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MG was well represented in the classic car section at the Sri Lanka Motorshow 1997' held in August. The cars were very well restored and originality was emphasised in choosing the exhibits. The picture shows from right to left:
Ranjith & Chanaka Jinasena's MGPA, Clive De Silva's MGTC, Asgi Akbarally's MGTD, my MGTD Mark II, and Hatim Akbarally's MGTF. There were five examples of MGA's and MGB's and the MG's were together, arranged from the oldest to the newest.
The Sri Lanka Motorshow is held once every two years and has vintage and classics displayed together with the moderns and is held in an open exhibition complex. More than 90 vintage and classic cars were displayed and the cars are owned by the members of the Classic Car Club of Ceylon, co-organisers of the show. The show was held over 3 days and there were more that 10,000 visitors. The show also has trade stalls, amusements for children, go kart track and food and beverages.
This is an event looked forward to by the MG owners as they keep their cars in good condition to be chosen for the display. The MGPA and MGTC are newly restored and the motorshow and publicity given to the older cars in Sri Lanka are encouraging the owners to restore and maintain their cars.
Wishing Octagon all the best
Malith S Mendis
Octagon Regional Co-ordinator - Sri Lanka
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