Episode 82: A chat with the great-grandson of MG founder Cecil Kimber
MG Car Club Podcast
by Wayne Scott, MG Car Club Podcast
9M ago
On this podcast, Wayne chats with Joe McGavin, the great-grandson of MG founder, Cecil Kimber about his knowledge of the man, the legacy that has been left behind and the tremendous pride he has in his family history. Of all the descendants of Cecil Kimber, Joe has the most interest in the story of MG so it's a wonderful treat to chat about what the man who started it all might have been like.  ..read more
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Episode 81: The California Cup 2023 - behind the scenes with Noel Lindford
MG Car Club Podcast
by Wayne Scott, MG Car Club Podcast
1y ago
In this episode, we catch up with Noel Lindford to hear the latest from behind the scenes of the California Cup AutoTest as he prepares for MG & Triumph 100 next weekend!  Do you have an interesting story to tell? Why not get in touch and we will interview you on the podcast as well!  ..read more
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Episode 80 : Memories of the MG factory during the Second World War
MG Car Club Podcast
by Wayne Scott, MG Car Club Podcast
1y ago
In this episode, we have another of our interviews from the MG Abingdon Factory Workers Reunion. The day-long event takes place at Kimber House, home of the MG Car Club, near the location of the old factory, every year.    MG may be about cars to most, but how they helped during the war did not go unrecognised – with some people regarding the work in Abingdon being the pinnacle of the company’s successful history.  Iris Dixon sadly passed away earlier this year, but before she did, we were privileged to be able to spend some time with Iris to record some  ..read more
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Episode 79: How I ran over Pat Moss - stories from former factory workers
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by Wayne Scott, MG Car Club Podcast
1y ago
In this episode, we have another of our interviews from the MG Abingdon Factory Workers Reunion. The day-long event takes place at Kimber House, home of the MG Car Club, near the location of the old factory, every year. In the previous episode, we heard from Orlando Vito and Foreman at MG who had progressed from tea boy through the ranks. In this episode we meet a pair of friends, John Wood and Adrian Goodenough who were at school together and joined MG at the same time. John Wood worked on the line, mainly on Midgets and trim. Adrian worked within finishing, painting and spent a spell working ..read more
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Episode 77: The future values of the MG Car Club explained
MG Car Club Podcast
by Wayne Scott, MG Car Club Podcast
2y ago
The MG Car Club announced a new values initiative at MG Live! In this episode of the MG Car Club Podcast, we talk to the team who pulled it all together to understand what the H.E.R.I.T.A.G.E ethos means for the future of the club and ensuring we have a healthy community long into the future for the 'Marque of Friendship'. Joining us is Rob Constant, Chairman of the MGCC's Vintage Register, John Day, MGCC Honorary President , Lorraine Noble-Thompson, MGCC Director and Kieran Reid, Chairman of the MGCC Young Members' Branch to reveal just how important this is for the club ..read more
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Episode 74: For the Love of an MGA
MG Car Club Podcast
by Wayne Scott, MG Car Club Podcast
2y ago
The MG Car Club Podcast returns with more stories, memories , interviews and news from the global MG community. This week, we talk to Tony Brown, a man who has had more than his fair share of scrapes and adventures with MGAs over the years. He shares his highlights from a lifetime of MG ownership with us in this fantastic conversation. Sit back, giggle a little and enjoy this fabulous story. Do you have an interesting story to tell? Why not get in touch and we will interview you on the podcast as well!  ..read more
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Episode 73: Could planting trees really keep our MGs on the road?
MG Car Club Podcast
by Wayne Scott, MG Car Club Podcast
2y ago
Following the announcement that the MG Car Club are to offer owners of historic MGs the opportunity to carbon offset their mileage, we interview Tom Worthington from Tree-V who administer the scheme for the MGCC and FBHVC, to find out more about how the scheme works and whether it really makes a difference to the emissions challenge we all face.  Plus we round up the latest from the world of MG ..read more
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Episode 72: Everything you need to know about E10 and the future of Fuels
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by Wayne Scott, MG Car Club Podcast
2y ago
On this week's podcast we take stock on the past three-months since E10 was introduced as the standard grade of fuel in the UK and debunk some of the myths that have circulated around historic vehicles and ethanol in fuels. Nigel Elliot has served over 30 years in the industry developing fuels and is now the Fuels Specialist advisor to the FBHVC. On this podcast we examine what the future has in store for fuel supplies and how we can live with Ethanol in fuel going forward.  ..read more
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Episode 71: Midget & Sprite Challenge Season Review
MG Car Club Podcast
by Wayne Scott, MG Car Club Podcast
2y ago
Mike Parker joins us to reminisce over. superb season of motorsport within the Lackford Engineering Midget and Sprite Challenge. Pippa Cow won the championship in a Class E Sprite by 3 points over Mark Witherspoon's Class D 'Frog-eyed' Sprite. Mike tells us about his own MG history and explains in the model's 60th anniversary year,  what he believes the attraction of the Midget is and why he thinks it has endured so long. Mike walks us through the race season blow by blow, so pull up a chair, pop those headphones in a let's review a fantastic year of Midget ..read more
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Episode 70: A college MGB restoration project with a difference!
MG Car Club Podcast
by Wayne Scott, MG Car Club Podcast
2y ago
Ian Fischer is a member of a nation-wide collective of younger MG fans across the USA and this week joins us to explain what motivates him at the age of 17 to not only restore an MGB but also modify it to take an engine from another make of car, but which engine will he choose? All is revealed on this week's episode.  ..read more
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