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

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Quainton Sunday July 12th 2015

On arrival we discovered that the promised area of tarmac had been allocated to another group but the staff at the centre offered us another part of the car park. This was a grass area complete with picnic tables and a private entrance – it was perfect. When the cars were marshalled into position there were 15 MGs lined up including the Farina Magnette of Jeremy Carrington. All other visitors had to pass en-route to the public car park and our cars were the cause of much interest.

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MGLive! 20-21st June 2015

There was a better than average Magnette attendance for MGLive! (the main MGCC weekend at Silverstone race circuit), with 18 cars on Saturday and 14 on Sunday. On display in the marquee we had the historic rallying ZA in which Jan Pearce competed for over 20 years.

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19th Z Magnette Day

End of June is a highlight for Magnette owners on the continent. Magnettes from different European countries meet for a relaxed weekend. This year we met in the Schwäbische Alb south of Stuttgart, which gave us a lovely scenerie and winding roads. The Magnettes came from Luxemburg, Austria and Gernmany and the longest distance travelled was about 800 km!

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May 17th at Canons Ashby

It was a fine, dry spring day, but tempered by a cool breeze. The turnout of cars was disappointingly low but it was a case of “the right crowd and no crowding”. So what did the attendees enjoy during the day?

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Magnettes at the 2015 Natmeet

I recently travelled to my first Natmeet with our Magnette Registrar, Peter Baldry.  Pete was a bit nervous as we set out in his new resto on its first major long distance run.  Pretty soon we were honking down the freeway cruising at 110 kph at a leisurely 3000 rpm thanks to the 5 speed gearbox and the 3.9 diff hooked onto a slightly warmed MGB motor. Many a motorist in their moderns must have wondered as we pulled alongside then passed them with ease.  Time proved that Peter had nothing to worry about as the Magnette ran flawlessly all the way to Melbourne and back and returned 35 mpg to boot.

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Magnettes and Steam, 4th April 2015

The first Magnette event of the UK season on 4th April was somewhat overshadowed by the sad news that Lou Shorten had passed away the previous day, and many of those present had known Lou or at least spoken to her when buying spares. Nevertheless, as they say, the show must go on.