MG90 Exhibition Opening 2014

Sunday 23rd March saw the opening of a special MG90 themed exhibition on the top floor of the Abingdon County Hall Museum.

The exhibition has been created in collaboration with the MG Car Club to celebrate 90 years of MG motoring. Historical MG artefacts have been loaned to the museum from Kimber House to create the special exhibition, which is open to the public until July 20th.

For the official opening the Abingdon Works Centre created an impressive display of MGs from almost every decade on the Market Square outside the museum, with MGs from the 1930s up to the present day, including Mike Allison’s 1935 MG NA Magnette.

Amongst the MG90 display are a selection of items which belonged to Cecil Kimber, considered by many as the father of MG, such as Kimber’s overnight bag, ornaments from his desk and fur coat. There is also a selection of original prototype models of some of the most well-known MGs, which were created by hand in the Abingdon factory.

As well as the mayor of Abingdon, Cllr Samantha Bowring, the opening was attended by a number of famous faces from the former Abingdon factory including Don Hayter, Chief Designer of the MGB; Peter Browning, BMC Competitions Manager, and Jimmy Cox and Brian Moylan who both worked on the various record breakers and Works competition cars.

 

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