History of M.G.C.P. activities

The M.G.C.P. – MG Clube de Portugal, founded on 22.10.1981, was the first single-brand car club to appear in Portugal.

It promotes events known as – Concentrações –  that can go from meets, gatherings, rallies to other recreational activities combining sports, cultural and gastronomic aspects. They take place all over the country with at least 4 Concentrações per year, one of which is a weekend.

To this end, the club has been able to count on the support of City Halls that respond to requests for collaboration in the organization of guided visits to places of recognized heritage value, parking / exhibition in places of high visibility and facilities for sporting events (2 per Concentração) which serve the purpose of fulfilling the MG Complete Driver's Criteria that awards the best of each class (Veterans, Sport and Production), in each year of activity, in the sports and Concours d’Elegance aspects. This Driver's Criteria, which exists since 1988, has its own rules of procedure and the main objective is to stimulate the presence of members.

Its representativeness has led the M.G.C.P. to support and to be present in several automotive activities of which these are examples:

  • Estoril Classics Week, 2018 and 2019
  • Lisbon Classic Car Parades, 2015 to 2019
  • Classic Car & Motorcycle Shows, Vila Franca de Xira 2015 to 2019
  • Lisbon International Classic Motor Shows, 2004 to 2019
  • SWISS-MGV8 / IG Visiting Portugal 2017
  • Estoril Classic Car Clubs, Estoril Circuit 2017
  • Swiss BCM Morges 2016 and 2017
  • Cascais Classic Motorshows, 2013 to 2017
  • Classic Automobile Festivals, Guarda 2009 and 2017
  • MG European Events of the Year - Switzerland 1994; Germany 2007; Switzerland 2008; Italy 2010; Belgium 2011 and Porto 2017
  • R V8 / Tour Germany, BCM Mollis and Goodwood Revival 2015
  • Nerpor Road Tour, Portalegre 2011
  • City Day Commemorations, Vila Franca de Xira 2007 and 2008
  • 1st Edition of TopCar & Classic Festival, Estoril Circuit 2007
  • Inauguration of the Official Residence of the British Ambassadors, Lisboa 2004
  • 2nd Estoril Historic Festival, Estoril Circuit 2004
  • Expo Motor Show, Guarda 2002
  • Estoril Circuit Parades from the National Classics Trophy in 1995, to the Golden and Endurance Cups of 2000 to 2002
  • 50th Anniversary of the Marechal Carmona Bridge, Vila Franca de Xira 2001
  • Fernando Pessa Museum inauguration, Lisboa 2001
  • Rotary Club of Lisbon Dinner, Seteais 2000
  • Estoril Automobile Festival, 1998
  • II to V Old Automobile Exibitions, Amadora 1994 to 1997
  • "Maldito Trânsito" Parade at Avenida da Liberdade, Lisboa 1994
  • 5th and 6th Rallies of Old Cars, Tróia 1992 and 1993
  • Commemoration of the 20 years of the Estoril Circuit, 1992
  • V Raid "Diário de Notícias", Madeira 1992
  • 1st “AutoClássico” Anniversary, Oeiras 1992
  • Lisbon Collecters Fairs, 1991 and 1992
  • 1st Old Automobile Hall / Classic Motor Show, Lisboa 1991

Christmas dinners have been a practice for closing the year's activities.