2014 Hinton Hog

Some 60 MGs arrived at The Hinton Arms at Cheriton, around lunchtime on Sunday August 17th, for their  owners to enjoy a hog roast, whilst being entertained by an excellent jazz band in a large marquee. An added attraction was a visit from classic Thornycoft commercial vehicles during a road run from the Milestones Museum at Basingstoke.

Many owners decided to take part in the light hearted self-judging and MGs were placed into ten categories, this meant that the paddock was always busy with people wandering around socialising, except during a short sharp shower.

In true MG spirit a small gazebo was erected over the hog roast and the band played on. Soon the rain stopped and the sun appeared to reveal some excellent MGs on view, covering a good range of models, but no Midgets attended, wonder where they were?

Prizes of wine and  local honey were awarded to the winners around mid-afternoon, together with a special prize for ‘The Best Dressed Jack’ and the octagonal ‘MG Hinton Cake’ for ‘The Car You Would Most Like to Take Home’.

Notable winners were Peter Hemmings with his 1935 MG KN Magnette, sporting UM heritage, and Bob Birkett with his recently restored MG TF 1500.

Photos by Robert Lynex and Dick Immins:
1. Winner Pre-War, Peter Hemmings, MG KN.
2. Winner T-Type and ‘Car You Would Most Like To Take Home’, Bob Birkett MG TF.
3. Winner MGA, Brett Sorter.
4. Winner MGB, John Butler (Red MGB PLO 99L).
5. Winner MGC/V8, Dick Immins.
6. Winner MGF/TF, Bob Foster.
7 & 8. Winner Best Dressed Jack, Robert Lynex.
9. Marquee where many sheltered during a sharp shower, the Jazz Band played on!
10. An overall view of the beautiful location.

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