Arden MGOC


Arden MGOC

Paul Dunster
24 Emmerson Avenue
CV37 9DX

Tel: 01789 261815



Meetings Held At:
The Golden Cross, Ardens Grafton, Warwickshire B50 4LG

Meeting Day/Time:
1st Tuesday monthly from 7.30pm onwards

The Arden MG Club was founded in September 1989, when a group of six MG enthusiasts met for the first time at The Golden Cross, Ardens Cross, near Stratford upon Avon. From that small beginning membership is over 100 with some 20-30 MG cars attending the summer meetings (the record is 52 cars!). Most type of MG cars are represented from pre-war to modern FWD cars. Meetings take place on the first Tuesday of every month.

Owners of pre 1956 cars form the Octagon group of the Arden MGOC and meet on the last Tuesday of every month at The Blue Boar Inn, Temple Grafton.

Meetings are informal, along the line of a ‘noggin and natter’. As the club is informal there is no membership fee, funds being raised by raffles. The club is affiliated to both the MG Owners Club & the MG Car Club, Midland Centre.

During the year our members travel far and wide participating in classic, vintage and veteran car runs and attend many car shows. Club activities also include skittles evening, a treasure hunt and a quiz night.

The main event of the year for the club is the Heritage Run. 1993 saw the first Arden MG Heritage Run when some 200 cars left Stratford upon Avon travelling some 60 miles through the back roads of Warwickshire to the Heritage Motor Museum at Gaydon. It was the first classic car run to visit the museum taking place the day after it had opened. Such was the success of this first run; the Heritage Run has now become an annual event, always finishing somewhere different each year. The final destination is selected for its histrorical or transport related interest. Runs have taken us to the MG factory in Abington, to a steam train attraction, to a brewery, and in the lillenium year the Run included the Prescott Hill Climb.

The Heritage Run is self-financing with all entrants paying a small fee. With the help of sponsorship, a small profit has been made enabling the Arden MG Club to make donations to the Shakespeare Hospice, County Air Ambulance Stratford Ambulance Depot, Warwick Hospital A&E Development Fund and the Abington MG Motor Museum.

So come along for one of our natters. We guarantee a warm welcome and you can talk about MGs or anything else.