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MG Silverstone International 13-15 June 2008

Discussion in 'Non-Track events' started by Steve Hill, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. Steve Hill

    Steve Hill MGoT Founder Member

    This years MGCC Silverstone International is benefiting from some new thinking and looks likely to be even better than prior years.

    The club is keen to see a big turnout and MG owners are asked to encourage other motor enthusiasts to join them.

    All the details and on-line booking can be found here http://www.mgcc.co.uk/
     
  2. Muttley

    Muttley Junior Member

    MG International

    Anyone who enjoyed weaving around cones at North Weald could enter the california cup autotest on the saturday morning of the Silverstone International meet. You can show your interest on the booking form mentioned on the previous post. Good fun, cheap entry, easy to comply with regs (additional external throttle return spring is about as tricky as it gets this is explained in more detail in the regulations that are sent out or talk to anyone that competes) no helmets, harnesses and rollbars required. I was quite chuffed at getting 4th in class (standard Midgets) on my first attempt and very chuffed at getting my name printed in an official Silverstone programme. I'll be back this year.
     
  3. Steve Hill

    Steve Hill MGoT Founder Member

    Copied from another forum, here are some of the activities that will be available.


    HERE ARE THE WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME AT SILVERSTONE.

    Activity – Rally Rides
    An adrenaline fuelled passenger ride around the Silverstone rally circuit in an MG ZR rally car with Matt Stephens.
    Where: Rally stage at the South West corner of the circuit – drive or catch a bus from the Club Pavilion.
    When: Saturday + Sunday
    Cost: £30

    Activity – Circuit Tours
    Ever fancied driving around the iconic Silverstone circuit? Well now you can, in your own car for a fifteen minute session. When Lewis Hamilton is romping to victory at the British F1 GP you can say ‘I’ve driven that track’!
    Where - The sacred Silverstone tarmac.
    When - Sunday morning from 10.00 – 11
    Cost: £15 – Tickets available from the club pavilion. – only 160 places, booking online advised.

    Activity – The Brown & Gammons Reverse Steer MGF
    Steer left you go right, steer right you go left! Have fun trying to master the reverse steer MGF!
    Where - MGCC main arena
    When - Saturday daytime
    Cost to enter: FREE!

    Activity – Wheel changing competition – with the Brown & Gammons MGF
    Ever fancied yourself as an F1 mechanic? Show off your wheel changing skills in this free to enter competition.
    Where – MGCC main arena
    When- Saturday daytime
    Cost to enter: FREE!

    Activity – Pride of Ownership
    Do you love your car? Do you think the judges will love it too? Why not enter into the Pride of Ownership?
    Where: MGCC main arena
    When- Sunday
    Cost to enter: FREE!

    Activity – The ZYMOL Concours
    Originality and attention to detail take centre stage in the concours. Stunning, immaculate, beautiful cars grace Silverstone with their presence. Think your pride and joy has what it takes to compete?
    Where – MGCC main arena
    When - Sunday
    Cost to enter: FREE!


    Activity – Gymkhana
    Fun stuff to do with your MG! Needs a crew of two people and a good sense of humour!
    Where: MGGC main arena
    When: Sunday
    Cost: FREE!

    Activity – BBQ
    After an eventful day, enjoy some great food with good company. Followed by a short presentation and live music. Bar open until 12!
    Where: Hospitality Marquee
    When – Saturday evening.
    Cost: £15

    Activity - Sprint
    Beat the clock in this sprint on Silverstone’s Southern Loop. Negotiate tight corners, chicanes and let your car stretch it’s legs on this mile long circuit.
    Where – Southern Loop
    When – Sunday
    Full regulations and details on cost can be found at http://www.mgcars.org.uk/mgccsc

    Activity – Trip to Stow Gardens
    An opportunity to get away from the noise! Take a leisurely stroll around the picturesque gardens, enjoy refreshments at the on site café and spend time browsing the national trust shop.
    When – Sunday morning leaving at 10am – arrive back at Silverstone 2.45pm
    Cost: £8 (includes entry to Stow Gardens and bus transfer)

    Activity- Tour de Silverstone
    The tour is a circular run of approximately 85 miles starting and finishing at Silverstone circuit with a half way stop planned at the World famous Heritage Motor Museum at Gaydon, Warwickshire. The attractive route takes you through the leafy back roads of Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. This is the heart of rural England where it is still possible to drive your MG on minor roads, through picturesque villages and enjoy un-spoilt countryside.
    When – Friday
    Cost - £20 (includes free admission to the Heritage Museum)


    Activity- California Cup
    The club’s premier Autotest with classes for every type of MG. A real test of skill with no car prep or competition license needed.
    When – Saturday
    Cost - £10 advance bookings, £13 on the day
    Full regulations and details on cost can be found at http://www.mgcars.org.uk/mgccsc


    Don’t forget there will also be racing throughout both Saturday and Sunday,

    Silverstone is 13th - 15th June and tickets for the WHOLE WEEKEND cost £35 on the gate or £27.50 in advance for members.
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2008
  4. Steve Hill

    Steve Hill MGoT Founder Member

    As usual we'll have a stand in the club marquee at the MG Car Club's International weekend at Silverstone on 14th and 15th June 2008. Do come along and say hello. There's more info about the weekend at

    http://www.mgcc.co.uk/

    For those of you who we haven't been able to tempt out on track we are running a prize draw at Silverstone. Just fill in an entry form and you could win either a free place at our Beginners' North Weald Activity day on September 5th or a £50 track day voucher.

    Also, in the Arena on Saturday 14th June at 5.00pm you can see a number of the MGoT regulars' cars and hear what they think of taking their pride and joy out on track.

    Apologies to anyone who looks for us on Friday 13th June - we just don't have enough people to get the stand up and running on the Friday as we have done on previous years.

    Hope to see you all there. :)
     
  5. Steve Hill

    Steve Hill MGoT Founder Member

    Let's hope that the weather holds up and that any showers are short.
     
  6. Mike Hall

    Mike Hall Active Member

    Just a quick post to thank the non-committee members for their assistance in helping to man the MGoT stand at Silverstone this weekend.

    We're always on the look out for 'friends of MGoT' to help out on such occasions, as it helps reduce the burden on the committee members who undertake most of these tasks. If you're interested or able to help out next year (or at any events in between!), then please let either Dave or myself know.

    Thanks again - it was much appreciated.
     
  7. Martin C

    Martin C Guest

    Hi Mike,

    My pleaseure to help out & catch up with everybody, but if you think it was quiet on Saturday you should have been there yesterday!

    In the afternoon it was like being in one of those western movies where all of a sudden the wind picks up and scrub starts to blow through :D

    Was good to catch up with you again, so come get yourself another 'F' and come play.

    A SEAT! ! ! isn't that something you sit on in the house...............................
    "and would you kindly not park in the front row of the 'F' register car park again" :eek:

    Snigger, Snigger!
     

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