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12th October 2010

The World Famous MG Car Club is 80 years old TODAY!

On this day in 1930 the first meeting of the club took place at the Roebuck Hotel near Stevenage, with over 30 MGs and their owners coming together.

The MG Car Club is celebrating in style this weekend with 81 Worldwide MG Clubs confirmed for our historic MG80! event which starts on Friday 15 October.

It is the largest ever MG event and will celebrate the factory-formed club's 80th birthday in truly global style.

So far, eighty-one Worldwide Clubs have confirmed their participation in MG80!, which will see the Worldwide MG community come together to mark the MG Car Club's 80th anniversary.

With thousands of enthusiasts taking part, MG80! is on course to be the largest Worldwide classic car event in history.

Indeed, with MG Car Club events now scheduled in New Zealand, Australia, China, South Africa, Europe, North America, Canada, Alaska and South America, the celebration will be truly global!

Events range from a race-meeting in Tasmania, a road-run in Argentina, a midnight Gymkhana in Auckland and a Dinner & Dance in Lincolnshire - with plenty of innovative meets planned throughout the World.

Perhaps most exciting is the news that MG factory workers in China will be staging an event to celebrate the MG Car Club's special birthday.

The official google map for the event can be viewed by clicking here

MG Car Club Chairman has given a video address to the Clubs who are taking part and that can viewed by clicking here

Indeed, the passion for the MGCC is epitomized by the MG Car Club's Danish centre, which will be driving a trophy to Abingdon over the weekend to commemorate the event.

MG Car Club General Manager Julian White said:
"We're so very happy to be celebrating our eightieth birthday in such a tremendous way! This weekend will see tens of thousands of people enjoying their cars!
The Worldwide response has been incredible and we're hopeful that the sheer amount of people involved could mean the event becomes one of the largest Classic Car gatherings ever!
MG is Abingdon's most famous export, so we're naturally thrilled to be celebrating the MG Car Club's 80th birthday in this way.
My message to Worldwide MG Clubs is get involved - we want to see as many as you as possible enjoying your MGs on 16-17 October."

Confirmed MG80! Clubs:


Canada America Australia South Africa New Zealand Asia South America

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