The Abingdon Blog

The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, started on January 1st 2006.

Friday, 26 December 2008

Boxing Day Run

The Abingdon MG Works centre web site says: "Blow away the cobwebs with the 14th annual Boxing Day Run starting from Abingdon Market Square. £5 per car - 50 car limit." The rally reached that limit.

I met a couple from Little Rock, Arkansas, photographing the cars. The man was originally from Abingdon, and his wife was from the States, and they were over here to visit his parents over Christmas. They had been photographing the river when they saw a number of vintage cars converging on Abingdon. On closer inspection they met the owners of this car who he knew from days gone by.

The MG works web site continues 'a chance of taking to the lanes of Oxfordshire with hoods down where possible. Classics (like horses and some people), enjoy this chance to get a bit of winter air rather than being couped up in the garage with dehumidified air being pumped into plastic preservation chambers, or whatever the 'collectors' do with them while they themselves sit in front of the fire dreaming of the accrued value.'

Not all the MGs were vintage but it is always good to see them all in Abingdon , the spiritual home of the MG car. The more recent ones were made in the factories of Cowley and Longbridge.


Anonymous David Mills said...

I saw Gloria Estefan there, I don't know if she has a penchant for MG's or was maybe visting some Abingdon Relatives over the festive period.

26 December 2008 14:21  
Blogger Backstreeter said...


26 December 2008 18:13  
Blogger Christine Walker said...

I want the cute little black one.

30 December 2008 15:34  

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