MG In The News!
1938 MG TA police Car
Hemmings has a feature story on a 1938 MG TA Police car, currently up for auction. The police agencies in England often used MGs through 1960. And this particular car made quite a trip, from England, to Canada, to USA, and now back to England. You can read about it here on the Hemmings blog page.
British Leland History Piece
Autoweek featured a story on the history of British Leland. It included TV Ads, historical footage, and tales of the heyday of these LBCs. There is a collection of TV ad, videos, and some a short history lesson. It might be worth taking a view moments out to remember what has being said about these cars "in the day"!
Click here to check out the story!
I came across this article in the Washington Post on an event put on by the MG Car Club - Washington D.C. Centre. It's called the Braille Ralleye, and brings blind people together with club members for a day activity and a barbeque. The sight challenged person is the navigator, and the driver does not know the course. The navigator has directions in Braille or large print, and the ralleye begins! Looks like a very fun time, and good to see some "Good News Publicity" for an MG Club. Here's the Washington Post Story and a link to the Club's Braille Ralleye event page.
We have all heard of "Destination Weddings", how about a "Destination Auction"?
Here is your chance to do a fall trip to England and bid at Sotheby's annual Collector Car Auction. But a highlight for MG fans is this MG:
Click here for a Preview of 1934 MG PA Chassis 1711
RM Sotheby's predicted a selling price between £95,000 and £120,000 (approximately $150,000-$190,000). The 1934 MG PA Le Mans race car exceeded its pre-auction estimate, selling for £151,200 ($243,550).
Would you like a brand new MG? Next best thing would be a visit to British Motor Heritage and have a shell made for your car using original tooling, all assembled by hand. You can even keep your original VIN number, if you follow the rules.
Click here to check out a video with a tour of a rebuild and an interview with John Yea, Managing Director of British Motor Heritage, Ltd.
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