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March 13, 2024

MG To Celebrate 100 Years At Goodwood Festival Of Speed

MG, a brand celebrating its 100th anniversary, will headline the Central Feature at the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Cyberster EV roadster will headline Gerry Judah’s annual sculptural masterpiece, with the company taking center stage in front of Goodwood House for the first time.

Arriving within the year, the Cyberster is a new-generation of performance car that marks an electrifying milestone in MG’s storied history. Its central position at the world’s most prestigious motoring event promises to be one of the most exciting moments in MG’s centenary celebrations in the UK and further afield.

“Following the world debut of the striking Cyberster at the 2023 Festival of Speed, we are delighted that MG are returning to Goodwood this year to celebrate their centenary in style with their first Central Feature. It is set to be a fitting tribute to the first 100 years of one of Britain’s oldest and most popular manufacturers, which has enjoyed a long association with Goodwood,” said The Duke of Richmond, founder of the Festival of Speed.

“MGs were almost ever-present at the circuit from 1948 to 1966, and before that, my grandfather ran the MG team in the 1930s, winning the famous Double-Twelve Hour Race at Brooklands in 1931. He was fascinated by their light weight, simplicity, and clever engineering – characteristics which still underpin the brand today. MG’s 100-year history combined with their continuous drive for innovation, aligns perfectly with this year’s ‘Horseless to Hybrid’ theme, which recognizes the advances in technology and power that have shaped motorsport over the last 130 years.”

To fire-up the partnership with the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Cyberster was joined outside Goodwood House by one of its most famous predecessors, a beautiful 1964 Mk1 MGB Roadster with a 1.8 liter BMC engine. The two MG roadsters from different eras are both set to play a prominent role at the Festival of Speed.

MG will also return to the famous hill climb in 2024 and the company will announce further debuts destined for the Festival of Speed nearer the time.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is happening July 11 to 14.


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