MG Motor is bringing its ownership experience into the digital world with its first-ever virtual Show and Shine for Australian owners. The month-long event celebrates the rich heritage and bright future for the MG brand and shines a spotlight on the many fascinating stories behind the cars and their owners.
A first-ever for the MG brand in Australia, the Show and Shine will be completely virtual, taking place across Facebook throughout September. With the goal of showcasing Australia's love of classic and modern MG vehicles, owners and fans can get involved by sharing their favourite vehicle photo and MG memory.
With the current climate limiting these opportunities, the online event is not only a celebration of the thousands of MG owners within Australia but an opportunity to unify the MG family at a time when human connections are more important than ever.
Reinforcing its dedication to giving back to the community, MG Motor Australia will be donating up to $50 for each upload to the Facebook event page to Australian Red Cross with the overall goal of raising up to $100,000 for vulnerable, at-risk Australians. Every photo or video submission will also have the opportunity to win one of more than 30 prizes for the best submissions.
Peter Ciao, CEO of MG Motor Australia and New Zealand said: "In these uncertain times, it's important to stay connected with family and friends, and with thousands of iconic vintage, classic and modern cars nationwide, we're bringing our MG family together to help raise essential funds for Australian Red Cross."
Australia is home to the largest national community of MG Car Clubs, who are leading the charge with a collection of iconic roadsters, retro vehicles and modern SUVs to name a few. For many MG owners, particularly those in the midst of Stage 4 lockdowns in Victoria, the virtual Show and Shine is an opportunity to connect with the MG community.
Allan Fabry, President of the MG Car Club Victoria said: "Since first making its home down under, MG Motor has continued to capture the hearts of Australian motoring enthusiasts everywhere. With Club members in Victoria currently confined to their homes, the Show and Shine provides a way for our wide-reaching community to connect with other MG owners, without stepping foot outside of their living rooms. It is a beautiful showcase of the MG legacy, and a reminder to many that the MG spirit continues to shine, despite many of our cars remaining in our garages at present."
MG owners and car aficionados can get involved by registering their interest to the MG Show and Shine Facebook event page.
Categories and groups
Group A - Best Vintage MG (1924 - 1954)
- Best pre-war MG in show
- Best MG TC in show
- Best MG TD in show
- Best MG TF in show
- Vintage MG Group Winner
Group B - Classic MG (1955 - 1980)
- Best MGY in show
- Best MG Magnette in show
- Best MGA Roadster 1500 in show
- Best MGA Roadster 1600 in show
- Best MGA Roadster 1600Mk11 in show
- Best MGA Coupe in show
- Best MGA Twin Cam (Roadster and Coupe) in show
- Best MG Midget in show
- Best MGB MKI (1962-1967) in show
- Best MGB MKII and BL (1968- 1974) in show
- Best MGB GT (4 Cyl) in show
- Best MGC Roadster and GT in show
- Best MGB GT V8 in show
- Best MG FWD in show
- Best MGB Rubber Bumper Roadster and GT (1975-1980) in show
- Classic MG Group Winner
Group C - Retro MG (1980 to 2008)
- Best MGR V8 in show
- Best MGF (F and TF) in show
- Best MG Saloon in Show (2000 - 2008)
- Retro MG Group Winner
Group D - Modern MG (2009 - 2020)
- Best MG6 in show
- Best MG GS in show
- Best MG3 in show
- Best MG ZS in show
- Best MG ZS T in show
- Best MG HS in show
- Modern MG Group Winner
Group E - MG Specials
- Best MG Anfield Edition in show (ZS and HS)
- Best MG3S in show
- Best MG racing in show
- Best MG rolling chassis in show
- MG Specials Group Winner