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

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Lou Shorten Tribute Weekend 5-6 Oct 2019

This season the rain gods decided they did not like our beloved Magnettes – consider the evidence:
MG Live was cancelled so that the track could be resurfaced – local TV news film showed the machines under cover due to flooding where they were supposed to be working – poetic justice.

Your committee met at the Shelsley Hill Climb for an informal meeting which we held standing under umbrellas.

At the 2 day meeting at Kop Hill the weather flattered to deceive as Saturday was dry and bright but breezy. A glorious Sunday morning was followed by monsoon like rain which stopped the event for 2 hours, while the Register gazebo proved a very popular refuge until play was resumed.

What happened at Norwich? – well, just read on.

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Kop Hill, 21-22 September 2019

There was a good turnout for the static display at Kop Hill, with at least 8 or 9 Magnettes on both Saturday and Sunday.

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Harrogate MG Show 3-4 August 2019

Ee bah gum – what a perfect venue the Harrogate MGOC have found for their rally. Despite floods in parts of Yorkshire and Derbyshire, the River Nidd at Pateley Bridge was unaffected and Harrogate MG 2019 incorporating the MGOC Northern National was well and truly on, bigger and better than ever before.

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23rd Magnette Day

New heat records in Germany with temperatures more than 40 degress Celsius. Luckily the location for this years Magnette Day was on the bank of Lake Constance. So not only the MG youngsters could take a refresher, also one or another crew went for a cooling-down swim after a long journey in the "well-tempered" MG.

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Magnettes & Steam 6th May 2019

This year Magnettes & Steam wasn't the first event of the season, moving from Easter Saturday to May Bank Holiday, but it nevertheless attracted a good turnout of Magnettes to Norchard station on the Dean Forest Railway in Gloucestershire. The former branch line runs for about 4 miles from Lydney to Parkend through beautiful forest scenery.

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Magnettes & Spies, Bletchley Park, 20th April 2019

This year it was decided to have the season's Easter opening event indoors as the weather at this time can be very unreliable – so of course it turned out to be wall to wall sunshine and the thermometer soared to the mid-twenties for our visit to the WWII Codebreakers museum near Milton Keynes