MGB - Drive

  • Projects for the very brave

    Two MGs – a BGT and a Y-type – await rescue from their overgrown East Anglian hideout.

    In Drive-My, we wrote about a 500cc 1951 Cooper MkIV that Daniel Rapley bought at the estate sale of American collector Herb Tobin. It turns out that Rapley bought two other Cooper 500s at the same sale: a 1953 MkVII and a c1955 MkIX. Both of these cars had previously been owned by Art Jacobs, who sold them to Tobin in 1975. As far as is known, the MkIX has not raced since the late 1960s, but so far no history has been unearthed on the MkVII, though there is talk of it having raced at one time with a two-cylinder Panhard engine. The car has a Vintage Sports Car Club of America inspection sticker from one event in the mid-1980s.

  • RBW Classic Electric Cars - RBW MGB Roadster electric recreation

    RBW MGB Roadster electric recreation

    Electric power for classic designs. Midlands classic motoring specialist RBW Classic Electric Cars has joined forces with Zytek automotive (part of Continental AG who provide the world championship winning technology applied to Formula E racing cars) to launch two limited edition recreations. The aim is to create a vehicle that has the aesthetic appeal of a classic allied with all the engineering of a modern electric car.

  • Thieves filmed in the act as stolen MGB case goes viral

    Thieves filmed in the act as stolen MGB case goes viral

    The brazen theft of an MG from outside the owner’s home in broad daylight has raised wider concerns over stretched police resources and what appears to be an epidemic of stolen classics.