The MGA is a car with a competition pedigree. The MGA Register promotes participation of MGAs in Club competition to ensure that the model is appropriately represented at these events.
What is Club Competition?
The Club Competition is not hardcore racing. (For those who wish to race their cars there is a separate racing register.)
Not all MGAs are equal!
Standard, unmodified cars compete in the Classic Class. Modified cars eg (1800 engines, etc) are in the Modified Classic Class and highly modified cars are in the Specials Class.
Club competition typically consists of:
Motorkhanas – a test of driver skill on a paved surface
Hillclimbs – a test of speed involving a single car at a time
Observed Section Trial (OST)s – a test of driver skill in a field (sometimes involving mud!)
Sprints – a test of speed involving racing against a clock, multiple cars on the track at once, passing when safe only.
Mini Monte – a test of navigation and patience
Concours – a test of polishing skill, possibly the best event to get to know other club members.