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90 years of MG celebrated at event

30 Apr 2014 at 13:00

The illustrious history of motoring marque MG will be celebrated at a special event to mark 90 years of the famous brand .

Enthusiasts will be treated to a diverse display of cars dating back to the 1930s during the August event at the National Motor Museum.

MG began life in Oxford in 1924 when Morris Garages started to customise Morris cars to make them a more exciting driving proposition. The MG badge, with its distinctive octagon shape, became a registered trademark in May of that year.

The brand is synonymous with transforming 'sensible' cars into hot motors, including the BMC Farina Range in the 1960s and Austin Maestros and Montegos in the 1980s.

Versions of these motors will be showcased at the event on Sunday August 24 in Beaulieu, Hampshire, along with more recent incarnations such as the revamped Rover.

For history buffs there will be plenty to enjoy, including the VA and WA vehicles of the late 1930s, while the picture will be brought bang up to date with the latest models coming off the Longbridge production line in Birmingham courtesy of SAIC, MG's Chinese owners.

Members of the country's MG clubs will be able to reserve a dedicated spot at the event, while entry for MG owners will cost £10.

Copyright Press Association 2014