Zeds turn up en masse to celebrate the decade

Posted on July 25, 2011 by


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 and a Mustang put on a short display after coming back from Silverstone Classic. On a side, it was good to see the Mustang, an American plane with a British engine looping the loop for a British car with an American engine.

Both the MGCC and MGOC had stands with the OC bringing ZT XP500 and Richard Monk’s ZT385 development car, which has the factory fitted Roush super charger.

The event ran smoothly with afternoon competitions for Pride of Ownership, Loudest Exhaust, Best Other MG and Best in Show. It was good to get three V8s into the prizes with first and second in loudest exhaust which was not surprising with our eight cylinders to help us out. Plus a second place finish in the Pride of Ownership.

The Two-Sixties at ZedTen

There was also a huge range of specialised cars that really showcased the ability of many of the owners; specifically two MG ZS’s. One had suicide rear doors and opening boot mechanism with the fine details close, if not better than, the production cars. The other was a blue ZS with a Sprintex supercharger.

“Torque steer is  interesting, especially in the wet”

Talking to the owner who had carried out the work, he had sorted the weaknesses relating to oil gaining too high a temperature and leaking out of the Sprintex unit, which makes it liable to self-destruction. He had managed to achieve 274 bhp which for a KV6 engine was exceptional.

Modded ZS with suicide rear doors

ZS with 274bhp from the Sprintex super charger

Wtih the added induction, fuel to the engine became an issue so the additional pump by the battery helped the engine to achieve 274bhp.

Monogram cars area

There was also a display of the different monogram colour types for the zed cars, with the sun out these cars were showing off all the different colours depending on what angle you viewed the car.

The day brought many happy faces and smiles to the enthusisatic MG owners on the tenth anniversary of the Zed range and we look forward to ZedTwenty! Must remember to take the sun cream next time…

If you are looking for a ZT or Rover 75 V8 do visit the Two-Sixties and perhaps join the forum and ask a question. We are always happy to chat about our cars! Even through Twitter!

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