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Every year, a volunteer from the SVW Register organises a weekend for Register members and their guests.

2018 SVW Register Event - First Announcement

The 2018 Register Event will be the Jane Austen Bristol and Bath Rally, and will be based on Wooton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire from 10-12 July 2018.

More details will be published soon.

The Annual "MG Car Club SWV Register" 2017 Event was held in mostly fine weather from Tuesday 4th July until Thursday 6th July 2017 based in Colchester, Essex.

The Rally HQ was based at the Stoke by Nayland Golf and Country Club.

The "MG Car Club SVW Register" 2016 Event was held 14th-16th June near Liege in the beautiful Ardennes Region of SE Belgium.

The 2015 SVW Weekend took place in glorious sunshine based on Chichester, West Sussex, 7-9 August.

Some 18 SVW cars and around 60 people turned out to enjoy a weekend of activities, visiting places of interest around this historic town.

A highlight for many on the Sunday morning was lining up on starting grid of the famous Godwood motor circuit which is a short drive from Chichester, and going on to complete five laps in convoy, following the course/pace car, a current model Rolls Royce from the nearby factory.

Prior to that, on the Saturday visit to the nearby Tangmere Aviation Museum we were unexpectedly joined by Cecil Kimbers last VA, CBL 192 kindly transported in by its present owner.

The car is in unrestored condition and presented a unique opportunity to "touch the steering wheel once held by the great man himself".

A full report and more pictures will appear on this website soon.

SVW Weekend 2014 Friday 29th August to Sunday 31st August - Abingdon and Chiltern Hills "we are taking the cars home!

The Oxfordshire Hotel & Golf Club Milton Common, nr Thame, Oxfordshire was the base for the weekend which was organised by Jeff Gibson assisted by wife Ann, Richard Colston and Mike Greasby. It was a great event, superb Hotel and excellent weather, with just under 70 members attending. A total entry of 29 SVW cars split into 19 VA, 7 SA and 3 WA. Our total entry would have been 30 but unfortunately Rene Pas's VA Saloon broke down on route in Holland. The silver and blue WA Saloon of Martin and Frankie Gratte won the Ratcliffe Cup. Road Runs were organised for both days. On Saturday the cars climbing up into the Chiltern Hills, travelling along the escarpment, some struggling up the famous Kop Hill but later coasted down Aston Hill (the Aston in Aston Martin). Then out onto the flat of the Vale of Aylesbury to visit Waddesdon Manor home to the Rothschild's. On Sunday we visited Abingdon, driving the MG pre-war test route and visiting the MG Car Club HQ at Kimber House. After exploring the MG connections in the Abingdon area we travelled down the Thames Valley crossing the river seven times to finish our event at the lovely "lived in" Nuffield Place the home of William Morris later Lord Nuffield.

SVW Weekend in 2013. May 31 to June 2, Normandie, France

What a great event!

The weather was kind-the countryside was beautiful-the food and drink were superb!

Alan Richards really did us proud. In all, about 30 cars took part, though a few didn't make it and were replaced with moderns or other MG cars. There was only one SA, Hennie Borgesius' Keller bodied one, but VA's of all types were well represented and there were even two WA's. The road runs on Saturday and Sunday were in very pretty parts of the district, and most people found their way with the tulip maps-though as usual some thought following the car in front was easier. Not a good idea. We ate in four different restaurants, all offering great food and wine, as well as visiting a Calvados distillery (hic!). We also had a boat trip on the Seine estuary and a tour of a windmill.

Jose Crepin from Belgium won the coveted Ratcliffe cup for his VA dhc-a great car on a SVW weekend for the first time-and here he is with Mrs Crepin and the car in the photo. Click link below for more pics:

  • Flickr Normandie
  • SVW Weekend in 2012. September 14-16 Yorkshire Moors & Dales

    See some pictures of the event by clicking here.

  • Flickr Yorkshire
  • The Register had its annual weekend event in Boroughbridge, Yorkshire over 14-16 September. The event was very well attended, with owners from Holland, Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia (the last two without their SVW cars!) as well as from all over the UK. Tony Margel and Alan Dakeyne organised the weekend at the Crown Hotel, and made an excellent job of it. They had organised runs for both days over the glorious Yorkshire countryside-on Saturday, they concentrated on the moors, and on Sunday, the dales. Saturday was a superb day, bright sunshine and clear air giving us panoramic views; Sunday was wet and misty, though this did not stop all the cars from climbing to the highest point in the county. As well as the superb countryside, we were able to visit some of the many ruined Cistercian Abbeys which abound in Yorkshire. The event did not pass without some mishaps to the cars-Roger Keene had to come in his MGB when his VA failed to start (when he got home he located the trouble-a duff rotor arm); Chris Cox in his newly restored SA couldn’t cure a slipping clutch; and some of us never got our cars sufficiently ready and reliable, including John Bannister and myself. We couldn’t miss the event, so came anyway. Peter Zernial, who had damaged his SA saloon coming to the Isle of White in 2011, had had it repaired in time to come, bringing the Ratcliffe Cup with him that he won at that event. Chris & Jane Cox won the Ratcliffe Cup for their superb SA Tickford.

    SVW Weekend in 2011. June 13-15 on the Isle of Wight, Hampshire, UK

    No less than 31 cars and 70 owners and friends turned up for this splendid event held in the IOW last week (13-15 June). John and Gail Bannister's herculean efforts organising the weekend paid off hansomely, and we have never seen quite this many cars at a UK event to date.

    The pictures below show 30 of the 31 cars parked whilst waiting for a ride on a steam train; and of 65 of the people staying at the Lakeside Inn

    Great fun was had by all!

    SVW Weekend in 2010 20th-23rd August in Munchengladbach, Germany

    The weekend was a great success. There were more than 40 SVW cars at the event, which is a record.The weekend was organised by Guenther Pilz and other members of the MGCC Germany, who deserve our hearty thanks.

    The Ratcliffe Cup was won by Henne Borgesius for his superb SA Keller bodied replica.

    Many pictures of the event and of the cars and people taking part can be seen on these Flickr pages:-

  • Flickr John Dutton
  • Flickr John Bannister
  • SVW Weekend in 2009 22nd - 24th August at Cambridge

    at the museum on Sunday

    First pictures from the recent event in Cambridge

    On Saturday evening, the SVW Register AGM was held, and the new committee elected. Details are on the "contact us" page. Contact Us

    The Frances Adam award was given by Jim Andrews, the Register Chairman, to David & Rosemary Washbourne in recognition of their undying support for the register over many years

    The picture above was taken at Wimpole Hall. Here the Ratcliffe cup was awarded to Tom Pasteur's magnificent SA Tickford at its debut weekend

    at the museum on Sunday

    A great weekend, blessed with superb weather and very ably organised by Jeff & Ann Gibson