Founding members at Weedon Bec in May 1979

Following the launch of the V8 Register in October 1978, when Victor Smith sent letters to 10 to 15 fellow Club members he knew had an MGBGTV8 proposing a register for V8 enthusiasts, the first meeting of the V8 Register was held at the Crossroads Inn at Weedon Bec on the Saturday evening of the Club's annual meeting at Silverstone in May 1979.


Tom Studer, our first Swiss V8 Register member, awarded the "long distance award" at the first V8 Dinner at the Crossroads Inn at Weedon Bec in May 1979.

Part of our "Looking back" series ahead of the 45th Anniversary of the launch of the MGBGTV8 in August 1973 and the 40th Anniversary of the formation of the V8 Register in October 1978. Looking back

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The first meeting of the V8 Register was held at the Crossroads Inn at Weedon Bec on the A5 north of Towcester on the Saturday of the MG Car Club's annual meeting at Silverstone in May 1979. Above left to right: John Dupont, Alan Kingwell, Geoff Allen, Jerry Bright, Charles Williams, Howard Gosling, Peter Beadle, Tony Hilton, Victor Smith and Mike Maude-Roxby. Jim Gibson, Tom Studer and Eric Prasse were at this initial meeting but somehow missed the photo. Below is a line up of 14 MGBGTV8s in the car park of the Crossroads Inn at Weedon Bec in May 1979.
(Photos: Tony Hilton)