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MG Car Exhibition & Room at Abingdon Museum for 90th Anniversary

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MG Cars now have their own exhibition room in the Abingdon County Hall Museum. Although MG closed in Abingdon in the 1970's it has taken until recent years for Abingdon to recognise their importance to the town and the importance of MG to thousands of MG enthusiasts world-wide. I remember several years ago a Museum Curator explaining (incorrectly) that there was nothing left of the MG car factory, indeed at there time there wasn't much. The MG Car seen in the beginning of this video cause chaos when it was lifted by crane into the building but then they got into difficulties I think they had to a a bigger crane, anyway Abingdon was totally blocked for several hours. HOK 681W, the last factory built MGB, was retained by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Collection at Gaydon. It is currently on display in the Abingdon County Hall Museum and was 'posted' into the museum through a narrow second floor window after being hoisted up sideways using a crane. A special series model of this car is available. The closure of MG was announced shortly after their 50th Anniversary celebrations in 1979. The closure of such a large part of its economy knocked the stuffing out of Abingdon. A factory that employed father and son was the pride of Abingdon. Brian Moylan and other members of the MG Car Club have worked hard to restore the MG memory with regular exhibitions and car meets in the Market Place. The "Magic" Midget Pub and the Boundary House Pub (Home of Cecil Kimber) should also be visited.





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