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Donington Park
Castle Donington, Derby
6th October 2014
Status: open
Spaces: (2/75)
Goodwood
Goodwood, West Sussex
27th October 2014
Status: open
Spaces: (6/40)
Brands Hatch
Fawkham, Kent
1st December 2014
Status: provisional
 

Latest News

Donington Spaces Available 16th Sep 2014

Spaces Available at Donington
 
If you were dissapointed that you did not manage to secure a place to join us at Donington park on Monday October 6th, then we now have a couple of spaces available. Book via the website event page HERE.
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The Value of Instruction! 16th Sep 2014

The Value of Instruction!

If you have not yet joined MGoT at one of our track days and are still wondering if it is for you, then this letter from one of our first timers at Castle Combe last week shows the absolute value of an instruction session.Adrian writes to one of our intsructors on the day.
Words by Adrian Fryer
 
Dear Ben

My name is Adrian Fryer and you gave me instruction at the recent MGOT day at Castle Combe (Blue MG TF car number 13). It was my first time at one of these events and I like to thank you for the excellent tuition and advice you gave me, it really did make the day so much better knowing what I should be doing instead of following other drivers and assuming that they are taking the right lines.

Your instruction to me was very clear and precise which allowed me to take in what you were saying and apply it to driving correctly around the track.

I have attached a photo which suggests I must have been your star pupil for the day because you seem to be loving what I doing so much you decided to blow me a kiss !

Once again thank you and I will have no hesitation recommending you to other novice and experienced drivers, hopefully when I do another track day I will be fortunate enough to have you as my instructor again, I will certainly make a request for you when I apply.

All the very best.
Regards
Adrian
 
Many thanks for taking the time to write to us, Adrian & thanks for letting us publish your letter. Love the picture & hope to see you again soon!
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MG90 - Another Great Weekend for MGoT 26th Jun 2014

MG90 - Another Great Weekend for MGoT
 
For those of you who were not able to make it to Silverstone for MG90, here are a couple of pics (taken by our very own Doug Bond) of the MGoT Stand this year with some of our trusty stand-manning team! The glorious weather always helps of course, but this year again we met a large number of MG-owners who were keen to join us at one of our track-days as well as loads of current members who popped by for a chat.
 
Thank you to everyone that came and spoke with us over the weekend, it was great to see you all.
 
Steve B's Very Nice Trophy!
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MGoT Newsletter - Castle Combe 2 & Donington 31st May 2014

 MGoT Newsletter - Castle Combe 2 & Donington
 
You will hopefully all have received the latest MGoT Newsletter and you may have noticed a change of format as well. We are continually striving to improve the information sent out to members and we all hope you liked the improved format. In case anyone has not received this, a copy is shown below.
 
We would aslo like to remind members that booking for Castle Combe 2 and Donington Park opens at 8am on Monday 2nd June.
 
 
In this newsletter:
 
1. Castle Combe 2
2. Donington Park
3. Croft
3. 2014 Calendar Reminder
 
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A Unique Invitation 15th Apr 2014

A Unique Invitation
 
Steve Brand introduces our upcoming visit to Brands Hatch GP circuit in the April edition of Safety Fast, here is a sneak preview!
 
I have been very busy lately, desperately looking at my family tree and trying to claim some fame in having connections with Brands Hatch…Sadly, I can’t, although I wouldn’t tell you that! Despite the fact I get no special treatment at this world famous circuit, it is still one of my favourites. Having only ever driven the Indy circuit in my MG and once naughtily taking my 50c.c moped around the GP track back in the seventies after a Formula 2 race, you can imagine my delight when MGoT were given the opportunity to get on the full GP circuit in August 2014! This unique invitation was discussed at one of our committee meetings and recalling a conversation over dinner with the ‘V8 group’ at another track day, and their extreme enthusiasm to try out this fast and undulating circuit, the decision to go ahead was made.   Many circuits around England are subject to noise levels and the opportunity to get on some of them can be quite difficult, however, one lucky chap has managed to do it…Read about his experience on the Brands Hatch GP circuit.
 
BRANDS HATCH GP CIRCUIT
Words by Dave Pearce, Chairman, MGoT  
 
It is for the first time since MGs on Track have been in operation we have the fantastic opportunity to drive the full GP circuit at Brands Hatch on August 14th. We at MGoT regularly run a track day on the Silverstone GP circuit and this is one of our most popular events with 86 cars running in two separate sessions. The GP circuit at Brands Hatch is just as exciting and although it is no longer used by the Formula 1 fraternity, those of you who (like me) are long in the tooth will remember the days when the British GP alternated between Silverstone and Brands.   Our annual December track day is on the shorter Brands Hatch Indy circuit, it is a very exciting place to be and all those who have driven it will have fond memories of Paddock Hill bend (blind right hander, dropping steeply downwards with the apex out of sight as you approach it!) and the tight hairpin at Druids. If you look at the circuit map, you will see how much bigger the full GP circuit is, at a total of 2.5 miles long. The first part of the track as you turn left off the Indy circuit after Surtees corner is very quick and although it is more or less straight there is a sharp dip at Pilgrim’s Drop where the track goes under the road bridge. As you approach the bridge it appears at eye level and I found myself ducking each time I went under it! A slight rise takes you to the right hand Hawthorn Bend and a short straight to Westfield which is a fast right hander. Another drop down through Dingle Dell and up again, curving to the right, until Dingle Dell corner is reached. It is then a short run to the left hand Stirling’s corner and a long fast run down to Clearways where you re- join the Indy circuit. In the dry, the GP section is very quick but the day I did it in my MG SVR it was extremely wet and with my limited driving skills, 460 bhp with no traction control I have to admit that I tip-toed round rather gingerly! We are hoping that our day on 14th August this year will bring rather more clement weather…  
The day is being organised by our friends at Lotus on Track (L.O.T) and is split into 3 sessions of 20 minutes each.  We will have a dedicated session provided we can get 35 to 40 people booking; otherwise we may backfill with some of the more compatible Lotus cars. The following weekend is the Lotus Festival so there will be a lot of interesting race cars around the paddock. Let’s fill our paddock with MGs at the track day!
 
To join us at Brands Hatch GP, simply click HERE.
 

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Goodwood Charity Fund-Raising 17th Mar 2014

Goodwood Charity Parade Laps

During our recent Goodwood track day on Saturday 22nd February, we once again hosted the Chichester branch of the MGOC who arranged the lunchtime parade laps. The idea behind this is to raise funds for a local charity; participants give a donation to take part. This year we had 62 participants (including me as the tail end charlie, to make sure no-one was lost on the circuit!).
 
Well done to all MGoT members for kindly allowing their sessions to be slightly shortened to accommodate the parade laps. As a result of your generosity with your track time, we helped the MGOC raise £525 for the local charity, Stone Pillow.
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MGoT at Stoneleigh 3rd Mar 2014

MGoT @ Stoneleigh MG Spares Day

The team were at Stoneleigh on Sunday March 2nd flying the new MGoT sailflags. Sited out in the unheated cowsheds, it was a stern test and we took it in turns to run into the other halls and warm up!
 
Here are four of the Stoneleigh team; from left to right we have Doug Bond, Nigel Silman, Dave Pearce & Steve Brand. John Dignan was also helping out but managed to avoid being in the photos somehow.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On the right is a general view of our stand, for those of you who were not able to make it in person.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Many thanks to all of you who braved it into Hall 4 and came to talk to us, it was great to catch up with members old and new. We look forward to welcoming you "on track" with us in 2014!


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Safety Fast February Report 13th Feb 2014

MGs on Track invites EVERYBODY to try out a track day!
Words by Steve Brand and Dave Livingstone Photo by Nik Barret, Xtremesportsphotography  
 
 
A question that is often asked, when we are at events such as MGLive, by those that are curious and have never experienced the thrill of driving their MG the way it was intended, is, ‘What are track days? So as we are about to embark on an exciting new season for 2014, I thought it would be a good opportunity to explain with the help of a little plagiarism of an excellent article written by our President, Dave Livingstone a few years ago.
 
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MGoT Newsletter – Bedford & Goodwood Open for Booking 1st Jan 2014

MGoT Newsletter – Bedford & Goodwood Open for Booking

In this newsletter:
 
1. Bedford
2. Goodwood
3. Silverstone GP
4. Car Eligibility at MGoT Events
5. 2014 Calendar


This is a copy of our latest Newsletter to MGoT members sent out on 12th December 2013.

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2014 Calendar Newsflash 7th Dec 2013

 
2014 Calendar


We have a cracking calendar planned for next year and and have now confirmed dates. Please click 'Event Info' in our 2014 Calendar event to the left of this newsflash and view specific event details which we are now beginning to list.
Goodwood will be open for booking very soon.
 
The LoT events at Bedford and Croft are booking on their website now.
 
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