The MG Car Club was formed in 1930 by the MG Car Company Limited. The Company itself was incorporated in July 1930 having previously been a marketing brand (Morris Garages) of Morris Motors. The company was based in Abingdon, Oxon and although the greater part of the factory no longer exists, the Club’s Head Office, Kimber House on Cemetery Road, is situated on the edge of what was once the MG Car Company’s headquarters and factory. This is where Cecil Kimber (Managing Director from 1935-1945) and John Thornley (General Manager and subsequently Managing Director) successfully ran one of the world’s most well-known and well-respected car manufacturing companies. Kimber House is not only home to the Club’s administration staff but there is also a wide collection of both club and company archives and artefacts held in a small museum. There are two links below covering the history of the Club in greater detail and a visit I made to Kimber House in 2018.
The Club celebrated its 90th Anniversary in the grounds of the British Motor Museum at Gaydon, Warwickshire, on the 10th October, 2020. Members and guests brought various examples of their treasured MG cars to honour the Cub and the Marque. I was delighted to be there to capture the scene, here are a few photos that I took –
!940s – 1950s
1950s – 1960s
1960s – 70s
MGB 1962 – 1980
Rover and MG Rover Era (1986 – 2005)
So, there we are just a view examples of the wonderful array of MG cars on display at the 90th Anniversary event.
I hope that you enjoyed viewing the photos.
Here are a couple of related links that you may want to look at –
MG Club History –
A Visit to the MG Car Club Head Quarters –
|A New Opportunity
Over the years I have built up an archive of photos of classic cars that I have taken at various events in the U.K. and USA.
I am now making them available to other Classic Car enthusiasts but especially as a means of encouraging the younger generation to take an interest in this subject.
There will be a modest charge made to cover production and administration costs.
Click on this link for further details –