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MG Car Club of South Australia FLEMINGTON CONCOURS 2017 By Stephen Holmes O th n Sunday 19 February, club member David Maxwell and I attended the Flemington Concours at Flemington race course, Melbourne. This is an annual event and is open to all British and European cars. It is also the premier event for the local MG Car Club of Victoria. most numerous as usual, with many excellent MGB GT V8s, plus other standard and modified cars. On arrival at the race course and after recovering from a $20 charge to park our car, we entered the event at a very reasonable $5 fee. First in view was the Mercedes Benz Club who had a very large display of cars rang- ing from early limousines, sedans and sports cars including an original gull- wing up to the latest AMG gullwing. Chamois were being regularly used after every shower to keep them look- ing good! Many other makes and models were on display. Aston Martin, Roll Royce, Triumph, Austin Healy, Ford Cortinas, Jaguar, Minis, Rover etc. There were even 6 Daimler Darts, not often you see 6 of them in a row these days. A variety of trade stalls were present and the usual catering was available. It is an event well worth visiting and I imagine it may well have been bigger if the weather had been kinder. I’ll happily return in future years. The venue was excellent, but the weather was less so, typical Mel- bourne 4 seasons in one day. In fact it was only 3 seasons, summer wasn’t around. On the MG front, there was a large display of many models with the club’s main feature being a display of MGCs, being its 50 th anniversary. There was also a feature of the T/TF range being its 20 year anniver- sary. For MGC fans, the highlight for me was the supercharged MGC roadster done very professionally (see photos). As you might imagine, there were plenty of very well presented MGs of most models on show, including modern ver- sion up to the Chinese MG6. MGBs were Stephen Holmes See page 29 for the engine photo 42