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MGLive! - MGs Make Great Days Out

2-6-2011

MG is world-renowned for making fun, affordable British sports cars. And now the MG Car Club is winning a reputation for making fun, affordable days out with something for the whole family to enjoy.

From Friday, June 24th to Sunday, June 26th the MG Car Club takeover Silverstone, the home of British motor racing, to lay on a three day family friendly MGLive! extravaganza celebrating more than 80 years of Britain's most popular sports car.

MG Live! has something for all the family to enjoy and children under 16 go FREE!

There are helicopter rides and a funfair for the kids, while mum and dad can enjoy shopping, live music and the chance to watch classic British sports cars race around the country's most famous race circuit.

The whole family can get together and enjoy:

Marvelling at the abilities of stunt car driver Russ Swift. Star of the One Show's Italian Job special, this triple Guinness world record holder's precision parking skills and two wheeled car stunts will take your breath away. 

A flypast by the World War Two plane, the Dakota on Saturday 25th June. Known as the hero of the Berlin airlift, this plane also flew more than 60,000 troops to Normandy on D-Day. And also an adrenaline laced display from current British National Aerobatic Champion Gerald Cooper.

Retail therapy in the MG Lifestyle tent where award-winning producers give you the chance to shop for jewellery, clothing accessories, and home furnishings.

Riding on a fleet of vintage buses.

An acrobatic motorbike display from the X-treme trials team.

Thousands of classic MGs spanning all eras and the chance to see the all-new MG6.

Watching a full racing programme at Silverstone.

Rocker Box Racing - the cheapest way to race at Silverstone! Children and adults design their own racers using an MG rocker box cover and see if they can take the chequered flag.

With a trade city full of MG parts & memorabilia and the MGLifestyle tent selling everything from art to books and skincare products there truly is something for everyone at MG Live!

MG Car Club General Manager Julian White said: 

"MG is Oxfordshire's most famous export and we want local people to celebrate the brand alongside thousands of enthusiasts this June.

"If you've never attended MGLive! but are considering visiting the event in 2011 you WON'T be disappointed. You don't have to be a petrol head to enjoy the MGLive! weekend - in fact there is something for everyone at this family friendly gathering."

"MGLive! is the event where the whole family gets together to celebrate everything that's great about MG cars and MG people."

"A big draw of the event is the vast array of family entertainment on offer. Displays of the very best MGs, amazing driving skills, fun fair, a fantastic race programme and much more!"

MG sports cars were manufactured for 50 years at Abingdon in Oxfordshire and later at Longbridge in Birmingham. MG Live! gives you the chance to soak up the nostalgia of seeing thousands of locally produced sports cars and catch a glimpse of the new British designed, MG6. If you have or are thinking of buying a MG6 then it is sensible to have Gap Insurance these days especially considering that car depreciation is the biggest loss on vehicles today.

Under 16s accompanied by an adult go free, while adults pay just £22.50 in advance for a day ticket or £40 for full three day pass.