1st & 2nd August


Heritage Motor Centre

Fest Music - Saturday

The People The Cars The Competitions The Winners
Fest Music - Sunday What they said.. Press Route Road Run The Videos About MGFest09
  In Partnership with Church Square Autos, Shepperton  

MGFest - the event for the modern MG

MGFest09 took place at

 The Heritage Motor Centre

Gaydon, Warwickshire.

MGFest09 followed a different format from previous weekend shows with the main car show being on the Sunday and a special Press Route Road Run being held on the Saturday with a great party night to follow. There was camping on site all weekend and an impromptu bar with MGFest ale on Friday evening. We made this year's event a proper festival with seven live bands playing both inside and outside the Heritage Motor Centre as well as the usual fun and games . The Glo Cars on Saturday evening brightened a damp August evening with their sound systems and flashy lights, even the Stig took part but he did walk off in a huff abandoning his TF half way through the judging. Three bands played as our guests ate their fish & chip suppers , fiN had travelled all the way from Knebworth where they had been playing at Sonisphere to start our evening in excellent fashion. John Verity made a welcome return with his reformed band Phoenix playing hits the band members had been associated with from the likes of Argent and The Zombies. The Blues Brothers built up the tension before rolling in to entertain us for nearly two hours as the finale to the Saturday show.

Sunday was the more traditional car show day but even so we had four live bands playing - Meat Eating Orchids, Brimstone, Over & Out and Engine Room of the Apocalypse , the latter featuring our own Scarlet Fever on vocals ! In the arena we held a number of competitions including the ever popular Loudest Exhaust and reverse steer MGF. The Dee Walker Driving Tests and the inter team challenges vied with a new event - the CF Hewerdine race of champions featuring two mobility scooters which proved a popular challenge. Interspersed were a feature car parade and the arrival of one of our regions - 3 Counties MG who had travelled from John O' Groats to Lands End and then to MGFest in aid of the Make a Wish Foundation.

Around the site were a large number of MG traders  and the MGF Centre gave two demonstrations on how to fit modifications to your car. The Pride of Ownership is always hotly contested and this year was no exception with the Zed cars sweeping the board for the major trophies. There were a lot of entries for the photo competition as well , all on display for the public to vote for their favourites, and we had some worthy winners. You could have tried your hand at a gliding air race and rally driving on our side stalls as well as a touch of beer pong as the fancy took you. If all that wasn't enough then you could have brought a new TF at MG Motor official dealers Jaybee Motors or a new or used car with our show partners Church Square Autos. On top of all that were the museum exhibits with more MGs on show including the fabulous MGF speed car the EX255 with its engine now re installed.

If you just wanted to relax then there was still plenty to watch or just sit in the sun enjoying the music and look at the MG world go by.


All the cars were photographed on the road run and arriving at the show on Sunday morning. If you would like an official copy of the photo of your car then contact Eddie Bellini giving your car's registration number


Photo Acknowledgements : The photos in this gallery are drawn from various public galleries on the internet and otherwise.

Photos by : Tim Morris, Emily Morris, Martin Cumming, Andy Cumming, Rob Preece,  Damien Jennings,  Nigel Williams, Paula Martin, Alan Ledger,  "JR", "Lozza".


We would like to thank all the traders who attended MGFest09 including :-

Church Square Autos (used and new MGs, F/TFs Zeds etc)

 MGF Centre

BAS International (Hoods)

JayBee Motors (New TF)

Brown & Gammons

MG Rover Solutions (Head Gaskets)

Sterling Automotive (Servicing etc)

A Plan Insurance


MGF Mania

We Love MGFs

X Power Products

Peter Best Insurance

MG Badge Shop

MG Rover Solutions

Abingdon MG Parts








Website Design : Tim Morris

MGFest 09 in Partnership with

 Church Square Autos, Shepperton

Sponsored by


MGF Centre

Sterling Automotive

BAS International

JayBee Motors (MG Motor UK Ltd)

A Plan Insurance

MG Enthusiast Magazine


Brown & Gammons

  MG Rover Solutions    

With thanks to      C.F.Hewerdine Ltd, Egham for providing the mobility scooters

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