Better traffic access at Stoneleigh 2016

Despite the access chaos the new format for the MG Show at Stoneleigh, combining it with the Triumphs, produced a well attended show with four halls of exhibitors and many visitors on Sunday 2nd March. Visitors were arriving all morning and some commented the show might usefully run over the two days. The show is always one of the first events in the year which combines an opportunity to meet many MG enthusiasts from the UK and overseas with the fascination of browsing the stalls and seeking out parts and spares.

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Top: Clive Wheatley, Denise and Robert Lewis and Victor Rodrigues (Swiss MGV8 I/G at the MG Car Club stand. Clive did not have a stand this year but had one of his new all alloy Dunlop composite lookalike wheels with him for close inspection - and they do look good. More
Many classic car enthusiasts who drove to the annual International MG and Triumph Show at Stoneleigh earlier this year will have found themselves stuck in long slow moving traffic winding round country lanes to a back entrance to the Stoneleigh showground. The frustration with event marshalls waving drivers away from the main entrance was clear - many drivers were furious and some even abondoned their visit and drove home. Quite why the organisers had changed the access arrangements was not clear - previously for many years it has been relatively straighforward to gain entrance to the spacious showground to park up.

A report in this week's Classic Car Weekly says there will be "better show access" for the event on 21st February 2016.

International MG and Triumph Show 2016
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