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MG enthusiasts celebrate 10 years of the MGF

1st October 2015 Print
‘Happy Birthday! The MGF roadster is 10 Years Old!’

Sportscar enthusiasts from across the country are set to descend upon the Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon, Warwickshire, for ‘MGF 10’… a one day event to mark ten years of the best selling and much loved MG F roadster.

Launched in 1995, the best selling MG F and its successor the MG TF, have defined fun, affordable, open top motoring for a generation. To celebrate, the MGF Register promises MG enthusiasts a day to remember on Sunday 16th. October 2005, with gates opening at 10am and the celebrations continuing until 5pm.

The MGF Register’s Rob Bell said: "Over the past decade, thousands of motorists have sampled the delights of open top motoring, MG F style! The F and latterly the TF carried the MG brand through the 90’s and into the 21st century."

"However, as well as celebrating ten years of the MG F and TF at MGF 10, we also hope to raise spirits amongst MG enthusiasts."

"Only a year ago, the MG marque celebrated its 80th. Birthday. The MG TF GT concept was also unveiled, which many enthusiasts hoped would soon make production. However, less than 12 months later and car production is suspended at Longbridge, following MG Rover Group’s entry into administration."

"But MG enthusiasts are by their nature optimistic. So whilst we’ll be celebrating the past decade’s achievements, we’ll also be looking toward the future and in particular, the planned resumption of MG production at Longbridge in 2006."

On display at MGF 10 will be rarely seen prototypes, early pre-production test cars, race winning MG F Cup cars, together with some of the very last current generation TF’s to leave the Longbridge production line earlier this year.

Outside the Heritage Centre there will be a Trade Village, Gymkhana, together with a host of activities to keep the family entertained throughout the day. Inside, and there’ll be talks, lectures and presentations from the original MGF Development Team including Brian Griffin, Adrian Guy and of course, former Autocar Engineer of the Year, Rob Oldaker. Enthusiasts will also be sharing their experience of MG F and TF ownership, with presentations centred upon owning and upgrading the definitive, mid-engined, British roadster. And visitors will be able to view the extensive car collection, which permanently resides at Gaydon including some of oldest and rarest MG models in existence.

MGF 10 is organised by the MGF Register, which represents the interests of over 1,500 hundred MG F and MG TF owners throughout the United Kingdom and across the globe. The Register is part of the MG Car Club, one of the largest single marque car clubs in the world. For more information on MGF 10 and to keep up to date with the latest developments from the MGF Register, visit

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‘Happy Birthday! The MGF roadster is 10 Years Old!’