90 Years Of MG Showcased At Silverstone
By Kyle Lindsay
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 12:30
Over 90 years of the MG marque will be showcased at the MG Car Club’s annual celebration MGLive! at Silverstone Circuit on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June, with models ranging from the 1920s to the latest launch from MG Motor UK.
Around 3,000 MG models will be on display from the Club’s various registers, paying tribute to the manufacturer’s motoring heritage. There will be MGs from all eras in action on Silverstone’s Grand Prix Circuit as well as on static display on the showground, providing enthusiasts with a fantastic timeline.
MG Motor UK will be previewing the new MG XS compact SUV at MGLive! 2017. Previously unveiled at the London Motor Show in May, MGLive! will offer MG fans the first real opportunity to get up close and personal with the latest car from MG. Due to launch in the UK in late 2017, MG Motor’s stand will feature a trio of XS’, alongside the current MG range, the MG3 and MG GS.
Joining a display of the BTCC MG cars, returning MG BTCC star Josh Cook will be heading to Silverstone on Saturday to meet fans at MGLive! He’ll be joined by former Triple 8 racers Sam Tordoff (2013) and Jack Goff (2015). The trio will be at Silverstone to sign autographs and meet fans while MG Motor UK will be hosting a Q&A session with the drivers on Saturday afternoon. They’ll be on the Club’s 635 Register stand for a signing session.
Sticking with the BTCC, the event’s nominated charity Headway Oxfordshire will be holding an auction of BTCC team clothing. With many items no longer available and some not previously available for sale to the public.
Thanks to the MG Car Club’s partners at SAIC Motor Techincal Centre UK, the Club has an allocation of tickets available to anyone studying motorsport, motor engineering, design or any other course connected to the automotive industry. To claim a free ticket, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your current student ID (such as an NUS card) along with your name and address before 5:30pm on Monday 12th June to claim your free ticket.
There’s also plenty of family fun to be had at MGLive as the new Wheeler Dealers pairing of Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead return to the UK to host the Smartclubdriver Live Arena with plenty of motoring madness and mayhem for the audience to get involved with. The arena also boasts stunt driving legend Russ Swift’s only UK performance this year, marking 30 years since his first appearance at Silverstone.
MGLive! will also feature a free kids play area with free rides and activities giving little MG enthusiasts the chance to burn off some energy without costing you a penny, while the adults enjoy a brilliant line-up of live music on the new ‘Village Green’. As well as the free rides, there is also a selection of games that are playable at a small cost.
Those wishing to make a weekend of it can stay overnight with camping facilities on offer from as little as £35 for a tent pitch and £40 for a caravan/motorhome, with a choice of general or family camping areas for those wanting a quieter part of the venue. Those staying onsite can also dance the night away to music from part band TFI Live as well as a DJ into the night.
Sponsored by Peter Best Insurance, MGLive! ticket prices start from just £18 in advance for MG Car Club members, £25 for non-members for a one-day pass, or £30 on the gate for all comers. Weekend tickets start at £28 for members, £40 for non-members, and £45 on the gate for both members and non-members. Children aged 15 years and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. For more info, visit www.mglive.com