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An MG is Born
by Mark Evans
DVD, 2007, 230 minutes
A fascinating and detailed insight into the engineering, design and restoration of the world’s most popular and well-known sports cars; and a fantastic reference tool for the existing or would-be MGB restorers.

Aston Martin - The David Brown Years - VHS
“Enjoy a feast of magnificent archive racing footage, including rare early in-car camera, plus fascinating insights from team members Tony Brooks, … Carroll Shelby, and Sir David Brown himself.”

Battle of the B's - VHS
All the thrills and spills of modern MGB racing. Race day action in the pits, trackside and in-car. See what it takes to race a 'B! Neville Mariner gives the full flavour (flavor?) of what it is like. Presents the sights, sounds and atmosphere.

Be There or Else - VHS
By our own Gene Cooper and Jim Evans
to promote our 1991 convention in Oak Brook.

The Best of British - VHS
Enjoy the sight and sounds of MGs in full flight with rare archive footage of racing, rallies, and record breaking, plus current top quality footage of important restored cars.

British Car Festival 2001 - VHS
By Classic Roadsters,Ltd of Fargo, ND.
Video shot at Morraine Valley Community College in 2001 at the British Car Union Show.

Brooklands: The Birthplace of British Motorsport - DVD
A history of Brooklands, 1907 thru 1939, the world’s first purpose built motor racing circuit and one of England’s first airfields. Also included are two silent shorts ‘100 Miles in One Hour’ and ‘Napier-Railton.’

C’etait un Rendezvous - DVD
A film by Claude Lelouch -- 9 minutes, color, 1973
Just a nice Sunday morning drive through the streets of Paris. Except that in this case it’s an alleged Ferrari 275 GTB driven wide open. Red lights be damned, full speed ahead. On the first public showing Lelouch was supposedly arrested.

CAN-AM The Speed Odyssey - DVD
narration by San Posey and Jim Hall
Group 7, the wildest of the road racing cars with just about no restrictions, driven by the world’s best drivers, doing battle across the tracks of North America. Rolling Thunder. Every thing else was bush league. If you saw it, you’ll never forget it.

Champion Surtees, Profile of a Ledgend - DVD
This DVD is in European format and will not play on a standard player. It does however work fine on both my laptop and desk computers. -- John Surtess is the only person to have won world driving championships with both motorcycles and Formula One.

The Classic Collection - VHS
By Classic Roadsters,Ltd of Fargo, ND.
These folks make replica TD's, Austin Healys and Mercedes 540K looking things. Doesn't everyone want an MG that sounds like a beetle.

Classic TV Car Commercials - VHS
A 30 minute b&w collection of '50s & '60s automobile commercials. Don't you miss the Edsel and DeSoto?

Dr. Doolin MG Engine Rebuild - VHS
Including: Engine and transmission removal, Engine dismantling, Cylinder head dismantle, Cylinder head rebuild.

Driving Plus: The advanced Driving Video - VHS
Become A Safer driver & Have more fun with your vehicle.

Going Faster! - VHS
The Official Video Textbook of the Skip Barber Racing School. How to develop competitive race driving techneques from the originator of the world's largest driving school.

Great Cars: MG - DVD
The MG episode of the Great Cars TV show on DVD for those of us who blinked.

The Great Marques, Vol 4, MG - VHS
By Classic Car Videos 1987.
Well-narrated review of almost every MG in color includes Old Number One, 18/80, K3, J2, Airline, VA, SA, TA, TF, YT, ZA, MGA, B, BGT, and MGC.

Guide to MGB Maintenance - VHS
By Trinity Productions. This presentation sets out to demonstrate using simple tools and equipment just what is involved in the regular servicing of the MGB.

The History of Motor Racing: 1. Heroic Days - VHS
The famous Shell Oil series. All b&w. Part 1 covers 1902-1914.

The History of Motor Racing: 2. The Golden Age - VHS
This covers 1920-29. Good MG years.

The History of Motor Racing: 3. Titans I - VHS
Covering 1930-34. Bentleys, Bugattis, and more little MGs before the Nazis took over.

The History of Motor Racing: 4. Titans II - VHS
Covering 1934-39.

Inside the Octagon - VHS
Born out of the imagination of Cecil Kimber in the early 1920s, the M.G. became the most beloved of British sports cars on both road and track during the 1930s. A fascinating portrait of the pre-war M.G. Car Company painted by people who were there during M.G.’s magic years.

The Italian Job - DVD
The new one. Donated by Jack Feldman

LPL Basic Body Repair - VHS
How to take out dents the right way, apply body filler and block it smooth, repair hail damage and replace rusted sheet metal using the latest in non structural sheet metal replacement techniques, including the use of 3M 8115 STRUCTURAL ADHESIVE instead of welding!

LPL Painting Techniques - VHS
Learn to block sand to perfection, then it is on to painting where you will learn everything you need to know about the latest in painting products and techniques - Base Coat/ Clear Coat. Finally, we'll cover polishing to perfection to get that "lacquer look" everyone wants on their vehicle.

The Magic Midget - VHS
By British Leyland.
20 minutes mostly b&w. 1930's history of Brooklands, Pendine Sands, LSR runs, Nuvolari, etc. It's too bad no one at British Leyland ever watched this apparently!

MG and Austin Healey Ads - CD-R
Computer CD of B&W scans of period ads for MG and Austin Healey cars. Donated by Jack Feldman

MG - Just for the Record - CD
The sounds of various MGs, including pre-war, under power or racing, and an interview with John Thornley. Also brief interviews or comments by the car owners.

The MGB Experience - VHS
By Lindsay Porter.
Colorful and informative account from ownership, history, competition, maintenance, and restoration. The Lindsay Porter speed secrets are here too!

MGB Parts Catalogue - Data CD
Data CD with the MGOC Parts Catalogue for MGBs

MGB Service Manual - Data CD
Data CD with scans of the MGB Service Manual in pdf format (Adobe Acrobat). Donated by Rich Hand

MGs Across America - DVD
Unique celebration of the extraordinary love affair Americans have had for MG cars since the end of WWII.

MGs Across America - VHS

No. 52, Restoring a Sebring Icon - DVD
A 1962 Sebring MGA goes from British Racing Rust to British Racing Green in four months.

The Romance of Restoration - VHS
By White Post Restorations.
A very colorful "commercial" for one of the finest restoration shops in the country. Better than the earlier version listed below.

The Story of the MG - VHS
Fascinating and informative.... They're all there, from Old Number 1 to the MGB V8. Got to see this one! 60 minutes.

SU Carbs, Overhaul, Tuning and Maintainance - VHS
Type H, HDF, HS adn HIF. Milaw Productions. Dispels the myth that SU carbs are complicated and difficult to work on. Disassembly, cleaning, inspection, and rebuilding! Check it out without SU carb book and "do it"!

White Post Restorations - The White Post Story - VHS
All color. Meet the owner, see his funny mustache, listen to him brag. I'd like to see more cars. The newer version beats this hands down. But if you may be interested in having them do a restoration for you, this may give some insight into the company.

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