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MG Midget and the Shakespeare Rally

MG Midget and the Shakespeare Rally

'71 MG MidgetThe road rally is the true joy of anyone who owns a car that is fun to drive. In the UK, road rallies are incredibly popular and the little British racing cars, like the MG Midget and the Triumph Stag. One of the newest and popular road rallies that is drawing drivers in the UK is the The Shakespeare Rally. Interestingly, the rally is organized by Keith Shakespeare and takes place in Stratford-on-the-Avon – which is where the best known Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, was born.

'70 MG MidgetSerious Car Show with Serious Entertainment

The Woodie vs the Wooden Body Tub

The Woodie vs the Wooden Body Tub

'47 Ford WoodyIn today’s world of carbon fiber, steel, and aluminum auto body parts, we often forget that real wood was regularly used. In the 1930s and 1940s, American car makers used actual wood to enclose the passenger compartments in style. These lovingly named “Woodies” had an interesting history. The first Woodies were custom crafted cars with attractive wood paneling, then as World War II cause the production of automobiles to stop, carmakers turned pre-existing sedans in to station wagons by using wood paneling to extend the length and usefulness of the vehicles. Today, the Woodie is synonymous with California surfing.

Advertising the MG Midget

Advertising the MG Midget

'70 MG MidgetIn today’s world of automotive advertising, safety and performance are two of features that are showcased. Interestingly, the current marketing trend is not the first time that safety and performance were featured in automotive advertising. One of the most iconic slogans from the heyday of automotive advertising belonged to the MG, especially with MG Midget.

'75 MG MidgetSafety and Speed

Bonneville Salt Flats and MG

Bonneville Salt Flats and MG

'54 MG TFThree times per year automotive experts gather at the most iconic speed track in the world: the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The 30,000 acres of the salt flats are near the Nevada and Utah border. The space is so large that the curves of the earth are visible. When the salt is completely dry (which it is for the majority of the year), it is so hard that cars barely even leave tracks. It is such an inhospitable environment that nothing lives there. Despite the harsh conditions, it has become the perfect place to test cars, especially when looking to achieve land-speed records.

Metro Cruise Draws Big Crowds

Metro Cruise Draws Big Crowds

'66 427 FairlaneCar guys and gals know all about the Woodward Dream Cruise that occurs each summer during the third weekend of August in Detroit, Michigan. However, the east side of the state is not the only place to show off your hotrod, muscle car, sportscar, or tin lizzie. Every summer for the past nine years, Grand Rapids holds the 28th Street Metro Cruise the weekend following the Dream Cruise on the fourth weekend of August. This classic car show draws huge crowds up and down the 10 miles of this business-lined five-lane road as everyone wants to see classic cars like the Ford Fairlane, Chevy Bel Air, as well as exotics like the Ferrari Testarossa and the Lotus Esprit.

The MGB: Classics Never Grow Old

The MGB: Classics Never Grow Old

'63 MG MGBThe 1960s brought the British to the shores of the United States. The decade delivered The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, James Bond movies, and the Mod style. Along with the 1960s pop culture icons, the British also delivered the MG MGB to the States. This little car changed the way that American viewed the sports car experience.

'75 MG MGB

Right Place and Right Time

MG MGB

MG MGB

MG MGB 1965The MG MGB is a car that was made by MG from 1962 through 1980. MG was a British manufacturer of sports cars that was founded in the 1920s. The letters stand for Morris Garages, the origin of the car company in Oxford. The now defunct manufacturer was long known for sporty little two-seaters that helped ignite enthusiasm for sports cars in the U.S. and elsewhere.

For 18 years, MG produced the MGB model with very minimal changes, a testament to its popular design. It replaced the MGA in 1962, which was the first sports car to be produced in numbers over 100,000. MG introduced the B as a roadster with a four-cylinder engine. By 1965, a 2 + 2 coupe was also available.

From MGB to Miata

From MGB to Miata

'90 Mazda MiataIn 1989, a drought ended. This drought involved the two-seater sports coupe. In 1980, the last MG MGB was made and in the 1989, the first Mazda Miata was sold. When looking at the MG MGB of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, it is easy to see the influence that the ground-breaking sports car had on the Mazda classic.

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