On The Road Again – Update

On The Road Again – Update

Starting shortly after Easter Bridget and I will be touring the UK, delivering talks about our world travel adventure. Entitled ‘An Evening with Miss Bridget’ the talk lasts about two hours with a comfort break halfway through. The itinerary currently is as follows: Abingdon           -     9th April Loughborough    -    14th April Bedford             -    16th April Godstone          -    19th April Norwich            -    20th April Lincolnshire       -    22nd April Yorkshire           -    24th April West Auckland    -   28th April Scottish Borders  -   30th April Caledonian        -     9th May North West        -    11th May Bromsgrove        -    12th May Abingdon           -     14th May There may be additional venues added before the start and updates will be displayed here. The tour is being promoted by the MGCC, but is open to anyone wishing to attend. E-mail roy.locock@btinternet.com for further details. Preparing Bridget for the tour is now a priority. She needs a new windscreen, the twin SU’s need rebuilding, replacement mirrors and window winders are required and the interior needs renovating. I have...
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Dirty Boot!

Dirty Boot!

The Canadian Classic MG Club held it's annual awards night during December and honoured Bridget with the 'Dirty Boot'! This was in recognition of the amazing amount of spare parts, cleaning materials, tool kits, axle stands and the all important trolley jack that emerged from Bridget's boot before entering the slalom event in Vancouver during August. In the best possible tradition 'Bridget was unforunately unable to be at the ceremony' and so Peter Tilbury accepted the award from the previous winner, Afton Cayford, on the night. Needless to say Bridget is very proud of this latest accolade whilst I am still waiting for the New Years Honours list to be announced!!...
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Even Dreams Must End

Even Dreams Must End

Friday 16th October is a date that will stay with me for a long time. It marked the final day for this adventure as Bridget and I arrived at Kimber House in Abingdon. An apt destination, as the current headquarters of the MG Car Club, and a tribute to all the car club members around the world that have been so helpful during our trip. We were welcomed by the lady Mayor of Abingdon marking the long relationship between the town and the MG marque. For those that are not MG owners, Abingdon was the location of the factory that produced these marvellous cars and would have been where Bridget started out in life. As well as my family and friends, Julian White, the General Manager of MGCC led a posse of local members and officials many of whom had brought their MG’s. Television and the press were well represented. So we have completed the final leg of this journey and ponder what...
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Departure Event

Departure Event

Well only a week to go and Bridget has just been put through a 400 mile test, passing with flying colours. We are going to have a 'waving off' ceremony next Sunday 22nd June 2008. It will be at 11:30am outside the Oxford Law Courts which, in a previous life, was the administration headquarters for MG. All are very welcome and I am hoping that one or two other MG's will come along and support us. When the start flag drops Bridget will lead any other willing classics away from Oxford and as far as Abingdon where we will depart on the first leg of the adventure. Alan will be manning mission control whilst we are away and is contactable on e-mail at mission.control@bridgetthemidget.co.uk and I will report back via the web-site as and when able. Thanks to all for their support and hopefully I will meet some of you along the way....
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