Midland Centre News ...
Events 2020 Events already
pencilled in for 2020 are as follows -
Events already pencilled in for 2020 are as follows -
Midland Centre Welsh Rallye Cancelled for 2020
Sadly I have to tell you that this year`s event has had to be cancelled. I am sure this will come as no surprise to you given the current virus outbreak.
The hotel cannot accommodate our event in the autumn so that prevents us from staging it this year at a time of reasonable weather and sufficient daylight. At the moment we are focussing on the 14th-16th May 2021, a provisional date the hotel has given us and one we hope you will put in your diary. (For those that might have wished to join us at our Curborough Sprint on Sunday 5th April please note this has been cancelled as well).
All in all rather depressing but not unexpected.
We will be in contact again shortly with details on refund arrangements together with confirmation on Welsh Touring Rallye 2021. We can only say that we look forward to seeing you then if not before.
Midland Centre Spring Sprint 5 April 2020 also
Midland Centre Spring Sprint 5 April 2020 also Cancelled
For anyone planning on entering our Spring Sprint on 5 April, or attending as an official or a spectator, we regret to inform you that due to the current coronavirus situation the event has been cancelled. We still expect to run the summer event in August, so please keep an eye on this website for further information.
Join North Leicester MG Club on their popular Charnwood Caper Run, which has seen steady growth since 2004, with a turnout of around 90 cars in recent years. Starting at the Quorn & Woodhouse station of the Great Central heritage railway, and finishing at Foxton locks on the Grand Union Canal near to Market Harborough, the run will follow a route of about 70 miles mainly on the country lanes of Leicestershire. Visit www.northleicester-mg.org.uk, for entry details and forms.Alternatively, to request a form by post contact Colin Readwin by phone or email (see contact/organiser). Entry fee £22 per car. The run book includes a 50% discount voucher for entry to the museum at Foxton.
Contact: Colin Readwin 07583231393
The World’s largest MG event! 13th & 14th* June 2020 at Silverstone (provisional)
MGLive! is the MG Car Club’s annual international event that has taken place every summer at Silverstone Race Circuit, the home of British Motorsport, for the past 68 years. At this event, you can expect to see anything and everything MG including:
Ratae Run 14 June 2020
MGF25 25-26 July 2020
for MGF25 are now on sale. These are only available via the
British Motor Museum website, with a considerable discount for
pre-booking. Camping is also available for both the Friday and
Saturday evening. Full details can be found on
MG Car Club (South West Centre) and Inter Register Club 'Cotswold Naviscat' 3rd May 2020
This event will take place in the Cotswolds and based at The Old Prison, Northleach. Naviscats are just one step up from the well-known Treasure Hunt competition, requiring only knowledge of how to plot 6-figure map references, which will locate the clue-points. This event will take place on OS Landranger 1:50,000 scale Map 163.
The start and finish will be at The Old Prison, Northleach, where entrants will sign on from 9.30–10.00am and be issued with the Final Instructions. Bacon rolls will be available. Entrants will drive 50–60 miles and there will be 41/2 hours to collect the answers, before finishing back at the Start at 2.30pm for a light buffet lunch with results announced at 4.00pm.
Once clue-point locations are plotted, the crew decide themselves which route to take to collect the most points. When they arrive at a clue-point location, answer the question. (e.g. how many bolts on the gate, name the vicar, details on the signpost). The more difficult the location and/or question will determine the score, which will score 1, 2, 3 or 5 points. In some instances it may be necessary to alight from the car to find the answer.
This event will be a round of the Inter Register Club Championship, which will see entries from pre-war cars such as Riley, Alvis, Austin, Humber, Sunbeam, as well as MGs. Separate classes will accommodate more modern MGs. The event will count as a round of the MGCC South West Championship. Pre and Post 1963 Classes will be subdivided into Expert and Novice. Beginners on their first navigation event can enter a Touring Class receiving additional help with clue-point location plotting.
For further information contact Bob Blackstock by e-mail or Telephone 01684 301756. Supplementary Regulations and Entry Form are available on our 'Events' page under the relevant month. As the Cotswolds is a popular tourist destination overnight accommodation may be difficult to arrange – so very early booking is recommended. E-mail Bob for a few options that may be considered close to the start / finish venue.
Regulation and entry forms are now available for the Falcon Motor Club's Ivinghoe Spring Trial on Sunday 19 April, at Ivinghoe Aston Farm, Ivinghoe Aston, Beds. LU7 9DG. The MGCC is an invitied Club. Visit our 'Events' page and locate the event under April, then click on the link provided to download the documentation.
The MG Car Club Ltd - Midland Centre
House, Cemetery Road, Abingdon OX14 1AS.,