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MG Car Club Podcast
49 minutes | 19 hours ago
Episode 44: David Whale on MGCC Midland Centre, the FBHVC and E10 fuels
David Whale is a long standing member of the MG Car Club, having spent some 11 years as Secretary of the Midland Centre. These days, David's time is spent as Chairman of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs where he leads the charge in lobbying Government to ensure we can all enjoy the freedom to use our classic MGs on the UK’s roads for years to come.So in this interview, Wayne Scott takes David down memory lane to revisit his years of MG Car Club involvement as well as discovering more about the FBHVC's vital work protecting the interests of historic vehicle club members across the UK. He also shares crucial updates on the latest concerns including the situation with E10 fuel, Drive it Day and research.
40 minutes | 15 days ago
Episode 43: Insurance Tips for your MG
Peter Barrett from the MG Car Club's new insurance partner Cherished Vehicle Insurance Services busts some of the myths around classic car insurance for us and also gives us tips for getting the best deal, understanding some of the terminology and also how to insure MGs during winter layup. Furthermore, Pete explains what makes classic car insurance different than standard car policies and explains what to look for when buying insurance for your MG. Plus, Wayne Scott shares some more of the latest news from the global MG community.
48 minutes | a month ago
Episode 42: A special MGA raising awareness around Alzheimers Disease
James Davis’s father bought his MGA Twin Cam in 1964 and over the course of the next 53 years, enthusiastically drove it on both road and track across the world from the UK to Barbados and Canada. The MGA had always featured in James’s life and he always assumed that one day, it would be his. Sadly though it had to be sold in Canada during 2016 to fund his Dad’s Alzheimers healthcare. But years later, and after the passing of his father, James has managed to buy the car back through an incredible twist of fate. James is now using it to raise money and awareness around Alzheimers Disease. Plus, Wayne Scott shares some of the latest news from the global MG community.
55 minutes | a month ago
Episode 41: Petrolheads Welcome .com tips for touring and a special MG TA
Our guest on this week’s MG Car Club Podcast is a serial car collector and a lifetime enthusiast. Paul Gerring is also part of the team behind Petrolheads Welcome who offer a directory of hotels across Europe that are safe for historic vehicles. As well as sharing his tips for travel and MG preparation, we also learn the story behind his very special MG TA that has been in his family for very many years. Plus, all of your messages and news!
36 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 40: K-series MG Midgets and the Costello story
On this, our 40th episode of the MG Car Club Podcast we talk to Neil Thomas about his lifetime obsession with the MG Midget and how he has transformed his mighty Midget with a K-series engine conversion. Neil explains what the conversion involves and also shares his memories of MG Midget ownership and motorsport from throughout his many years of ownership.Plus, Wayne looks at a fascinating story from fifty years ago exactly in MGs history, sparked by viewing the recent TV documentary Steve McQueen - The Lost Movie.
58 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 39: Dominic Taylor Lane, Association of Heritage Engineers
On this episode, Wayne and Adam look over the latest news from MG Motor with the new Hector launching in India and other new car news from the SMMT. Plus, we review the FBHVC's Environmental study that gives classic MG fans the statistics we need to understand our impact on the carbon emissions of the UK. Plus we talk to MG Car Club member Dominic Taylor - Lane as he shares the story of his Father-in-Law's MG Magnette and explains who the Association of Heritage Engineers are and what the organisations aims are. As ever, we like to hear from you, so don’t forget to get in touch.
47 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 38: ‘News’ Year’s Special 2021
On this episode, Wayne and Adam review the year that was 2020 by looking back at some of the highlights, challenges and memorable moments from the MG Car Club’s 90th anniversary year.We look back on what celebrations we did manage to enjoy, plus some of the cars that MG Motor announce this year as well as hopes and ambitions for 2021.As ever, we like to hear from you, so don’t forget to get in touch.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 37: Xmas special - bizarre MG gifts
On this, our Christmas special, it is present giving time as Adam treats Wayne to the silliest and most bizarre MG related gifts he could find! Find out what he managed to find and hear Wayne's reaction as he tears off the wrapping paper to reveal the surprises within! Also, we look back over half a century of Haynes Manuals as the company announces that no new hard copy Haynes Manuals are to be printed in the future, plus we examine the latest news from the DVLA relating to number plates.
60 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 36: Cream Cracker MGs Part 2 plus is the future electric?
In this episode we pick up part 2 of our conversation with Jonathan Toulmin to discover more details on the stories behind the MG Works Trials Team known as the Cream Crackers. Plus Wayne and Adam discuss new appointments at MG Motor and their ever stronger push towards electric vehicles, is the the future really electric and should we be worried about it?Also, if the TV gets rubbish during Christmas, we offer our recommendations on MG related DVDs and books that will keep you occupied during the festive season.
53 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 35: Cream Cracker MGs with Jonathan Toulmin
In 1935 Maurice Toulmin, was a member of the winning Cream Cracker MG Works Trials team in both the 1935 Exeter Trial and the 1936 SUNBAC/NWLMC Team Competition in his PB. The history of trialling is absolutely key to pre-war history of MG and so it’s a great honour to have Maurice’s son Jonathan Toulmin on the podcast with us as we settle in for a two part conversation sharing the stories from that fantastic era of MGs in motorsport.Also, Wayne and Adam celebrate what was arguably the last ever high-performance MG, the ZT260. Plus, they discuss the recent Classic and Sportscar Awards in which the MG Car Club were highly commended in the categories of Club of the Year and Event of the Year.
48 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 34: A young member’s MG journey with Josh Langstaff
In this episode of the MG Car Club Podcast, we talk to Josh Langstaff, one of the younger members of the MG Car Club about his introduction to MG that has not only fuelled a passion for cars but has also a whole new career aspiration for him as well. We hear from former World Touring Car Champion, Rob Huff on his latest success with MG Xpower in China at the Macau Grand Prix. Plus, the MG Car Club motorsport calendar is revealed alongside a whole host of fabulous Christmas gifts.
54 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 33: FBHVC survey results and the oldest centre in the MG Car Club
On this episode of the MG Car Club Podcast, we look over the recent position statement from the FBHVC regarding the ban on the sale of internal combustion engine powered cars in 2030, plus examine the headline results of the National Historic Vehicle Survey. Plus we talk to Roger King, Chairman of the MG Car Club Midland Centre as we delve into the history behind the oldest of the Centres in the MG Car Club.Adam explains why it is so important to ensure your car details are kept up to date on your membership records. Also we announce a new podcast shop and take a look at the latest fresh merchandise from the MG Midget Register.
63 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 32: Classic Car Weekly Editor, David Simister
On this episode of the MG Car Club Podcast, we chat to Classic Car Weekly Editor, David Simister. Hear us talk about the classic car world’s apparent strength during COVID, David’s passion for his MGB and being a new Dad during a pandemic! Plus, Adam updates us on news from MG around the world, with the MG5 announced for the emerging Australian market. Plus, we share your messages and un-cover a fascinating article by Cecil Kimber detailing his very candid thoughts on the UK motorsport industry.Also we announce a new podcast shop and take a look at the latest fresh merchandise from the MGB Register.
54 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 31: Famous MG MK2s and Trials with the South-West Centre
On this episode of the MG Car Club Podcast, we are entering UK Lockdown MK2 so thought it would be an ideal opportunity to pick our favourite MK2s from MG’s history - and the results are not what you might expect! Plus, from the MG Car Club’s oldest Centre , Neil Lock joins us to talk about that area’s amazing history and MGs in trials.New MGs arrive in Ireland, we reminisce on not being at the NEC Classic Motor Show this year and Adam digs out something from the Kimber House archives in relation to World War 2 ahead of Remembrance Sunday. If you are struggling for inspiration with your Christmas shopping, then we might have a few great ideas for that as well!
62 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 30: Danny Hopkins, Editor of Practical Classics Magazine in conversation
On this episode we speak to Editor of Practical Classics Magazine, Danny Hopkins as the popular magazine celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Danny is a serial MG owner as well as being a great supporter of the MG Car Club. He also shares his very heartfelt memories of meeting Don Hayter and also the day he bought Lord Montagu's MGB!Plus, Wayne and Adam discuss MGs in trialling such as the Kimber Classic Trial run by the club's South - West Centre. We announce that MG has launched in Mexico and also Adam finds an early invite for the press to test the Twin - Cam MGA.
65 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 29: Touring abroad and in the UK with your MG
On this episode we speak to Kieran Line from Scenic Car Tours about some of the tours, adventures and driving holidays on offer through the MG Car Club.Kieran gives us the latest on travelling in the post-COVID world and how he expects the travel industry to be affected by Brexit.Plus, Adam and Wayne discuss a new rival to MG's electric car offering - the Dacia Spring. The MG Midget is discussed ahead of its 60th anniversary and have you noticed just how many adverts for MGs on the TV now?
68 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 28: Our tribute to Don Hayter and are electric MGBs the future?
On this week’s podcast, join us for our special tribute to Don Hayter, the designer of the MGB. Wayne and Adam look back at his life before Motoring Journalist and TV writer, John Lakey shares his very intimate memories of interviewing Don over the years.Also, we review the MG Social event held at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon to celebrate 90 years of the MG Car Club. Plus, we debate whether electric conversions for classic MGs have a place in the future.
51 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 27 Tips for owning Triple Ms with Michael Allison
On this episode of the MG Car Club Podcast we continue our fascinating conversation with Former Chief Quality Engineer at MG, Michael Allison. Michael has been driving Triple M type MGs since 1957 and so is the very best person to give us advice on how to buy, drive and own one of the Triple M cars. Also, we dig out of the Kimber House archives the words originally written by the daughter of Cecil Kimber for the 70th anniversary, twenty years ago. Plus we examine MGs continual record breaking sales and discuss the 90th anniversary of the MG Car Club.
50 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 25: The MGF celebrates 25 years with the MGF Register
On this episode of the MG Car Club Podcast, we celebrate one of the most numerous and best-loved MGs in the MG Car Club line up, the MGF. This is Episode 25 of the MG Car Club Podcast, so it seemed fitting to look at the model that is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year including tips from Nigel May, from the MGF Register on buying one for the first time. Also, we have news of new MG models in the electric and hybrid market, we discuss the cancellation of the NEC Classic Motor Show and explore the latest from the club shop. Plus, Adam has found a curious vinyl record (LP) in the Kimber House archives, we we take a little listen!
58 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 24: The state of the post-COVID Classic Car market.
On this episode of the MG Car Club Podcast, we quiz Classic Car Buyer newspaper’s News Editor, Jeff Ruggles on the state of the current classic car market.Plus, we look back on the formation of the MGC Register within the MG Car Club. Wayne and Adam explore the story of the MGC and how the MG Car Club moved to support owners of the much maligned model in 1975. Plus, we look at the impact that the current COVID-19 restrictions are having on the club’s activities and answer your messages and questions.
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