South African MGAs Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee

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Six South African MG Centres combined to put on the “Castrol Magnatec A for Away Tour” for the South African MGA Register of the South African MG Club. This ran for 9 days, from Thursday, August 13th to Friday, August 21st, and covered a total of 3,247 kms (1,950 miles).

Thirty nine MGAs and one Magnette participated, along with 2 MGBs, an MG Midget, and an MG ZR. There were two metric support vehicles, making a total of 46 cars on the tour.


Tour logo incorporated the Bob Olthoff racing MGA.

These African MGA owners love to drive their cars, as shown by their impressive daily schedule:

Day 1 – Johannesburg to the Drakensburgs, 391 kms (235 miles)

Day 2 – Drankensburgs to Kokstad, 394 kms (236 miles)

Day 3 – Kokstad to East London, 530 kms (318 miles)

Day 4 – East London to Port Elizabeth, 339 kms (203 miles)

Day 5 – Port Elizabeth to Knysna, 320 kms (192 miles)

Day 6 – Day spent in Knysna

Day 7 – Knysna to Swellendam, 394 kms (236 miles)

Day 8 – Swellendam to Oudtshoorn, 419 kms (251 miles)

Day 9 – Oudtshoorn to Graaff Reinet, 460 kms (276 miles)

Cars came from South Cape, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Northern, Border, and Kwazulu Natal centres.

Group PhotoGroup Photo taken in Knysna, Western Cape, with Knysna Heads in the background

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Last updated on September 8, 2015.