Side Number 47 for Marathon MGB

1968 London to Sydney Marathon

24th November 1968
UMD 534F

UMD534F

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Rescue
UMD 534F

The car was a private entry which received significant support from the BMC Competitions Department.
The car will be completed to a standard compatible with its Marathon Rally prepared finish.

The work is being overseen by one of the car’s original builders.

On completion it is planned that the car will be used at displays to further the interest in the MGCC
UMD534F rear view in the scrapyard
Found 2015

In The Scrap Yard

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Unveilled in March 2018

The Restoration team unveil the Marathon MGB at the NEC.

Side Number 47 for Marathon MGB
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Read stories from the Rally involving MGB – UMD 534F

Jean Denton’s own story of her drive to Sydney.

Richard Ashton’s Report

Peter Briggs Memories

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Marathon MGB Donors

Fiona Bailey – Hugh Boddington – Doug Bond – Roger Boys – Debbie Brading – Bob Burley – Bridgend MGOC

Ginny & Barry Cartmell – David Cato – Aaron Cohen – Robert Connor – Roger Cooper – Carol Edwards – Geoff Edwards

G Ekberg – Rod Elfgren – Nicky & Barry Faiers – Gloucester MGOC – Graham Gibson – Howard Gosling – Ian Gresham 

John Griffiths – John Halfpenny – Allan Hayes – Hereford MGOC – Bob Heslop – Richard Homer – Paddy Hopkirk 

R Hornsby – Charles Jarman – Edward Kirkland – Derek Love – Lowenhoft – J Lyons – Warren Marsh

Roger Martin – Newbury MGOC – John Neville – George Pethard – Nigel & Janine Pratt – Ian Quarrington

Marion Quarrington – Ian Quarrington – Bernard Rengger – R D – P Rust – Chris & Jo Salmon – Peter Skipper

David Stone – D Stonehouse – The MG Owners Club – John Venables – Andrew Vigor – Basil Wales

John Watson – RC Watts – West Cheshire MGOC – George Wilder – Graham Wilkins – C Wroe

Brian Wyld – Jenny & David Yates

Fiona Bailey – Hugh Boddington – Doug Bond
Roger Boys – Debbie Brading – Bob Burley
 Bridgend MGOC – Ginny & Barry Cartmell
David Cato – Aaron Cohen – Robert Connor
Roger Cooper – Carol Edwards – Geoff Edwards
G Ekberg – Rod Elfgren – Nicky & Barry Faiers
Gloucester MGOC – Graham Gibson – Howard Gosling
Ian Gresham – John Griffiths – John Halfpenny
Allan Hayes – Hereford MGOC – Bob Heslop
Richard Homer – Paddy Hopkirk – R Hornsby
Charles Jarman – Edward Kirkland – Derek Love
Lowenhoft – J Lyons – Warren Marsh
Roger Martin – Newbury MGOC – John Neville
George Pethard – Nigel & Janine Pratt – Ian Quarrington
Marion Quarrington – Ian Quarrington – Bernard Rengger
R D – P Rust – Chris & Jo Salmon – Peter Skipper
David Stone – D Stonehouse – The MG Owners Club
John Venables – Andrew Vigor – Basil Wales
John Watson – RC Watts – West Cheshire MGOC
George Wilder – Graham Wilkins – C Wroe
Brian Wyld – Jenny & David Yates
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Proudly displaying his finisher plaque in 2015.

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Our Updates

What has been happening with the MGB recently.
Marathon in the Dust
This article was written for the Petrolicious Drivers meeting at Bicester Heritage on Sunday May 12th 2019. The words and photography are by Andrew Coles Next Step Heritage . MG Car…
HMRG NEC
The Marathon MGB was invited to be displayed on the Historic Marathon Rally Group stand at this years Classic Car Show. As the Marathon MGB is a runner it was decided to…
Bicester Scramble October 2018
The October Bicester Heritage Scramble on Sunday 7th October 2018 was the first time we had driven the Marathon MGB for more than a few miles under its own steam, since we…
MGB Register Lecture 2018
With the MGB Register interest in the London to Sydney Marathon MGB, we thought as it is the 50th anniversary of this 1968 event we would have this as the subject for our 2018 Lecture.…
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