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 EVENTS  2017
Dates - Pictures - Reports - Worldwide!


Magnettes & Steam

Our traditional season-opener is as usual on Easter Saturday, this time at Tenterden Town station (TN30 6HE) on the Kent and East Sussex Railway (kesr.org.uk) There's no specific timetable for the event, but you're encourage to arrive early if possible (from 9am), as we will be using the same entrance as pedestrians, so arrivals after 10am will need to be marshalled through. The station cafe opens at 10am, and the first train departs at 10.40

K&ESR winds through the Kent countryside for more than 11 miles from picturesque Tenterden town to Bodiam, where it’s just a short walk to the castle owned by the National Trust. It looks to be a great venue, and as usual you can just turn up on the day, although it would be very helpful to know if you're coming so we have an idea of numbers. Please contact Stephen Tickell (tel. 01737 760330 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). 

There's a discount available for train tickets booked in advance via this link (which will be available until shortly before the event). Sorry no discount for tickets bought on the day

For those requiring B&B, we suggest Collina House, close to the town centre, and Little Silver hotel (slightly further away). If you are making a weekend of your visit, you might be interested in the special Real Ale excursion train on Saturday evening - it's recommended you book this as early as possible 

Peter Martin asks that orders for spare parts for collection at Magnettes & Steam be sent to him in advance. Although he's located close to the K&ESR it will be difficult to fetch spares during the day as he'll be busy at the station.


Stowe House and Gardens

A visit to the magnificent house and gardens, organized by John and Cynthia Harris 

Silverstone weekend - MG Live

Once more it is time for the annual bonanza of motor racing, chatting to friends and making new ones, and touring all the stands. Once again the main marquee stands will have a theme chosen by the exhibitor. Last year it was won by the T-register with a magnificent depiction of a picnic Tea Party with painted backdrop and superb display. Our own showed the versatility of the Magnette – any ideas for this year please shout them to the Committee.

Venue is, as usual Silverstone circuit. More details will appear in Safety Fast and on mgcc.co.uk/mglive


21st  Z Magnette Day

The annual European Z Magnette Day (at least a weekend) will this year be held in Austria nr. Salzburg.



Shropshire weekend

The summer weekend event will be based around Ludlow, where there are great opportunities for scenic drives around Shropshire and the Welsh borders, as well the as historic town itself and its castle. We haven’t had an event in this area previously, so Trevor Jones will be putting together a programme to get the most from a weekend visit - more details to follow. The Register AGM will be held during the event, and also the NTG Concours Trophy will be awarded

Stockfest (provisional)

Held in the village of Stockcross near Newbury it is not a festival of stock car racing, or  it would not be attended by the register.  We have been invited by the MGCC MGA Twin-cam group. The event is to display "Endangered species ". Other classic cars join to create an interesting display, B.B.Q., bar, & gardens make for a fun day. More details will available soon.


 Kop - Hill hill climb

Again an opportunity to drive this historic course or display your Magnette as part of the club exhibit or classic car display , but to do so you will have to register on the Kop-Hill web site which should appear mid April. www.kophillclimb.org.uk.  Although shown as a 2 day event you can book for a single day only. The register organiser is David Halliday.


Lou Shorten Tribute Meeting

Our traditional event has proved a popular format over the years & will consequently be followed again this year.
John Shorten will be hosting on Saturday at Lenwade, followed by an evening meal. Sunday will again be a visit to a place of interest