|Posted on May 17, 2019 at 9:30 AM|
Well I've not been very good at updating the blog but plenty has been happening here. We've had a few cars come and go already this year, ranging from a TF1500 to a full blown TB racecar as well as the usual TCs and Q-Type specials. I rather like this photo I took of a completed TA Q-Type build earlier this month, I had to be a bit creative leaning out of the window to take it!
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|Posted on October 26, 2018 at 4:50 AM|
I would like to start this post by acknowledging the sad death of Denis Derex at this year's event. I did not know Denis but he was, clearly, an incredibly popular guy who's death cast a big shadow over the weekend. My condolences of course go to Denis's family and many friends.
This time we decided to enter my son Luke's MG TB special, which has been rebuilt over the last few year. We had originally planned to re-fit the wings and headlamps but time was against u...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 17, 2018 at 6:20 AM|
I've had the pleasure of owning a great many MG TCs and I can count on one hand the number that had a working clock. It's perhaps not the most important feature of the car but it does, of course, sit right in front of you as you drive. It was that frustration, paired with the decreasing availability of good reproduction and original gauges that lead me to set about trying to make my own rev counters.
It's been several years but I am delighted to finally be able to say that I...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 29, 2017 at 6:10 AM|
It's been a busy couple of months for us here, the builders are back in and Luke has just moved house meaning there's parts and cars everywhere. Most of our time in the workshop is being spent on building our MG PA to Q specification. It's a project I've wanted to do for a long time and I'm glad to finally have the chance to tackle a MMM car. It'll have a pre-selector gearbox, supercharger, all the bells and whistles. She's looking well but there's a long way to go:
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|Posted on September 22, 2017 at 10:55 AM|
As September rolls around we normally turn our attention to the Circuit-des-Remparts in Angouleme and this year was no different. I really enjoy visiting France and this race has a special place in my heart. Hundreds of cars turn out for the rally each year and there's events throughout the weekend including the Concours d'elegance on the Friday night. My wife, Sandie, and I set off a bit early this year. We made our way down from Calais stopping at Bernay and Le Mans (briefly) and I think th...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 19, 2017 at 4:50 AM|
I had a great time at MG Live at Silverstone this weekend and in truth I enjoyed the journey down every bit as much as the event. The sun was shining and I made a last minute decision not to take the van but to drive down in our red MG TC. It was definitely the right call, although next time I'll wear a hat (I look like a beetroot this morning).
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The event has changed over the years and now caters to a wider...
|Posted on February 6, 2017 at 10:15 AM|
January's been a busy month for us and I hope it continues in to the year. We've been all over the country (and further afield) collecting and delivering cars and are continuing to find new upgrades and parts for our beloved MG T-Types. Our latest arrival are the pictured H-section Saenz Con-Rods - I have been extremely impressed with their quality and, whilst they would be overkill for the road, the originals can be a weak point for a tuned or race engine. They are £900 for a set of fou...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 11, 2016 at 5:10 AM|
Our MG TB racer will be on display at the NEC this weekend. It's on the Octagon Car Club stand in Hall 4.
We will both be around tomorrow (Saturday) and Steve's staying Sunday too so please come and say hello.
A fantastic time was had by all and I was extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to meet Sir Stirling Moss too...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 21, 2016 at 4:20 AM|
Five weeks ago it was in pieces on the floor, five days ago Steve's MG TB arrived in Angouleme and although it's been a hectic month it was well worth the hassle. We had a fantastic time with great company and, as an added bonus, even managed to finish the race. I hope you'll agree that the car looks absolutely spot on, even when operated under "Steve power" as below:
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|Posted on August 11, 2016 at 6:25 AM|
Angouleme is 5 weeks away now and my focus is well and truely on having my MG TB special built in time for the race. I've alluded to it before but now I've found the confidence to book the race, ferry and accomodation it seems a lot more real and pressing. A few weeks ago my car was little more than a pile of parts in the corner of the garage:
Thankfully, the body work was sorted last...Read Full Post »