Events

A review with pictures and reports of past Magnette events from all over the world

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Shelsley Walsh 17-18 July 2021

Shelsley Walsh this year will remain in Magnetteers minds for two reasons: the heat and poor Magnette attendance with only 4 of our cars on display. However to look on the bright side we saw a perfect example of 'the marque of friendship'. All MGs were parked together which did not produce any problems and when Anthony arrived very early on Saturday morning and started to erect the register gazebo on his own, help was instantly on hand from MGCC members manning the MGB gazebo – thanks guys.

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Somerset Tour 3-4 July

Somerset – the rural English county famous for its cheese, cider and cars. Cars? Well, it's a little known fact that when Mr Richard Stephens established Clevedon Motor Cars in Clevedon, Somerset, in 1897 he became arguably the first motor manufacturer in Britain. Then, nearly 90 years later John Haynes, who had made his fortune publishing the eponymous Workshop Manuals, opened the Haynes International Motor Museum in Sparkford to create what is now a collection of over 400 historic cars. So yes, Somerset truly a county with a great motoring tradition and it also offers some memorable touring routes

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Crich Tramway Village 29th May 2021

Our first Register event since 2019 was at Crich Tramway Village near Matlock in Derbyshire. There were at least a dozen Magnettes, and several owners in other cars.

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The visit to Crich Tramway Village on 29 May was our first event since 2019, following the easing of restrictions. There were 12 Magnettes, including unusually no less than four blue Varitones, and also Paul Batho's MGA. Most of us were able to park inside the museum on the main street, with cobbles, tram tracks and the reconstructed Red Lion providing a photogenic backdrop. Early cloud cleared to a glorious afternoon and we enjoyed riding the trams, looking round the static exhibits and of course chatting around the cars

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24th Magnette Day

One of the very few events so far took place on the last weekend in June on the outskirts of Salzburg/Austria (not Australia). The Corona restrictions allowed to have the event and so 15 teams from Austria, Germany, Luxemburg and Switzerland followed the invitation of Thomas & Christina Nebauer and Jörg & Vroni Wiefler, who already organised this event some years ago. This time they choosed the Erentrudisalm, a former convent, as our home. This is located above Salzburg,wirh a fantastic view - and a nice hillclimb.

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Lou Shorten Tribute Weekend 5-6 Oct 2019

This season the rain gods decided they did not like our beloved Magnettes – consider the evidence:
MG Live was cancelled so that the track could be resurfaced – local TV news film showed the machines under cover due to flooding where they were supposed to be working – poetic justice.

Your committee met at the Shelsley Hill Climb for an informal meeting which we held standing under umbrellas.

At the 2 day meeting at Kop Hill the weather flattered to deceive as Saturday was dry and bright but breezy. A glorious Sunday morning was followed by monsoon like rain which stopped the event for 2 hours, while the Register gazebo proved a very popular refuge until play was resumed.

What happened at Norwich? – well, just read on.