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An Everyday Journey Through Motoring History, Facts & Trivia

Belt up and enjoy this 365-day ride as you cruise past the most momentous motoring events in history. Packed with fascinating facts about races, motorists and the history of the mighty engine, this is a must-visit web site for any car enthusiast.

On This Day

Friday 1st August 2008

12 years ago

Full-scale car manufacturing resumed at the historic Longbridge plant, in the West Midlands, with the production of the two-seater MG TF LE500 sports car. The facility in Birmingham was mothballed when MG Rover collapsed three years earlier with the loss of 6,000 jobs. The company's Chinese owners, Shanghai Automotive (SAIC), said nearly half of the 700 MG TFs costing £16,400, it hoped to produce by the end of the year had already been sold.

Longbridge plant, West Midlands

Longbridge plant, West Midlands