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Get set for MGLive! 2017

Published 11 May 2017

This year’s MGLive! is promising to cater for enthusiasts of all classic cars – not just those of the octagon badge persuasion. Held at famous Northamptonshire circuit Silverstone on 17-18 June, this year’s MG Car Club-organised extravaganza promises to be the biggest and best yet.

On the famous Grand Prix track, race-ready MGs will go wheel-to-wheel with pre-1966 touring cars. Which mins the ever-competitive Mini Coopers will take on the likes of BMW 2002s, Lotus Cortinas and Ford Mustangs for the racing line.

Classic owners who prefer to be part of the action rather than just spectate, can compete in the California Cup Autotest, the MGLive! Autosolo and a Sprint held on the Stowe Circuit. There are also passenger rides and the chance to take to the GP circuit during the lunchtime parade lap.

Away from the track, around 3000 MGs spanning more than 90 years of motoring heritage will be on display from the club's various registers - along with a collection of models that have all made their mark in motorsport.

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This year’s Live Arena will be hosted by Wheeler Dealers' Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead. Expect plenty of fun and games including a human gymkhana, relay race, and daily car clinics. The arena also boasts stunt driving legend Russ Swift's only UK performance this year, marking 30 years since his first appearance at Silverstone.

The Trader village offers parts and spares as well as motoring memorabilia while the Lifestyle Marquee has a mixture of arts, crafts and hand-made gifts. If you fancy clearing out your garage, you can book a space in the ‘Silverstone Sort Out’ motoring car boot sale.

MGLive! is as much a social event as a haven for motoring fans, with the new Village Green area offering live musical entertainment through the weekend so people can relax and enjoy the festival vibe.

Saturday will see performances by retro harmony group The Candy Girls along with leading covers band, The Shadow Monkeys. On Sunday, it's the turn of all-girl group, The Glamophones and Dammit Jack, who will be playing songs from the 1960s through to the present day.

Those wishing to make a weekend of it can stay overnight with camping facilities on offer from as little as £35 for a tent pitch and £40 for a caravan/motorhome, with a choice of general or family camping areas for those wanting a quieter part of the venue. Those staying onsite can also dance the night away to music from party band TFI Live as well as a DJ late into the night.

MGLive! ticket prices start from just £18 in advance for MG Car Club members, £25 for non-members for a one-day pass, or £30 on the gate for all comers. Weekend tickets start at £28 for members, £40 for non-members, and £45 on the gate for both members and non-members. Children aged 15 years and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. For more info, visit wwww.mglive.com.

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