Reports on the Show Nights from previous years.

Show Night Report

4th July 2017 (American Independence Day)


We had a great turn out to this years Show Night with 40 cars filling the Orchard Car Park at The Golden Cross and as you can see in the photo despite the rain in the afternoon the sun did shine on us.

This year I renewed the awards with the 3 categories of 'Best MG' receiving an Octagonal glass award (and a bottle of wine or fizz). The only complaint I received during the evening was 'It is very difficult to choose what to vote for', well no one said it would be easy!!

The 'Girls' did a great job collecting all the voting slips and collating the scores to determine our winners, many thanks to Pam & Caroline. I handed out nearly 70 voting slips (I'm sorry if I missed anyone), so there was plenty of work for them. We eventually moved inside, although it was a bit cramped inside for the notices and prize giving but here are the results:

The Best MG Overall Winner: Mike Storey MGA


The Best MG Overall Runner-up: Ken Aiton MGA Coupe


The Best MG Overall 2nd Runner-up: Helen Lobb-Jones MG TC


The Best Open MG Winner: Mike Brown MG YT


The Best Open MG Runner-up: Graham Smith MG TF (Twin Camm)


The Best Closed MG Winner: Alan Cleobury MG Z Type Magnette


The Best Closed MG Runner-up: Sue Melville-Smith MG Y Type


I you will know from previous years I like to add an 'Off the Wall' Category and this year it was:

The Tidiest Boot and the Winner: Norman Large MGB Roadster


As this was American Independence Day it seamed appropriate to award a prize for the most American themed car and although I was impressed by the flags & Route 66 towel on Mike Green's MGB the prize just had to go to the owner of one of the most iconic American cars there are; the Ford Mustang, owned by Graham Reeves.


With all these events lots of people make a considerable effort and we owe thanks yous to: Pam & Caroline as mentioned earlier for the collating of the votes (before the Prize Presentations she was given a nice bunch of flowers in recognition for work done on the Heritage Run signing on, apparently most of them!! Caroline also received a bunch of flowers for putting up with me spending all the hours I do on 'Club business')


Graham Robson was the man behind the camera all evening and he also did the fancy inscriptions on the certificates awarded to the winners.

Last but not least Norman Large had the brilliant idea to award the certificates to the winners and in spite of the short timescale produced them ready for the evening. Many thanks to you all.