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Celebrating 100 years of the MG

MG – later to become the M.G. Car Company Limited – was founded by Cecil Kimber in the 1920s, and 2023 sees the marque reaching its centenary.

From the earliest days, MGs have been used in competitive motorsport. The 1931 C-Type and 1934 Q-type were dedicated racing cars made for enthusiasts in the early 1930s. Today, famed models such as the Midget, MGA, and MGB can still be found in competitions alongside their more modern counterparts such as the ZR and 3.

To celebrate 100 years of the MG, the “MG 100 Ecosse” is being held at Doune on Sunday 17 September in conjunction with Lothian Car Club. This will probably be the largest gathering of MGs in Scotland in a very long time!

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Jon Bolton

Jon is our Regional Training Coordinator, and also our Communications and Publicity Manager.
He went on his first rally at the age of 5 when his uncle was marshalling the Cropton Forest stage on the Lombard RAC Rally. That was in the days of Roger Clark and the all-conquering Escorts. The sounds and smells of rally cars have never lost their appeal. As an adult, working on an ambulance crew covering Cadwell Park in the mid 90s, he frequently encountered drivers who had come to an abrupt stop somewhat sooner than they had anticipated. Jon is a licensed rescue team member and Motorsport UK Trainer. He sits on Motorsport UK's Training Working Group and their Rescue and Recovery Working Group, as well as being a member of Motorsport UK's national training team for Safeguarding.

He is a STEM Ambassador and a Scottish Regional and UK National Judge for F1 in Schools, a not-for-profit social enterprise aiming to change the perception of STEM-related subjects through global competition.