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An active website for MGV8 enthusiasts

Wednesday 26th August 2015
NEWS: road closure times near Twickenham rugby series

Thursday 20th August 2015
Enthusiast seeks Condition 1 MGBGTV8

 
 
  

Check the bookings for the V8 Tour to Germany in 2015
V8 Tour 2015 to Germany on 2nd-6th September 2015

Follow the regular MGV8 rebuild reports
Mike Macartney's project progress reports

Special offers for V8 enthusiasts
RV8 - the Manufacturing Story sold out. More
Books, key rings, pens, clothing and a great deal more. More

MGB enthusiasts and MGBNOTES
See our microsite for MGB enthusiasts and information on sets of MGBNOTES on a Twister memory stick. MGB microsite & MGBNOTES


Recent Changes - V8 website update log

A convenient grey Recent Changes button is on the homepage and is linked to this webpage update log. It enables regular visitors to the V8 website to see which webpages have been added or changed since their last visit in one click.

This webpage update log began on 30th August 2003 based on a suggestion from Dr Gavin Bailey. Many small detail changes and corrections are made which account for around two thirds of the changes to the V8 Website, so only the material webpage changes of interest to members are recorded on the log above. Earlier postings have been archived. Website update archive.

The V8 Website is the most active and regularly updated website for MG V8 enthusiasts - just scroll down the log of material website additions or changes recorded above and in the right hand column
and judge for yourself!
V8 Register - the leading group for MG V8 enthusiasts

Look back on earlier website changes
Website changes to 31st December 2014
Website changes to 31st December 2013
Website changes to 31st December 2012
Website changes to 31st March 2012
Website changes to 31st September 2011
Website changes to 31st December 2010
Website changes to 31st December 2009
Website changes to 31st December 2008
Earlier website update log archive 2003 - 2007

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Humphrey Lyttleton

Sadly Humphrey Lyttleton died on Friday 25 April 2008 following an operation. He was a much loved radio presenter and jazz musician and much more. His career covered trumpeter, clarinettist, bandleader, broadcaster, writer, journalist and calligrapher, cartoonist (Daily Mail 1949-53) and chairman of the Radio 4 antidote to panel games, "I'm Sorry I Haven't Clue" from 1972-2008. Our series of webpages on the V8 Website captures much of the fun that was the man, not least his Samantha jokes. More
Webpages added or changed in previous weeks
An active website for MGV8 enthusiasts

Wednesday 19th August 2015
NEWS: check the agreed value in your insurance cover

Tuesday 18th August 2015
NEWS: Frank Morand's photos of an MG3 & MG6 in Thailand

Monday 17th August 2015
NEWS: RV8 at the Castle of Mey on the Tour to Orkney

Friday 14th August 2015
NEWS: fuel prices crossover fall continues

Thursday 13th August 2015
NEWS: another report of a classic car theft
NEWS: DVLA tries to calm concerns over historic vehicle checks
Another V8 Idle Moment

Wednesday 12th August 2015
NEWS: Howard Guiney wins more concours awards with his V8
NEWS: special grille badge offer has closed

Tuesday 11th August 2015
Reply from Jack Grover at the weekly Classic Car Buyer
MGBGTV8 in Citron for sale
NEWS: special grille badge offer ends today at midnight BST

Monday 10th August 2015
NEWS: enthusiast finds a good low mileage RV8 in a week

Sunday 9th August 2015
NEWS: investment activity in the classic car market lifts prices
NEWS: Gavin Brown spots another RV8 with flares or spats

Saturday 8th August 2015
NEWS: SV-R wins Pride of Ownership class & overall best in show too
NEWS: don't miss getting a copy of our churches tour guidebook
NEWS: special grille badge offer ends on Tuesday 11th August 2015
NEWS: report that classic car theft is increasing

Friday 7th August 2015
NEWS: special grille badge offer ends on Tuesday 11th August 2015
NEWS: bookings for the Churches Tour & Dinner

Thursday 6th August 2015
NEWS: strong flow of pre-orders for new grille badges- order now
What's in a set of MGB Workshop Notes for an MGB owner?

Tuesday 4th August 2015
Crimping bullet connectors and faston terminals
NEWS: strong flow of pre-orders for new grille badges- order now

Monday 3rd August 2015
RV8 sold in only 14 days
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 44
NEWS: Samsung "Safety Truck" in Argentina

Sunday 2nd August 2015
NEWS: report of two Swiss-MGV8I/G events

Saturday 1st August 2015
NEWS: petrol and diesel price crossover
NEWS: Costello not sold at H&H auction
Welcoming new V8 members in July

Friday 31st July 2015
NEWS: Mike Lane reports another scam
NEWS: MGBGTV8 review in Classic Car Buyer newspaper

Thursday 30th July 2015
Low mileage reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green for sale

Wednesday 29th July 2015
NEWS: Nic Houslip with his RV8 at Shelsey Walsh
NEWS: Ken Costello dies aged 88

Tuesday 28th July 2015
NEWS: MGBGTV8 features in the next issue of Classic Car Buyer
NEWS: Club celebrates being at Kimber House for 25 years
NEWS: rare Jeep stolen at Duxford, thieves are about!
NEWS: interest growing for some new V8 Register grille badges?

Saturday 25th July 2015
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 43

Friday 24th July 2015
NEWS: Costello MGBGTV8 up for auction next week

Thursday 23rd July 2015
NEWS: RV8 in White Gold on offer at £29,995
Low mileage RV8 sold in 5 weeks

Tuesday 21st July 2015
Low mileage reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green for sale
NEWS: V8 Register Facebook page launched
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 42

Monday 20th July 2015
NEWS: reports of TalkTalk scammers

Sunday 19th July 2015
V8NOTE492 locking wheel nuts for MGBGTV8 wheels

Friday 17th July 2015
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 41
NEWS: RV8 badge available from Terry Starkey
NEWS: two piece nut splitter set from Moss Europe

Wednesday 15th July 2015
V8NOTE493 solving an Aldon ignition problem
NEWS: ex Don Hayter MGB V8 Roadster at MGLive!
V8NOTES updated detailed Index
V8NOTE491 troubles with an electronic ignition system
V8 Spares for Sale: Dunlop composite wheels sold

Monday 13th July 2015
Guides to setting up and installing a GPS tracker
NEWS: any interest in some new V8 Register grille badges?

Saturday 11th July 2015
Review of the Nextbase402G dash cam
NEWS: V8 on holiday in Swziterland

Friday 10th July 2015
Special offer of Dash Cam & GPS Tracker

Wednesday 8th July 2015
Summer Budget 2015 report for classic car enthusiasts

Tuesday 7th July 2015
NEWS: preview of the Summer Budget on 8th July
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 40

Sunday 5th July 2015
UK spec RV8 in BRG for sale
Churches Tour & V8 Dinner bookings active
NEWS: booking opens for V8 Dinner on 3rd October

Saturday 4th July 2015
RV8NOTE406: routine brake checks are worthwhile

Thursday 2nd July 2015
NEWS: dinner on Saturday 3rd October moved
NEWS: Tour of Churches around Watlington, Oxfordshire

Wednesday 1st July 2015
NEWS: Barrie's Notes for the MGBGTV8 launched
NEWS: data roaming charges to be abolished

Friday 26th June 2015
NEWS: RV8 wins second place in Pride of Ownership
NEWS: tour of Hook Norton Brewery and lunch update
NEWS: Nuffield Place visit update

Thursday 25th June 2015
NEWS: Bob Grieves' photos from 24H Le Mans
MGBGTV8 prices, see Keith Belcher's adwatch report updated
RV8 very low mileage example for sale

Tuesday 23rd June 2015
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 39
MGBGTV8 prices, see Keith Belcher's adwatch report
V8 spares wanted: member seeks a V8 Register grille badge
V8 Roadster in white for sale
MGBGTV8 in Chartreuse for sale

Monday 22nd June 2015
NEWS: reports on MGLive! week of events
NEWS: V8 awards for 2015 report
NEWS: V8 display in the Club's Main Marquee
NEWS: people and cars at MGLive! 2015
NEWS: tour of Hook Norton Brewery and lunch report
NEWS: Bletchley Park visit report
NEWS: Nuffield Place visit report

Thursday 18th June 2015
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 38

Tuesday 16th June 2015
NEWS: it's essential your pre-order your Pear Tree lunch
RV8NOTE405 fixing the bracket on an LT77 dust cap

Monday 15th June 2015
NEWS: Mike Breedon with his V8 at Stanage Edge

Sunday 14th June 2015
NEWS: RV8s at the EEOY 2015 in Holland
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 37

NEWS: 24H Le Mans results - Porsche 919 Hybrid No 19 wins
NEWS: former V8 owned by John Dupont in Switzerland
NEWS: lap record set by Audi near 21st hour at 24H Le Mans
NEWS: Ford announce GT road supercar for le Mans 2016

Saturday 13th June 2015
Keeping in touch with the 24H Le Mans into the night
NEWS from 24H Le Mans

Friday 12th June 2015
NEWS from 24H Leu Mans
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 36

Thursday 11th June 2015
NEWS: Wednesday's qualifying timesheet from Le Mans

Wednesday 10th June 2015
NEWS: documenatary of the McQueen Le Mans film

Tuesday 9th June 2015
NEWS: keeping in touch with 24H Le Mans
NEWS: changes to the UK driving licence from 8th June

Monday 8th June 2015
NEWS: Victor Rodrigues sees an MG Midget V8 in the US

Sunday 7th June 2015
NEWS: report on the V8 Technical Day on Saturday
V8NOTE488 using thread lubricants with a Rover V8 engine
NEWS: useful Tax Paid Discs available for members
NEWS: planning a visit to 24 Heures du Mans 2015
NEWS: fuel duty inflation increases returning?
NEWS: IFS advice on moving from fuel duty to taxing road use

Friday 5th June 2015
Updated index to the whole V8NOTES series
V8NOTE487 solving failed oil feed to the rockers

Thursday 4th June 2015
V8 Technical Day - few remaining places available
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 35
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 34
NEWS: Online V8 Shop open again

Wednesday 26th May 2015
Bookings update for V8 Technical Day on 6th June

Monday 25th May 2015
NEWS: Victor Rodrigues in the US
UK spec RV8 in Woodcote Green for sale

Wednesday 20th May 2015
MGBGTV8 found and purchased in Northern Ireland

Tuesday 19th May 2015
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 33

Monday 11th May 2015
NEWS:
Marches Transport Festival at Ludlow Castle
NEWS: track day at Oulton Park on Tuesday 26th May
NEWS: get one of our Tax Paid Discs

Saturday 9th May 2015
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 32

Friday 8th May 2015
RV8 spares for sale - rear bumper sold

Thursday 7th May 2015
NEWS: Class D full race MGBGTV8s at Brands Hatch

Wednesday 6th May 2015
NEWS: Perfume Studio on BBC Countryfile

Monday 4th May 2015
NEWS: concerns with DVLA stealth tax & the new VED system
NEWS: V8 Summer BBQ on Sunday 19th July 2015

Sunday 3rd May 2015
NEWS: MGBGTV8 ranked top MG by Daily Telegraph
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 31

Thursday 30th April 2015
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 30
Bookings update - Nuffield Place visit
Bookings update - Bletchley Park visit
Bookings update - Hook Norton Brewery tour
Bookings update - Pear Tree Inn lunch
Bookings update - V8 Supper at the Three Conies
Reminder - booking for the V8 Table at the Club dinner

Monday 27th April 2015
NEWS: Mike Marcartney and friends at the Black Boys
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 29

Wednesday 22nd April 2015
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 28

Sunday 19th April 2015
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 27

Saturday 18th April 2015
MGBGTV8 race shell for sale

Friday 17th April 2015
NEWS: V8 Roadster conversion in Primrose
NEWS: early MGBGTV8 registered, Damask 0256

Wednesday 15th April 2015
How did MGBGTV8 prices change in 1974-75
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 26

Tuesday 14th April 2015
V8 rebuild: further photos of Tundra 0792, now Damask

Monday 13th April 2015
NEWS: tractor run in Oxfordshire for air ambulance appeal

Sunday 12th April 2015
RV8NOTE404 identifying LT77 and R380 gearboxes
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 25

Saturday 11th April 2015
NEWS: a tale of two rare V8s in Limeflower

Friday 10th April 2015
NEWS: has the £40,000 MGBGTV8 arrived?
NEWS: DVLA matters reported in the FBHVC newsletter
NEWS: issues around the end of the tax disc rumble on

Thursday 9th April 2015
NEWS: book a place on a V8 Table at the President's Dinner
NEWS: bookings flow in for the V8 Technical Day
NEWS: bookings updates for the MGLive 2015 event
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 24
NEWS: RV8 - the Manufacturing Story book sold out
V8 spares for sale: RV8 aircon parts available

Monday 6th April 2015
Booking opens for the V8 Technical Day on 6th June
NEWS: V8 Tables at the President's Dinner - MGLive!

Saturday 4th April 2015
Welcoming recent new MGV8 registrations
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 23

Thursday 2nd April 2015
Road tax & SORN online at the GOV.UK website

Wednesday 1st April 2015
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 22

Tuesday 31st March 2015
NEWS: V8 Tables at the President's Dinner - MGLive!

Sunday 29th March 2015
NEWS: V8 Tour 2015 to Germany important announcement

Saturday 28th March 201
SOLD an RV8 20th Anniversary key fob in less than 4 days
NEWS: V8 sells at Brooklands auction for £12,230
NEWS: DVLA launches two new services
NEWS: MSA says closed road motor sport closer to reality

Thursday 26th March 2015
NEWS: V8 Tour 2015 bookings full, now a waiting list

Wednesday 25th March 2015
Hoyle suspension upgrades business sold
Distributor Doctor's contacts changed
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 21

Tuesday 24th March 2015
NEWS: remarkable artwork & etchings of classic cars
RV8 25th Anniversary key fob for sale

Monday 23rd March 2015
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 20

Thursday 19th March 2015
NEWS: will the Rolling 40 year VED exemption roll as promised?
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 19

Wednesday 18th March 2015
NEWS: ex John Tadman & Mike Breedon racing V8
Another V8 Idle Moment
Bookings for the V8 Tour 2015 to Germany reach 60
NEWS: Budget 2015 report for classic car enthusiasts


Monday 16th March 2015
Photos from Channel 5's programme with the MGBGTV8

Sunday 15th March 2015
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 18
NEWS: informal car show at Allington, Lincolnshire

Thursday 12th March 2015
Episode 6 of Channel 5's classic car show with the MGBGTV8
Channel 5's classic car series on the MGB & V8 this evening

Wednesday 11th March 2015
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 17
MGBGTV8 wanted by an enthusiast - why go to an auction?

Tuesday 10th March 2015
NEWS: briefing for the Budget statement on 18th March 2015

Sunday 8th March 2015
NEWS: new upgraded B&G website

Saturday 7th March 2015
Updated MGV8 price guides and charts
NEWS: Executors seek information on Colin Light
Report on episode 5 of Channel 5's classic car series
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 16

Monday 2nd March 2015
RV8 wanted by longstanding Club member
RV8 cats heat shields now available from Clive Wheatley
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 15

Sunday 1st March 2015
RV8 tow bar sold

Thursday 26th February 2015
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 14
Another RV8 sold in less than 4 weeks on the V8 website
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 13

Wednesday 25th February 2015
NEWS: exceptional RV8 sells for £19,000 at H&H Buxton auction

Tuesday 24th February 2015
RV8 sold in less than 2 weeks on the V8 website
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 12

Monday 23rd February 2015
New MGBGTV8 engine mountings information gateway


Sunday 22nd February 2015
NEWS: new stealth speed cameras

Saturday 21st February 2015
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 11

Friday 20th February 2015
NEWS: More signs MGBGTV8 prices are moving ahead
NEWS: Tundra MGBGTV8 sold at auction now on offer at £22,500!
Another V8 Idle Moment

Thursday 19th February 2015
NEWS: catch up with Channel 5 classic car episode 3
Another V8 Idle Moment

Wednesday 18th February 2015
NEWS: classic car programme on BBC Four again

Tuesday 17th February 2015
RV8NOTE403 ignition amplifier module and upgrades
NEWS: classic car ban in Paris from 2016

Monday 16th February 2015
Document for driving a UK registered car in Mainland Europe
RV8NOTE402 securing an ignition amplifier with a cable tie
NEWS: MGoT track day on Silverstone GP circuit - update

Sunday 15th February 2015
Classic car security: property marking, GPS tracker & dash cam
NEWS: John Deed wins the 200th RV8 gearknob

Saturday 14th February 2014
NEWS: next episode of the classic car series on Thursday 19th

Friday 13th February 2015
MGBV8 rebuild equipment - engine hoist and car lift
Programme of events in the week running up to MGLive! in June
Planning a trip to le Mans 2015? - see our guide

Wednesday 11th February 2015
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 10
NEWS: California Cup at MGLive 2015 at Silverstone
NEWS: another MGBGTV8 rebuild nearing completion

Monday 9th February 2015
NEWS: prize draw for 200th RV8 gearknob on Friday 13th
Stunningly fast Factory MGBGTV8 sold

Sunday 8th February 2015
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 9

Saturday 7th February 2015
Protek-with CHIPnTRACE security marking kit for classic cars
NEWS: teaser for next episode of Channel 5's classic car series
RV8NOTE401: views on RV8 steering rack lubrication

Friday 6th February 2015
NEWS: early booking for the Club dinner at MGLive! recommended

Thursday 5th February 2015
NEWS: new classic car series starts on Channel 5 tonight
NEWS: report says Anglia Car Auction was a very busy affair

Wednesday 4th February 2015
NEWS: care with DIY work on safety critical areas
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 8
NEWS: Tesla S with environmentally friendly "insane mode"
NEWS:
cars appear from the cargo ship Hoegh Osaka
NEWS: MGBGTV8s sell well at Anglia Car Auctions


Monday 2nd February 2015
NEWS: MGs on Track February newsletter

Saturday 31st January 2015
NEWS: next meeting at the Dartmoor Inn on Sunday 31st May

Friday 30th January 2015
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 7
NEWS: new 13 part classic car series starts on 5th February

Wednesday 28th January 2015
RV8 reimport for sale with power steering
NEWS: Ardennen meeting in Luxembourg 28th-30th August

Monday 27th January 2015
NEWS: Tony Lake on his using Transferwise
MGBGTV8 Condition 3 wanted by enthusiast for a rebuild project

Saturday 24th January 2015
NEWS: applying for Historic status and VED exemption in April

Thursday 22nd January 2015
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 6
NEWS: FBHVC launches its Manifesto in UK election year

Wednesday 21st January 2015
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 5

Tuesday 20th January 2015
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 4
NEWS: petrol at 99.7p a litre in the West Midlands
RV8 wanted by longtime MG enthusiast

Monday 19th January 2015
MGBV8 rebuild project - report No 3

Sunday 18th January 2015
NEWS: follow regular reports of a new MGV8 rebuild project
NEWS: are MGBGTV8 prices set to surge?

Saturday 17th January 2015
NEWS: new 13 part Classic Car Show coming on Channel 5

Friday 16th January 2015
Books and useful items for V8 enthusiasts
Another V8 Idle Moment

Wednesday 14th January 2015
Spares for sale: MGBGTV8 starter motor

Tuesday 13th January 2015
Replacement tyres for an RV8 updated review

Monday 12th January 2015
RV8NOTE400 headrest upgrade for the RV8
Another V8 Idle Moment

Saturday 10th January 2015
Another V8 Idle Moment

Friday 9th January 2015
NEWS: Photos of an MGBV8 Roadster in Australia
Book review of Everyday Modifications for your MGB, GT and GTV8

Thursday 8th January 2015
NEWS: V8 Curry on Saturday 28th February 2014

Tuesday 6th January 2015
NEWS: exceptional Costello MGBGTV8 in South Africa

Monday 5th January 2015
NEWS: MG GTS SUV article in the Sunday Times
NEWS: helpful garage for a stranded RV8 in the Lake District
MGBGTV8 rebuilds & restorations

Saturday 3rd January 2015
Another V8 Idle Moment

Friday 2nd January 2015
Another V8 Idle Moment
New Triple Function Pen available on the Online V8 Shop

Thursday 1st January 2015
Best wishes to all V8 enthusiasts for a very happy New Year and thanks for your support, enthusiasm and contributions in 2014.
Exceptional chrome bumper MGBGTV8 likely to be for sale soon
New book out:
Everyday Modifications for your MGB, GT and GTV8

For earlier changes in 2013 see archived update log