This was an article originally posted on Hagerty.com back in November, but we wanted to share a portion of it here and let you pop over to their website to read the rest of the article.
What we found fascinating and very much in line with our current thinking is that the MGB while having been mostly an older generation car enthusiasts classic car is now moving into the hands of a younger demographic of car enthusiast.
Very exciting news for the SoCal MG Club and those who like to drive the MGs!
Here's the article by Clayton Kimberley:
"I often try to reminisce about England in the 1950s and ’60s. Crisp autumn days in the Cotswolds. Narrow village lanes. Classic British motoring. The problem here is that I was born in Canada. In the mid-1990s. The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows defines this sort of sentiment: Anemoia (noun): Nostalgia for a time you’ve never known.
I belong to a group of young British motoring enthusiasts, and we know this feeling well.
The postwar period in England ushered in the development of small cars that perfectly paired man and machine. The liberty and optimism of this golden era were complemented by the handsome styling and reassuring handling afforded by Little British Cars (or LBCs)—chief among them, the droptop. The period marked the pinnacle of raw, tactile enjoyment that British auto manufacturing could provide, and starry-eyed enthusiasts have been chasing it ever since."