What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday going up to Abingdon where it all began! It was an early start but worth it as the roads were clear and the Jubilee felt at home, or on the way home!
The meeting point was in the Market Square and I was surprised by the amount of Jubilee’s that turned up - 20 plus MG’s in total! An amazing sight and the public loved it as they came to talk to us and say what a wonderful collection of MGB’s.
Once we were all there we were given our Rally Plaques before going to the old Head Office of the MG factory at Kimberly House. Now the HQ of the MG Car Club. We all set off and went in convoy through the centre of Abingdon towards the HQ. The long line of Jubilee’s made an impressive sight, front to back, and apologies to the Abingdon residents for causing such chaos on the roads! However I’m sure they were happy to see a re-born Abingdon with the cars they love most!
When we arrived at Kimberly House we parked up as neatly as possible to have a few photos taken. Afterwards inside we heard about the old days when the MG factory was in it's heyday up until sadly closure. There were some great memories which deserve to be remembered and retold as the MG’s were, in my opinion, one of the best cars of their type in that era.
Later we had the opportunity drive around the public roads which formed the old test route which MG used to test their cars in the past. Unfortunately, because of the number of Jubilee’s and the midday traffic, most of us got split up, lost and went different ways. At the end we all gave up trying to find each other and met at our final destination, the White Horse pub. There we had a cake to celebrate the 40 years of the Jubilee and receive a special certificate to commemorate the occasion from JULE (Jubilee and Limited Edition Club).
To cap off the day I had a nice drive back along the A and B roads from Abingdon to Southampton across the Downs taking a few pictures on the way reliving the glorious days of MG.