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23 March 2005


Old Number One Eighty years on, the car that gave MG its maiden victory will return to the place of its inaugural success. To mark this historic event, 'Old Number One' as the car became known, will return on Saturday 26 March to run once again at the famous Blue Hills mine, Cornwall.

It was on 11 April 1925 that Cecil Kimber, the founder of MG, drove the first MG sports car to victory in the Land's End Trial. This was to be the first of many successes for the famous octagonal marque. Since that first victory, MG has participated in almost every form of motorsport and achieved success in hill climbing, land speed record breaking, long- distance endurance racing, rallying, in touring cars and sprinting. This year sees private and works entries compete in rallying, at the Le Mans 24 Hours race and in the DTM touring series with the latest MG ZT V8.

Rob Oldaker, MG, director, product development, said: "Seeing Old Number One back at the Land's End Trial is a great reminder of MG's motorsport success over the 80 years."

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