This link takes you straight to the homepage of MG Car Club website. It
provides full details of how to join the MG Car Club or renew your subscription
to the leading members' club for all MG enthusiasts.
Works Centre - MG Car Club
The Centre celebrates 25 years as a Centre
within the MG Car Club. It was formerly the Works motor club at Abingdon, the
spiritual home of the MG Car Company, the Centre covers the much wider area of
Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Hampshire.
An RV8 website run by Jim Dolbel in Australia which provides useful information
on the MG RV8 model. Many of the maintenance and spares tips and notes are copied
from our RV8 Workshop Notes series with credit to the individual authors. Jim
Dolbel recommends RV8 enthusiasts to join the V8 Register and promotes our RV8
Workshop Notes series as an excellent source of information on maintaining the
This website is a gateway to a vast amount of MG material
including much about the MGBV8 and MGBV8 Conversions.
Clive Wheatley mgv8parts provides and full spares and servicing facilities
for the RV8 and MGBGTV8 models together with full servicing, mechanical rebuilds
and V8 conversions. He supplies V8 parts for maintaining MGBGTV8s including gearbox
laygears for the MGBGTV8 and rocker covers and parts needed for MGBV8 conversions.
The V8 engine specialists RPI based near Norwich are
well know for their V8 engines in various states of tune. They also supply chips
for performance and fuel consumption improvements. Their website is not only one
of the most attractive and well designed sites you will come across but the content
is particularly interesting and enjoyable to browse.
is a good source of information for any V8 enthusiast considering or carrying
out an MGBV8 Conversion.
This site claims to be the web's most complete source
of automotive colour standards available online today. AutoColorLibrary.com
is a new free reference site containing thousands of original paint manufact-urers'
colour chip cards and standards that date back to the pre-1920s. The site claims
to have "the web's only colour search engine designed to display quickly
colour chip cards, factory paint codes and paint specifications for most domestic
and imported automobiles". The site also adds "by the way, we
also have factory standards and formulae to make most any color you find in the
AutoColour Library in all PPG automotive finishes as well as the old standby acrylic
An internet poster site with posters of the MG RV8
and much more MG material for sale plus useful links to other websites. John Barnes
reports that his "son, who lives in New York, purchased an MG RV8 Dealer
poster (size 1200mm by 700mm) from them over the internet at a cost of US$15.99
and the postage to New Zealand was a further US$11.00" John says he has "had
the poster block mounted which looks great but he has not decided where it should
be hung". All he does know is his "wife is adamant it will not
be in the house so it looks like the garage will have another addition!"
PTP is the link between the original equipment manufacturers
and the specialist car companies with one off specifications. In the case
of Morgan, they offer engines in various specifications all the way up to NAS
(North American Spec) which complies with US emissions requirements. These Morgan
spec engines have significant differences that are of considerable use for installations
in the MGB chassis.
Paul Hunt is a V8 enthusiasts who has put together one
of the most useful websites for MGB owners. The site caters for almost all
situations found by owners of MGB and MGBV8 models and is particularly strong
on the electrical side.
Moss-Europe, the leading supplier of MG spares, have
a good website which is essential viewing.
Brown & Gammons, a leading supplier of
MG parts and with a first class workshop capable of carrying out MG servicing,
maintenance and complete rebuilds on MGBV8 and MG RV8 models.
MGB Hive, the "MGB Specialist", is another
leading parts supplier with offers on V8 conversions parts from time to time.
Peter Best Insurance Services is a leading broker for
specialist policies for classic sportscars like the MGBGTV8 and the MG RV8. Their
Abingdon Policy is a classic car, limited mileage and agreed value scheme. The
people at PBIS are very helpful and most pleasant to deal with.
Sussex Classic Car are suppliers of parts
for the MGB.
Midland Sports & Classics are suppliers
of parts for the MGB.
Polybush supply polyurethane suspension bushes
for the MGB. See the article in the February/March 2002 issue of MG World.
Lumenition supply MG performance products - electronic,
optronic and magnetronic ignition systems, and performance ignition leads.
Halls Garage is a motor engineer and sports
car specialist in Lincolnshire. Their MGBV8 has won the MG Car Club's BCV8 Championship
Class C Control V8 for the past two years.
Tyre test information website which provides
useful information on brands and specifications of tyres which could be replacements
for RV8s and MGBV8s.
Micheldever Tyres & Auto Services is
a supplier of tyres, batteries, exhaust systems and shock absorbers near Winchester
in Hampshire which has been recommended by several members as providing a very
The Sacramento Valley MG Car Club was formed in 1978 to promote the preservation,
maintenance, restoration and enjoyabe use of MGs by its members. It's a good looking
website run by an enthusiastic and friendly team.
MGs on Track is a new branch of the MG Car Club which is organising Club
Track Days at various circuits around the UK. They are proving very popular with
many Club members, but particularly V8 enthusiasts. For the latest news on forthcoming
Track Days, details of how to book and how to register for the MGoT email newsletter,
visit the useful MGoT website.
The V8 Owners Forum, run by Tony Cooper, accepts any vehicle with any form
of V8 power. The group's website has a free classifieds section, a huge links
database and also runs the V8 Owners Register.
Nepean Classic Cars is involved in the sale, service and restoration of
all MG models. Their premises have a panel workshop, paint shop, mechanical repairs
workshop, an in-house upholstery shop, spares counter and car sales. They have
been operating for 17 years and are "committed to client satisfaction".
They sell MG spare parts (new and used) in Australia and overseas, and also perform
car sales and services in all Australian states and territories. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Dolbel recoomends Nepean says the company "was built as a successful
business by Don Cubbin" and "has also supported the MG Car Clubs
in New South Wales with subscriptions and adverts in the monthly magazine".
Jim recommends them.
British Motor Heritage body plant at Witney produces
bodyshells and a host of other replacement parts for MGB Roadsters and MGBGTs
and distributes them through its Heritage Approved Specialists.
Cleevewood Garage is a specialist classic and
sports car trader in Downend near Bristol with particular experience of RV8s.
BritishV8.org is a US group of enthusiasts for performance modified British
sports cars including MGBV8s. Their website is also the home of The British
V8 Newsletter, formerly The MG V-8 Newsletter, which has been
published in the US for many years. You can read the current
issue for free on their website, or find information in the fully searchable
archive of back issues. There is also a photo gallery of V8 powered MGBs, RV8s
and other classic British sports cars - currently about 4,300 big, clear photos.
A recent addition to their website is a message board.
British Car Cottage Industries is a Canadian web site is devoted to enthusiasts
who are making items for our classic cars but are not what one would call "commercial".
So if you know of anyone who is making interesting (or dull) items please point
them to www.britcot.com. This applies to services as well.
Burblers are an Anglia Centre natter group with a monthly natter at the
Bird in Hand at Wreningham.
Car and Classic is the UK's No 1 web site for Classic Cars - see independent
They are the largest, the busiest and most successful classic car website.
The website provides two useful
reciprocal links for the V8 Register.
If you feel there is a useful link which should be here, do contact the V8
Oxfordshire OX14 1FF
Tel: 0208 392 9434
MG Car Club
PO Box 251
Oxfordshire OX14 1FF
Tel: 01235 555552
Fax: 01235 533755
Car Club website
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