British Motor Heritage (BMH) and the MGCC have a long history of collaboration, and this is set to continue through 2020 with the announcement of an all-new 58-car race for MG Live! (June 13th/14th). It will be for pre-‘66 classic saloons, and represents a particularly exciting opportunity for the owners of these popular cars, as it’s being staged on the Grand Prix circuit – the track on which F1 was born 70-years ago this year.
The regulations are basically the same as those for the Goodwood St Mary’s Trophy – the only other stipulations being the requirement of the cars to run on Dunlop Historic Race tyres and pump fuel. The event will be of 40-minutes duration, allow entries from either one or a pair of drivers, and will be preceded by a 20-minute qualifying session.
“The criteria have been specifically chosen to ensure a truly mixed field of everything from MGs to Minis and Lotus Cortinas to the mighty Ford Galaxies,” Said BMH Managing Director John Yea so the sight and sound of the 58-car grid should certainly be something to savour!”
The race is by invitation only, so anybody wishing to participate should email details of themselves and their car asap to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BMH will also be supporting the MGCC’s five other 2020 race meetings. The backing will range from the provision of a ‘welcome centre’ at every venue, to that of a course car and multi-vehicle display for the Donington meeting over the weekend of July 11th/12th.
Said Bill Silcock, Chairman of the MGCC: “We greatly cherish our relationship with BMH, a company that is not only a valued supporter of our events, but without the products of whom many of our members’ cars would arguably be in inferior condition, or perhaps no longer exist at all.”