Massed ranks of the quintessential British sports car descend on Brooklands Museum.
If there was ever a marque that defined the British sportscar, it is MG. Even though the marque is now a shadow of its former self, the classic MG sports cars still have a huge following in the UK and the rest of the world. This was very much in evidence at Brooklands recently as hordes of MGA, MGB, MGC and MGFs descended on the historic Brooklands circuit for their annual MG day. The major theme of the event was the celebration of 60 years of the MGA with all types of the A taking centre stage in front of the clubhouse. This included several examples of the rare and now very desirable twin cam version.
MGA Twin Cam note the Dunlop Alloy wheels similar to those used on a Jaguar D Type
Modified MGA Coupé
Properly used pre war MG
This MG TC was rather shinier
The bonnet buldge signifies this is an MGC with a 3.0 6 cylinder engine
The MGC was intended to replace the Austin Healey. This 100 was an interloper amongst the MGs
MG didn't just make sportscars in the 50s and 60s. This is a Magnette
And another later example
Plenty of modified cars such as this very nice Sebring replica MGB GT
While this BGT's mods seemed more inspired by the Fast N Furious movies
Probably my favourite car at the show was this 'outlaw' style MGA coupé
Moving into the eighties the MG name was applied to the torque steer tastic Maestro Turbo
The same turbo engine was fitted to the larger Montego saloon.
In the nineties the MG revived it's sportscars initially with a reworked MGB the RV8
This was followed by the mid-engined MGF and MGTF
Into the new millenium and the MG ZT V8 sported an engine from the Ford Mustang. Probably why this one wears a pony
MG even had a go at making a supercar the MG SV
Based on the Qvale Mangusta approximately 82 were made and three were at Brooklands
At Brooklands it was the MGA's that were the stars though