Photo reports on the MGV8-50 Anniversary events last weekend

The events were blessed with bright sunny weather with a slight breeze which was very welcome.

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See photo report from Thomas Klein. Report 9

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Display on Abingdon Market Place
In the early morning sunshine on the Market Place the display of MGV8s rapidly developed as V8 members arrived. Many many local people passing through the Market Place or visiting the cafes stopped and mentioned how they by remember how MG was such a major part of Abingdon life until sadly the Factory closed in 1981.
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View of the MGV8 Display on the Market Place from the Abingdon Museum building nearby.
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Photos of members on the Market Place
Thanks to Richard Martin AWC for arranging access to the Market Place for this event.

Lunch at the Dog House pub
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Mercure Hotel
Many V8 members had an overnight stay at the Mercure Hotel as it is located near Gaydon. Alongside is the group photo on the lawn by the hotel.
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MGV8-50 Anniversary event at Gaydon
Many members joined the event at the British Motor Museum at Gaydon to celebrate the launch of the MGBGTV8 50 years ago in August 1973. Over 100 MGV8s attended from all over the UK and from Europe. There was a special parking area for MGV8s in front of the Museum and the focus of the event was in two meeting rooms inside the Museum.

Refreshments room with Club and trader stands
Kimber House had a stand in the refreshments meeting room together with John Benton V8 secondhand parts specialist from Manchester, Classic Car LED lighting, a second hand book dealer and Cherished Car Insurance. In an adjoining meeting room talks were arranged during the day on a variety of popular topics. Outside there was a display of several notable MGV8s including Citron 0798 the Earls Court 1973 Motor Show car.

Photos of RV8s parked by Museum

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An MGV8-50 cake was cut by Brigitte Kallenberg alongside Tony Smith (V8 Chairman). Brigitte was over with Walter from Essen in Germany in their MGBGTV8.
Slide presentations made by speakers at the MGV8-50 Anniversary event at Gaydon
See the set of slides used by each of the seven presenters at Gaydon. Link

MGV8-50 Anniversary events Overseas

Report from Gavin Bailey in the USA

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