Events

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

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Stockfest car show 20th August 2017

This sounds like it should be a Glastonbury type of event, but is actually a village fete with other attractions including a classic car show. We were first invited to it by the MGA Twin-cam group a couple of years ago, and as the village of Stockcross is conveniently located off the M4 near Newbury, it's been quite a popular day out for Magnette owners. I don't think any of us were energetic enough this time to join the organized 'Rare breeds' scenic drive before the show, settling instead for a later arrival at the show site.

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Swindon Steam Museum 22 July 2017

A total of 8 Z Magnettes assembled at the Swindon Steam Museum on Saturday morning, as well as John and Marion Gill from South Wales who are in the process of acquiring a Magnette. Wiltshire owner Mac Pile was strategicallly placed to guide us into the museum entrance and the reserved parking which had been arranged right outside. The building is part of the original Great Western works, which once employed over 10,000 people producing locomotives and rolling stock. It now features fascinating reconstructions of the various workshops, together with several steam engines and displays about the history of the GWR.

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Z Magnette Day

Since 21 years the Continental Magnette Owners meet for a weekend on the last weekend of June.This year we had a turnout of 12 Magnettes from Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, England and for the first time from Switzerland. Thomas Nebauer and Jörg Wiefler with their wifes organised a leisure weekend at Obertrum near Salzburg.

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Magnettes & Steam, 15th April 2017

The traditional season-opener for UK Magnette enthusiasts was held this year at Tenterden station on the Kent & East Sussex Railway.

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Z Magnette Group of North America welcomes a favorite Brit

by Allen Bachelder

This story begins with a friendship that began over 20 years ago. It seems that Grant Howlett, of Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk, had taken up residence in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States in order to further to extend his development of five-star hotels to North America. It so happened that Grant was custodian of a priceless automotive treasure: his late grandfather’s 1955 MG ZA Magnette, purchased new. Readers of Safety Fast are doubtless familiar with this distinctive, incredibly-maintained, unrestored totally original car – probably the best example of its kind in the world. And it’s driven – regularly!

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These pictures were taken in September at the annual Gathering Of The Faithful put on by the MG Car Club Wagga Wagga New South Wales Australia. These Magneteers use this event for our National Meet every year and as you can see is very well attended.

Peter Baldry, Brian Woolmer

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