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!
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.
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
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.
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