Mike Breedon, a longstanding V8 member who contributed a great deal to BCV8 motorsport


Mike Breedon

Posted: 161206

MGBGTV8 - Blaze 0796 - on the moors in Yorkshire.

Mike Breedon has had MGBGTV8s for many years, including his Factory chrome bumper model in Blaze, but has been in touch to say "I have added yet another V8 to my list of cars owned and sometimes sold! It's a late registered chrome bumper car - Teal Blue 1753 - first registered on 1st December 1974. Unfortunately it came with very little previous paperwork so I have very little knowledge about its past. As with many V8s now it has lost quite a lot of its original fittings especially with the suspension, which has been totally changed to telescopics at the rear plus a Ron Hopkinson anti roll bar fitted with uprated lever arms, stronger springs and a thicker anti roll bar at the front. The body work has obviously had plenty of restoration but looks like it was probably a “home” respray which is not that good. More
I have bought this one with the intention of slowly putting it back to as original as I can whilst still using it on occasions. I still have TAN 926M, now in my 32nd year of its ownership, who would have thought that all those years ago. Fortunately I have used TAN 926M enough, enjoyed doing so in so many ways that it will remain part of my life for as long as I can keep it in good order and can still get in and out of it!

An active BCV8 Championship competitor in an MGBGTV8
Mike was an active compeitor in the ex John Tadman MGBGTV8 and was seen at the Club’s successful two day race meeting at Snetterton in October 2010 with his ex John Tadman Class D MGBGTV8 he had campaigned in the BCV8 Championship for many years. It was driven at Snetterton by Joe Parrington as he took over the car as Mike had to retire from active motorsport. More & More & Castle Combe 2006 & Joe Parrington

John Targett Cup in 2015
Mike Breedon received the John Targett Cup for his hard work running the BCV8 Championship for many years and racing V8s. Mike contributed many years of real service to the Club running the BCV8 Championship as its chairman - a demanding role. Sadly he stood down in 2010. The John Targett Cup is awarded annually in memory of a much loved V8 enthusiast and regular at the Hook Norton brewry visits each year and MGLive! who sadly passed away in 2014. More & John Targett