Club members please let us know about any car related supplier or product that you have used and would like to bring to the attention of other members.

Note - in none of these cases is this a recommendation, merely a member's own positive reaction to the service received.



Suggested by David Rayner April 2018

Having had the need for a small repair to our MGB radiator. I sort advice from MOTORADS Redditch. I found them very helpful, happy to discuss the problem and what they could offer. They did a very efficient job, back in one day, -OK it was a very small repair.
Would certainly use them again.
Contact, Andy Goodread, MOTORADS, Brookhill Works, Windsor Road, Redditch,
B97 6DJ. Phone 01527 65182


Another recommendation from Mark Worrall:


As a new owner / member I had been looking for a re-chrome in Midlands. Alscott Garage recommended Marque Restore in Coventry and they have done an excellent job on my MGA bumpers.
Good price, excellent service whereby you can pay a small deposit and book them into a production slot 6-8 weeks in advance therefore off the car for limited period.

Just a mention for other members, Marque Restore, 02476 662 225, Coventry. 



Suggested by: Mark Worrall


As discussed on Tuesday I have an MGA and had a problem from the Stratford Festival run. A chap who serviced our horse lorry it turns out did his apprenticeship on MGB's and Aston Martins and has done a fantastic job on solving my problem.
Rod Coombes is his name and I would highly recommend him to any MG owners as a chap who is very knowledgable and does a high calibre job. Through his work on horse boxes, all sorts of cars and his background he has an ability to tackle any problem.
He is based by Moreton in Marsh and on his own so cost effective as well. My problem needed an endoscope etc to identify then a cylinder head rebuild.
I would like to recommend him to yourself plus put his details on the Arden club website if thats possible.
Rod Coombes - 07590 482 060



Suggested by David Palmer:

The Corinium Hotel, Cirencester: 

The owner, Mr Tim Waller is happy to offer a discount of 20% off accommodation on a b&b basis  (subject to availability) to all Arden MG club members.


Suggested by: Geoff and Vicki Edge

M.R.S Classics, Drayton Bassett, Tamworth (sponsor of this site)

M.R.S. Classics specialise in MG work, both mechanical and bodywork. Run by Colin Freeth, they are very particular as to detail and are very knowledgable of all models of classic MGs. They will do exactly what you ask and (as the case was with us) more besides!!


Suggested by: Geoff and Vicki Edge

Levo-Artis, York 

As mentioned in the March club newsletter, we have been extremely pleased with the ramps we bought from Stuart at Levo Artis and people who have seen our cars on the ramps have bought their own. They make jobs at home so much easier and safer.

Suggested by: Graham Robson

Cotswold Motor Company - spray shop

Unit 5 Springfield Farm, Long Marston, Warwickshire CV37 8RA. 01789 720 054 - ask for Dave.

Located at the back of Reids Egg Farm, now self storage, on the road into Long Marston. They resparyed Bill and Gills Midget and also did some useful accident repair work required as a result of colliding with errant wildlife.

Also a traditional "spanners" garage - 

Comaz, Cadle Pool Farm, The Ridgeway CV37 9RE.  01789 298515


Suggested by Ken Bilbrough

Car Instrument Repair Services

Unit 30, Padgets Lane, Redditch B98 0RB

01527 524 046 or 07722422530 and ask for Paul

Kestrel - Leatherwork

Can deal with all aspects of leatherwork, reconditioning and repairing leather interiors. They can also colourmatch replacement leatherwork to the original.

Contact Roger on 01386 792 762 or 01527 542 515

Suggested by Geoff and Vicki Edge

Tanworth Garage Ltd

The Green, Tanworth-in-Arden, Solihull B94 5AJ

01564 742218

Traditional garage very capable in dealing with both classic MGs and the more modern (can also deal with hydrolastic suspension units) and MOT testing. Ask for Dave, Steve or Gordon and mention Arden MG Club and us.

Suggested by Geoff and Vicki Edge

Distributor Doctor

Incredibly knowledgeable about all distributor problems - in particular probably the only supplier of red rotor arms which eliminate the earthing problems we have all probably suffered from which leave you stranded on the side of the road! DD is based in Somerset but offers a very reasonable and fast mail order service as well as advice on the phone.

Suggested by Geoff and Vicki Edge

CP Fasteners - run by one of our club members, Carl can supply most individual nut and bolt kits for MGs or a pack of nuts and bolts commonly used.