A review with pictures and reports of past Magnette events from all over the world

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Lou Shorten Tribute weekend 9/10 October 2021

The 2021 event followed the usual format with a get together at John Shorten's home in Lenwade on the Saturday and an outing on Sunday. Over the weekend 18 Magnettes attended plus another 8 owners in other cars, the petrol shortage causing problems for some.

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Kop Hill Climb 25/26th September 2021

Once again the Register had reserved parking in the Club display area for the return of this classic hill climb revival (after cancellation in 2020 due to covid). 

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25th Magnette Day

It's now 25 years ago, that I had the idea to bring together some German Magnettes, as they were very very rare at that time and well underrepresented at MG events. So it started in 1996 with a BBQ in my garden. The three German Magnettes were framed by the Magnettes of Malcolm Eades and our current chairman Paul Batho, who did the trip just for a BBQ!

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Yorkshire Dales weekend 7-8th August 2021

Despite heavy rain on Saturday we were able to stay reasonably dry at the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, starting with a cream tea served in style on board the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Directors carriage.

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Shelsley Walsh 17-18 July 2021

Shelsley Walsh this year will remain in Magnetteers minds for two reasons: the heat and poor Magnette attendance with only 4 of our cars on display. However to look on the bright side we saw a perfect example of 'the marque of friendship'. All MGs were parked together which did not produce any problems and when Anthony arrived very early on Saturday morning and started to erect the register gazebo on his own, help was instantly on hand from MGCC members manning the MGB gazebo – thanks guys.

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Somerset Tour 3-4 July

Somerset – the rural English county famous for its cheese, cider and cars. Cars? Well, it's a little known fact that when Mr Richard Stephens established Clevedon Motor Cars in Clevedon, Somerset, in 1897 he became arguably the first motor manufacturer in Britain. Then, nearly 90 years later John Haynes, who had made his fortune publishing the eponymous Workshop Manuals, opened the Haynes International Motor Museum in Sparkford to create what is now a collection of over 400 historic cars. So yes, Somerset truly a county with a great motoring tradition and it also offers some memorable touring routes