V8s over the MGLive! weekend

For the second year running MGLive! enjoyed good weather. Occasionally overcast, the weather was warm if a little humid at times. See the photo reports alongside of the events over the MGLive! 2018 weekend.

Any additional photos from fellow members will be very welcome as additions to these reports together with any photos of the visits to the Birmingham Symphony Hall and to Packwood House. earlier in the week before MGLive! will also be very welcome. Send them to the V8 Webmaster. Email

Photos alongside and in the linked reports are kindly provided by Mario Kloostra who was visiting the event from France.

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Tour of the Hook Norton Brewery & lunch in the new café
A tour of the seven storey tower brwery is always interesting to see how beers are brewed and how new beers are being developed to suit the tastes of younger drinkers. The sampling bar at the end of the tour is good as you can taste each beer and compare them. The new café off the visitor centre is a good development and serves very good lunches. Photo report
V8 40th Anniversary Dinner at the Star Inn in Sulgrave
For some longstanding members who remember the V8 Dinners held at what was then a small hotel just along the lane from the Star Inn, felt a sense of nostalgia attending the anniversary V8 Dinner in Sulgrave. The usual eight 4 minute toasts were much enjoyed as usual. The catering at the Star Inn was very good and the staff particularly helpful. Photo report
V8 Marquee at MGLive! 2018
The marquee had plenty of tables and chairs so members could meet up and chat in comfort whilst enjoying free refreshments. In one corner of the marquee Clive Wheatley had a stand with parts on sale. In another corner an RV8 originally built and raced by the Factory was on display and in another corner the refreshment stand. Outside the marquee were a number of MGV8s on display and conveniently adjacent to the marquee, the V8 Parking Area. The "village" arrangement for the marquees for the Centres and Registers worked very well. Photo report