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MGs roll into Abingdon after epic Silk Road trip

Published 17 July 2017

Fourteen classic car enthusiasts have completed an epic 102-day trip from Bangkok to MG’s spiritual home in Oxfordshire.

The seven MGB’s arrived at Kimber House, the MG Car Club’s headquarters, on Wednesday 12 July having completed 25,000kms. The convoy travelled through 18 different countries before arriving at Abingdon on Thames.

The group toured through Asia and the Middle East, navigating the famous Silk Road, before heading across Europe. Each pair has blogged their incredible journey, publishing daily updates including photos and memorable stories.

There were hugs and tears when the group finally arrived at their destination as the emotions of completing such a long trip clearly got the better of them.

Silk Road MGB (2)

Event organiser John Bastian said, ‘It’s fantastic to be here after 102 days of travelling on the most fascinating roads; meeting people and exploring places we never thought we’d go to.

‘Every time we stopped, people would come and look at the cars. They [the cars] may not be odd in England, but in Iran and China they are museum pieces to these folks. So many people have touched our lives, and we believe we touched other people’s lives, too.’

Throughout the trip they met various international branches of the MG Car Club including MGCC China, MGCC Iran and MGCC Thailand. During their visit in Shanghai the group was given a warm welcome by SAIC and MG officials while receiving an exclusive tour of the factory located in Lingang, providing an insight into how modern MG machinery is built.

To see more information on the trip, visit:mgsilkroad.mgcc.com.au.

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