MGLive! takes a rest for 2019

Our NEWS on 9th March 2019
The shock news was released yesterday, Friday 8th March 2019, that the Club had lost its dates for the MGLive! meeting at Silverstone in June 2019. Stuart Pringle, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits, is reported as adding “Silverstone Circuits Limited is extremely sorry for the cancellation of the MGLive! event in June. This is due to essential track maintenance. We will work with the Club to find a suitable alternative date later in the year that accommodates MGCC Members' aspirations for their racing.” This cancellation is only three months before the MGLive! 2019 event. More

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An announcement from the MG Car Club today says "The MG Car Club is devastated to announce that the decision has been made to rest MGLive! for 2019, and refocus efforts into a new format International MG meeting for 2020.

Last month, Silverstone Circuits Limited made a decision to carry out essential track maintenance during June 2019, meaning that MGLive! wasn’t able to take place at the venue on the selected dates, leaving the Club without a venue or date for MGLive! 2019.

The announcement continues "MGLive! is a meeting steeped in history with an event being held every summer for the past 68 years. Given this history, the Club has been exploring options to move the event to a new location, and/or date for 2019. After extensive research into new locations and/or dates; it has sadly become clear that there are no feasible options to host an event this summer and the decision has been made to rest MGLive! for 2019 as a final resort. All ticket holders for 2019 will be contacted directly by the Club and issued full refunds automatically before the 15th April 2019. The Club are planning to regroup and refocus efforts for 2020 into a new format International MG meeting, keeping the best elements of MGLive! but bringing in some fresh, new ideas to widen the event’s appeal.

See the full statement with the announcement.

What to do if you have already bought "early bird" tickets for MGLive! 2019 and made other arrangements?
The advice from Club Office is:

TICKET HOLDERS: We will be in contact with all ticket holders via letter early this week with your refund information. You won't need to take any action, and this will be processed automatically.
The Club Office is requesting that ticket holders do not contact the Club Office to discuss refunds as they will all be processed automatically. Please wait for your letter from the Club. This is to ensure the refunds process is carried out as quickly and smoothly as possible.

THOSE WITH TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS: Contact your travel provider and travel insurance provider to discuss what your options are.