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Mercure Walton Hotel just west of Gaydon
Saturday 19th August 2023

A convenient overnight stop for V8 enthusiasts planning to go to the MGV8-50 event at the British Motor Museum the following day (Sunday 20th August 2023) is the Mercure Hotel just west of Gaydon. Ralph Hardwick has booked to stay there and has obtained special rates for V8 Register members. Do get in touch with him if you would like to stay there and meet up.
Information on special room rates & Mercure Hotel website

Update - remember special rates
Remember there is an attractive deal for overnight accommodation on offer at the Walton Hall Hotel near Gaydon. Ralph Hardwick reminds members we have special rates on offer until 1st July 2023.
Coordinator: Ralph Hardwick

MG-Triumph 100 weekend event
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June 2023
Guide to buying a ticket for the event.

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Visit to Rousham House & Gardens in Oxfordshire
Wednesday 7th June 2023

The house is only open to special tour groups by prior arrangement so in the morning a guided tour of Rousham House has been arranged for V8 members.
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Visit to Sywell Aerodrome and an informal lunch
Thursday 8th June 2023

Sywell Aerodrome is set in the heart of Northamptonshire, just northeast of Northampton, and is one of the UK’s leading General Aviation airfields. The Aviator's hotel, bar and restaurant are unique, not just in their Art Deco style but also with wonderful views across the bustling airfield at Sywell Aerodrome. Formerly the original Pilots Clubhouse and Officers Mess during WW2.
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Lunch at Hook Norton Brewery cafe
Friday 9th June 2023

This popular annual informal lunch has been held for well over 20 years in Hook Norton on the Friday of the MGLive! weekend. Meet at the Hook Norton Brewery cafe from just after noon.
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MGBGTV8 50th Anniversary Track Parade at Silverstone
Saturday 10th June 2023
at lunchtime
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the launch of the MGBGTV8 model in August 1973 you can book a place in the Parade of 50 MGBGTV8s, together with other MGV8 enthusiasts with MGV8 Conversions (including V8 Roadsters & Costellos) and RV8s, on the track at Silverstone in June 2023. It will be a rare opportunity to drive your MGBGTV8 on the track at Silverstone at a modest speed behind the course car controlling the event.
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40 bookings made
43 is limit on the Market Place

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Information and how to book an Access Pass to the Market Place MGV8 display
Event is fully booked

Event organiser: Julian Holmes

Volunteers welcome to take up a roster slot
Contact: Julian Holmes

Display of MGV8s on the Market Place in Abingdon
Saturday morning 19th August 2023
Parking spaces for MGV8s are limited so book early for access to the Display Area on the Market Place. Members whose bookings have been accepted by the V8 Register will be sent a free Display Area Access Pass which they will need to have on their MGV8 windscreen at the entry checkpoint to the Display Area. This should simplify checking by the marshals and avoid traffic congestion in the centre of Abingdon on a busy Saturday morning.
63 bookings made

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Information on the lunch

Event organiser: Julian Holmes

Buffet lunch at the Dog House pub to the west of Abingdon
Saturday lunchtime 19th August 2023

This well known pub is west of Abingdon on the old test route used by the MG Factory for the MGBGTV8 model. A buffet lunch will be available from 1.00pm. Booking is essential. Parking is available across the road from the pub.
156 bookings made
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Bookings closed for the MGV8-50 event at Gaydon - deadline was Monday 14th August 2023,

Event organiser: Julian Holmes

Volunteers welcome to take up a roster slot
Contact: Julian Holmes

MGV8-50 event at the Motor Museum at Gaydon
Sunday 20th August 2023

The British Motor Museum will host the 50th Anniversary of the MGBGTV8 and the 30th of the MG RV8 at this special event with MGV8s parked outside the front of the Museum from 10am - 4pm. All MGV8s welcome. The focal point of the event will be inside the Museum with two dedicated rooms for V8 members - one with a selection of traders, Club stands and light refreshments and in an adjoining room presentations on the MGBGTV8 and a video on the RV8 and more. Tickets are just £10 including entry to the parking area, the two dedicated V8 meeting rooms plus entry to view the contents of the Museum.