Grand Prix BBQ

This annual social event was held in Bicester on 16th July, the Sunday of the F1 race. A baker's dozen of us assembled at around midday, and Jackie opened the proceedings by going round and organising the sweepstake of the drivers. I then followed this by flashing up the barbecue and cooking a batch of sausages and onions for a hot-dog ... More

Westcott Village Fete and Funday

Adrian and Clive attended this event on Sunday 9th July – another beautiful sunny summer day. There were a few other classic cars assembled, including Ian Smith's veteran Austin Taxi that we saw at our PoO, and a lovely old Humber. But the car that really attracted attention was a 1920's Lafitte, a little known vintage car. This small ... More

Pride of Ownership Event

July 3rd was our annual Pride of Ownership (PoO) event, one of our major events in the year. This particular Monday evening proved to be an ideal one; the weather was gorgeous, a hot day turning into a lovely balmy evening. Alex had let us use the Dairy in Waddesdon Manor, a fabulous venue for this type of event. Based on previous years, we ... More

June Club Night

For the June Club Night, we were fortunate enough to have a guest speaker, Phil Hartree, ably supported by his partner, Bev. Phil is a renowned and highly successful skydiver, the holder of many trophies and records for his sport. Firstly he gave us an overview of what skydiving actually is, and by way of an introduction he showed us a video ... More

Me And My MGs – Adrian Bennett (contd)

Having now corrrected the V5 details on my TF, we contentedly used her for trips out and to attend MG events. I continued to have niggling problems with it – only one windscreen wiper would work, and periodically it would run rough because the carbs would lose their settings over time. The wiper issue was easily diagnosed – the operating ... More

British Heritage Flywheel Festival

I went along to this on the Saturday, and as last year there was a lot going on all day. Also, the event was even bigger than last year with a full programme of events going on all around the field and the restored buildings, as well as in the air, with many more trade stands to help us spend our pocket money. Highlights this year were again ... More

MG Live

Nothing much to report on this, since I didn't go this year. Jack Martin did, but he was jet lagged from his holiday/son-in-law's wedding and can't remember much of what was going on, but he still managed to come back with a full shopping basket! It was far too hot for me, and Silverstone is such a sun-trap I would have suffered way too much ... More

Chiltern Hills Rally

Sunday 21st May – and we have 8 cars booked on our pitch at the Chiltern Hills Rally. But first, to the Aylesbury Tuck for the traditional bacon sarnie and mug of tea – very welcome after two weeks of eating pasta in Sicily! The staff at the Tuck are amazing – it must be one of their busiest mornings of the year, but we didn't have to ... More

Me and My MGs – Dave Barton

My Relationship with MG This month it is the turn of our chairman, Dave Barton, to recount why he is passionate about MG: My MG history starts in March 2007 when after many years of motorcycling I thought it was time to give up two wheels but was not ready to give up motoring in the open air. Having always had an affection ... More

Upcoming Events – Dates For Your Diary

Monday 5th June – Club Night, The Five Arrows, Waddesdon at 20.00 Don't forget that we will have a visiting speaker for the June Club Night - Phil Hartree, a successful British skydiver. So let's have a good turnout for this. We will be in the Coach House for this event. Sat 17th – Sun 18th June - MG Live! The MG Event of the year ... More