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90 years of MG heritage on show at Silverstone

Published 12 June 2017

More than 90 years of MG heritage will be on show at this year’s annual bash for fans of the octagon badge. Around 3000 cars from the 1920s to the current model range will be on show at MGLive! which is held at Silverstone Circuit over the weekend of 17-18 June.

And there will be MGs from all eras in action on the famous Northamptonshire Grand Prix Circuit as well as on static display on the showground, providing something for fans of all ages.

MG Motor UK will be previewing the new MG XS compact SUV at MGLive! 2017. Previously unveiled at the London Motor Show in May, MG fans will get the first real opportunity to get up close to the latest car from MG Motors. The stand will feature a trio of XS’, alongside the current MG range, the MG3 and MG GS.

Joining a display of the BTCC MG cars, returning MG BTCC star Josh Cook will be heading to Silverstone on Saturday to meet fans. He’ll be joined by former Triple 8 racers Sam Tordoff (2013) and Jack Goff (2015). The three drivers will be at Silverstone to sign autographs and meet fans while MG Motor UK will be hosting a Q&A session with the drivers on Saturday afternoon. They’ll be on the Club’s 635 Register stand for a signing session.


There’s also plenty of family fun to be had at MGLive as the new Wheeler Dealers pairing of Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead return to the UK to host the Smartclubdriver Live Arena with plenty of motoring madness and mayhem for the audience to get involved with. The arena also boasts stunt driving legend Russ Swift's only UK performance this year, marking 30 years since his first appearance at Silverstone.

MGLive! will also feature a free kids play area with free rides and activities giving little MG enthusiasts the chance to burn off some energy without costing you a penny, while the adults enjoy a brilliant line-up of live music on the new ‘Village Green’. As well as the free rides, there is also a selection of games that are playable at a small cost.

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 part band TFI Live as well as a DJ into the night.

Sponsored by Peter Best Insurance, MGLive! ticket prices start from £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


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