MG100SE Brooklands Show

Unique MG Anniversary Cars display

The final part of our weekend’s celebration of 100 years of MG took place at The Birthplace of British Motorsport – Brooklands.

The Museum was our host for a full day of MG Magic and included competition cars, decades timeline, live music, traders, MG talks, pride of ownership, concours & clubs among all the usual Museum exhibits.

MG has a strong association with Brooklands, being the home of pre WW2 motor racing and the MG “Safety Fast” sign once stretched the length of the Racing Garages. Brooklands was often talked of as the second home of MG after Abingdon. Famous drivers took MGs out on track including Goldie Garnder, George Eyston, Doreen Evans, Reg Parnell and more.

To mark MG’s racing heritage here at Brooklands there was a special competition car display featuring many cars that actually raced on the circuit and those who followed on other tracks since and there was also a chance to take your own MG up the famous Test Hill and on the Banking.

There was a Decades Timeline display featuring one car to represent each of the eleven decades of MG from the ’20s to the ’20s and a unique MG Anniversary Cars display around the giant MG octagon.

There were competitions with a special 100 question centenary quiz, an MG jigsaw puzzle and a “Pull an MG Midget” challenge.

There were two talks in the Napier room from Anthony Reid, Jonathan Suckling and John Mayhead. Goldie Gardner’s MG TC was in the Paddock, the oldest surviving MG was on the MG Owners Club stand, the brand new and latest MG – the Cyberster was with MG Motor UK, the Pride of Ownership attracted around 40 entries across the generations, the Test hill was in action two times during the day and, of course, there were hundreds of MGs to be found with their clubs, registers or simply solo all over the Museum site.

The whole day was blessed with some glorious sunshine and it seemed no-one wanted to go home at close of play!

Church Square Autos Racing Red MGF amongst the competition cars
The Latest MG Cyberster in front of the Belman Hangar
MGAs on the Finishing Straight
The more recent end of the Decades timeline surrounding the Clubhouse
The Pride of Ownership entries in the Campbell Car Park
Bellevue Special on Test Hill