V8 35th Anniversary 2013 programme of events
To mark the 35th anniversary of the creation of the V8 Register in 1978 and the launch of the MGBGTV8 model in August 1973, we have a small programme of interesting anniversary events.

V8 Day Out at Hardwick Hall
Sunday 7th April 2013
Postponed because of heavy snow in the area to Sunday 26th May 2013.
V8 Anniversary Day with a Book Launch & Technical Sessions
Saturday 18th May 2013 at 10.30am
View Farm, Windmill Hill, Great Milton, Oxfordshire OX44 7NW
Report on the event
Launch of the new MG V8 book by David Knowles
The author will describe his aims for his new book, reveal the additional interesting material he found and the people he met during his research, highlight the large section on the RV8 predevelopment story and mention the interesting material on the ZT260V8 and SV models. Copies of his new book are on sale from the V8 Shop. More & Book Review Organiser: Victor Smith
V8 Technical Sessions
Presentations on a couple of current MGV8 technical topics together with a report on the Best MGBGTV8 and Best RV8 Mods surveys and a presentations from Nic Houslip and Tony Lake on the ethanol fuel situation together with other topics. Report Organiser: Nic Houslip
V8 Day Out at Hardwick Hall
Sunday 26th May 2013
Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 5QJ
Visit to a National Trust property with spectacular gardens laid out in Elizabethan fashion with four rectangular courtyards each with their own unique gardens. Dedicated parking for V8 members. Report Organiser: Ken Clayton
Rousham House
Thursday 13th June 2013 from 10.30am
Near Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire OX25 4QU
An attractive country house just NE of Oxford. Park up on the grass and have a guided tour of the house and/or gardens
then a picnic. Not a National Trust property but privately owned. Report Organiser: Gordon Hesketh-Jones
Tour of the Hook Norton Brewery and Lunch
Friday 14th June 2013 at 10.00am
Hook Norton, Oxfordshire OX15 5NY
Two hour guided tour of the seven storey brewery building including seeing their 110 year old steam engine and samples in the visitor centre followed by a light lunch at the Pear Tree Inn nearby. Report Organiser: Debbie Brading
V8 35th Anniversary Dinner
Saturday 15th June 2013 at 7.00 for 7.30pm
Venue in Northamptonshire
Dinner celebrating the 35th anniversary of the V8 Register with the traditional eight entertaining four minute toasts.
Report Organiser: Victor Smith
MGBGTV8 40th Anniversary Display in the main marquee at MGLive! 2013
Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June 2013
Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire NN12 8TN
Display rembering the launch of the MGBGTV8 model in August 1973 in the Club's main marquee at MGLive!. Report Organiser: Victor Smith
V8 Two Day Highland Tour
Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st August 2013
Dundonnell Hotel, Little Loch Broom near Ullapool IV23 2QR
Two day tour through Glen Shiel and Wester Ross and then on to Assynt to follow the European Event of the Year 2013 at Aviemore. More Organiser: Victor Smith
Tour of the BMH Body Plant at Witney
Thursday 19th September 2013 at 10.00am
Range Road, Witney, OX29 0YB
John Yea has indicated he would be delighted to provide a guided tour of the plant for a small group of V8 enthusiasts. The tour will be followed by lunch near Uffington. Booking opens 19th July 2013.
More Organiser: Debbie Brading
V8 35th Anniversary Lunch
Thursday 19th September 2013 at 1pm
White Horse at Woolstone near Uffington, Oxfordshire. SN7 7QL
This country pub, below the White Horse on the Berkshire Downs near Uffington, does a good light lunch and there is good car parking. The route from Witney to Woolstone takes around 30 minutes.More Organiser: Debbie Brading
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