Anglia Centre News Items





Riviera Run 2019 Update - 5th November

Sadly the MGCC Anglia Centre Committee have to announce that this years Riviera Run will not be taking place. A popular event and we know many of you will be disappointed and for this we apologise, all we can say is that we hope to return with the event next year, so please watch our 'Events Calendar' for details of the date.





MG Car Club Parade Laps
Parade Laps on Flickr - For high resolution photos click on photo


MG Car Club Championship Races - Season Finale
MG Lineup

I arrived at the Snetterton Circuit at just before 10 o'clock and already there was a good gathering of MGs parked near to the track, with good vantage points to watch the racing from. I met up with fellow committee member Alison Isaacson who for those who don't know already, Alison is my sister. She arrived in her MG3 closely followed by her husband Andrew in his MGF. While she mingled with fellow Anglia Centre folk, I wandered off to the paddock area to browse the race cars and whilst there managed to bump into a few people that I know from the MG Racing freternity. As the lunch break approached those MGCC members that had signed up for the parade laps gathered for 2 laps of the circuit, I managed to capture every single car on each of the 2 laps. Then after meeting up once more with my sister and friends in the circuit cafe for lunch, we returned trackside to watch the rest of the afternoons racing. Circuit curfew was at 6.30 but many people left at around 6pm as the sun was setting. The beautiful sunset was the perfect end to a fantastic day at Snetterton.
I will be adding more photos the photo gallery in due course.

Kelvin Fagan

MG Metro into the sunset



MG Car Club Members Parade Laps
Snetterton Race Circuit
October 5th 2019



Parade lap photography © Kelvin Fagan
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MGCC Anglia Centre Photographic Competition



MGCC Anglia Centre members are invited to submit their photos with an MG subject.
Photos must be current (in the current year) and not have been published elsewhere.
The competition will run from January to December each year.
Photos submitted will be published monthly on the MGCC Anglia website.
Photos should be sent direct to the Anglia Centre Webmaster Kelvin Fagan at webmaster@mgccanglia.com with your details and membership number.
At the end of each year all photos submitted will be examined by the MGCC Anglia Centre Committee.
The winning photo will be selected and an annual trophy presented to the winning entrant.
Entries to the competition will be displayed on our new Photographic Competition Page





Countdown to Snetterton MGCC Championship Races



Just a couple of weekends away,sees the MGCC Championship races come
to the Anglia Region at the Snetterton Race Circuit on Saturday 5th October.



Full circuit informaition can be found here
You can pre-book your tickets here
Event timetable is here





Classic Car Helmingham Hall Gardens Show 2019

This is an enormous Car Show with more than 1000 cars in attendance including the many club stands. John Cumming had organised an MGCC Anglia Centre stand with space for up to 50 MGs. On the day there was a total of some 47 MGs of many different types from old to new. From TC to Y Type to Magnette to MGA, MGB, MGC, RV8 to MGF/TF to MG3s. Quite a range and quite a display.

There were many other club stands with a profusion of makes to see. Apart from that there were hundreds of other cars to be viewed. In front of the Hall there was a line-up of specially invited cars. During the day some cars were permitted to make demonstration runs along the main driveway. A central arena had dance displays and other entertainments. Food and drink outlets were there in profusion with something to cater for all tastes. If the cars just became too much the gardens and grounds were open to visitors. As always the gardens were absolutely splendid. Many thanks to John for his organisation on behalf of the MGCC Anglia Centre.

Roger Latham

Below are some picture from the day.
















Anglia Centre Annual General Meeting 2019

The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the MG Car Club, Anglia Centre will be held at 11.30am on Saturday September 28th 2019 at The Lion Public House, 44 Ipswich Road, Needham Market, Suffolk IP6 8EH. (Tel:01449 720849) For organisational reasons, members are requested to inform Roger Moran, Anglia Centre Secretary if they will attend: secretary@mgccanglia.com.





July 30th 2019 - Recent Safety Fast Notes

Anglia Notes July 2019

Read these notes for details of how to enter the Anglia Centre's 2019 Photographic Competition





The MGCC Anglia Summer Picnic 2019

The Picnic was held this year on the 23rd June at Oxburgh Hall (NT). Pre-bookings had gone very well with interest right up to the preceding day! The National Trust had roped off an area on grass for our MGs Suggested arrival was from 11.00. However, it was not long before it became apparent that the space was not going to be adequate for the expected turn out.The fine, warm weather was an important factor contributing to the success of the event. We managed to cram 50 MGs into our space and then overflowed into an adjacent area with about 20 more cars.

The overall turn out was a new record for the Picnic with 67 MGs plus 3 other cars. It was good to see some pre-war MGs in the shape of 3 P types including a PB Airline saloon. Other MGs included several T types, 3 MGA roadsters, a Magnette saloon, a pair of Midgets, a variety of MGBs, MGC, BGTV8, RV8s, an MG6, MGFs and TFs and a sprinkling of MG3s. A very varied selection. The other visitors to the property showed great interest in our MGs and various questions were fielded while many photos were taken.

Many members expressed their thanks on the day for the event. Thanks must go to the NT staff who were very helpful on the day. Thanks also to the Anglia Centre Committee members who assisted me on the day. All in all it was a very successful day for the MGCC Anglia Centre.

Roger Latham

Below are some picture from the day.
















Stonham Barns Classic Vehicle Show - Sunday 18th August


Please let John Cumming know by email and by 29th July, if you wish to join the MGCC Anglia Centre Stand at Stonham Barns on 18th August.
Please give your Name, The MG model and the year of manufacture. Entries accepted are for Vehicles Pre 2000 only.
johncumming@talktalk.net,





West Suffolk Motor Sport Club

Here are some upcoming (and into 2020) events with the 'West Suffolk Motor Sport Club', The link will take you directly to their Calendar of Events on their website: For more information Click Here





MGCC Anglia Centre Enthusiast's Trophy 2019

Margaret Beresford and Barbara Pratley were awarded the MGCC Anglia Centre Enthusiast's Trophy in appreciation of their organising the Anglia Centre Weekend Tour in September 2018.
Anglia chairman William Ball made the presentation at the Mid Suffolk Pub Meet Dinner 8th February 2019.
Please accept our apologies for not publishing this sooner.


Margaret Beresford and Barbara Pratley





Wethersfield Autotest Event - Sunday 2nd June

For any members interested is taking part in the the AMSC Autosolo/Autotest/PCA Championship, the second round will be organised by AMSC/WSMC on Sunday 2nd June at Wethersfield Airfield
For your pdf copy of the event regulations please Click Here
West Suffolk Motorsport Club link to register on line Click Here
If you are interested in Marshaling at this event and others like it then you can register your interest via the above link also.
As this event is at Wethersfield full security details will be required.





Helmingham Hall Classic Car Show, August 4th 2019


Please email and let John Cumming know that you would like to attend giving the the MG model and Registration Number by the 29th July. John's email is johncumming@talktalk.net
The stand is limited to 50 cars.
The cost of entry is £10.00 per car including the drive and one passenger.
Additional tickets are £8.00 per adult and £3.00 per child.
The Cash fees will be collected on the day by John and paid to the show organisers staff.





Euston Park Rural PasTimes & Classic Car Show


Rick Eichhorn is organising the event for MGCC Anglia Centre. The date for the show is Sunday 9th June
Please would you send your completed Entry Form and Cheque, made payable to "Rural PasTimes Event" to Rick Eichhorn, 5 Hill House Lane, Croxton, Norfolk, IP24 1UR, by May 23rd and he will forward them to the event organiser after agreeing the area needed to accommodate the number of cars attending.
To download the form Click Here
Rick's email should you have any questions is: rcee658@gmail.com





Summer Picnic Entry Forms - April 6th

Entry forms for The Anglia Centre's Summer Picnic at Oxburgh Hall on the 23rd June are now available
To download the form Click Here
Note - entry to this event must be pre-booked





Important Announcement From MGCC HQ - April 1st

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - Update on MG Live 2019 - Please take a moment to read/listen the statement from MGCC HQ
For more information Click Here





Debden Autotest Event - April 14th

For any members interested is taking part in the the AMSC Autosolo/Autotest/PCA Championship, the first round will be organised by AMSC/WSMC on Sunday 14th April at Debden Airfield
For your pdf copy of the event regulations please Click Here
West Suffolk Motorsport Club link to register on line Click Here
If you are interested in Marshaling at this event and others like it then you can register your interest via the above link also.





BREAKING NEWS - March 8th

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - MG Live for the 15th & 16th June at the Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire - CANCELLED
For more information Click Here





February 27th 2019 - Recent Safety Fast Notes

Anglia Notes January 2019

Anglia Notes February 2019

Anglia Notes March 2019





Rolling Road Day Announced

Book Your Place Today!





January 1st 2019 - Happy New Year




On behalf of the MGCC Anglia Centre we wish all our members and friends a very Happy New Year.









November 29th 2018 - Recent Safety Fast Notes

Anglia Notes November 2018

Anglia Notes December 2018









MG Live 2019

Date confirmed for the 15th & 16th June at the Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire



For more information and to register for tickets Click Here





Riviera Run 2018

Full details for the Sixteenth Norfolk Riviera Run are now available
To download the event advert pdf. Click Here
The details are also printed in the November issue of 'Saftey Fast'





Anglia Centre Calendar Update

An newly updated pdf. version of the centres calendar is now available to download from our Calendar / Events Page
Click Here





Cambridge Natter Evening Update

Just to let you know that the Natter evening at the White Horse, Milton is changing to the first Tuesday in the month, starting on the 6th November.

This is a the result of a new large group of people meeting on the first Wednesday, and filling the car park to capacity.
Hopefully this change won't prevent you for joining us for a beer and a chat in the future.





The MGCC East Anglian Tour

Two years in the planning it was the first Anglia Centre weekend event of modern times. Starting from an idea by Margaret Beresford and Barbara Pratley and developed by them into a complete weekend touring event. Their outline plans were brought to the Anglia Centre Committee for approval which was immediately and wholeheartedly given.

From then on over the intervening period considerable detail work was put in by a small sub- committee to create the complete package to present to MGCC members. The event was very well received and the maximum number of bookings of 25 cars for the complete weekend package was filled.

In addition there were concurrent Sunday runs which were well supported by entries from local members.

Our base was the Ufford Park Hotel Golf and Spa complex at Melton, Woodbridge.

Friday was arrival and signing on very ably done by Margaret, Barbara and Liz Pelling while Mike Pelling directed MGs to the specially designated parking area. Goodie bags for the entrants were most welcome and contained an excellent offering thanks to our sponsors. The bar lounge was the place to meet, chat and enjoy a complimentary drink before dinner in our private dining room. An excellent four courses was served with a glass of wine to aid the digestion. Coffee was followed by a tricky quiz devised by Mike Pelling. Well tricky for some but one team scored 39 from 40!!

Saturday was the big one. Following a country route over mainly small roads we made our way to Reedham Ferry. This is a chain ferry and accommodates just two cars (3 MGs at a squeeze) at a time. A light lunch was served in the Ferry Inn just the other side. Crews then proceeded to follow the road books to Horning where we boarded the Mississippi Paddle Boat for a delightful cruise on the Norfolk Broads. Some attractive, expensive, riverside houses were passed many with boat houses or docks. Wildlife was abundant; traffic on the water was quite busy crowned by a Norfolk Wherry in full sail a marvellous sight. On our return to dry land we again followed the directions back to our base. The day's run comprising some 112 miles through the best of Suffolk and Norfolk countryside. Dinner was again an excellent four courses with a glass of wine.

Sunday was much more leisurely. After breakfast and checking out an easy run of about 19 miles took one to Snape Malting where coffee and some shopping could be enjoyed. Then just 14 more miles to our final rendezvous at Thorpeness Country Club for a farewell buffet lunch. Sadly the weather was terrible very wet with some roads having water right across. 10 souls from the local area braved it together with the remains of the weekend entrants.

A very successful weekend event with some great by-roads driving together with great scenery. The hotel was top rate. And the organisation throughout was impeccable. Margaret and Barbara were everywhere aided by other Centre Committee members and two local members marshalling as required. Many thanks to all who organised, planned and executed.

Here's to next year!
Roger Latham



























WSMC Autosolo,Debden 21st Oct

Please check our calendar of events page for details of this event by following the link listed in the month of October, registration details/forms for both Competitiors and Marshals are available. Click Here





Sunday Run - 23rd September

Four Members of the Anglia Centre are organising a weekend event, September 21 to the 23rd, for MGCC Members to visit East Anglia. The event is based at the Ufford Park Hotel, Golf Club and Spa, Woodbridge.
There will be a "Run" on Sunday 23rd September and you are invited to join those members who are there for the weekend.
Numbers are limited to 20 cars, driver and one passenger, so if you would like to join the group please book early.
Attached is a booking form. Please reply to me by September 7th. Click Here For Entry Form





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Helmingham Show, 5th August 2018


A review of the event, in pictures, shared by Alison Isaacson. Click Here
We hope to bring you a more comprhensive report of the days event soon





Anglia Centre AGM

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the MG Car Club's Anglia Centre will be held at 2.00pm on Saturday 15th September 2018 in the Lounge 2 Room of the Limes Hotel, 99 High Street, Needham Market, IP6 8DQ (Telephone: 01449-720305). It is kindly requested that any apologies for absence be notified to Roger Moran, Secretary, MGCC Anglia Centre by 13th September. Telephone: 01502 722122 / 07920 054422. email: secretary@mgccanglia.com

All MGCC Anglia Centre members are cordially invited to attend the AGM.
Please do come along and make known you thoughts and views.
All are welcome.

Click Here for the AGM Agenda (save or print the document as required)





AutoSolo and Autotest, Wethersfield, 16th September 2018

Please check our calendar of events page for details of this event by following the link listed in the month of September, registration details/forms for both Competitiors and Marshals are available. Click Here





The 2018 MGCC Anglia Summer Picnic

It was a perfect summer's day at Felbrigg Hall for our Picnic. Hot and sunny but with a refreshing breeze. We were allocated an exclusive parking area for our MGs opposite the courtyard with its facilities and close to the nearby visitor centre. Parking was on grass with some welcome shade under mature trees. Those who visited the house found much to interest as apart from the many and varied rooms there were conservation items to see. The volunteers who staffed the house were a mine of interesting information. A visit to the walled garden was most enjoyable too with its mature trees, shrubs and colourful borders. There were greenhouses open and a large kitchen garden too. For the energetic the extensive grounds were there to be explored with a lake and church. There was a record turnout for the event of 63 MGs plus one Alfa Romeo. This despite a number of no shows which may have increased this total. It may be difficult to top the day but we will try with next year's Picnic.
Where to next year?
Roger Latham














Helmingham Hall Classic & Sports Car Show from Trigger Air on Vimeo.


Helmingham Hall Festival of Classic & Sports Car Show
The MG Car Club will have again this year a Stand and Show Area at the Helmingham Hall Festival of Classic & Sports Car Show on Sunday 5th August 2018.
The cost is £10 for a driver and one passenger. Additional passenger tickets are available at £8 per adult & £3 per child.
Please book with John Cumming as soon as possible so that he knows how large a parking area is required. Please let him know the model of car and registration number that you will be in.
John will send you, via e-mail, a Club Pass and instructions to enter via the Hall Main Gate and drive.
As in previous years, he will collect the fee on the day. Please have the correct CASH to give to him on your arrival.
If you have booked earlier with the Helmingham Office and wish to join us on the Club Stand then please let him know.
John Cumming.
Telephone 01359 259717
johncumming@talktalk.net






Are you and your car ready for MG LIVE on June 2nd and 3rd?
MG Live is just a few days away and it is looking like it could be the best event ever! You can get all the up to date information on our facebook page, or if you have any questions, then you will find the link at the bottom of this page. Please do take some time to visit the Anglia Centre's stand, where a warm welcome from members of the centre's committee awaits you. Dont forget you can send in any of your photos from Silverstone for the centres website gallery or post them direct to the facebook page.





May 19th 2018 - Recent Safety Fast Notes

Anglia Notes March 2018

Anglia Notes April 2018

Anglia Notes May 2018

Anglia Notes June 2018





West Suffolk Motor Sport Club Autosolo - Debden April 8th

The AMSC and WSMC will be running the first Autosolo of the season at Debden on Sunday 8th April, if you are interested in taking part then please follow the link below for Regulations and the on-line entry system. As usual there will be the usual request for marshals so why not consider getting involved! On-line Registration will be available shortly but please put the date in your diary. Autosolo / Autotest Entry Form - West Suffolk Motorsport Club





February 15th 2018 - Recent Safety Fast Notes

Anglia Notes October 2017

Anglia Notes November 2017

Anglia Notes December 2017

Anglia Notes January 2018

Anglia Notes February 2018





February 1st 2018 - New Website Officially Launched

For sometime now the Anglia Centre has been looking forward to having its own website, well today Thursday February 1st 2018 is the official launch day. Still very much work in progress we hope that the simple layout and with some great pictures from around the region and events up and down the country, members will find the website a useful resource. Please do send me any feedback you have and any information which you would like to be included on the website. Details of local 'Pub Meets' especially need updating for 2018 - Many thanks Kelvin Fagan webmaster@mgccanglia.com





East Anglian Tour 2018 Details Now Available

Details are now available to download from the East Anglian Tour 2018 Page






Felbrigg Hall is a 17th-century English country house near the village of that name in Norfolk.

Summer Picnic Sunday 1st July - Book Your Place Today!

The Booking form is now available to download from the Events Calendar Page

Just scroll down to the month of July in the calendar and you will find the link






Peter Skipper Chairman of the Anglia Centre presenting the Enthusiasts Trophy to Alison Isaacson

Anglia Centre Enthusiasts Trophy

As some of may have seen already on Facebook I (Peter Skipper) have had the Enthusiasts Trophy engraved and visited the South Norfolk pub meet at Hilborough, on Thursday 11th January, where I presented the trophy to Alison Isaacson as per the committee decision.

Everybody there also thought it was very deserving for the work she has done for the F Register and more recently Anglia pub meet. Last night was a case example with some 20 people attending the meeting. Also the award is fitting for the excellent work she has done on the Anglia facebook social media site since joining the Anglia Centre committee.





Anglia Centre Restoration Trophy

This year's recipient of the award is Paul Bloomfield who has put his heart and soul into this project over the last 6 years, as well as a few £s. Paul and Janet Bloomfield, together,have been enthusiastic and committed members over several years, having organised two Riviera Runs and three Charity Runs, recognised previously with the thoroughly deserved award 'Enthusiast's Trophy' two years ago, as well as having an MG wedding.

It's a MG mark lll Farina Magnette, it has been off the road for 19 years be 20 in January 2018. Paul is the 6th owner and he has all the history of all the owners, it has done 71400 miles Paul purchased it 2011 and it licensed to go on the road on the 22/11/2017. Paul paid £550. It was first purchased 6/6/1959 from F.W. Kerridge Ltd Alton Hants. All owners were members of the Cambridge Oxford club including Paul, all information was given to Paul by fellow member and friend Mick Holehouse who supplied some of the parts for the restoration.





The Chairman's Trophy Awarded to Tony Batson

Pictured is the Chairman's Trophy being presented to Tony Batson by Peter Skipper on Saturday the 2nd December 2018 at the Anglia Centre's committee meeting, well deserved! Tony is responsible for putting together all the events in the region, and predominantly in charge of the Queen Vic event.
Click Here For Full Details Of The Queen Vic Event





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