Story by Bruce Magers, photos by Joanna Garvey and Frank Ochal
The American MGB Association held it’s 32nd annual meet on June 20th at Sussex, a northwest suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The show was at Sussex Village Park. The cars were stage in a bowl-like setting which made it easier to view all of the entries. The event was held in conjunction with the annual British Car Field Day which has been in existence for many years. The gathering is also a benefit for the Children’s Hospital of Milwaukee and the Boy Scouts of America.
The one day show on Fathers Day drew approximately 250 cars representing numerous British marques. MG’s dominated the field with a strong showing of Triumphs and Austin Healys as well as smaller groups of Jaguars,Land Rovers and Sunbeams.
The show featured a low-key popular vote which worked well and everyone seemed to enjoy. The best of show went to a pre-war 1932 J2 MG Midget owned by John Morris which was restored to its original beauty. All of the winners drove up to the reviewing stand to receive their awards from the shows sponsors. Margie Springer handed out the AMGBA awards.
The local boy Scouts provided food and drinks for the hungry crowd estimated at 400+.
The AMGBA officers were kept busy signing up new members and handling regalia sales at the official “tent ” headquarters.
The AMGBA wishes to thank John Stockinger and his staff for hosting this fine event. Information on next years show can be obtained by contacting British Car Field Day at W195 S 10392 Racine Drive, Muskego, WI 533150.
Rubber Bumper MGBs
1. ‘78 – Wayne Radaj
2. ‘78 – Willie Wittkopf
3. ‘75 – Ed & Julie Polonus
Chrome Bumper MGBs
1. ‘67 – Wayne Everard
2. ’63 – James & Linda Talos
3. ’74 – Randy Fowler
MGB – GTs
1. ‘68 – David Nordby
2. ‘67 – David Cunba
3. ’69 – Peter Mewies
1. ‘65 – Tom & Margaret Rynne
2. ’73 – Rick Bretikreutz
3. ’67 – Glenn Brookshear
For information on next year’s event or on the American MGB Association, please contact the AMGBA, P. O. Box 11401, Chicago, IL 60611; phone: (773) 878-5055; email: email@example.com ; website: www.mgclub.org .
|1st place rubber bumper B – ’78 of Wayne Radaj||1st place chrome B – ’67 B of Wayne Everard|
|3rd place chrome bumper B – ’74 of Randy Fowler||3rd place rubber bumper B – ’75 of Ed & Julie Polonus being given award by AMGBA secretary, Margie Springer with AMGBA officers Frank Ochal and Bruce Magers on far left|
|2nd place GT – ’67 of Bruce Cunba||AMGBA Tent at Meet 2010|
|1st place GT – ’68 of David Nordby||AMGBA Officers Frank Ochal, Margie Springer & Bruce Magers in Milwaukee (with Fonzie)|