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MGLIVE! 2020 – Autotest

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The MGLive! California Cup Autotest makes a very welcome return the heart of the event, and is once again organised by our Tyne-Tees Centre, with support from Hartlepool & District Motor Club.

It will take place on Saturday 13th June, and is completely free to enter!

This is a Forward & Reverse Autotest, and Noel Lindford (Tyne Tees Centre Chairman) has once again designed a series of flowing tests, suitable for all MGs from 1924 – current models; not too onerous for the car’s mechanicals, but a serious challenge for driver skill and pace, to navigate the tests and aim for a fast “clean” time. It is also suitable for first-time Autotesters…just get a team together!

The California Cup Inter-Centre Challenge Trophy is awarded to the fastest team of three MGs representing their geographical Centre, with other awards and trophies for teams of three MGs from various MGCC Registers so a chance to compete fairly against similar age-related cars. Also awards for fastest overall driver (FTD), fastest lady driver and fastest MGB.

This does not include an entry ticket to MGLive! You will still need to purchase an entry ticket.

Please see more details below.

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Product Description

The California Cup Autotest is run under permit so the rules and regulations must be strictly applied. But you don’t need a specialised vehicle to compete – in fact, all vehicles must be road-going and drivers may be required to present their MOT certificates at scrutineering. The Chief Scrutineer and his team will also check Club Membership Cards, correct operation of throttle closing springs and general roadworthiness.

The California Cup Autotests comprise a series of tests laid out on tarmac, run concurrently to avoid waiting time. The organising team are familiar with the quirks of the MG breed – so the tests are designed to provide a challenge to the modified Midgets while at the same time providing plenty of fun for the more sedate vehicles… if you end up doing a three-point-turn, even in your 18/80, then you’ve probably done something wrong!

The California Cup is awarded to the fastest team of three MGs representing their geographical Centre. Entries do not have to be ‘official’, just find two friends from your Centre and make up a team! Some Centres take the event very seriously and formally select their teams!

The Register Trophy is contested by teams from the Vintage, MMM, T-Type, SVW and Y-Type Registers. Again, entries do not have to be ‘official’ – just join up with a couple of old friends and enter. Moreover, you’ll get a bonus entry to Centre competition if all three members of your Register team are from the same Centre too.

The BMC Trophy shall be contested by teams of three drivers from the Magnette, MGA (including the Twin Cam Group), MGB, MGC, Midget and V8 Registers entered in the name of the Register and driving MG cars from those Registers.

The Longbridge Trophy shall be contested by teams of three drivers from the FWD, MGF, ZR/ZS/ZT and 6,3,5 Registers entered in the name of the Register and driving MG cars from those Registers.

Cars entered for the Team Trophies do not necessarily need to be on the official Registers lists to enter, though as MGCC members, most cars obviously will be.

 

To find out more information about this year’s California Cup Autotest, please feel free to contact the organiser, Noel Lindford. Noel can be reached by email – calicup2018@gmail.com – or by phone on 0191 587 0753 or 07432 152095.

As always, offers of marshals will be gratefully received – please contact mgcc@mgcc.co.uk if you can help.