The MG Car Club has today announced that this summer’s MGLive! has been cancelled.
A question mark had been hanging over the 15-16 June extravaganza for several weeks since it was revealed that track maintenance work at its venue, Silverstone, had left organisers seeking a new site and date.
As no solution could be found, the club is now focused on its 2020 international meeting that promises a new format, building on the best of previous events.
MGLive! is an historic meeting that’s been held every summer for the last 68 years and this year it was due to celebrate MG’s 95th birthday.
So, what do you need to do if you’ve already bought a ticket? Simple: nothing.
MG Car Club advises that ticket holders don’t need to get in contact, as the Club will be in touch with everyone who has bought one to arrange a full refund.
“We are very sorry to be updating everyone with such disappointing news,” said Adam Sloman, General Manager of MG Car Club.
“It has been incredibly challenging to find a venue that has capacity to hold a race and/or entertainment event in the peak of the season, with the capability to put on a large scale event in such a challengingly tight timeframe. We’ve spoken to a number of venues; and it has become very clear that moving the entire event at short notice just isn’t possible.
“It is such a shame, with so many members and classic car enthusiasts purchasing tickets in advance in record numbers. We are deeply sorry to all of those ticket holders who had supported the Club and event, and they will all be refunded very soon.”
He added: “We’d also like to thank the members of the Club for their overwhelming support and all their many suggestions of venues and introductions to venues up and down the country.
“The support from venues, classic car events and the classic car community has been truly awe-inspiring and all we can say is we are incredibly grateful and thanks to everyone involved for all their support and help.”