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Little Classics News: 24 September 2013

New DVD Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the MGB

MGB50 At SilverstoneMGB50: John Lakey2012 saw enthusiasts around the world mark the 50th anniversary of the famous MGB, a classic car which has become not just loved, but an icon of its age.

MGB50: A Year To Remember. Well-known BBC TV Producer John Lakey brings you this limited edition DVD following a series of celebratory events, both discussing the story behind the MG and seeing it in action on the track.

By tracking down former MG factory workers, new interviews describe the building of MGBs at Abingdon in detail.

MGB50: MG bodyshellsUsing fantastic BMIHT archive footage of the MG factory, some of which has never been seen before, a group of workers who met up at MGB50 talk through MGB production stage-by-stage, bringing to life their memories as they lived them.

A really fascinating sequence which shows just how well MG at Abingdon functioned and what great spirit the place had.

MGB50 On-board cameraUsing numerous on-board minicams and circuit-based cameras the DVD also replays unique coverage of a very special race for FIA MGBs and ex-works cars features an epic battle between well-known MGB racers Malcolm Gammons and Jeremy Cottingham.

With Silverstone's MGB50 celebration, through to the launch of the Frontline MG LE50 at the NEC Classic Car Show, you are taken on the complete journey of a special celebratory year for what is a very special classic car.

“MGB50: A Year To Remember” is available from the MG Car Club shop, the MG Owners Club shop and directly from Amazon.


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