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Online classic car videos from Classic Car TV. Includes an MGB Overview and MGB Buyers Guide as well as features on other many other marques and topics.

A series of period BMC videos on You Tube.

It was finding a stand at a recent classic car show selling posters and postcards based on period MG adverts that led me to build this site in the first place, and the company concerned was kind enough to send me thumbnails of their LBC. Surprisingly, "You can do it in an MG" isn't amongst them, but both it and "Your mother wouldn't like it" have been resurrected in a current MGF campaign.

Don't forget that the copyright for all of this material is owned by someone - BMIHT in the case of MG, Austin, Morris etc images - and the rights to the reproductions of the posters and postcards shown here are owned by the supplier as follows:

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   Vintage Ad Gallery Limited
   5 Parkwood Road
   Wimbledon
   London SW19 7AQ
   ENGLAND
   Phone: (+44) (0) 20 3274 4000
   Fax: (+44) (0) 20 3274 4001
   e-mail: vintageads@btconnect.com

(i.e. if you are outside the UK dial your international access code, then '44' for the UK, then area code 1372, then the number.)

In November 1998 the price of the A3 (16.5in x 11.75in approx.) posters was UKP5.99 inclusive of post and packing, and the postcards (6in x 4in approx.) were 50p each plus 26p postage. (Postage to outside the UK may be extra).

I have no connection with either BMIHT or Vintage Ad Gallery. My sole reason for displaying these images on this non-profit making site is so that you too can purchase and enjoy them. Remember that the images are scans of thumbnails with consequent loss of detail. Also the postcard thumbnails were printed on a budget inkjet printer and consequently colour fidelity is quite poor. Take it from me that the posters and postcards themselves are of high resolution and true colour.

For interest you might like to read this essay written by Laura, a student at The University of Nottingham on "semiotic analysis of period and current MG advertisements", and published by The Cambridge & District MGOC on the MG BBS.

More LBC ads at Old Classic Car.

MG images frequently crop up in greetings cards, and for Christmas 1998 our daughter found us one which came with this envelope. The image is faint as it was little more than a watermark on the envelope. Recognise the car? (It's 'Old Number 1', Kimber's Land's End Trial Gold Medal winner).

Coys of Kensington also sell a range of classic and modern Grand Prix posters and postcards including these from my own collection:

More posters, vintage and modern, with some cars (and Guinness!)

10,000 + posters and prints via on-line ordering from
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MG Brochures from 1924 on at Phil Seed's 'Virtual Car Museum'.

Claimed to be Internet's largest car poster superstore.

Claims to be the World's largest car poster superstore! Only four MG, but over 500 classics of all types, click on Subject 'Transportation' then 'Cars'.