HMRG NEC

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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 drive it to Birmingham this would be a real test of the car.

I collected the car from Kimber House at 9am on the Thursday and started up theA34 to the Small service station before the M40. Here I was met by David Scothorn who was going to be the backup car. We then got onto the M40 and agreed to stop at Warwick Services. I started off at a gentle speed around 50mph but as I got a bit more confident with how the car drove we got up to 65mph and even overtook some lorries on the outside lane. One problem was keeping an eye on passing cars that would start to overtake and then slow up to look at this strange looking MGB.

After a quick stop at Warwick we continued up the M40 our aim was to be at the NEC between 10am and 12pm. We eventually turned off at J6 of the M42  and joined the queue of display vehicles trying to get in. We arrived on time at Hall 8 and we were met by the other London to Sydney Marathon cars being displayed.

Photo: Andy Knott MGCC

Photo: Chris Rabbets of the HMRG


Photo: John Watson of the MGB Register
After a very successful show it was decided to return on Monday morning to collect the MGB and drive it back in daylight, Hall 8 looked massive with just 2 cars still there.
The return journey to Abingdon went well and the Marathon MGB is now on display back at Kimber House in Abingdon, if you are close by go and have a look at this very special car.
JW