STEPHEN Metcalfe MP and Toomey MG of Basildon are proudly supporting a huge nationwide driving event which hopes to raise thousands of pounds for worthy charities.
On Friday 16th September Mr Metcalfe did his bit for charity and drove the vehicle from an event in Pitsea back to his office in Stanford-le-Hope in the company of Barry Ives, Managing Director of Toomey MG. Mr Ives demonstrated the features of the new MG6 and informed Mr Metcalfe of the various stages of MG production that are still taking place in the Longbridge plant.
A fleet of MG6 GT and MG6 Magnette sports saloon models have been in South Essex over the past few weeks in ‘The Great British Test Drive’ nationwide initiative in support of Macmillan Cancer Support and Help for Heroes.
Stephen Metcalfe MP also hopes that the test drive will help support the cause of British industry, saying:
“I was delighted to be invited by Barry Ives of Toomey’s to test drive the new MG and to be able to support Help for Heroes and Macmillan Cancer Support at the same time.
We were very sad when MG ceased manufacturing in the UK in 2005, and we all thought that we would never again see the classic marque on British roads again.
Thanks to a group of talented designers and engineers in Longbridge, and a dedicated network of dealers such as Toomey MG, we can once again enjoy the excitement and thrill of owning and driving an MG.”
Both the MG6 GT and the MG6 Magnette have been designed and engineered at MG Longbridge where final assembly also takes place. Currently more than 400 people are employed at the site
Barry Ives, Managing Director at Toomey MG said:
“We are delighted that Stephen Metcalfe is helping us to support this unique way of supporting two very worthy charities whilst giving the public the chance to try the new MG6. MG is a much-loved British brand and vast aspects of its production are still managed in Britain, the test drive is an opportunity for the public to not only support British charities but British industry as well.”