MGs on Grass 1
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MGs on Grass 1
8th April 2017
Following the successes of recent years M.G.s on Grass 1 will, again, be held on a Saturday, this time earlier in the year on the 8th of April at Hartley Farm, Gloucester Road, Upper Swainswick, Bath BA1 8AF.
The idea of choosing Saturday is to make it more accessible to many of us who have crowded weekends and know that we will attract the enthusiastic members specially those who use their M.G. as often as possible and, to this end, the route round the grass tests will be as smooth as practicable — bearing in mind that this is agricultural land sited on a 2nd World War aerodrome.
As an inovation this year there will be two events running concurrently, an all forward Autotest (AFA) and a Production Car Autotest (PCA). The regulations for the PCA allow drivers as young as 14 to compete (with a full licence holder as a passenger) or passengers as young as 12 to be driven around the course by a driver with a full driving licence. Full details are availabe in the SRs downloadable below.
The event will start at the socially acceptable time of 10am when there will be 2 attempts at each of the three or four tests set out with views across the idyllic Cotswold countryside, before we will remove to the Catherine Wheel pub in nearby Marshfield for lunch (or picnic on the field if that would suit you better) this long lunch break is deliberately planned so that we can get to know each other better and so make it a more social sort of gathering.
This leisurely lunch should run from about 12.30 to 2pm and then back to the venue for another few goes at the tests (how many will depend on the size of the entry), that may well have been subtly changed in order to make it even more exciting. We hope to finish by announcing the provisional results and to wind up the proceedings so that we can all be home home in time for tea.
The organisers are happy to note that this is breathing a new, social angle into this particularly entertaining and endearing mode of inexpensive ‘entry level’ motor sport. All you need is your membership card, a roadworthy motorcar and the astonishingly modest £10 entry fee—what could be a better use of £10?
If, for any reason, you can’t enter then why not come along and offer to marshal (last year we actually had a surfeit of marshals !).