Huge turn-out expected for MGB 50 at Blenheim

| 19 Sep 2012

A record number of ex-MG workers are expected at a huge  celebration of the MGB on Sunday (23 September).

The event takes place at Blenheim Palace to mark the best-selling sports car's 50th anniversary.

Organiser the MG Car Club promises: "The MGB 50 event will tempt MG enthusiasts from all corners of the globe to converge on Oxfordshire to celebrate 50 years of the MGB.

"As well as comprehensive displays of all MGB variants, an array of attractions including balloon rides, trade and craft stalls, a concours event and a competition for ‘rocker box’ gravity racers will mean there will be something for enthusiasts of all ages."

The attendance of the ex-factory workers has been ensured by Abingdon-based automotive coatings company Zircotec, which is based on the old works and is funding coaches to ferry them to the event.

MG Car Club general manager Julian White said: "The club is based in Abingdon, the spiritual home of the marque so we know first-hand how much the MGB means to people. At its peak, the MG factory employed 1400 and there is still huge affection for the brand in the town.

"For us, it was an easy decision to help ex-MG factory workers get involved with this special anniversary. It promises to be a truly memorable day and we want the people of Abingdon to come and celebrate one of the world’s favourite sports cars.”

For more information on MGB50 click here.