back - the MG RV8 and the community of V8 enthusiasts|
As we approach
the 25th anniversary of the launch of the MG RV8 model and the 40th anniversary
of the formation of the V8 Register in 1978, we have a series of articles and
features reflecting on many of the memorable moments, news items and photos enjoyed
by fellow V8 enthusiasts.
can contribute to the series with photos, copies of magazine articles and notes
of your recollections of the personalities and memorable events over the 40 years
since the V8 Register was launched in 1978. V8
damaged RV8 restored|
Ken Watson's RV8 restoration is unusual - the
car was swamped by a tidal surge on the Cayman Island during a hurricane in 2004
but was brought back to the UK where Ken and Early BBBs (which is now called R
G Classics) in Hampshire undertook the hard work of stripping and refurbishing
the car. Ken's RV8 was seen a Club
race meeting at Castle Coombe in 2007. See a full account of the restoration.
V8 is the absolute business!|
a short video Robbie Coltrane sums up why the V8 inspires affection amongst motoring
enthusiasts who can recognise the subtle qualities and pleasures of the V8 engine
- magical comments, wonderful sounds. 070924
- an attractive classic conversion|
This conversion was built using
all genuine RV8 parts throughout including trim and is
as it is on the bodywork. All chassis modifications were carried
out to accept
all RV8 running gear. The car is actively used by Peter Kuruber at track days
organised by the Club's MGs on Track group. More
material for the development and launch of the RV8|
Press and magazine
articles, brochures and publicity, and archive material.
How did the motoring press receive the RV8 in 1992? A checklist prepared by Dr
Gavin Bailey from the collection of reviews and press articles he has assembled.
A few of the front covers are on display . 161103