Beechwood MG will become the third new MG dealership to open in 2012 as the brand forges ahead. It will officially open when a VIP charity casino night is held at the Siddals Road showroom on March 29.
Rob Wood, Beechwood’s managing director, was a leading amateur rally co-driver. He’s competed in several Lombard RAC and Network Q Rallies in the UK. Beechwood have also competed at an international level in ice rally events in Sweden.
He said: “I’m hugely excited to be representing MG. The brand has a great background in motor sport and it’s fantastic to see MG going back into track racing with the BTCC.
“I have been very impressed with the MG6. You can feel the sporting pedigree in the way the car drives. It’s got great driving dynamics while being totally civilised on motorway driving and it offers amazing value for money. I think it’s a winner.”
Beechwood was founded by Rob’s father Mike Wood, another rally enthusiast, more than 40 years ago. The dealership has built up a strong reputation and the showroom, on a one acre site in Siddals Road, is just 150 yards from Derby city centre.
The new dealership will launch with the MG6 GT fastback and MG6 Magnette sports saloons on show supported by factory trained technicians and the latest MG GDS diagnostic equipment.
Beechwood MG has a staff of 15 headed by Rob. He added: “Everyone here is really enthusiastic about being part of the new MG story. We’re really proud to be representing MG.”