Odds and Ends
The 750 MC’s Six Hour Relay Race moves to a Sunday date this year — October 7th. The venue will be Donington Park, for the third consecutive year. This year’s event will have two classes for road-going cars (cars genuinely used on the road and fully equipped to comply with Construction and Use Regulations, except that racing tyres may be used), in addition to classes for sports racing and modified saloon and sports cars. A special prize will go to the highest placed team recognised by the HSCC. Regulations are available from Dave Bradley, 10, Woodstock Road, Witney, Oxon.
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Also at Donington Park, the TR Register will be holding its annual International Weekend on September 1st/2nd.
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Abingdon-on-Thames celebrates 50 years of MG car manufacturing in the town with over a week of Golden Jubilee Celebrations from September 1st to 9th. The week’s festivities are being organised jointly by a committee from MG’s Abingdon plant, and the local council, industry, town organisations, MG distributors and component suppliers are all giving support. Highlight of the week will be the carnival on Saturday, September 8th, which will boast over 70 floats and more than 70 cars covering the 50 years of manufacture at MG. Highlights of the day will include a display by the Red Arrows (when this writer worked at Abingdon these amazing pilots ran a fleet of red MGs — now they run red Cortinas), a special MG hot air balloon, the largest ever to fly in this country, free-fall parachute jumping and an ox-roast.