MG Car Club (Ulster)
The MG Car Club has evolved since its inception in 1930 via a long period of operation within the MG Car Company at Abingdon, to become a thriving Club with 12 autonomous Centres in the UK and 65 associated worldwide. There are registers to offer advice on each individual model and competition groups which organise no less than 6 racing championships, ie, BCV8, Sprite and Midget, T-Type, MMM and MGA. There are also several Regional Race Championships. The Club’s motorsport events calendar extends to 1200 events within the UK.
The Ulster Centre formed in 1968 has a fluctuating membership of approx 150 and runs the Leslie Porter (for MGs only) and Vivien Scott (for all makes) Autotest Championships. Ireland’s only Production Car (PCT) Championship and 2 Classic Trials, which include both autotests and pcts.
The Ulster Centre is very much aware that the youth of today is tomorrow’s club and so endeavour to encourage younger folk into motorsport and have classes suitable for Beginners. In fact, since the 2003/2004 season they hosted several rounds of the Beginners’ Autotest Challenge in conjunction with The Autotest Drivers’ Club and Queens Motor Club and are very happy to continue with this. The Centre hss been fortunate to continue to attract high entries for their various competitive events.
The Ulster Centre has been closely involved with the main MG Car Club and regularly compete in the annual California Cup Autotest, BMC Trophy & The MG B Register Trophy at MG Silverstone. 2010 and 2011 saw the teams bring back The California Cup amongst other trophies.