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MG is heading back to the race track with Lola

July 28, 2011 by

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MG Motor UK announced yesterday that they will be returning to the motorsport world in 2011 by partnering with Le Mans contenders and Lancashire-based Team RLR. The team will use the MG Lola EX265 sports prototype (see above) to compete in the remaining races, which will take place at Silverstone and Estoril (Portugal). The deal with Team […]

Zeds turn up en masse to celebrate the decade

July 25, 2011 by

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Three hundred and sixty MG Z cars attended this year’s event to celebrate the modern British made MG. The weather was good, the company excellent and the variety of cars was superb! For the Two-Sixties we were able to bring 58 V8s to the event from all over the country. We even had a Spitfire […]

The Two-Sixties to celebrate 10 years of the Zed Range

July 13, 2011 by

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The Two Sixties will be at Duxford for ZedTen on 24th July. We will be looking to have 54 cars there as I write so if you would like to see loads of V8’s together in one place do come and say hello. Gates open at 10:00am. We will even have 001 which is the […]

Time to say goodbye to squeaky ZT 260s

July 12, 2011 by

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All models at different times from 2002 into 2003 suffered from understandable pressures to cut manufacturing costs and this is reflected in all models showing the removal of previous standard equipment, some of which was then transferred to the extra cost option lists, or simply deleted. One common deletion across the range has been one […]

Review: ‘Proper’ Exhausts for the ZT 260

July 12, 2011 by

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One of the most evocative aspects of owning a V8 engined car is the intoxicating sound from the exhaust; it simply makes a power statement that is unmistakable. In decades past even the most restrained V8 engined cars were able to retain this sound, but creeping legislation in recent years has demanded that exhausts become […]

Down under: The Two-Sixties in Australia

July 4, 2011 by

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I’ve always loved cars, but I wouldn’t describe myself as a car nut.  I’ve rarely bought modern motoring magazines for example and I  find  the  endless chatter by the motoring journalists a bit tedious, yet somehow here I am scratching out a living writing about cars.  Curious isn’t it how life works out?  Still, the […]

The mean, green, V8 recharging machine

July 4, 2011 by

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As a result of being jumped by a ZS at work I have installed two solar chargers to the windows of the garage. I was going to plop them on the garage roof but  not  sure they were water tight. Wired in two permanent connections into the battery taking it up through the boot base […]