Midland Centre News ...
Events 2020 Events already
pencilled in for 2020 are as follows -
Events already pencilled in for 2020 are as follows -
16th February 2020 Curborough Windy Oak All forward Production car Autotest
Midland Centre Welsh Rallye - 15-17 May 2020
"Nestled in the beautiful Shropshire countryside, the four-star Telford Hotel and Golf Resort property overlooks the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge. The 17th century Darby House offers a choice of spectacular bedrooms with period features. Set in 170 acres of stunning grounds with an 18-hole golf course, a 24-hour gym and recently refurbished spa, our welcoming hotel is the perfect destination for a relaxing break. There are also contemporary rooms in the modern part of the hotel. With eight fully-equipped conference rooms and acres of landscaped gardens, we are a popular destination for both meetings and weddings. We are a just a 5 minute drive from Junction 4 of the M54, making us an easily accessible location. We also have 200 onsite complimentary parking spaces, for guests traveling by car."
And that's just the hotel! Yes it is the Welsh Rallye but this time with a difference - starting like we used to, nearer to home in England for a great drive into Mid Wales but this time to return back to our 4* hotel in Coalport, near Ironbridge.
In our quest to offer you a value for money weekend we have booked the above hotel in the borders. This gives the route planners for the Saturday Touring Run a bit of a challenge to get you to and from mid Wales via some interesting roads. Still in the planning stage, it currently looks as if it will be about the usual mileage, but with a few more main roads so keeping the driving time down. We are sure that you will enjoy. For those that prefer a shorter/quicker drive, there should be the usual quicker alternative return after the Tea Stop.
Sunday has yet to be decided, but you might opt for a plunge in the pool or into the Ironbridge George or a visit to Blist's Hill Museum is very worthwhile.
When and Where? I hear you ask.
It is on the weekend of 15-17th May 2020 with a package of Dinner, Bed & Breakfast on Friday and Saturday at The Telford Hotel, Gt Hay Drive, Sutton Heights, Coalport, Telford, TF7 4DT. Prices are a bit up on previous events mainly due to us going up market as we realise that some of you like a bit of 'posh'. Please click the link below to download an entry form -
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.,