MGV8-50 Anniversary Events in 2023
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 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 on a busy Saturday morning.
Information & booking
Buffet lunch at the Dog House pub to the west of Abingdon
Saturday 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.
Information and booking
Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel & Spa
Convenient overnight stop at the 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 Btitish 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 & Contact Ralph Hardwick & Mecure Hotel website
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 MGRV8 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 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.
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In 2023 we will have the 50th anniversary of the launch of the MGBGTV8 model in August 1973 and the 45th anniversary of the formation of the V8 Register five years later in 1978. We will also have the 30th anniversary of the start of RV8 production and sales in 1993. V8 enthusiasts will welcome the opportunity of celebrating the anniversaries of two understated and enjoyable V8 powered MGs and many MGV8 conversions too. 50V8
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