Dancing Daughters Le Mans Team
Highlights

Burlen Celebrates Pioneer Racing Driver Barbara Skinner

George Herbert Skinner (also known as Bert) and Thomas Carlyle Skinner (also known as Carl) created the Skinners Union (SU) brand. Experimenting with fuel mixtures in the early 1900s they made their first carburetor in 1904 and went on to form The SU Company in 1910. Carl Skinner had two children, Barbara (1911) and Peter (1914), both would become avid motorsport fans and drivers in their own right, but it was Barbara who had the talent to be naturally competitive at a time when women racing drivers had only recently been permitted to compete against men.

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Corporate Business

MG Motors Announces ‘Mission 100’

MG has announced its plans to ramp up sales and production ahead of the 100th anniversary of the MG car brand in 2024. The plans involve the company expanding into over 100 markets worldwide with the aim of generating sales of 1 million units by 2024. […]

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Auctions & Sales

Rare MGBGT V8 SEC Goes Up For Auction

Leading online classic car auctioneer, The Market, will offer an extremely rare 1981 MGB GT V8 SEC this month, one of just five ‘Special Edition Classic’ MGBs made, in an online sale running from 21st to 28th May. Built from the final, unsold MGBs to leave the MG Abingdon factory before its closure in 1980, the ‘SEC’ series of one-off sports cars were built by a collaboration between British Leyland, MG Owner’s Club and The Abingdon Classic Car Company.

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MG Motor UK Strong Growth Continues in February

MG Motor UK has maintained its exceptional start to the year in February, recording its 28th consecutive month of volume and market share growth with a 97% increase in sales versus the same period last year. Placing style, practicality and value for money at the heart of its offering, 883 exciting new MG models found homes during February despite a declining automotive market overall. MG also delivered a strong proposition in terms of market share (1.1%), making it three months in a row that MG has achieved a share in excess of 1%. The marque, once again, remains the fastest growing car manufacturer in the UK.

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Paul Rigby MG Open in Historic Longbridge

MG Motor UK, the UK’s fastest growing car manufacturer, has bolstered its brand representation once again in the West Midlands with the launch of Paul Rigby MG Longbridge. Situated in the historic conference centre at the Longbridge site, the newly established dealership joins a growing network of MG retailers in and around the heart of the UK. Boasting several sites across Birmingham and the Black Country, the launch of Paul Rigby MG Longbridge represents the group’s first venture into the MG brand. Famed for its exceptional, uncompromised customer service, Paul Rigby Group boasts the space and infrastructure to support MG’s ambitious growth ambitions for 2020.

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Corporate Business

MG Motor Continues Record Growth in November 2019

MG Motor UK has maintained its position as the UK’s fastest-growing car manufacturer after posting its 25th consecutive month of year-on-year growth in November. MG recorded 1,186 sales over the course of the month, a 29% increase compared to last November. MG also achieved a record monthly market share since, securing 0.76% of the new car market. Year-to-date, MG has sold 11,373 cars, 35% more than in the same 11 months last year.

Factory-fresh MG 6R4 up for grabs
Auctions & Sales

Amazing Group B MG Metro 6R4 to be Auctioned

An amazing Group B MG Metro 6R4 with just seven miles on the odometer is heading to Silverstone Auctions sale on the 26th to 28th July at the Silverstone Classic. The legend that is Group B rallying, which sadly came to a premature end on the 31st December 1986 due to a number of fatalities, the most notable being Henri Toivonen, generated some truly remarkable rally cars. One of which was the Metro 6R4, (6 cylinder Rally 4 wheel-drive).

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Corporate Business

MG Sets Sales Record for 19th Consecutive Month

MG Motor UK is celebrating its nineteenth consecutive record-breaking month for sales with the confirmation of May’s sales figures by the SMMT. With sales reaching 1,212 cars in May alone, MG has seen its second largest month ever, increasing its volume by almost 50% compared to the same month in 2018. Year-to-date MG’s sales volume is up by almost 53%, meaning that MG retains its crown as the fastest-growing car manufacturer in the UK.

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Classic Cars

MGLive! Loses Silverstone Venue and Dates

The MG Car Club are sorry to announce that due to Silverstone Circuits Limited’s decision to carry out essential track maintenance during June 2019, MGLive! has lost its venue and dates. Silverstone has been the home of MGLive! since its inception as the MG Car Club’s annual national meeting, meaning the loss of the opportunity to host the event at Silverstone has hit the Club very hard sentimentally. The MG Car Club are now exploring options to move the event to a new location and date, with further announcements to be made on this in due course once arrangements are in place.

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MG Goes Electric in the UK with the ZS EV

MG Motor UK is set to launch its very first battery electric vehicle in the UK this autumn with the arrival of the MG ZS electric SUV. With a full-sized boot and room for five, the MG ZS EV is the perfect car for people who want to go electric but also need the space and practicality of a compact SUV. Since launch in November 2017, MG ZS has become a familiar sight on British roads, always propelled by unleaded petrol fuel. With prices starting from just £12,495, packed full of tech and sporting a 7-year warranty, MG ZS has become a popular choice amongst British car buyers. From autumn, the petrol version will be joined by its zero-emissions electric equivalent, bringing affordable electric motoring to the British public.

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Classic Cars

MGB – The Illustrated History, 4th Edition

Some books in this hobby are just must-haves. MGB: The Illustrated History by Jonathan Wood and Lionel Burrell is one of those books. And frankly, most of us already have it. It seems to be the first book a person gets when they buy an MGB, sometimes even before they get a repair manual.  So why are we talking about it here? Because there is a newly expanded 4th edition, that’s why. With this new edition, Veloce Publishing has taken over the job of publisher from Haynes. Veloce is known for putting out quality books in both the content and the actual construction of the volume. I have often commented on how you can count on books coming from Veloce to have beautiful covers, high-quality paper, and excellent printing. This new edition of the MGB work is no exception.

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Classic Cars

VotW – Inherited an MGA: How a Classic Car Changed How I Looked at Motoring

Our video this week comes from the Sunday Times Driving section and goes by the very long title of “I inherited and MGA: How a Classic Car Changed How I Looked at Motoring”. As the lead-in to the article in the Times says: When her beloved grandfather passed away this year, Charlotte Vowden was bestowed his 1960 MGA sports car. Now driving means a lot more to the 29-year-old. Now driving means a lot more to the 29-year-old. Part of what is relayed in this video and the accompanying article goes back to our video from last week – passing on the love of the cars and the hobby to others. To a younger generation.  Since these great old cars are not seen on the road much anymore, it falls to us to take others for rides, to show off the […]

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MG Motor UK Celebrates Record January in 2019

MG Motor UK has smashed its record for January new car sales. The latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) show a significant increase for the iconic British brand with 754 new car registrations secured in January, an increase of 59% versus 2018. MG is gaining a reputation as a rapidly growing vehicle manufacturer. The impressive start to 2019 marks another record month for MG as the company seeks to build on the success of 2018. Already three new dealerships have joined the network this year, with plans for even more new sites to open in Q1. Recent appointments to the MG dealer network include Horsham Car Centre in West Sussex, Thompson First in Gloucestershire and Desira in Diss. Daniel Gregorious, Head of Sales & Marketing at MG Motor UK, commented: January was another record-breaking month […]

MG Annual Dealer Conference and Awards
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MG Annual Dealer Conference and Awards

More than 130 dealer representatives attended MG Motor UK’s annual Dealer Conference and Dealer of the Year Awards in Birmingham last week, marking the start of an exciting and busy year ahead for the iconic British brand. Dealers were treated to the official unveiling of the New MG ZS EV, the iconic British brand’s first battery electric car which is set to launch in September 2019. They also heard about “Momentum & Growth”, MG’s mid-term sales plan which will drive the business to treble its sales volumes over the coming years. Significantly, MG also used the Dealer Conference to announce the launch of its aftersales customer retention programme, a key initiative to generate increased service profitability through the rapidly growing MG parc.

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MG Motor India Partners with Myles for Carsharing

MG Motor India is preparing for the launch of their first product, the Hector SUV in the Indian market. Just before the launch, the company has announced a strategic partnership with Myles, the carsharing and car subscription company from Carzonrent. The two companies will work together to provide mobility solutions to customers. The first car from MG, the Hector SUV will be the first one to be made available to the customers followed by every new launch from the SAIC owned company. This also would include the EV MG Motor plans to launch before the end of this year. MG Motor and Myles believe that the value of this tie-up will be over Rs. 250 crores in the first phase.