26th January 2018

The MG Car Club has acquired a 1/4 scale model of the Magnette with ZB modifications, almost certainly made by the factory as a styling prototype before production. This came up in an auction recently and fortunately was spotted in time to arrange a bid - more details and photos here

21st January 2018

Mike Willan is restoring a Magnette with original Manumatic transmission. He's still got a lot to do, but there's some details and photos of progress so far, which will be updated as Mike's project continues

Also a message from Mark Bacchus - UK Magnette owners may be concerned about the destruction of classic cars recently that have been traded in for new cars through manufacturer scrappage schemes. Please sign the petition on the Government website to prevent vehicles classed as Historic by DVLA from being scrapped in this way.

Lastly, the events page has been updated with information about Magnettes & Steam, which will be at the Cholsey and Wallingford railway on 31st March


13th January 2018

Thanks to Ian Sykes again, there are four more Magnette road test articles for your interest in the Magazine Reprints section - Autosport and Autocar (1954), The Motor (1955) and Autocar (1957)

20th December 2017

Seasons Greetings to all our readers. As 2018 is nearly here, make sure you've got the dates for next year's Magnette Register events on your calendar. The list isn't complete at present, so keep checking for updates 

There's a new article on the magazine reprints page, although actually from 1998. It was spotted by Ian Sykes in his archive, and interestingly features Colin Goldsworthy, but with a different Magnette from the one that he currently owns.  

19th November 2017

David Halliday and Anthony White attended a Magnette/MGA tune-up seminar by John Twist, and David's ZB (formerly owned by Jan Pearce) was used for the live demonstration. There's a short report and photos

28th October 2017

Dear Magnette Community,

during the summer, and honestly since spring, I have not found any time to update.Stephen helped a lot and kept it alive. Thanks for that!
I have now looked to my mailbox and added or uodated the gallery. Have a look here:

There was also a nice article from The Motor dated 21st October 1953, which was as you know, the time the MAGNETTE was shown to the public at the Earls Court Show, in my mailbox sent in from Paul Barrow. Many thanks! Read here...


8th October 2017

There's a report and photos of the recent Lou Shorten Tribute weekend in Norfolk, including the presentation of awards. The Magnetteer of the Year trophy (for 2016) was awarded to Alan & Julia Cleobury