ROY LO­COCK 1977 MG MIDGET 1500

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I was passing a lit­tle coun­try garage and I just de­cided to go and have a look in­side, where­upon I found my Midget. I wanted a sports car as a teenager and it was an impulse pur­chase. Hav­ing said that, it’s prob­a­bly for­tu­itous it was an MG, purely be­cause of the runs I do. I find MG own­ers all over the world so you’re never very far away from some­one pre­pared to help if you need it. You don’t have prob­lems in get­ting spares, ei­ther.

The round the world chal­lenge fol­lowed a Euro­pean trip. I headed to the South of France and from there I went around Spain, then fol­lowed the Ital­ian coast­line. It took four months and I thought ‘this is nice’, so I de­cided to do some­thing even more am­bi­tious. I couldn’t un­der­stand why peo­ple thought you couldn’t take these cars around the world, purely on the ba­sis that if you can take it 50 miles on a Sun­day af­ter­noon, then around the world is just a se­ries of 50 miles one af­ter the other. So I just de­cided to go for it – that was back in 2008 and yes, I did make it all the way around!

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