June 2017 – 1971 MGB Roadster


Jan wanted a red car and when it arrived it almost caused a divorce.  I assured her that it was red – after all, I reasoned, orange is a shade of red but she was not convinced.  However,  after an initial twenty seconds, bonding took place and the B was safe!

Not a great deal is known of the car’s history other than it spent most of its life in Yorkshire.  Now, living at Banbury, it is only a few miles from its birthplace and we are pleased that it has returned home.

Owner: Mike & Jan Gething
Make/model: MGB Roadster
Month/year of manufacture: 1971
Colour: Blaze
Engine size/type: 1798cc B Series
BHP: Adequate!
Top speed: 80mph
Gearbox type: 4 speed manual
Area:  Oxfordshire
Date purchased: 28th April 2012
Pet name of car: “The Clockwork Orange”

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We're pleased to announce that the AWC's traditional Octagonal Events Calendar for 2019 has been uploaded to www.mgabingdon.org.uk/resources/awc-octagonal-calendar/

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What is it about MG that makes it far more than just a car to its owners? Here's the first episode of our 5 part series, #MadeInAbingdon, where two young owners talk about the love for their MGs. #ArtOfMotoring
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Our Car of The Month for December is Adrian Bennett's immaculate Oxford Blue 1995 RV8.

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The Abingdon Works Centre were honoured to be asked to attend the launch of Abingdon’s Poppy Festival, along with some red MGs, on a chilly Saturday 27th October.

More about the day, along with some photos at www.mgabingdon.org.uk/galleries/2018-events/abingdon-poppy-festival/
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