Lothar Taverne - longstanding Costello V8 enthusiast and V8 Register member

Meeting Lothar Taverne in Vienna
Walter Kallenberg, a founding member of the V8 Register, recently travelled to Vienna in his MGBGTV8 and was able to meet Lothar Taverne a longstanding member of the V8 Register. Lothar has had his Costello BGTV8 since the 1970s and Walter reports "he still enjoys owning the Costello V8". Walter adds "meeting someone after 35 years is sometimes a risk, but meeting Lothar was splendid. I last saw him in 1983 at Silverstone!"

For touring Walter says "the V8 is still the best MG of our cars to travel in, we did 4.000 km on this trip through the Austrian Alps!"

Ein Familienmitglied mit 260 PS
See an article in a local Essen publication on Walter Kallenberg's MGBGTV8. More

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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Lothar Taverne with the late Ken Costello in 1976.

Lothar Taverne's Costello V8 alongside a lively poster!

Walter Kallenberg and Lothar Taverne in Vienna in 2018.

Walter & Brigitte Kallenberg with their Teal Blue V8.