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Hethel
Norfolk NR14 8EZ
30th July 2016
Status: open
Spaces: (3/14)
Brands Hatch GP
Fawkham, Kent
25th August 2016

Castle Combe
Chippenham, Wiltshire
12th September 2016
Status: open
Spaces: Sold Out
Anglesey
Anglesey, North Wales
30th September 2016
Status: provisional
Goodwood
Goodwood, West Sussex
31st October 2016
Status: provisional
Oulton Park - MG Session
Tarporley, Cheshire
18th November 2016
Status: provisional
Brands Hatch
Fawkham, Kent
5th December 2016
Status: provisional
 

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Toyo Tyre Deal for MGoT Members 22nd Jul 2016

 Toyo Tyre Deal for MGoT Members
 
Following recent discussion directly with Toyo Tyres UK, we are pleased to announce that purchases of any tyre in the Toyo range will now be eligible for a 10% discount from list price. This is the same deal that all Toyo-sponsored motorsport series have, so we hope you will find this valuable as an additional benefit of your membership of MGs on Track. There is a specific route to order tyres via one of Toyo's motorsport dealers; e-mail me if you wish to purchase tyres from Toyo and I will connect you with the dealer.
 
 
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Castle Combe Photos 22nd Jun 2016

Castle Combe Photos
 
Despite not having our official photographer present, we still have pictures of the event on Monday June 20th available courtesy of  Linda Howard, who very kindly offered to take and make available any pictures she captured.
 
You can see and order prints from Linda's gallery on Photobox HERE.
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Brands Htach GP 1st May 2016

Brands Hatch GP
 
Booking for the MGoT session at Brands Hatch GP circuit on Thursday August 26th is already open. Many of you have asked about pricing and when booking will be open, so here it is! The cost is £299 for MGCC members with instruction and helmet hire available to book at the same time. We are able to offer this day courtesy of our good friends at Lotus on Track and all bookings are under the LoT terms and conditions. Further information is available via our event page HERE and booking is via a dedicated link to the LoT website HERE. See you there?
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New Policy from Carole Nash 3rd Apr 2016

New Policy from Carole Nash
 
Sponsors of MGs on Track, Carole Nash Insurance have just launched a new policy for MGs which includes track-day cover as standard. Carole Nash are keen to get any feedback on this new policy, so why not phone them for a quote and see how they measure up? 
 
For advice or a quote call the Carole Nash Cherished Cars team on 0800 083 6267.


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Thinking About North Weald? 25th Feb 2016

Thinking About Going to North Weald?
 
Words by MGoT Chairman, Dave Pearce

OK, so you all enjoy driving your MGs and if you are looking at this website you are maybe considering taking your car on track to stretch itís, and your, performance. A great way to Ďtest the waterí is to take part in our experience day at North Weald airfield; it has large areas of tarmac with no Armco barriers so plenty of space to test the limits of your car and to hone your driving skills.

Thatís you sorted but what about your kids? A lot of our members have sons and daughters who have recently learnt to drive and we have been getting requests to bring them along for the day, driving dadís (or mumís) car and starting to understand a bit more about car control.


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Track Day Photos 21st Feb 2016

Track Day Photographs
 
Many of you will know Nick Barrett of Xtreme Sports Photography. He is the one out in the wet taking photos of us having fun. If you missed out on seeing photos of your car at Donington Park, Goodwood or any of our other events this year, then get yourself over to Xtreme Sports Photography and browse the events gallery. Nick has a great range of photo gifts as well, and with you know what coming, they make great presents too!
 
 
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Goodwood Photographs 20th Feb 2016

Goodwood Photographs
 
Despite not having Nick (hope you feel better soon), our usual photographer at Goodwood on Saturday February 20th, we were very lucky to have local motorsports photographer, Paul Davies with us for the day. Please have a look at his website:
 
 
for a selection of pictures taken during the day. You can also purchase pictures directly via a PayPal payment. Enjoy!
 
 
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MGoT return to Pembrey after 11 years 30th May 2015


  MGoT return to Pembrey after 11 years
 
Words by Dave Livingstone, President MGs on T rack  
It was in October 2004 that a handful of MGs (see photo) first visited Pembrey Ė a 11/2 mile circuit in Carmarthenshire about 20 miles outside of Swansea. Now, nearly 11 years later, weíre going back! This time it is for a special occasion, as Pembrey will be our 2015 Founderís Day venue. What does that mean, I hear you think? Well, for the last few years we have dedicated one of the seasonís track days to be a bit of a re-union Ė for the founding members of MGs on Track (MGoT), all past and present committee members and our early-year regulars. Not that this precludes newer MGoT members or indeed first timers; itís just an opportunity for those of us who donít do as many days as we used to, to catch up with each other. Pembrey is on Monday 13th July and there will be just 36 places. It is my local circuit now that I live in Pembrokeshire and Iíd like to invite any old-timers, like myself, to venture another 50 miles West and come to a BBQ at my house on Saturday 11th July. Weather permitting on the Sunday weíll also be taking a walk on the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coastal Path or if itís really nice, maybe even taking a boat trip over to Skomer Island to see if there are any Puffins still around. Email me at Dave@mgs-on-track.com if youíre interested in making a long weekend of it. As for the circuit, though I did drive it myself in 2004, my memory isnít good enough to tell you much. Fortunately, Neil Thomas, Midget Register Scribe, also lives in Pembrokeshire and he managed to get to Pembrey just the other week (see photo). Iíll leave it to him to tell you about his day.
 
K-series Midget Enjoys a Sunny Pembrey
 
Words by Neil Thomas, Midget Register Scribe  
 
When I was invited to attend a pre-season track day at Pembrey in South West Wales, by members of the local sprint and hillclimb club, I was delighted. This is the nearest motor circuit track to my home and a venue I had been to many times to watch various forms of motorsport, but had never had the opportunity to drive. For a number of years it had been the venue that Formula 1 teams such as McLaren used for testing and which I had been fortunate enough to observe. So, on March 22nd I headed off with my 1964 K-Series Midget. I was particularly keen to try out the track, as I knew MGOT would be there in July. It really is a challenging little track with some quite technical sections, including a hairpin after its main straight, some very fast open bends and some tight 90-degree turns. The weather was brilliant; cold, dry, bright sunshine - perfect for grip. Upon arrival I looked at the other cars attending on the day. My good friend Ceri had brought along his Mk1 MX5 and another friend, keen MGCC member Ken Waylett, was in his 2005 JPS Lotus Elise. There was a cacophony of other vehicles including a brand new GT3, other Porsches from the local Porsche club, a couple of race-prepared Mk1 Lotus Cortinaís, an early 60ís race prepíd Ford Galaxy, various Caterhams, Westfields, Honda GTRs and Subarus. After the briefing we had two familiarisation laps and then we were off. Initially I was wary of the circuit, as the track was quite tricky in places, but as the morning progressed, confidence grew and I was in my element. This was an open pit lane day, which allowed me drive alongside the full range of vehicles present. My Midget performed faultlessly and despite running road tyres on this occasion it held its head up high, embarrassing some of the more powerful cars on the track.
One thing to remember is that the black stuff has lots of grip, but the green stuff doesnít and the tyre walls can approach very quickly if you decide to take an alternative route. I didnít try this out, but we were warned! So, a cautious approach is advisable at first, but soon you start to appreciate the great variety of this little 1.45-mile long circuit with its 8 turns running in a clockwise direction.
 
The facilities include a cafe with food and drink available all day and some great banks on the outside of the track for viewing and photos. I thoroughly enjoyed Pembrey and I am certain that anyone attending the MGoT day on the 13th July will not be disappointed. Iíll certainly be back.
 
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MGoT at MG Live! 29th May 2015

MGoT at MG Live!
 
As usual, we will have a stand at MG Live! If you are one of our regular tracksters do come along and say hello or if you have ever wondered what track days are all about, then come and chat with Dave, Doug, Steve or Nigel and get the low-down and find out how to join the fun!
 

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New Car, New Track, New Year! 15th Mar 2015

New Car, New Track, New Year
 
 
New member Jonny Silman attended Goodwood track day with MGoT in February in his new MG ZS 120+. He describes his day out with us here.
 
Words: Jonny Silman, Photos: Nigel Silman
 
Accelerating  down the Lavant Straight for the first time after being released by the pace car was, in all honesty, a slightly scary experience. 110 mph in a car I had only owned for a couple of months, heading straight towards a tyre wall as the track curved away into Woodcote, the penultimate corner on Goodwood circuit. I had done track days before, taking my dadís MG TF for a spin (often literally) around great tracks like Donington, Brands Hatch and Castle Combe. But Goodwood was different Ė the first track day of 2015, the first time I had been round Goodwood, was also the first time I had driven my ZS 120, recently bought from a fellow MGs on Track member, in anger around a racetrack. And what a racetrack it is! I already knew that Goodwood was a fast circuit, but it took first hand experience for me to grasp just how fast this famous old track was Ė a huge portion of the course is spent with your foot welded to the floor, interrupted by sharp spurts of braking and tricky double-apex corners like Madgwick and Lavant.
 
A circuit that you could instantly go out and have fun on, but one that is difficult to master, making it all the sweeter when you get a corner or a section spot on. Doing this was made much easier after an early session with Alan Wilshire, one of the excellent MGoT instructors at Goodwood, whoís input in terms of braking and turn in points, track position and general driving tips was invaluable, giving me the confidence to really have a good go at the circuit, and also to discover what the ZS could truly do. In fact, the ZS could do a lot Ė for a car so well mannered on the road, it handled the track with no problems, and in the end it was only the fleshy bit behind the wheel that held it back! Mastering Goodwood was also made significantly easier by the weather Ė bright sunshine for most of the day, fortunately no snowstorms like previous years! Additionally, the trackís marshals did an excellent job getting sessions out on time, and the staggered starts from the pit lane allowed you to go around at your own pace, often not seeing another car for the whole session. This meant that I could freely play around with different lines into corners, and there was no one to hit if I suddenly ran out of talent! When other cars were around, they quickly got out of the way of faster drivers, and the quicker guys always waited until they were let past to overtake Ė all very courteous. In the paddock, everyone at the event was friendly and chatty, discussing their experiences with the track and their cars, and the committee members worked tremendously hard all day to ensure the event was a roaring success. By the end of the day, the Lavant Straight was no longer scary Ė it was brilliant, as was my ZS. 110 mph? Easy. Iím going to do it faster next year.
 
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