT, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, 4-5 JUNE

The un­re­stored ex-1968 Lon­don-Syd­ney Marathon ‘BGT (bot­tom right) joined more than 1000 sis­ter cars at last weekend’s MGLive! show at Sil­ver­stone. Or­gan­is­ing body MG Car Club is claim­ing it was the ‘world’s big­gest MG event’.

The car has been in dry stor­age since the 1980s and the MGB Reg­is­ter in­tends to re­store the car to its pe­riod works con­di­tion, with sup­port from Bri­tish Mo­tor Heritage, and Bices­ter Col­lege’s Mo­tor­sport stu­dents.

The two-day party also mixed club racing – with a huge va­ri­ety of MGs tak­ing to the track – with an au­to­jum­ble, trade stands, club dis­plays, themed park­ing ar­eas, cars for sale and live mu­sic. The Bri­tish Grand Prix cir­cuit wasn’t only for the rac­ers, with MG own­ers who’d brought their cars along en­cour­aged to take part in pa­rades.

New Top Gear pre­sen­ter Rory Reid – who was film­ing a piece for the se­ries – was one of the bet­ter known faces at the event, while For The Love of Cars pre­sen­ter Ant An­stead and pre­ci­sion driv­ing guru Russ Swift took part in MGLive’s live ac­tion arena. John Lakey

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