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Top MG specialists represent XPart at MGLive!

29th June 2009 Print
MG As MG owners from across the globe gear up for the biggest event in the MG calendar, members of XPart’s MG and Rover specialist network are showing their full support of MGLive! with race entries and a strong trade presence. Dreadnought Garage, Brown & Gammons, Luffield Cars and Rimmer Bros will all be represented at the event, together with Team Lunar Racing, an all-student race team supported by XPart. Now in its 59th year, the three-day MG celebration is packed with new features and is expected to attract over 10,000 visitors to the Silverstone Circuit.

“We are delighted to see members of our network helping to keep MG’s heritage alive by taking part in MGLive!,” comments Don Lindsay, service marketing manager, XPart. “This year’s event looks set to be the most popular yet with impressive vehicle displays and a full racing programme. Dreadnought Garage, Brown & Gammons and Team Lunar have all prepared cars for racing in the MG Trophy and endurance races and all our participating members will be on hand to offer technical hints and advice.”

Dreadnought Garage will be racing an MG TF LE500 driven by race driver Paul Luti in the MG Trophy Championship race and is also entering its MG ZT 520 in the all-comers endurance race. Team Lunar Racing, the only all-student race team to prepare a car for a professional race series, will be competing in the MG Trophy, Peter Best Insurance and endurance races and will be available to discuss its activities. The team, lead by teacher Paul Kneeshaw, is currently racing an MG ZS in the Britcar Series.

Brown & Gammons will be present at the Trader’s Village with cars, parts and accessories. Managing director Malcolm Gammons will be racing an MG ZR in the endurance races and will also be supporting two MG ZRs built and prepared by the company in the MG Trophy Championship race. Luffield Cars and Rimmer Bros will also be present at the Traders Village with discounted parts and accessories. Luffield will be displaying the new MG TF LE 500.

Visitors to MGLive! (formerly known as the Silverstone International event) can expect to see over 5,000 MGs on display spanning all eras of production. Organised by the MG car club, the event will take place at the Silverstone Circuit from 10th-12th July and will also feature a Live Action Arena, a ‘Tour de Silverstone’ run, circuit tours and rides around the Silverstone rally circuit in an MG ZR. To help celebrate MG’s 85th birthday, the Austin Healey Club will joining in the festivities, as they mark the 50th anniversary of the Austin Healey 3000.

For further information on MGLive!, visit For further information on XPart and its nationwide network of MG and Rover specialists, visit

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