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MG Car Club Roy McCarthy Memorial Race Meeting
Peter Best Insurance Challange Race 1 on the 30th July at Thruxton
MGZS 180 Racing in Class B
"Many thanks to Kelvin Fagan for the Photo!"
Classic MG Cars
In this programme we explore many of the historic MG vehicles which have
been in production for over 50 years and are some of the most iconic and
well-loved sports cars in motoring history. We also get up close and
personal with the personalities and car enthusiasts who make up the MG
MG Metro 6R4 - Pure Sound [HD]
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Created for the short lived Group B race category, the 4WD mid engined MG
6R4 (6-cylinder, rally car, four-wheel-drive) Metro of 1984 was a world
away from the best selling supermini to which it bore only a superficial
cosmetic resemblance. The competition car effectively only shared the name
of the production Metro as it featured a mid-mounted engine with four wheel
drive transmission enclosed within a seam-welded tubular chassis. The
development of this vehicle had been entrusted to Williams Grand Prix
The resulting car was shown to the world in May 1985. It was powered by a
David Wood designed bespoke 3-litre V6 powerplant which used some of the
engine architecture of the Cosworth DFV. It featured twin overhead
camshafts and four valves per cylinder. The engine was a break from the
norm, as it wasn't turbocharged as the
majority of its competitors were. The engine was mounted back to front in
the car, with the forward end of the engine facing the hatchback and the
gearbox attached conventionally behind it and, therefore, in the middle of
the vehicle. The four-wheel-drive was permanently engaged, and drove
separate propshafts to the front and rear differentials. The rear
differential was mounted on the side of the engine sump with one driveshaft
running through the sump to the nearside rear wheel. Much of the outer
bodywork was made of GRP, with the only exception being the roof panels
(which were aluminium) and the steel doors. These were, however, concealed
by plastic airboxes. Indeed, models now on show generally have stickers
demonstrating where it is safe to push from when moving the vehicle, so as
not to damage the bodywork.
The 6R4 appeared in two guises. There was a so-called Clubman model which
was the road going version which developed in the region of 250 bhp (186
kW), of which around 200 were made and sold to the public for £40,000 (the
homologation version). A further 20 were taken and built to International
specifications which had a recorded output of over 410 bhp (306 kW; 416 PS)
Tesla Roadster on the Adelaide Clipsal500 Racetrack
During the 2010 Clipsal 500 V8 race event in Adelaide (March 11-12-13-14),
my car was part of a sports car exhibition called 'Murray Walkers' Extreme
Machines'. As part of the display, we all got to take our cars out for 3
fast laps of the track each day.
We took a video of the run on Sunday 14th, courtesy of @Punkley - who
supplied the camera...
... and he also supplied the wild hair (that neither of us realised was a
factor until we played it back later!)
Somewhere, through the hair haze, you can see how nifty it is to get to
drive a great car, fast, on a great track.
What a hoot!
STEEL EARTH - 1953 MG TD - AUTO ARCHAEOLOGY
EMMY Nominated TV show "STEEL EARTH"- Host J. Paris discovers a classic
1953 MG automobile in a old abandoned garage. Much to his surprise, he also
finds a dead animal skeleton under the car. To top it all off, J's truck is
accidentally smashed during the show. Will this antique car ever make it to
the restoration shop? Watch and find out.
2010 MSCA SIX HOUR (Mallala, South Australia)
May 23rd, 2010 - rough edit of my 15 laps in the MSCA Six Hour event...
right up until my front right brake line collapsed causing my front wheel
to lock (especially not ideal on a greasy track - it was raining lightly on
a previously dry track... the rain got MUCH worse as the day progressed).
I actually thought I had a deflating tyre but when I found the collapsed
brake line my day was done so I spent the rest of my time in the timing
tower helping the team!
Classic Car Reviews (CCR) Ep3 1967 MGB Mark I
We attend the 40th Anniversary of the Geelong MG Car Club and show the
great range of cars on display and road test a beautiful red 1967 MG-B Mark
Hosted and Produced by Grant Kurzman, Grant take's an honest approach to
reviewing each car on it's own merits.
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