MG Car Club

at the Kent & East Sussex Railway

Sunday 14th May 2017

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The K&ESR welcomes the MG Car Club

The MG Car Club is one of the oldest motoring Clubs in the UK. Started by John Thornley in 1930, later to become General Manager of MG, the Club soon gained factory backing and ran from the Abingdon MG offices up until the closure of the factory in 1980. The Club moved around the country, eventually settling back down in Abingdon, next to the old MG factory site, in 1992.

The Club caters for all models of MG, and has members throughout the world, many who make the pilgrimage to Abingdon, the spiritual home of MG. In 2001 MG Rover launched three new models of MG. The MG ZR (based on the Rover 25), MG ZS (based on the Rover 45) and the MG ZT (based on the Rover 75). These MGs instantly became a hit with the public, with their bright colours, large alloy wheels and sporting looks. They were offered with a variety of engine options, from the V6 ZS, V8 ZT to the 1.4 and diesel models of ZRs there was a car for everyone’s taste.

The MG Car Club founded a register for these three models in 2002, the MG ZR/ZS/ZT Register. The Register and Club are able to offer technical support, insurance discounts and put on an array of events from Racing, Track Days, social runs to days out at wonderful locations such as The Kent and East Sussex Railway. If you would like more information about the MG Car Club, please visit

Advance bookings have now closed, but you can still buy tickets on the day at the Booking Office

Exclusive to the MG Car Club

Take lunch in our Station Refreshment Rooms and receive a free dessert!

Traveling to the K&ESR couldn't be easier - click here for directions


* Note that discounted advance ticket sales close at midnight on Friday 12th May 2017