Rare MG sports cars on show at Alnwick Castle on Sunday 14th October

Unique event celebrates 88 years of the MG Car Club!

A spectacular occasion on Sunday 14th October 2018 will see 80 gleaming MG sporting cars displayed for all to see within the grounds of Alnwick Castle, Northumberland.

These cars will be in place from early afternoon and owners will be on hand to explain more about their beloved vehicles to interested visitors.

This remarkable event, which also includes an 88k (55 mile) road trip – the “Autumn Leaves Run”-  through beautiful Northumberland scenery from Linden Hall Hotel, has been arranged by the Tyne-Tees Centre of the MG Car Club (MGCC) to celebrate 88 years since the Club’s launch, which was on Sunday 12th October 1930.

Amongst the scores of cars on display will be a 1954 MG TF 1500 “Tiffany” owned by organiser Andrew Kelly from Northumberland; a 2009 MG TF 85th Anniversary model – one of only 50 made, owned by MGCC Tyne Tees Chairman, Noel Lindford from Co Durham; and a 1932 MG F Type Magna, owned by Bob Walker from Yorkshire.

Car enthusiasts who wish to see this wonderful display for themselves and find out more about MGs, can do so free of charge, within their admission price to Alnwick Castle.

So, as well as having a great opportunity to see 80 beautiful cars up-close, you can also try a spot of broomstick training (two Harry Potter films were made at Alnwick Castle), encounter a fearsome dragon, try on costumes and armour, maybe cast a few magic spells and gaze at the priceless treasures in the Castle State Rooms.  That’s quite a Sunday!

The MG Car Club is a not-for-profit organisation with 50,000 members worldwide. Its motto is “the Marque of Friendship” and members simply wish to share their enthusiasm with everyone. Owners of every MG from 1924 to current models, are welcome to join.

The MGCC arranges six race meetings per year, including MG Live! a two-day gathering at Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, which features MGs racing on the historic Formula 1 track, and displays of over 3000 MG cars.

Tyne-Tees Centre started in 1963 and covers an area from the Scottish Borders to North Yorkshire. A great variety of events are arranged for members throughout the year including road trips, treasure hunts, driving tests, pride of ownership competitions and opportunities to display at shows and events.

The Autumn Leaves Run on Sunday 14th October will begin at Linden Hall Hotel, near Morpeth, where breakfast is provided for those taking part. A traditional lunch is provided at Alnwick Castle Guest Hall and participants will also receive a rally plate and a tulip-style souvenir route book.

Andrew Kelly, Organiser of the event says: “Within four weeks of announcing this event, we were full to capacity. That shows how enthusiastic the MG Car Club members are! We’re all very excited about this occasion and hope as many people as possible come along to Alnwick Castle to see our magnificent cars and  share our passion for MGs! We are very grateful to His Grace the Duke of Northumberland for welcoming us.  Alnwick Castle will be a splendid backdrop to our display and we’re looking forward to visiting the wonderful exhibits and possibly even trying some broomstick training!”

Noel Lindford, Chairman, MGCC Tyne-Tees Centre says: “Our members really enjoy our events and we know this anniversary event is going to be very special. Within the MG Car Club nationally, there are registers focused on each model of MG and these provide specialist knowledge, advice and technical support – so you not only socialise, but also learn so much more about your car along the way.” 

For more information on the MG Car Club Tyne Tees Centre, visit https://www.mgcc.co.uk/tyne-tees-centre/ and for national information on the MG Car Club, go to https://mgcc.co.uk

For more information on activities at Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, go to https://alnwickcastle.com or call 01665 511 100.